The University of Winnipeg was host for the CINS Annual General Meeting on Oct 28-30, 2011. There were over 35 in attendance for the two-days of talks, disscussion and tours of the UW campus.
|Key speakers included Bob McDonald, host of Quirks and Quarks who spoke on the importance of challenging the public’s preconceptions of science. We also heard from Jeff Martin (UWinnipeg) on ultracold neutrons for basic physics research. Finally Jason Gardner brought us a report on the state of NIST and their expansion plans.|
2011 CINS Anunal General Meeting Announcement
|The University of Winnipeg will host the CINS Annual General Meeting on October 28Â–30, 2011, entitled, At the Heart of Neutron Scattering.
Come take a tour of Scenic Winnipeg, including The Forks and the vibrant Exchange District! Explore the new Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex. Enjoy your stay at the elegant Fort Garry Hotel.Keynote Speakers will include:
RegistrationRegistration is free. Please email Carl Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your attendance.
Bob McDonald, host of Quirks and Quarks will present a keynote speech.
Please book your room at the Fort Garry Hotel by September 28 to take advantage of the lower rate and help CINS in planning this event. Guests may now call in to book their room using Group Code 10F0KM.
To support the objectives of this meeting, please bring a research poster exhibiting research for which neutron beams have been helpful.
- Chris Wiebe (University of Winnipeg)
- Mario Bieringer (University of Manitoba)
- Sean Cadogan (University of Manitoba)
CINS AGM 2011 AGENDA
(updated October 17, 2010)
Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
2:00 p.m. Buses available for transportation to the University of Winnipeg from the Hotel Fort Garry
** Transportation arrangements have been made from the Hotel Fort Garry to the University of Winnipeg that will run throughout the afternoon.
3:00 p.m. Registration at the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex.
Optional Tour of Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex (University of Winnipeg).
Conference Opening Session
Location: Convocation Hall, University of Winnipeg
4:00 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
- Co-Chairs: Chris Wiebe (University of Winnipeg), Mario Bieringer (University of Manitoba)
- Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg
- Dr. Neil Besner, VP Research, University of Winnipeg
5:15 p.m. Reception (Convocation Hall)
6:00 p.m. Reception ends. Transportation arrangements have been made to the Hotel Fort Garry.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011
Location: Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg
8:30 a.m. Program Reopens/ Poster Setup
9:00 a.m. Discussion of Mission for Meeting (Dominic Ryan, Chris Wiebe)
9:30 a.m. Invited Speaker (Dr. John Root, NRC-Canadian Neutron Beam Centre / University of Saskatchewan – Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation)
10:20 a.m. Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:20 a.m. Invited Speaker (Dr. Jason Gardner, NIST and Indiana University)
12:10 p.m. Lunch -All meeting attendees (CINS Trustees Lunch Meeting in Parallel)
1:10 p.m. CINS Business
- President’s Report (Dr. Dominic Ryan)
- Reports: M. Rheinstaedter (McMaster) on CIHR funding initiative, T. Harroun (Brock) on securing funding for the business case
- Procedures for student/post doc travel reimbursement
- Any other business
2:50 p.m. Invited Speaker (Bud Arrowsmith, Energy Solutions)
3:20 p.m. Coffee Break
3:40 p.m. Discussion of Next Steps and Plan for Sunday
4:20 p.m. Remaining CINS Business
4:30 p.m. Break (NSERC Major Resources Support Oversight Committee Meeting in parallel for Committee members)
5:45 p.m. Cash bar open for cocktails
6:00 p.m. Banquet
7:45 p.m. Presentation of Best Student Poster Awards
8:00 p.m. Keynote speaker, Bob McDonald (CBC)
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011
Location: Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg
9:00 a.m. Group discussion and work on draft statement document and action plan
10:20 a.m. Coffee Break
12:10 p.m. Lunch – All meeting attendees
1:10 p.m. Other CINS business\
** End of meeting **