Time: 4:20 pm – 4:50 pm

Launch UoT, Palette x Fields Institute – Cybersecurity program funded by the Federal Government of Canada (under the leadership of former Minister Navdeep Bains) and led by Prof. Arvind Gupta (UoT and CEO of Palette)

Prof. Arvind Gupta (UoT and CEO of Palette)

We will feature 15 students who have gone through this new cybersecurity training program, how they learned, and how they benefitted from the mentoring.

They are ready for Corporations to hire as deal with the cybersecurity challenges differently. Corporations should also put their own staff through this program, which is all about re-thing, re-skilling, upskilling and cross-skilling


Professor Avrvind Gupta
CEO at Palette Skills, Professor of Computer Science at U of T

Arvind is the CEO of Palette Skills and a Professor of computer science at the University of Toronto. He has served as President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC, and was the Founder, CEO, and Scientific Director of Mitacs Inc. Arvind was instrumental in creating the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the Banff International Research Station in Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS). He is a Senior Fellow of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and serves on the Boards of the India-Canada Research Centre of Excellence (IC-IMPACTS), BIRS, and SimTrec.