Peter Stoett, PhD

Dean and Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Global environmentalist and human rights advocate leads groundbreaking interdisciplinary research and programs at UOIT

Marine Pollution Prevention Biodiversity Conservation Transnational Environmental Crime Climate and Environmental Justice Genocide, War Crimes, and International Courts

Dr. Frances Westley

JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation, University of Waterloo · Social Innovation Generation

Putting the SOCIAL in change is the JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at SiG@Waterloo, which builds capacity for social innovation

Sustainable Development Social Innovation Social Finance Engagement and Social Change Social Innovation and Resilience

Penelope Simons

Professor, Faculty of Law · University of Ottawa

Penelope Simons has been engaged in research on corporate human rights accountability for over a decade.

Business and Human Rights Corporate Social Responsibility International Human Rights Law Transnational Corporations Human Rights and International Economic Law

Daniel Hoornweg, PhD

Associate Professor and Richard Marceau Chair, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science · University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and Chief Safety and Risk Officer, Province of Ontario

International expert in developing sustainable cities through the flow of natural resources

Energy Systems and Public Policy Material Flows in Cities (Energy and Solid Waste) Sustainable Communities Natural Gas as A Transportation Fuel

Mr. Grant A Donald

Creative Director · Silktree Group

Global ageing needs designers who understand the phenomenon and who can create environments that promote Active Ageing

Age Friendly Environments Active Ageing Age Care workshops Education and Training Landscape Design

Elizabeth Olson

Associate Professor of Anthropology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in medical and environmental anthropology, ethnobotany, and Indigenous medicinal plants

Rural Humanitarian Aid in Guatemala Traditional Healing Systems Sustainable Development Public Health Medicinal Plants

Steffanie Scott

Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Management · University of Waterloo

Leading international scholar on food security, food system change, and COVID-19 impacts on the food suppy.

Food Agriculture & Environment COVID-19 (Coronavirus) China Food Policy Local Food Systems

Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa) AKA Don Trent Jacobs, PhD, EdD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Sustainability; counter-hegemonic education; social justice; contrasting Indigenous ways of knowing with Western ones

Counter-Hegemonic Education Peace and Justice Studies Ecological Justice Indigenous Studies Indigenous Ways of Knowing

Laura D. Tyson

Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School | Faculty Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Influential scholar of economics and public policy; expert on trade and competitiveness

Disruption Global Economy U.S. Trade Policy High-Technology Competition Automation

David Victor

Professor of International Relations; Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation · UC San Diego

David Victor's research focuses on highly regulated industries and how regulation affects the operation of major energy markets.

Energy Development Energy Markets Energy Policy Climate Change Sustainable Development

Velma McColl

Principal · Earnscliffe Strategy Group

Velma McColl blends her deep understanding of business, government and policy to create opportunities for her clients.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Sustainable Development Technology Energy Climate Change

Murali Nair

Clinical Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Expert in policy and the science of social work, specializing in alternative health systems and engaged learning and global social work.

Sustainable Development Global Health Systems Evidence Based Macro Practice Global Social Work Technology-Enhanced Learning

Joris Claeys

Managing Director - Chief Engagement Officer - Principal Partner · ecoNVERGE – CAPix - ViVaTicA - ecoNOVATE - ARTconnectsLIFE - ARTronomy | PORT[expertise] | eco.AHCIL

Change Cultivator | Think, act & lead WITHOUT the box! Promoting 5P's of sustainable thrivability! Coaching OD-WST-AI-TEAL – ARTconnectsLIFE

Change Facilitation Organizational Development Whole Systems Transition Change Facilitation – Appreciative Inquiry Whole Systems Transformation Organizational development TEAL reorganization Corporate & public sustainability management resilience building to thrivability intellectual- social- & natural capital

Suzanne de Castell, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Education · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Eminent researcher aims to level the playing field by making diversity and equality hallmarks of the digital world

Digital Game Studies Literacy New Media and Educational Technologies

Richard Brubaker

Adjunct Professor of Management, Sustainability and Responsible Leadership · China Europe International Business School

Sustainability. Leadership. Innovation.

Sustainability Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership

Erin Hunt

Program Manager · Mines Action Canada

Humanitarian disarmament expert focusing on indiscriminate weapons, victim assistance, casualties and international disarmament treaties.

Disarmament Landmines Cluster Munitions Nuclear Weapons Civil Society Campaigning

Mr. Craig Mokhiber

Chief, Development & Economic & Social Issues Branch (DESIB) · Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)

Craig Mokhiber is a human rights defender, activist, international lawyer, and specialist in human rights law, policy and methodology.

Addressing Inequalities International Development Humanitarian Affairs United Nations Social Issues

Jennifer Burney

Associate Professor of Environmental Science · UC San Diego

Jennifer Burney's research focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change.

Climate Impacts on Agriculture Science Energy Poverty Global Food Security Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Solomon Darwin

Executive Director, Garwood Center Corporate Innovation · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Hailed as the “father of the Smart Village Movement”

Sustainability of the Planet Strategies for Emerging Economies Smart Villages / Smart Cities Forensic Accounting Open Innovation

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