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Fanshawe College
Innovation Week at Fanshawe  March 18 to 22

Innovation Week at Fanshawe

London, Ontario – From Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, Fanshawe will celebrate Innovation Week at the London Campus. During the week, many student, faculty and staff events will take place around campus that will promote and celebrate faculty research, entrepreneurship and innovative thinking.

All events take place at Fanshawe’s London Campus, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd (see campus map here)

Monday, March 18 – Counselling and Accessibility Services will co-host a series of workshop sessions focused on mental health innovation.
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: H1005 (first two hours), SC2013 (final hour)

Tuesday, March 19 – Stone Soup
Time: 3 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: James A. Colvin Atrium
About: Five innovative entrepreneurs who have turned their side gigs into careers will talk about how they embraced innovation and built their networks to become successful. This event will expose students and youth to the opportunities of entrepreneurship and inspire them to discover their own talents, while exposing them to the vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Wednesday, March 20 – Research and Innovation Day
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: James A. Colvin Atrium
About: Research and Innovation Day is a one day show case that highlights the hard work that our students, staff, and faculty put into their research projects. With 37 student projects in three competitive categories, 24 faculty projects, and a new Innovation Wall activity, Research and Innovation Day 2019 is a celebration of the innovative spirit at Fanshawe College and in the London community. Prizes will be awarded in the following areas: Business Award, Industry Award, Community Award, People’s Choice and Entrepreneurship.

Thursday, March 21 – Keynote Speaker: Gerard Puccio, Ph.D.
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: T1003
Keynote topic: The Innovation Imperative: Why Creative Thinking is Considered a Must-Have 21st Century Skill. Gerard Puccio has written more than 50 articles, chapters and books. He is also an accomplished speaker and consultant who has worked with major corporations, universities and numerous school districts. Some of his recent clients include the BBC, Fisher-Price Brands, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kraft Foods, Rich Products, BNP Paribas, Rubbermaid, Coca-Cola, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has delivered creativity workshops and presentations across the United States and in more than 20 different countries. In recognition of his outstanding work as a scholar, Puccio received the State University of New York Chancellor's Recognition Award for Research Excellence, as well as the President's Medal for Scholarship and Creativity.

Friday, March 22 – Launch of Ascend Applications App
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Student Wellness Centre
About: This app will change the way people with barriers access the internet. Founded by Ryan Kelly, one of Leap Junction’s most innovative clients, the Ascend Applications App is a premiere plugin that fixes the common digital barriers faced by 1 in 7 people. The software uses artificial intelligence to analyse and explain images for users who may not be able to see them, makes text easier to read, turns off all distracting animations on a website, has a text-to-speech component and more. The app has been tested with individuals, municipalities, non-profits and web development agencies with great success.

Last Updated: Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:27:22 PM EST

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