50 years of S&T cooperation between Germany and Canada

In 2021 we would like to pay special tribute to the long and successful cooperation between the two countries. With almost 50 events this year, the diversity of themes and the special dynamic of our cooperation will be demonstrated.

50. Jahrestag der deutsch-kanadischen wissenschaftlich-technologischen Zusammenarbeit
50. Jahrestag der deutsch-kanadischen wissenschaftlich-technologischen Zusammenarbeit © BMBF

Virtual Kick-Off event for 50th Anniversary of Canada-Germany STI Cooperation

May 7th, 2021
Time: 9:15 – 11:30 (EDT)/ 15:15 – 17:30 (CEST)
Virtual Kick-Off event for 50th Anniversary of Canada-Germany STI Cooperation (sli.do)
Conference language: English
Simultaneous translation: into French

[LSTREAM 14365]


9:15 / 15:15 Opening of the platform

9:30 / 15:30 Welcome

(Objectives of the event /presentation of the agenda)
• Moderator: Ali Aslan, International TV Presenter and Journalist

9:35 / 15:35 Opening Remarks

• The Honourable Minister Anja Karliczek, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
• The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade at Global Affairs Canada

9:40 / 15:40 Senior Officials Introductory Remarks

• The Honourable Sabine Sparwasser, Ambassador to Canada from Germany
• The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Ambassador of Canada to Germany and Special Envoy to Europe and the EU
• Mr. Mitch Davies, President of National Research Council Canada

Interactive live interviews (moderator A. Aslan)

09:50 / 15:50 Part 1: Live interviews with representatives of German and Canadian research organisations

• Joyce Poon, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany
• André Staudte, National Research Council, Canada
• Doug Wallace, Dalhousie University and Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)
• Christoph Parchmann, Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts, Germany
• Ursula Eicker, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities, University of Concordia, Canada

10:10/ 16:10 Part 2: Success stories and testimonials of Canadian-German STI cooperation

• Frank Henning, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, Germany
• Jonathan Rudd, Dias Geophysical, Canada
• Sean Krakiwsky, Nanalysis, Canada
• Luisa Manthey, Risikoanalytik, Germany

10:30/ 16:30 Part 3: Live interviews by German and Canadian researchers and students (“Future of cooperation”)

• Ryan Guterman, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
• Gabriella Leung, Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) scholarship holder
• Anke Patzelt, Ph.D. student in Sociology, University of Ottawa, recipient of the Ontario Trillium Scholarship
• Greta Reintjes, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
• Sophie Grahl, University of Heidelberg and University of Guelph, Economics, Ontario-Baden-Württemberg Student Exchange
• Mona Franke, Ph.D. student in Phonetics and verbal communication & Linguistics (Cotutelle), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München/Université de Montréal, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship holder

10:50/ 16:50 MOU Signings

11:00 / 17:00 Panel discussion on future STI cooperation moderated by Ali Aslan

• Geneviève Tanguay, National Research Council Canada, Co-chair of the Canada-Germany JSTCC
• Susanne Burger, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Co-chair of the Canada-Germany JSTCC
• Martha Crago, Research and Innovation, McGill University
• Michael Eikerling, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Q&A session (general public can ask questions through Slido)

11:25 / 17:25 Wrap up and farewell

11:30 / 17:30 End of program