Special events

Discover the musts within our technical program

COPL Lab tour

Date and time: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 - 14:00 (2h30)

Join us for a visit of the Université Laval Pavilion of Optics and Photonics (POP) where are located the headquarters of the Centre for optics, photonics and laser (COPL). COPL is the Quebec cluster of recognized experts in optics and photonics. Its research excellence, state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive scientific program position the COPL among the best centers in the world for optics and photonics training and research. The POP is the only infrastructure of its kind in Canada. It features 5,000 m2 of class 100,000 clean-room laboratory space including 220 m2 of class 10,000, 1,000 and 100 labs devoted to micro- and nano-fabrication. COPL also hosts a unique demonstration laboratory dedicated to education and outreach for young people and the general public. The POP houses some 100 labs, 20% of which are shared. The building was designed for maximum control over dust, vibration, temperature and humidity. Attendees will be able to sign in for the visit at badge pick-up and transportation to and from COPL will be provided.

IDL workshop with highschool students

Date and time: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 - 10:00 (1h00)
Organizers: Centre de démonstrations en sciences physique, Cégep Garneau

Thanks to the support of IDL and the participation of CDSP, four workshops will be given during ETOP (one each day) to groups of highschool students. One of these workshops will take place at the conference venue. ETOP participants are invited to attend. CDSP has create in the past three tinkering workshops (Magnetic Cars, Wind Turbine and Musical Instruments) in which teams of students have 60 minutes to build and test a specific device. The objective of the tinkering workshop is to offer activities that promotes people’s interest in science and technology, while giving an opportunity to college students (the Ambassadors) to participate in a significant extracurricular activity in the community. A new activity about light will be created especially for ETOP and will ultimately enter CDSP portfolio of activities to be available to more young people.

Meet, learn and share - A multidisciplinary get-together

Date and time: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 - 13:00 (1h30)
Moderators: Philippe Archambault, Professor of biology, Université Laval and Simon Rainville, Professor of Physics, Université Laval

You are involved in multidisciplinary training programs, would like to engage in multidisciplinary education, or you are simply curious? Join us for this special event to meet with colleagues from other fields and discuss challenges and best practices in multidisciplinary education. During the activity, you will have the opportunity to exchange with other ETOP attendees and specialists from environmental sciences, health, and astrophysics. It is your choice ! Visit our registration platform to select your topics of interest and reserve your seat at the table. Stick around to share your ideas with other community members after the activity and enjoy a sweet treat. The activity is free to all ETOP attendees but registration is required. The activity will be followed by a networking session

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Joint ETOP-Photonics North poster session

Date and time: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 - 17:00 (1h30)

You are invited to attend the joint ETOP-Photonics North Poster Session to view the high-quality posters and engage the authors in discussion. Enjoy light refreshments while networking with colleagues in your field. For information for poster presenters, visit the Instructions for presenters and authors section of the website.

Diversity, inclusion and equity event

Date and time: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 - 10:30 (1h30)
Plenary speaker: Leslie A. Rusch, Professor, Université Laval

Welcome to ETOP 2019 diversity, inclusion and equity event. Join us for a special presentation by Prof. Leslie A. Rusch and for a coffee break to share your ideas with other community members.

Leslie A. Rusch is one of the first women to have received a B.S.E.E degree with honors from the California Institute of Technolgy, Pasadena in 1980. She went on to earn M.A and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1992 and 1994 respectively. She has published over 450 journal articles and conferences which have been cited more than 6200 times per Google Scholar. She currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Communications Systems Enabling the Cloud in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Centre for Optics Photonics and Lasers (COPL) at Université Laval.

Throughout the years Prof. Rusch has received numerous distinctions for her academic research, as well as her outstanding teaching and supervision. To name a few, she has received the 2013 IEEE Canada J.M. Ham Medal for Graduate Supervision and the 2017 IEEE Canada R.A. Fessenden Medal. She was an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Photonics Society where she now serves as Vice President for Technical Affairs. Prof. Rusch is involved in many outreach activities to encourage women to choose a career in science and engineering through “Les filles et les sciences, un duo électrisant”, the Quebec Chapter of IEEE Women in Engineering and promoting the importance of getting more women into the field of optics.

Nobel laureate Donna Strickland - Photonics North plenary speaker

Date and time: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 - 13:15 (1h00)

Did you know that your ETOP registration gives you access to all of Photonics North technical content, including 2018 Physics Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland keynote talk? Visit Photonics North website for more information.

Training photonics experts for industry roles - Panel and cocktail

Date and time: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 - 16:30 (1h30)
Moderator: Dirk Fabian, Community Lead, SPIE

Join us to hear our panel discuss what is at stake for industry sector seeking qualified personnel and the opportunity for relevant continuous education. It will be an opportunity to exchange about this crucial topic of the training of the next generation of scientist for the future of research, science, and industry. The discussion will be followed by a cocktail. This activity is included for all registered attendees of ETOP. Industry and academia representatives who would like to join the discussion and are not registered for ETOP can purchase tickets.

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