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eCampusOntario, Richmond Hill and OCAD University Highlight Unique Collaboration at 2022 Collision Conference

On June 21, eCampusOntario, the City of Richmond Hill, and OCAD University took to the stage at this year’s Collision Conference to showcase how the newly launched Centre for Local Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) is providing companies with innovative opportunities to improve their business and tap into new markets.

CLIC engages local businesses with specialized expertise from City business advisors and OCAD University researchers, including faculty, students, and recent alumni of the Strategic Foresight and Innovation Master of Design program. Together, the group helps establish a platform for knowledge exchange, design review, individualized consultation, and advocacy.

Join us to hear how this unique collaboration is generating new products, services and partnerships from speakers David West, Mayor of Richmond Hill, Ana Serrano, President of OCAD University, Robert Luke, CEO of eCampusOntario, and Dr. Walid Mowaswes, CLIC participant and owner of PharmaGuide, a Richmond Hill based pharmaceutical software business.

Date: June 21, 2022
Time: 10:30-11 a.m.
Location: #YRtech Pavilion Stage (Booth #E234) at Collision (Enercare Centre, Toronto)

About eCampusOntario
eCampusOntario is a publicly funded non-profit organization that leads a consortium of the province’s publicly-funded colleges, universities and Indigenous institutes that supports digital transformation and encourages innovation, collaboration and partnerships to connect Ontario’s campuses to the future of learning.

About Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill is home to more than 5,180 businesses, part of Canada’s largest technology cluster and boasts one of Canada’s most educated workforces. Its diverse, highly skilled talent pool, along with its prime location in the centre of the Greater Toronto Area with easy access to major highways and international airports, makes Richmond Hill a strategic place for companies to locate. 

About OCAD University
OCAD University is Canada’s largest and oldest university for art and design. Students in 18 undergraduate programs and seven graduate programs learn how to use their creativity to address today’s challenges. Alongside a diverse and supportive team of instructors and peers, students gain employable skills that will help them get paid doing what they love while driving Canada’s creative economy. Graduates work in different sectors such as urban planning, environmental design, gaming, film, animation, publishing, illustration, graphic design, visual arts and arts administration.

About the Collision Conference
Collision is one of the world’s largest tech conferences, bringing together the world’s best speakers, tech’s leading companies and leaders of all industries touched by tech.

About the #YRtech Pavilion at Collision Conference
York Region is Canada’s second largest tech hub with more than 4,500 tech companies, 54,000 businesses and 600,000 jobs. York Region is proudly hosting the #YRtech Pavilion at this year’s Collision Conference, in collaboration with its nine cities and towns, to share the amazing stories of innovation, partnership and business expansions occurring within the Region’s tech ecosystem.

Media Contact

Patti Enright
Communications Advisor, Richmond Hill

Jason Northway-Frank
Manager, Governance and Strategic Communications, eCampusOntario