Mireille Paquet

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science · Concordia University

I work on immigration in Canada, Canadian and Quebec politics, public administration, equality and feminism. Francophone et bilingue!

Immigration Immigration and Citizenship Immigration Issues Canada Federalism

Amira Elghawaby

Communications Director · The National Council of Canadian Muslims

Amira Elghawaby leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.

Ethnic Media & Diversity Anti-discrimination Civic Engagement Human Rights Civil Rights

Roberta Lexier

Associate Professor, Department of General Education · Mount Royal University

Activist and university professor with a teaching and research focus on social movements, social activism, and social change.

Social Movements Student Movements Feminism Women's Movements Indigenous Movements

Petra Molnar

Associate Director · Refugee Law Lab, Osgoode Hall Law School

Refugee and migration issues; technology and human rights; immigration detention; and the relationship between law, society, and culture

Technology and human rights Anthropology of Migration Ethnography and Ethnographic Writing Women's Rights Refugee and Human Rights Issues

FRANCOISE BAYLIS

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy · Dalhousie University

Dr. Baylis researches matters related to ethics, health law and policy of assisted human reproduction and novel genetic technologies.

Bioethics Assisted Human Reproduction Genetic Technologies & Ethics Genetics and the Law Policy & Regulation Identity

Peggy Cooke

Social Media Coordinator · Women Help Women: SASS

Feminist abortion activist with over a decade of administrative and advocacy experience in reproductive rights.

Abortion Social Justice Feminism Abortion in Canada Reproductive Health

Lindsay Tedds

Associate Professor · University of Victoria

Associate Professor of economics with expertise in the design and implementation of tax policy.

Underground Economy Tax Avoidance Tax and Budget Policy Tax Second-hand Economy

Elaine Power

Associate Professor · School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen's University

Teaches social determinants of health. Researches food insecurity. Advocates for basic income. Dreams of the day when food banks can close.

food insecurity food banks feeding the family family food practices Social Determinants of Health

Veronica Kitchen

Associate Professor of Political Science · University of Waterloo and Balsillie School of International Affairs

Associate Prof of Political Science, University of Waterloo & Balsillie School of International Affairs

International Security Counter-Terrorism National Security Foreign Policy Canada-United States relations

Ruth Panofsky

Professor of English / Graduate Program in Communication & Culture · Ryerson University

Dr. Panofsky specializes in Canadian women in publishing and Canadian Jewish women writers

English Research Higher Education Literature Media & Culture

Deborah Stienstra

Professor · University of Manitoba

author, researcher, advocate, speaker on inclusion, accessibility, gender-based analysis, disability policy, and global development

Disability Rights Disability Access and Advocate Gender analysis Women International Development

Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui

Professor, Sociologist & Researcher, DEI Expert · Sheridan College

DEI, Social Inequality; Immigration; Integration; Refugees; Racism; Islamophobia; Deviance; Radicalization; Terrorism; Hate Crimes.

Sociology Social Activism Politics Global Media and Culture Immigration and Ethnicity Immigration and Citizenship

Kim Anderson

Associate Professor, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition · University of Guelph

Associate Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies

Oral history and Indigenous knowledge translation Community-based Indigenous research Indigenous Masculinities Indigenous feminism Gender and Indigenous peoples

Natasha Bakht

Associate Professor · University of Ottawa

Professor Bakht’s research interests are in the intersecting area of religious freedom and women’s equality.

Law Culture Rights Minority Rights Religious Freedom Women's Equality

Doug Williamson

President and Chief Executive Officer · The Beacon Group

A bold thinker and dynamic speaker, with extensive global experience, who can provide unique insights into today's business challenges.

Megatrends & Seismic Shifts - Coping With the New Reality Leading Through Chaos & Disruption Innovation & Design Thinking Global Leadership in A Modern World Science of Strategic Thinking

Kate McInturff

Director · Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Kate McInturff is director of the CCPA's initiative on gender equality and public policy, Making Women Count.

Gender Equality Policy Analysis Family policy Labour Economics Budget and Tax Policy

Tim Draimin

Executive Director, Social Innovation Generation (SiG) National · Social Innovation Generation (SiG)

SiG tackles social & ecological challenges by creating a culture of social innovation that develops entrepreneurship for the common good

Social Innovation and Finance Social Enterprise Social Finance Cooperatives and Economic Development Social Entrepreneurship

Susan Prentice

Professor · University of Manitoba

Professor Prentice's primary specialization is contemporary and historical childcare policy and advocacy

Social Inequality Social Change Systemic Discrimination Historical Sociology Childcare Policy

Lisa de Wilde

CEO · TVO

CEO of Ontario's public educational media organization believes in the power of media to engage, to inform and to serve the public good

Telecommunications in Canada Public Broadcasting Education and the Media Mulit-Platform Educational Content Public Television and the Media Landscape

Sandra Ka Hon Chu

Director of Research and Advocacy · Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network / Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida

Human rights advocate for people living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV.

Hiv / Aids Prison health Drug Policy Harm Reduction Sex Work and Prostitution Law