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Rebooting with Research: Our virtual future (panel 6 of 6)

June 25, 2020

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT 

COVID-19 has shaken the world, challenging societies and altering life as we know it. But from this crisis, opportunities have emerged calling us to action as we prepare to reboot from the COVID-19 lockdown.

In this series of six free, weekly, online panels, experts from the University of Waterloo and representatives from some of Canada’s leading companies will share their research, real-world expertise, and experience to help identify the risks and plot the future of adapting to this new normal. Learn how you can apply their research findings to the needs of your enterprise and your own aspirations. Together, let’s create the future.

Registration is required for each of the 6 panels 
A Webex link will be provided before the talk. Each webinar will feature a 60-minute, moderated panel, with 5 or 6 participants followed by an optional 30-minute Q&A (questions can be submitted through the web conference chat).

The Post-COVID-19 Reboot series is presented by University of Waterloo Gateway for Enterprises to Discover Innovation (GEDI).

Panel #6 Rebooting with Research: Our virtual future 

This third research-focused webinar considers what our virtual future may look like.  We will need to improve productivity with better design and automation, make telecommuting more effective and apply to more job roles, learn new ways of managing a dispersed workforce, all while ensuring we remain connected to and engaged with colleagues, employers, families, and friends.

Moderator: Neil Randall – Executive Director, The Games Institute; Chair, Council for Responsible Innovation and Technology

Expert panelists include:

  • Ashley Mehlenbacher – Assistant Professor, English; President, Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Jennifer Boger – Assistant Professor, Systems Design Engineering; Schlegel Chair in Technology for Independent Living at the Research Institute for Aging
  • Michael Barnett-Cowan – Associate Professor, Kinesiology
  • Jim Wallace – Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems
  • Andrea Kerswill  – Director, Innovation & Scotiabank FactoryUScotiabank

The Post-COVID-19 Reboot series: 

Visit our event page here to see past events. The recorded sessions will be posted to the University of Waterloo YouTube channel as available, check back soon!

If you have any questions, please contact GEDI at GEDI.info@uwaterloo.ca.


June 25, 2020
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