Krista Jones

Managing Director, Work & Learning · MaRS Discovery District

Bridging the gaps between people, technology and automation.

Product Marketing Technology Commercialization Technology Strategy Development Enterprise Software Future of Work

Karen Busby

Professor of Law & Director, Centre for Human Rights Research · University of Manitoba

Karen Busby teaches Constitutional Law, Gender and the Law, Human Rights and Administrative Law

Constitutional Law Human Rights Sexual Violence Assisted Human Reproduction Sex Work and Prostitution Law

Heather Bastedo

Principal · Public Square Research

Heather Bastedo has more than ten years of experience in persuasion and motivation research

Politics Public Speaking Public Policy Policy Strategic Communications

Jane Rabinowicz

Executive Director / Directrice générale · USC Canada

NGO leader with expertise in seed, agroecology and nonprofit management / Leader d'ONG avec expertise en semences, agroécologie, et gestion.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Semenciers Sécurité alimentaire Souveraineté alimentaire Circuits courts de commercialisation agricole

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Postdoctoral Research Associate · Lancaster University

Middle Eastern Affairs Iraqi Affairs Counter-Terrorism Islamophobia Racial Profiling

Glen Duerr, Ph.D.

Professor of International Studies · Cedarville University

Dr. Deurr's research interests include nationalism and secession, comparative politics, and international relations theory

International Terrorism Domestic Terrorism International Relations Brexit

Jennifer Andrews

Professor, Department of English · University of New Brunswick

Jennifer Andrews’s areas of interest include nineteenth- and twentieth-century English-Canadian and American literature

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century English-Canadian and American Literature Native North American Literature Literary Theory Border Studies Cultural Studies

Rebecca Johnson

Professor, Faculty of Law · University of Victoria

Rebecca Johnson is a pioneer in Canadian law-and-film scholarship.

Intercultural Communication Indigenous Affairs Sexuality and the Law Same-sex Couples Colonialism

Katherine Arnup

Professor, Carleton University (Retired); Keynote & Presentation Speaker · Life Changes Coaching

Katherine Arnup is a writer, life coach, speaker, hospice volunteer, and retired Carleton University professor.

Death and Dying Medical Aid in Dying Hospice Care Aging Parents Caregiving

Elaine Hyshka

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health · University of Alberta

Professor Hyshka is a health services and policy researcher focused on reducing the health, social, and economic costs of substance misuse.

Harm Reduction Opioids Cannabis Drug Policy Substance misuse

Amy Coupal

Chief Executive Officer · My Class Needs Foundation/Learnography/Curriculum Services Canada

Not-for-profit leader, passionate educator, life long learner

Adult Education Teacher Training Public Speaking Teaching Educational Technology

Jana Steele

Partner, Pensions & Benefits · Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Partner at Osler in Toronto with extensive knowledge and experience with shared risk, target benefit and other innovative plan designs.

Pension and Benefits Pension Plan Shared Risk and Target Benefit Plans Pension Plan Structure Pension Plan Governance Pension Plan Compliance

Mary Paterson

Partner, Litigation and Tax Litigation · Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Seasoned commercial litigator and trial lawyer with a practice in tax litigation, contract disputes, and insolvency proceedings.

Class Actions Litigation Pro Bono Tax Controversy & Litigation Insolvency & Restructuring

Annette Bergeron, P.Eng., MBA, FEC

Corporate Director · Electrical Safety Authority, Engineers Canada / Ingénieurs Canada

Experience in speaking & media on topics of women in STEM, women on boards, engineering regulation, advocacy, governance, policy, education

Governance, Not-For-Profit Regulation of Engineering, Regulation of Electrical Safety Advocacy for Engineering Engineering Education, post-secondary and professional development

Jessie Thomson

Senior Director, Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Team · CARE Canada

Leading expert in humanitarian assistance and refugee protection

Humanitarian Assistance International Development Refugee Protection Forced Migration Gender and Emergencies

Paul Boothe

Professor · Ivey Business School

Experienced professor with a background in macroeconomics, international finance, debt management and public finance

Federal Strategy for Fiscal Arrangements Reform Accrual Accounting in the Public Sector Energy Security Business Sector Productivity in Canada International Finance

Stephanie J. Silverman

Bora Laskin National Fellow in Human Rights Research

Professor Silverman is an international expert on immigration control, particularly immigrant detention and community monitoring programs.

Immigration Policy Immigration Detention Refugee Studies Alternatives to Detention Public Policy Analysis

Yvon Audette

Partner, Advisory Services, Management Consulting · KPMG

Information Technology specialist with a proven reputation for assisting clients across multiple industries improve their IT organization

It Cost Optimization It Due Diligence and Integration/Separation It Strategy Green IT It-Enabled Business Transformation

Christine Saulnier

Nova Scotia Director · Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Christine Saulnier serves as the Nova Scotia director for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Research Women and Politics Canadian Public Policy Social Policy Antipoverty

Dayna Nadine Scott

Associate Professor · Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Dr.Dayna Scott works in the areas of environmental law and policy; critical risk theory; environmental justice; and trade and globalization.

Environmental Law and Justice Gender and Environmental Health Toxic Substances Regulation Feminist Theory of the Body Pollution