Facing the Future
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm ESTNortheastern University Toronto Campus First Canadian Place, 100 King St. West, Suite 4620, Toronto, ON, M5X 1E2
Join us and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce on December 10 as we share key takeaways from a Northeastern University-Gallup survey of attitudes towards artificial intelligence, covering more than 10,000 respondents in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. It’s the first survey to reveal a cross-section of opinions about the impact of AI and automation on three of the world’s leading economies, including thoughts from executives of leading global companies.
Event check-in starts at 5:00 p.m.
- 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Registration and networking
- 5:30 pm – 5:35 pm: Opening remarks by Aliza Lakhani, Regional Dean & CEO, Northeastern University – Toronto
- 5:35 pm – 5:40 pm: Welcoming remarks by David Piccini, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Colleges and Universities
- 5:40 pm – 6:00 pm: Welcome and overview of results by Stephanie Marken, Executive Director of Education Research, Gallup
- 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Fireside chat with Helena Gottschling, Chief Human Resources Officer, Royal Bank of Canada, and Namugenyi Kiwanuka, host of The Agenda in the Summer, TVO
- 6:30 pm – 6:35 pm: Closing remarks by Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
- 6:35 pm – End: Networking and refreshments
In-person: By invite only. Contact us for more details
Northeastern University – Toronto
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-powered lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locations—in Boston; the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; the San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle; Toronto; and Vancouver—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for student-centered, industry-aligned learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern’s downtown Toronto campus currently offers three online Master of Science programs that are in high demand among local employers—Project Management; Cybersecurity; and Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices. Tailored to Toronto’s needs as a world economic center, these degree programs offer working professionals a clear path to advancing their careers while staying with their current organizations: the flexibility of online education combined with the outstanding faculty, academic resources, and program support of a leading U.S. research institution.
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business.
The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by promoting business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its diverse network of 60,000 members. The OCC’s vision is to foster a vibrant and economically sustainable province that is driven by an innovative, successful, and ever-expanding business community.
From innovative SMEs to established multinational corporations and industry associations, the OCC is committed to working with its members to improve business competitiveness across all sectors. The OCC represents local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in more than 135 communities across Ontario, steering public policy conversations provincially and within local communities.
Northeastern University-Gallup Survey
The report is the product of a series of more than 10,000 web surveys conducted in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom between April 25 and June 4, 2019, as well as interviews of chief human resources officers at 10 large corporations based in these countries. The surveys measured perceptions of the impact of artificial intelligence on jobs, as well as what education choices respondents would make in response and their confidence in higher education, government and business in planning for widespread AI adoption.