HRC Innovation Clusters
Reception & Kiosk Session on Health Innovation Clusters Across Canada
Oct. 1, 2012 • Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Health Innovation Clusters:
Enhancing Regional Economic Performance in Canada
What are Health Innovation Clusters?
About The Event
This event will feature a series of kiosk exhibits demonstrating to Members of Parliament how life sciences’ research has successfully created economic benefits in specific regions and across a network of regions by generating high-paying jobs, wealth and increasing the quality of life in and across the regions within which they exist. Each kiosk will present the GAIN spectrum of partners—Government, Academe, Industry and the Not-for-profit sector— all of which are essential contributors towards enhancing economic performance in these clusters.
Dr. Garnette Sutherland, Professor and NeuroArm Project Leader, University of Calgary
Dr. Garnette Sutherland is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Sutherland is a leader in a collaborative approach to research in the application of magnetic resonance technology to the study of neurological diseases, and pioneer in the development of both an intra-operative MRI system and an MR-compatible surgical robot. Through successful clinical translation of these technologies and processes, his contribution has not only helped create jobs for Canadians, but also improved neurosurgical care throughout the globe. This work has been nationally and internationally recognized through publications, invited lectureships and prestigious awards including the Order of Canada.
Kiosks and Presenters
Atlantic Regional Cluster
Montreal Heart Institute – Regional Cluster
Ontario Brain Institute – Regional Cluster
Rx&D – Network Cluster
University of Calgary – Network Cluster
York University/York Region Cluster