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AI Master’s Summit and Career Fair

September 24, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm



Held Virtually – Open to current and former Vector researchers, Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence recipients, students and alumni from Vector recognized master’s programs, and students of Vector Faculty Affiliates.


Note: registration deadline is September 21st at 9 AM (EST)


Registrants will receive detailed information on how to login to the event platform one week prior to the event.

Vector’s annual AI Master’s Summit & Career Fair provides an opportunity for AI master’s students & alumni* to hear from industry leaders and researchers in AI, learn about career opportunities at Vector’s industry sponsors, and network with students and alumni across the province.

Companies recruiting early career AI talent can connect with students and recent alumni from over 30 programs across Ontario about their AI-adoption strategies and promote internship and full-time roles in their organizations.


Student and Alumni Registration   Employer Registration    



Opening Remarks and Keynote Speakers: 9:30AM – 10:30AM


Dr. Garth Gibson

President & CEO, Vector Institute

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As a leader in research, advanced education and commercial collaboration, Dr. Garth Gibson bridges the worlds of academia and business… Read more


Donna Skelly

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.


Dr. Ella Hilal

Director of Data, Shopify; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Foteini Agrafioti

Dr. Foteini Agrafioti

Head, Borealis AI & Chief Science Officer, RBC

Career Fair: 10:30AM – 12:30PM

Interact with representatives from more than 25 organizations at the forefront of AI adoption in Canada from the comfort of your own home! Explore internship and full-time roles and connect with recruiters about why you would be a great fit for their company through video and audio. Participating organizations are recruiting for a variety of roles including Data Scientists, Business & Data Analysts, Data Engineers, Product/Project Managers, ML Researchers, and much more!

You are also encouraged to upload your resume and profile details to the Vector Digital Talent Hub.

The Talent Hub is Vector’s online platform connecting affiliated job seekers with Vector’s employer partners through job postings, a candidate database and automated alerts.

Create a profile today!

Organizations Attending the Career Fair


Accenture BMO Loblaw Companies Limited
RBC Scotiabank Shopify
TD Bank Group Thomson Reuters Uber



EY Consulting Georgian Partners Intact
KPMG Manulife PwC Management Services LP
Sun Life



Goldspot Discoveries Corp Wattpad Canvass Analytics Inc.
DarwinAI Deep Genomics



Lightning Round Pitches 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Hear from representatives from nine organizations deeply engaged with the Vector Institute and AI adoption. Learn about the role AI plays in their organizational strategy and key projects, company culture, and the types of teams they are building. Presenting organizations include: Accenture, BMO, Loblaw Companies Limited, RBC, Scotiabank, Shopify, TD, Thomson Reuters, Uber.


Research Trends in AI Talks with Vector Faculty & Faculty Affiliates 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Explore some of the latest research in AI, in areas such as privacy and security, health care, robotics and quantum computing and what it means for AI-practitioners.


Nicholas Papernot

Dr. Nicholas Papernot

Faculty Member, Vector Institute;
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Nicolas Papernot has joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019… Read more

Parvin Mousavi

Dr. Parvin Mousavi

Faculty Affiliate, Vector Institute;
Professor, School of Computing, Queen’s University

My research interests are in Computer-aided diagnosis and interventions. These include: Machine learning techniques for in silico inference and… Read more

Juan Felipe Carrasquilla

Dr. Juan Felipe Carrasquilla

Faculty Member, Vector Institute;
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Waterloo

Juan’s research interests are at the intersection of condensed matter physics, quantum computing, and machine learning. Juan combines quantum… Read more

Angela Schoellig

Dr. Angela Schoellig

Faculty Member, Vector Institute;
Associate Professor, Institute for Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto

Angela Schoellig is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), where she heads the Dynamic Systems Lab… Read more


Getting Hired in AI – Tips for Landing Top Early Career Roles 11:30AM – 12:30PM

When you are early on in your career, it can be tough to stand out in corporate recruitment processes. Learn from representatives from organizations with strong early career roles about how you can strengthen your application and candidacy.


Aditya Anne

Senior Data Scientist at CIBC

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Mark Ryan

Manager, Data Science at Intact Insurance

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Haris Mahmood

Harris Mahmood

Manager, Talent Attraction at KPMG Lighthouse

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Nikki Smith

Manager, Technology Strategy, Graduate Technology Leadership Program (GTLP) at Telus

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Student & Alumni Networking
11:30AM – 12:30PM

Meet Vector alumni and learn about their different career pathways.

Alumni include former Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence recipients, Vector researchers, and recent graduates from Vector recognized master’s programs! Participate in networking activities with students and alumni across Ontario.


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If registration is full, please sign up for our wait list and we will contact you if a spot becomes available.

Eligible Ticket Types:

  • Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence recipients
  • Students or recent graduates from Vector recognized master’s programs
  • Vector researchers (currently or formerly supervised by a Vector Faculty Member)
  • Students of Vector Faculty Affiliates (currently or formerly supervised)


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