Society of Italian Researchers & Professionals in Western Canada
Special Message

Social distancing guidelines put forth by the Canadian government (no large crowd events) is still paramount in our fight of Covid-19.

ARPICO speaking/public events are typically, by their very nature, occasions when people meet and converse at close range, rendering social distancing challenging. In light of this and in line with both provincial and federal guidelines, for the safety of its members, guests, speakers and volunteers, the ARPICO board of directors has voted unanimously to suspend the Society’s public activity until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the development of the pandemic in Canada and around the world via information from national and international health officers, with a view to decide when it will be safe to restart our public events. We are all very much looking forward to a time when life returns to normal and public activities can resume.

We wish to emphasize that the rest of ARPICO’s activities, such as selection of topics and speakers for future events, fundraising, advertising our travel scholarship and interviewing applicants for it will continue normally.

We trust that our members will support this course of action and are looking forward to resuming our activity as soon as the health situation permits it.

Italy of the Future

An innovative exhibition on some of the most significant scientific and technological excellence of Italy, organized by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) with the help of several top-level scientific and academic organizations.

The exhibition leads visitors to relive the story of Italy's celebrated past while looking to its future, in a journey through centuries of 'Italian genius' in every field of culture and the arts.

Organized jointly by the CNR, the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa, the exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of the most important scientific and technological innovations pioneered by Italy at international level -- a fundamental incentive to promote a new perspective on Italy as not only the 'cradle of civilisation', but as a country projected into a new future.


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.