Wen Teoh, director of the Entrepreneurship Practice & Innovation Centre (EPICente), and learning specialist Dave Cormier of the Office of Open Learning were among the employees of Ontario universities honoured Friday by Jill Dunlop, provincial minister of colleges and universities.
The two received Minister of Colleges and Universities’ Awards of Excellence, which Dunlop said highlight the “incredible work” being done by Ontario’s faculty, staff, and graduate students.
The SpeakHer series aims to strengthen ties between Canada and the United States to form a close-knit entrepreneurial network for women.
Jennifer Charron, a graduate of the EPIC VentureWomen program, is sponsoring its $1,000 She Inspires Award.
Wen Teoh, Director of EPICentre and Prof. Myra Tawfik, Don Rodzik Family Chair in Law and Entrepreneurship and Distinguished University Professor Faculty of Law will be presenting in the session titled “Legal-Ease: The Intersection of IP Education and Entrepreneurship” at the 40th CCSBE virtual conference on October 21st. The session will be moderated by Heather Pratt, Executive Director of Research and Innovation.
The session will highlight the innovative ways EPICentre has collaborated with academics at the Faculty of Law, industry partners and the regional innovation eco-system to provide legal support to entrepreneurs, instill intellectual property knowledge in students and entrepreneurs while providing experiential learning opportunities to law students earning their course credit. The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) is a membership-based organization comprising of academics, researchers, educators, practitioners, community members and policy makers dedicated to advancing and supporting small business and entrepreneurship. This year, the annual conference focuses on diverse and inclusive approaches to advancing entrepreneurship and driving economic and social recovery across sectors and countries – and adopts a comparative and international perspective in addressing topics related to entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.
Enhancements to the EPIC Discovery Program offer participants the opportunity to earn digital badges as they achieve milestones.