Desmond Morton Research Excellence Lecture


Register for the 2023 Desmond Morton Research Excellence Lecture!

The Annual Desmond Morton Research Excellence Award recognizes outstanding achievement in research and scholarly activity by faculty members of the University of Toronto Mississauga.

This year's recipient is Professor David Wolfe. A professor in the Department of Political Science at UTM and co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, Professor Wolfe is also the founder and inaugural Director of the Master of Urban Innovation Program in IMI. His research interests include the impact of digital technologies, innovation policy in Canada, and the role of governance institutions in local and regional economic development.

We invite you to join us at the Collaborative Digital Research Space for Professor Wolfe’s lecture, in which he’ll discuss the return of industrial policy, Canada’s failed innovation strategy and the role of governance relations in place-based development policy.


Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
  • Time: 1-3 pm → (Lecture: 1-2 pm | Reception: 2-3 pm)
  • Location: Maanjiwe nendamowinan MN-3230, UTM


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