Established in 1991, the Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (HCAAO) is the Association of Canadian Academics of Hellenic descent working as faculty members in Ontario Universities.

This 1 st HCAAO Symposium was conceived with the following aims in mind:

  • Provide a platform that will enhance academic collaboration among HCAAO members  and allow them to get to know each other, both professionally and personally.
  • Provide space for students and members of the public to engage in conversation with HCAAO members, communicate their expertise, share their experiences and socialize.
  • Increase the engagement of the Greek Canadian academic community within the rest of the Greek Canadian community.
  • Promote awareness through an open panel discussion on important issues from the Greek, Canadian or Global context that are of broad interest  in society.


George Georgopoulos, PhD      Associate Professor, Dept. Economics, York University
Sakis Gekas, PhD                          Associate Professor, Dept.History, HHF Chair, York University
Ioannis Dimitriou, PhD               Scientist, Princess Margaret Center, Toronto
Petros Pechlivanoglou, PhD     Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Dimitris Hatzinakos , PhD         Professor, University of Toronto
Christina Christara, PhD            Associate Professor, University of Toronto