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.


The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West is launching a mentoring program to encourage the exchange of managerial experience on international markets among professionals with Italian roots and entrepreneurs based in Italy.

The program intends to support the international growth of companies in Italy.

We are looking for professionals with qualified international background willing to experience a new challenge as Mentors!

Please read the attached documents for more information:

ICC "UP FOR IT!" MailOut

ICC "UP FOR IT!" Presentation

INCIPIT - Call for PhD Positions

INCIPIT is a novel international PhD programme, which aims at providing innovative multidisciplinary and intersectoral training in Life and Biomaterial Sciences.

It is co-funded by the COFUND scheme (Marie Sklodowska - Curie Actions).

This programme pools the different and complementary expertise of 8 research institutes of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), as well as the competencies of 3 Doctoral Schools and several academic, non-profit and industrial Partner Organizations.

INCIPT PhD programme will include:
  • laboratory activities to carry out doctoral research projects;
  • theoretical courses run by the Doctoral Schools of the Università degli Studi della Campania 'Luigi Vanvitelli' (previously named Second University of Naples (SUN)), the University of Naples Federico II and the University of Catania (UNICT);
  • activities related to transferable skills.
The INCIPIT overall objective is to recruit and train a total of 35 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), through 2 Calls for applicants.

The first Call was in 2016 and 15 PhD students were recruited. The second Call for 20 PhD positions is open since 30 January 2017 with the deadline being 30 March 2017.
To learn more, please, visit the INCIPIT website:

Italian Design Day in the World

The Consul General of Italy, Massimiliano Iacchini, together with the President of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Ron Burnett, and the President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West, Celso Boscariol, cordially invite you to attend “Italian Design Day in the World” presented by Alessandro COLOMBO from Architecture Firm “Studio Cerri & Associati” Milan (Italy)

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, at 1.00 pm
Motion Capture Studio - Emily Carr University of Art + Design
(Intersections Digital Studios - North Building on Granville Island)
1399 Johnston Street - Vancouver BC - V6H 3R9

RSVP by Sunday, February 26th 2017
e-mail: or tel. 604.682.1410

View the invitation PDF here.

INdAM - Borse di Dottorato

l’Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica “Francesco Severi” (INdAM), Ente nazionale di Ricerca vigilato dal Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca, ha bandito un concorso per 10 borse di  dottorato del programma “INdAM Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and/or Applications Cofunded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions”, cofinanziato dalla UE nell’ambito di Horizon 2020.

Il programma offre a ricercatori da tutto il mondo l’opportunità di  accedere a uno dei più di 20 dottorati italiani in Matematica e/o  applicazioni che partecipano al Programma.
La scadenza per la presentazione delle domande è il 31 marzo 2017.
La  scadenza per la presentazione del titolo di accesso al dottorato  prescelto è il 30 settembre 2017 per i cittadini europei, il 31  maggio per i cittadini extra-europei
Il sito per la presentazione delle domande è


The Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica “Francesco Severi” (INdAM) has published the first call for 10 PhD fellowships of the programme “INdAM Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and/or Applications Cofunded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions”, in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 “Marie Sklodowska-Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes”.

These fellowships offer to researchers from all over the world the opportunity to enter a PhD School in Matehematics and/or applications in Italy.
The deadline for submission of the application is 31 March 2017.
The deadline for submission of the degree/diploma which allows to embark in a doctorate in Italy:
  • EU citizens 30 September 2017
  • non EU citizens 31 May 2017
For further information, please visit the following link:
Application website:
where the complete Call announcement and a Guide for applicants can be downloaded.

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.