Andrea Damascelli
CONFERENCE CHAIR
Professor
Physics & Astronomy
Director
Quantum Matter Institute
University of British Columbia

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

 

Welcome to Quantum Days 2022! Quantum science and technology are rapidly accelerating globally and are strategically important to Canada, with our strong nationwide quantum community spanning from academia to government laboratories to industry. This year, we are celebrating the announcement of support for Canada’s first National Quantum Strategy in Budget 2021, which, when launched, will further our significant strength in quantum research, expand our technology ecosystem, and solidify our global leadership in this area.

 

Following the success of last year’s inaugural 1000-participant event, Quantum Days 2022 will bring together quantum scientists, technologists, and thought leaders from all sectors. The three-day event will include talks by prominent researchers, panel discussions, poster sessions, a job fair, and networking activities. Quantum Days 2022 will enable the Canadian quantum community to showcase our excellence and define our vision for the future.

 

We are committed to equity in all facets of our conference, celebrate the open and lively exchange of ideas, and value difference in our thoughts, experiences, and perspectives. These are central to the pursuit of our most pressing questions and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity. We will strive to deliver an event that helps address systemic inequities and we call on all delegates to abide by the Quantum Days Delegate Commitment to Respect & Inclusion.

 

Looking forward to an exciting event and meeting you all at Quantum Days 2022!

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Hae Young Kee
DAY 1 CHAIR

Canada Research Chair in Theory of Quantum Materials
University of Toronto

Anne Broadbent
DAY 2 CHAIR

Associate Professor, University Research Chair
University of Ottawa

Duncan Stewart
DAY 3 CHAIR

Partner
BDC Capital’s Deep Tech Venture Fund

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Tracey Forrest
Program Director, Transformative Quantum Technologies
University of Waterloo

Hooman Hosseinkhannazer
Vice President of Business Development
Norcada

Christian Sarra-Bournet
Executive Director, Institut quantique
Université de Sherbrooke

Barry Sanders
Professor and Director, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology
University of Calgary

Karl Jessen
Executive Director, Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute
University of British Columbia

Janice Warkentin
Director of Business Development
NanoCanada