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Professional Development and Learning Series

Event Details

Professional Development Opportunities

Location: Zoom

Date: November 18, 2020

Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday November 18, 2020 at 2:30pm -4pm EDT

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS): How CSIS Supports and Protects the Academic Community

CSISThe Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is at the forefront of Canada’s national security system. Their role is to investigate activities suspected of constituting threats to the security of Canada and to report on these to the Government of Canada. The Professional Development and Learning (PD&L) Series welcomes a CSIS expert who will provide an overview of threats of foreign interference and espionage targeting Canada’s research and development community, including within academia. While the life sciences are at significantly high risk at this time, this is not the only research and development being targeted.  Other sectors such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, nano-technology, big data analytics, and other digital and advanced technologies are also attractive targets for foreign espionage. Through this webinar, students, postdocs, and faculty will learn how CSIS supports and protects Canada’s research community, R&D, and investments against threat actors who might choose to exploit Canadian knowledge for national strategic or economic advantage. 

Please register here:  (Registrants will receive confirmation upon enrolment and a Zoom link the morning of the event.)