IMI Impact: Upcoming Events at IMI

The Institute for Management and Innovation is proud to offer events and programming to our community partners, students, staff, faculty, and members of the public.  Review the events below, and please feel welcome to register!  We look forward to having you with us.

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ICUBE: Pitch with a Twist

March 8 @ 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Event Style:  In Person

PITCH showcases innovation and entrepreneurship from University of Toronto and our greater community. Focusing on early-stage ventures, we bring together innovators from a variety of sectors to pitch their businesses for cash prizes and in-kind support. 

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Anish Verma's Session

BIGDataAIHUB: Quantum Computing: Overview and Applications in Finance

March 13, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Style: Virtual

An accessible overview of quantum computing highlighting recent advances in the industry will be given, with applied examples of how quantum algorithms can be used to solve applied problems in finance. In particular, a quantum machine learning framework to solve a credit scoring problem and a hybrid quantum-classical algorithm to solve a portfolio optimization problem are demonstrated. The talk will also feature an interactive Q&A session to answer any questions the audience has about quantum computing in general and its current and near-term applications

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Financial Crimes

BIGDataAIHUB: Fighting Crime with Big Data Conference

March 25, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Event Style: In Person - UTM Campus

Global experts will be discussing the ways in which big data and artificial intelligence are being used to fight money laundering and human trafficking.  An estimated USD $2 trillion in illegal funds is laundered every year around the globe.These funds represent the proceeds of crime. In the case of human trafficking, these crimes include sexual exploitation, forced labour (slavery), organ removal, sale of children and more.

Join us to learn about how big data and artificial intelligence are being used to fight crime. More Information including the agenda can be found here.

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SustainabiltiY Week

Love + Sustainability: A Panel

Monday March 13th @ 9:00-10:30am

Event Style - In Person: UTM, KN 137

In memory of the loss of Professor Barbara Murck and Rose Mary Craig, we will be dedicating this year’s Sustainability Week to these two fierce advocates of both love and sustainability. As such, we will be opening Sustainability Week on Monday March 13th with a panel discussion on Love + Sustainability. Join Professors Shashi Kant, Stephen Scharper, Andrea Olive, and Blake Poland to discuss why both Love and Sustainability are two sides of the same coin.

 All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

Register here.

Past Events



ICUBE: Tax Season Special

February 15 @ 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Event Style: Virtual

Attend this Tax Season Special with a Chartered Accountant to learn about general reporting obligations as an entrepreneur. The session will follow a casual Q&A, conversational format. Pop into this virtual chat to have your inquires answered! 


ICUBE: Sauga Pitch

February 16 @ 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Event Style: In Person - IDEA, 100 City Centre Dr. Mississauga, Ontario

Join us for Peel’s 2023 Flagship Startup Pitch Competition! Watch finalists compete for prize money, see examples of how the pitching process works, and understand what to expect from investors and interested parties. This partnered event is facilitated by ICUBE at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), Sheridan College’s EDGE Entrepreneurship Hub, and IDEA Mississauga, who are all delighted to support entrepreneurs’ innovative concepts.


BIGDataAIHUB: Seminar Series – Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

February 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Style: Virtual

The way we leverage big data and AI continues to reshape the way work is done across all industries, and cybersecurity is no exception. Whether it be in threat prevention, hacker identification, or post-facto damage analysis, big data and machine learning techniques are becoming increasingly popular and pervasive in the ways cybersecurity and legal professionals approach tackling cyber incidents. In this seminar, join BLG’s Shane Morganstein (Associate, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Protection group) as he shares stories from the cybersecurity war room, and insights into how big data, machine learning, and AI are helping to transform how organizations respond to increasingly complex cyber incidents,

Laura and Kyle

BIGDataAIHUB: Seminar Series – Technology and the Law: Corporate Strategy and Intellectual Property Basics

March 1, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Event Style: Virtual

New advancements in technology constantly challenge the area of intellectual property law, including the onset of rights in digital assets like software and data. It is critical to ensure that intellectual property is properly protected, not only does it help a business stand out from a competitor, but it is no secret that many early-stage companies show strength with a well-managed IP portfolio, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyright. Join us for this interactive seminar co-presented by LaBarge Weinstein LLP’s Kyle Lavender, partner in the firm’s corporate group, and Laura Crimi, an associate in the firm’s technology group, where they will share their first-hand experience advising early-stage technology companies on the ins-and-outs of protecting intangible assets and navigating day-to-day corporate needs.