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About the event:

Viet Vu, manager of economic research at the Dais, will discuss current thinking about artificial intelligence impacts work, and whether the most recent wave of advances seen in the field of generative pre-trained transformer (GPT) model changes the dynamics of labour market impact.

He will start by characterizing the technology, then explore the workforce composition (with an inclusivity lens) that is involved in developing such technologies, as well as the impact such a composition has on the technology that gets created. He will then discuss the current state of AI adoption in Canada, as well as an overview of the conversation that surrounds regulating such technologies to ensure responsible adoption.

This event will take place in a hybrid format, with in-person places limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

This edition of the ISSP's Food for Thought has beenorganized collaboratively with the Inclusive Innovation Speaker Series and the Inclusive Innovation Research Cluster. Click here to learn more about their work. 

Sandra Schillo

Professor Sandra Schillo

Opening Remarks

Inclusive Innovation Research Cluster Leader, ISSP; Associate Professor, Telfer School of Management

Sandra Schillo focuses her research on improved methodologies relating to the measurement of innovation, entrepreneurship and their impact.

Dr. Schillo has research and professional experience in the areas of science and technology, research and innovation management and entrepreneurship. Her professional work experience includes work completed for Industry Canada and many science based departments and agencies of the Canadian federal government.

Dr. Schillo completed her doctoral studies at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, University of Kiel, Germany. She obtained her Masters' degree in Engineering Management from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, majoring in corporate strategy and specializing in innovation management and technology transfer.

Viet Vu

Viet Vu

Keynote Speaker

Manager of Economic Research, the Dais, Toronto Metropolitan University 

Viet (he/him) leads economics research at the Dais as Manager, Economic Research. Prior to the merger, at the Brookfield Institute, Viet has done extensive work on the impact of technology in the labour market in Canada, the technology sector and workers, digital skills, and scale-ups.

His research has been cited widely in national media, and has impacted policies at all levels of government. He believes that research, when done rigorously, can not only help shape policy, but also bring attention to issues that impact those who have been left out of conversations about Canada’s future.

Viet holds a Masters of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Being a queer immigrant to Canada, Viet also devotes significant attention to ensuring the field of economics is inclusive to all. He sits on the Canadian Economics Association’s Diversity committee, and co-chairs the Affinity groups working group.

Louise Earl

Louise Earl


E. Louise Earl has extensive national and international experience in the measurement of science, technology and innovation (ST&I) and the development of related statistical indicators. She is best known for championing the measurement of innovation to all sectors of the economy and developing methods to measure knowledge management and other technology management and use practices. Ms. Earl has co-edited, authored and contributed to numerous chapters, volumes and classification manuals in the field of ST&I measurement. She was vice chair of the OECD’s Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators from 2016 to 2018.

Date and time
Nov 1, 2023
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Format and location
In person, Virtual
Social Sciences Building (FSS)
The discussion will be in English but the audience is welcome to ask questions in English or French.
Graduate students, General public, Faculty and staff, Teachers and educators
Organized by
Institute for Science, Society and Policy
Co-organized with the Inclusive Innovation Research Cluster.