Closing Reception

Hosted by Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor, Province of British Columbia

Program:

  • Remarks by Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor, British Columbia
  • Synthesis of key recommendations, Victoria Forum
  • Closing remarks, Dr. Saul Klein, Chair Victoria Forum, Dean of Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

Snacks and beverages will be served.

Bloc 3: Think Tank Sessions

Please choose between the following parallel sessions:


How can we make Canada a more welcoming place?

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Discussants:

  • Mr. Wyle Baoween, CEO at HRx Technology Inc.
  • Ms. Erin Aylward, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar
  • Mr. Geoffrey Cameron, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar

Moderator: Mr. Mark Tschirgi, Global Centre for Pluralism


Action initiatives: entrepreneurship, First Nations law, and economy of affection 

UVic, First Peoples House

Discussants:

  • Dr. Dara Kelly, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Brent Mainprize, Teaching Professor, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
  • Mrs. Estella White, Lawyer, JFK Law

Moderator: Dr. John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, University of Victoria


Building an inclusive and welcoming society – a grass roots perspective

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Discussants:

  • Mr. T David Lau, Executive Director, Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society
  • Dr. Pamela Divinsky, Executive Director, The Mosaic Institute

Moderator: Ms. Giuliana Natale, Director of the Inclusion and Religious Freedom Division within the Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion at Global Affairs Canada


Philanthropy and Social Innovation

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Discussants:

  • Mr. Peter Elson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Victoria and Mount Royal College
  • Mr. Robin McLay, Executive Director of Social Innovation, Government of British Columbia
  • Dr. Charles Harvey, Professor, Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship, Wealth and Philanthropy, Newcastle University
  • Ms. Sandra Hucaluk, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Investment, Alberta Treasury Branch
  • Mr. James Stauch, Director, Institute for Community Prosperity, Mount Royal University

Moderator: Dr. Roy Suddaby, Francis G. Winspear Chair and Associate Dean, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria


Climate Justice for Ecosystems

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Discussants:

  • Dr. David Boyd, Associate Professor of Law, Policy and Sustainability, UBC; leading expert environmental law and policy
  • Ms. Emily Giles, Senior Specialist, Species Conservation, WWF Canada
  • Ms. Linda Sheehan, Executive Director of Planet Pledge, Center for Humans and Nature

Moderator: Dr. Peter Robinson, Retired Chief Executive Officer of the David Suzuki Foundation


Capacity Building for Diversity and Inclusion

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Discussants:

  • Mr. Alden Habacon, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist and Senior Advisor, Intercultural Understanding, University of British Columbia
  • Mr. Brian Leacock, Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Director, International Programs, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
  • Ms. Nadia Turki, Founder and President, International Academy of Media and Diplomacy
  • Dr. Erin Williams, Program Manager, Skills and Competencies, Asia Pacific Foundation

Moderator: Dr. Eva Busza, Vice-President Research and Programs, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada


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Break and Networking

Please continue the conversation and engage with the speakers and other participants in inclusive spaces specially curated for the event.

Visit Cultural Exhibitions and the Together Mobile Exhibition in Parking Lot C.

Bloc 2: Think Tank Sessions

Please choose between the following parallel sessions:


Is Canadian diversity a myth or reality?

(Combined Session: Diversity and economic prosperity & Geopolitics of diversity)

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Discussants:

  • Mr. Geoffrey Cameron, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar
  • Dr. Stacey Fitzsimmons, Associate Professor, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Bessma Momani, Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation

Moderator: Ms. Erin Aylward, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar


Defining the Nation to Nation relationship

UVic, First Peoples House

Discussants: 

  • Dr. Matthew Coon Come, former Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees of Quebec
  • Mr. Mohan Denetto, Director General, Economic and Business Opportunities, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Ms. Carol Anne Hilton, CEO Transformation, and Senior Advisor to the Federal Finance Minister
  • Mr. Ovide Mercredi, former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations

Moderators: Mr. Miles Richardson, Director of National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development, University of Victoria


Just solutions for communities threatened by less predictable environments

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Discussants: 

  • Hon. George Heyman BC Government, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
  • Dr. Jocelyn Stacey, Assistant Professor, UBC Peter Allard School of Law

Moderator: Dr. Sybil Seitzinger, Executive Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), and Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria


Philanthropy & Social Innovation

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Discussants:

