Society of Italian Researchers & Professionals in Western Canada
ARPICO aims to promote, share and facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and research work; to provide an accessible and informal forum for discussions, debate and exchange of ideas related to topics and issues relevant to modern society; to be a point of reference, support and networking for researchers, professionals and students in Western Canada; to promote cooperation and networking with governmental, industrial, and professional entities.
ARPICO presents:

It is our pleasure to invite you and your significant other to ARPICO's year-end dinner.

The event will take place on Saturday December 3, 2016 starting at 7 pm at recently renovated Italian fine-dining 'Bay Moorings Restaurant' in West Vancouver, which we have reserved for the occasion. (Yes, it is a little out of the way, but the word is on the street that is serves excellent food at reasonable prices---some of our board members have recently tried it with great satisfaction; check it out here

The approximate program for the evening is as follows:
  • 7-7:30 - arrival and while-u-mingle-style appetizers with cold cuts, cheeses, focaccia and prosecco
  • 7:30-7:45 - short address by ARPICO's president on behalf of the board
  • 7:45 onward - sit-down buffet style 3-course dinner including seafood risotto, sesame-crusted salmon with passion fruit and balsamic vinegar OR lamb chops with red wine reduction and berries, pannacotta with strawberry compote.
Kindly RSVP with number of guests no later than November 28th to allow us to register the total number of attendees with the restaurant.

Sincerely, ARPICO Board of Directors

December 03, 2016 at 7:00pm

Bay Moorings Restaurant - 6330 Bay Street West Vancouver, BC

Join us as a member of ARPICO to support our endeavour to disseminate knowledge and research work, provide accesible and informal forums for discussions and debate, and exchange ideas realted to topics and issues relevant to modern society.

Premio: "L'innovazione che parla italiano"

Il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Direzione Generale per la Promozione del Sistema Paese, e PNICube, Associazione Italiana degli Incubatori Universitari e delle Business Plan Competition Locali, istituiscono il Premio “L’innovazione che parla italiano”, quale riconoscimento dell’alto valore innovativo di Start up Tecnologiche che operano all’estero e fondate da cittadini italiani. L’invito a presentare candidature è rivolto a soci fondatori di start up che operino in uno dei seguenti Paesi: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brasile, Canada, Cina, Rep. di Corea, Danimarca, Egitto, Francia, Germania, Giappone, Gran Bretagna, India, Israele, Messico, Paesi Bassi, Russia, Serbia, Spagna, USA, Sud Africa, Svezia, Svizzera e Vietnam. Il premio, che consisterà in una medaglia e in un diploma del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e Cooperazione Internazionale, verrà conferito alla Start Up vincitrice in occasione della XX giornata degli Addetti Scientifici 2017 alla presenza del Ministro degli Affari Esteri e Cooperazione Internazionale, Paolo Gentiloni, e della Ministro dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca, Stefania Giannini. Download the entire document here.

"Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award"

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) instituted the “Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award” in the year 2017 to recognize an Italian eminent scientist who, in performing his/her research abroad, has made a remarkable contribution to the advancement of science and technology, thus improving Italy’s S&T relations with foreign countries and with International Organizations. The award is presented during the Italian Scientific Attachés Conference in Italy to be held in Rome on January 10, 2017. All fields of science and technology are included under this award. The award consists of an engraved medal and a certificate of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Download the entire document here.

Emergency Contact Numbers for the Italy Earthquake near Amatrice on August 23, 2016

If you wish to inquire about the people involved, please use the following contact phone numbers. This is for urgent matters only. +39 06 82888850 (Protezione Civile) +39 06 36 225 (Unità di Crisi – Ministero degli Affari Esteri).

Festa della Repubblica

Join us for this celebration of the Italian National Day. The Italian folk group Terrasonora will be performing at 6.00pm in the Ballroom, followed by the celebrations for Festa della Repubblica at 7.00pm. Terrasonora will also perform one more set before our Italian-Canadian Societies will offer traditional sweets to all the guests.

Italian Studies Celebration

Dear Friends, 2016 marks 60 years at UBC and 25 years at SFU since Italian courses were first offered at these institutions. The UBC Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies and the SFU Italian Program (in the Department of French) invite all past students who have enjoyed our Italian classes and community members to celebrate with us these significant milestones. With generous support from the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver and the Italian Cultural Centre Society, we will be hosting a special Italian Studies Celebration at the Italian Cultural Centre on Friday, April 1, 2016. Please join us for an evening of great food, music, dancing, and cherished memories as we commemorate the proud history of Italian scholarship in Vancouver. You can register for the event by visiting the Italian Cultural Centre website. For seating preferences, please call the Centre at 604-430-3337. As part of the evening’s program, we hope to showcase written testimonials, photos, and other memorabilia from colleagues and past students. If you have any stories you would like to share, please contact Stefania Ciccone at Visit our Facebook page for more information and help us spread the word! Sincerely, Stefania Ciccone, Professor Emerita (UBC) Maria Benimeo, Visiting Lecturer (UBC)

Save the dates Giornate Informative 2015-2016

Dal prossimo autunno 2015 la Commissione europea lancerà i nuovi bandi 2016/1017 delle 21 tematiche di ricerca di Horizon 2020.

Saranno organizzate a Roma 21 Giornate Informative, da APRE per conto del MIUR, a partire da settembre 2015 in occasione di questo importante appuntamento.

In ciascuna giornata sarà presente il Punto di Contatto Nazionale e un esperto della Commissione europea verrà a esporre i temi di ricerca dei nuovi bandi insieme a utili informazioni per la presentazione delle proposte. Inoltre parteciperanno, fra gli altri, i funzionari di enti nazionali responsabili dei finanziamenti alla ricerca e all’innovazione e i Rappresentanti nazionali per il MIUR in Horizon 2020.

La partecipazione alle giornate informative è gratuita, ma il numero dei posti è limitato.

Le agende delle giornate e le iscrizioni saranno via via disponibili sul sito APRE

Per maggiori informazioni su ciascun tema e relativa giornata informativa, è possibile contattare il Punto di Contatto Nazionale di riferimento

APRE - Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea, da 25 anni a supporto della ricerca e innovazione