Oct 18 2023


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A.I. and the Future of Work(force Development) | l’IA et l’avenir du développement de la main d’oeuvre

Join us for an exciting Peer Learning Group on A.I. and the Future of Work(force Development), in collaboration with the Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada (ICTC). In this engaging event, we will navigate the landscape of AI and automation, unraveling the opportunities, challenges, and barriers they present for the workforce of tomorrow.

Heather McGeer, Researcher and Policy Analyst with ICTC, highlights the latest research and discusses the capacities and challenges of the innovative technologies that are reshaping the current and future workforce landscape across Canada. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the potential AI and automation present for augmented human-centric services and enhancing workforce efficiency.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain key insights about the essential skills and strategies needed for upskilling in the dynamic context of evolving A.I. technologies. Plus, connect with peers from diverse corners of the skills and workforce development sector to learn from their valuable experiences!


    Presenter Biography:

Heather is a Research and Policy Analyst at the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). Heather’s work at ICTC spans from equitable labour market rebounds following COVID-19, to technological implications for the quality of work, to current initiatives and labour market needs relating to the digital economy and green transition. Prior to joining ICTC, Heather’s work helped support research in the fields of science, technology, and journalism. Heather previously held roles at the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), Ryerson University, and CivicAction. Heather holds a Master of Professional Communication from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Business from the University of Guelph. Heather enjoys bringing her interdisciplinary background to research focused on the future of work, equity, diversity and inclusion, green initiatives and environmental sustainability, and skills development in the digital economy.


Rejoignez-nous pour un groupe d’apprentissage par les pairs captivant sur l’IA et l’avenir du développement de la main d’oeuvre, en collaboration avec le Conseil canadien des technologies de l’information et des communications (CTIC). Au cours de cet événement engageant, nous naviguerons dans le cadre de l’IA et de l’automatisation, en démêlant les opportunités, les défis et les obstacles qu’elles présentent pour la main-d’œuvre de demain.

Heather McGeer, chercheuse et analyste des politiques au CTIC, mettra en lumière les dernières recherches et discutera des capacités et des défis des technologies novatrices qui remodèlent le domaine actuel et futur de la main-d’œuvre dans l’ensemble du Canada. Les participants comprendront clairement le potentiel de l’IA et de l’automatisation pour augmenter les services centrés sur l’humain et améliorer l’efficacité de la main-d’œuvre.

Ne manquez pas cette occasion d’acquérir des connaissances clés sur les compétences essentielles et les stratégies nécessaires à l’amélioration des compétences dans le contexte dynamique de l’évolution des technologies de l’IA. De plus, vous pourrez rencontrer des pairs issus de divers horizons du secteur du développement des compétences et de la main-d’œuvre et tirer parti de leurs précieuses expériences !

    Biographie de la présentatrice:


Heather est analyste de la recherche et des politiques au Conseil des technologies de l’information et de la communication (CTIC). Les travaux de Heather au CTIC portent sur les rebonds équitables du marché du travail suite à COVID-19, les implications technologiques pour la qualité du travail, les initiatives actuelles et les besoins du marché du travail liés à l’économie numérique et à la transition verte. Avant de rejoindre le CTIC, Heather a contribué à soutenir la recherche dans les domaines de la science, de la technologie et du journalisme. Heather a précédemment occupé des postes au Conseil des académies canadiennes (CAC), à l’Université Ryerson et à CivicAction. Heather est titulaire d’une maîtrise en communication professionnelle de l’Université métropolitaine de Toronto ( auparavant Université Ryerson) et d’une licence en anglais avec une mineure en commerce de l’Université de Guelph. Heather aime mettre son expérience interdisciplinaire au service de recherches axées sur l’avenir du travail, l’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion, les initiatives vertes et la durabilité environnementale, ainsi que le développement des compétences dans l’économie numérique.

  • Language: Bilingual


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  • Date: Oct 18 2023
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Thank you for being a part of the online CDPC social learning community. To ensure that all members have the best possible experience, we have a few ground rules that we ask everyone to adhere to. This code of conduct applies equally to every person in the community and is intended to foster an online space that is inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all. 

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