January 16, 2020

Minister Navdeep Bains Visits ECU on the Heels of Digital Supercluster Announcement

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The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, visited Emily Carr University on Thursday to hear from participants in the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship‘s Design for Startups program.

The Minister’s visit came on the heels of an announcement of fresh funding for the federal government’s Digital Technology Supercluster initiative — a program that aims to position Canada as a global leader in digital technologies by bringing together small, medium-sized and large companies, post-secondary institutions, research organizations and not-for-profits.

“The Digital Technology Supercluster is building strong momentum, creating a hotbed of innovation, collaboration and growth here in the Greater Vancouver region, and across B.C. and Canada,” Minister Bains said.

“Today’s projects will have a transformative effect across Canada’s economy. They are not only ensuring all Canadians have access to the technology sector’s employment opportunities but are also empowering companies to experiment with new technological solutions for some of our most pressing challenges.”

Minister Bains with Steven Lam, Associate Vice President of Research + Dean of the Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies at Emily Carr University

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