  • Mr. Paul Lacerte – CEO and Co-Founder, Moose Hide Campaign Development Society
  • Ms. Sandra Richardson – CEO, Victoria Foundation
  • Ms. Brittany Harker Martin – Assistant Professor, Leadership, Policy & Governance and Former Director, Werklund Youth Leadership Centre, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Ralph Nilson, Vancouver Island University

Moderator: Ms. Mary Rozsa de Coquet, Chairman of the Rozsa Foundation

 


Local Economics of Diversity and Inclusion

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Discussants:

  • Ms. Emilie de Rosenroll, Chief Executive Officer, South Island Prosperity Project
  • Joan Elangovan, Director, Asia Pacific Center, Vancouver Economic Commission
  • Dr. Ming Zhang, Urban Practice Manager, Economist, World Bank

Moderator: Dr. Andrew Marton, Professor, Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria


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Lunch

Visit Cultural Exhibitions and Together Mobile Exhibition in Parking Lot C.

Bloc 1: Think Tank Sessions

Please choose between the following parallel sessions:


Can Canada Export the idea of ‘Pluralism’?

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Discussants:

  • Ms. Jillian Stirk, Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation mentor, a Dialogue Associate at the Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue
  • Mr. Mark Tschirgi, Global Centre for Pluralism
  • Ms. Erin Aylward, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar

Moderator: Mr. Geoffrey Cameron, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar


First Nations Leadership and Governance

UVic, First Peoples House

Discussants: 

  • Dr. Tim Raybould, Professor of Practice at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
  • Mr. Brian MacDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Government of Yukon
  • Mr. Lee Francoeur, Lawyer, Eagle Law Group

Moderator: Ms. Kory Wilson, Executive Director, Aboriginal Initiatives and Partnerships, BCIT


Governing Refugees, Diversity and Inclusion in a Globalizing World

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Discussants:

  • Senator Jim Munson, Deputy Chair Fisheries and Oceans, Chair Human Rights and Member of the Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration Committees
  • Mr. Jean-Nicolas Beuze, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative of Canada
  • Testimonies of refugees

Moderator: Dr. Oliver Schmidtke, Director, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria


Who tells the story about climate justice?

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Discussants:

  • Dr. Paul Kershaw, Associate Professor, School of Population and public Health, UBC, author of Generation Squeeze
  • Mike McKenzie, First Nations Youth, Swepmec Territory

Moderator: Steve Cornish, CEO David Suzuki Foundation


Philanthropy and Sustainable Development

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Discussants:

  • Mr. Kevin McCort – CEO, Vancouver Foundation
  • Dr. June Webber – Director, Coady Institute, St Francis Xavier University
  • Mr. Robert Greenhill – Executive Chairman, Global Canada, Montreal

Moderator: Ms. Hilary Pearson, President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada


Global Trade and Economic Growth: TPP, CETA, NAFTA and the backlash against globalisation; How to address trade differently

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Discussants:

  • Mr. Brent Bergeron, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Goldcorp
  • Professor James Brander, Asia Pacific Professor in International Business and Public Policy at University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business
  • Ms. Jacqueline Palladini, Principal Economist, Global Commerce Centre, The Conference Board of Canada

Moderator: Dr. Daniel Muzyka, President and CEO of The Conference Board of Canada, and the Professor of Management at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business


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Break and Networking

Please continue the conversation and engage with the speakers and other participants in inclusive spaces specially curated for the event.

Visit Cultural Exhibitions and the Together Mobile Exhibition in Parking Lot C.

Inclusive Socio-Economic Progress

Opening Emcee:

Dr. Adel Guitouni, Associate co-chair of the Victoria Forum, Associate Professor, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

Presented by Vancity Representative:

RITA PARIKH, Director, Vancity Board of Directors

Panelists:

  • DR. KAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE, Associate Professor of Journalism
    Ryerson University
  • MS. CAROL ANNE HILTON, Chief Executive Officer of Transformation, and Senior Advisor to the Federal Finance Minister
  • Mr. Christian Kittleson, Associate Partner, Ernst & Young
  • DR. BESSMA MOMANI, Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation

Moderator: MS. JENNIFER PETRELA, Director of Content and Strategic Engagement at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

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Wrap-up of Day 2

Emcee: Sebastien Beaulieu, Associate co-chair of the Victoria Forum, Canada’s Executive Coordinator for Syria Government of Canada