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RIPE - Research and Innovation Partnerships Expo

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Okanagan College - Kelowna Campus
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8

About RIPE

The third annual Research Innovation Partnerships Expo (RIPE) will be held at Okanagan College in Kelowna, BC on Tuesday May 14, 2019. This event is an opportunity for community members, industry, educators, researchers, and students to network and learn how applied research is growing new partnerships and enriching students’ educational experiences in the Okanagan and throughout the province. We are pleased to invite colleagues and peers from colleges across BC to join us for this year’s RIPE. 

Call for Presentations

Do you have an applied research project that you would like to share with attendees at RIPE 2019? We are looking for presentations that address any aspect of innovative applied research carried out with industry/community partners. Presenting at RIPE provides you with the opportunity to showcase your project, get direct feedback from your peers, and connect with industry and community members. All presenters will have their registration fees waived. Presenters are allotted 30 minutes of presentation time plus 15 minutes for questions and abstract proposals are due by February 15, 2019Click here for a fillable pdf application form.


Event schedule

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Keynote address


David Waltner-Toews, BA, DVM, PhD

Spam’s Labyrinth: Eating Right in a Wicked World

Social scientists talk about wicked problems, which are defined by contradictory and incomplete information, changing or differing requirements for those who want them solved and for which solving one part generates new, different, problems. The idea of “eating right”—with the many scientific, cultural, ecological, and value-laden perspectives we bring to bear on it—is such a wicked problem. Rather than viewing this as a Labyrinth of Despair, we can see this as a cornucopia of opportunities for new kinds of science, research, and action.



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