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Leading through COVID-19: Resilience & Recovery
December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to deliver unprecedented challenges to our health-care system, economy, and society, leaders in industry and academia are charting a course through the crisis and the road to recovery. Join us on December 4th as Professor Chris Yip, Dean of U of T Engineering, hosts a panel of business leaders to discuss the impact of the pandemic and resilience in the face of adversity.
The experts include:
Marcy Burchfield, Vice President, Economic Blueprint Institute, Toronto Region Board of Trad
- Stephen Lund, CEO, Toronto Global
- Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO, TELUS
Industry partnerships at U of T Engineering have long been an important mechanism for spurring critical research and translating results. As we look to an uncertain future, the importance of university-industry partnerships will continue to grow as a model of cooperation and innovation – and as a conduit to solving our most complex problems.
In this special livestream discussion, our panelists will discuss:
➢ Impact of COVID-19 and solving current and future challenges
➢ Diverse perspectives on strengthening and rebuilding our regional economy following COVID’s impact
➢ How industry-academia partnerships with U of T Engineering can develop the tools to respond to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic
➢ Resilient leadership that enables us to navigate through the recovery of both our economy and social well-being, and the important role that engineers play