THE NEXT 150: MINDFUL OF OUR PAST FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 3:30 PM

Victoria Conference Centre, Pre-Function Hall

The Victoria Forum launches with an inspiring and provocative panel with Former Prime Ministers Kim Campbell and Paul Martin, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, and renowned Indigenous activist Roberta Jamieson sharing their vision for the next 150 years, taking stock of the past, and what they see for the future.

Panelists:

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RIGHT HONOURABLE KIM CAMPBELL

Peter Lougheed Leadership College - University of Alberta

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RIGHT HONOURABLE PAUL MARTIN

Martin Family Initiative & Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship

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ROBERTA JAMIESON

Indspire

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PERRY BELLEGARDE

Assembly of First Nations

Moderator:

Moderator Anna Maria Tremonti, award-winning host of CBC Radio’s The Current, will moderate their conversation to help spark ideas that will take Victoria Forum delegates into the next two days, and encourage them to think differently about Canada’s approach to diversity and inclusion.

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ANNA MARIA TREMONTI

CBC Radio

DEFINING THE NATION TO NATION PARADIGM

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 8:25 AM

UVic, University Center, Farquhar Auditorium

This panel focuses on the contemporary attempts by Indigenous peoples to participate in economic development while nourishing and strengthening their world-views and aspirations. Indigenous peoples have struggled against assimilation throughout Canadian history and Indigenous peoples have worked to ensure development does not further erode relationships with their lands, languages, resources, and social standing. These conditions for engagement in economic development produce challenges and opportunities for Indigenous peoples and others in creating prosperity across Canada. This powerful panel focuses on defining the 'nation-to-nation' paradigm, by addressing questions like:

Can Indigenous peoples retain their distinctive political, legal and cultural status when engaged in economic development?
How can Indigenous peoples develop?
How can Indigenous peoples develop capacity to grow their own and other’s economies?
What the 'nation-to-nation' really mean? How will it be implemented?
What kind of leadership is required?
Who is the most effective governance solution?
Where might Indigenous economic development be focused to take advantage of new opportunities in the next 10-15 years?

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Panelists:

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JOHN BORROWS

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

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SOPHIE PIERRE

Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation

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MATTHEW COON COME

Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Chairperson of the Cree Regional Authority

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AVA HILL

Six Nations of the Grand River

Moderator:

The conversation will be moderated by Miles G. Richardson O.C. a citizen of the Haida Nation and Canada. Miles is advocating for the 'nation-to-nation' paradigm as a solution for positive inclusiveness of indigenous communities around the country.

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MILES RICHARDSON

National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development

TOWARDS A GLOBAL INCLUSIVE AGENDA: DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

UVic, University Center, Farquhar Auditorium

Cross-border mobility of goods, services and people has reached unprecedented levels in particular in the Global North. At the same time, security concerns in the wake of terrorist attacks have led to a fortification of borders around the world. Moreover, fear of the ethnic, cultural or religious “other” has rapidly led to a rise in xenophobic sentiments.

These developments pose a particular challenge to the globally 65.3 million forcibly displaced people. The current refugee crisis poses a structural and increasingly pressing challenge for the world community. Liberal democracies will have to develop effective and morally valid responses given their political and legal commitment to protecting the right to political asylum and human rights. Similarly, liberal democracies are tested in their resolve to withstand ideologies that exclude the non-national “other” or depict migrants as incompatible with national identity. In the face of growing populism, xenophobia and violent extremism, it is important, now more than ever, to promote inclusion as a strategy to address complex global challenges and to emphasize the benefits we enjoy when we successfully leverage our diversity as a strength. The Victoria Forum will explore the benefits of diversity, openness and inclusiveness.

The panel conversation will focus on questions like:
- What are the main challenges we face, both in Canada and internationally, in striving to foster a more inclusive societies?
- Under what circumstances can diversity-based inclusion play a role in peace-building efforts?
- What are some of the key development outcomes of inclusion and how can these be leveraged as a positive force against the corrosive impact of exclusion on individuals and societies?

Panelists:

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LORD JOHN ALDERDICE

Commission on Freedom of Religion and Belief in Common Wealth Countries

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LORI BEAMAN

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

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EDE IJJASZ-VASQUEZ

World Bank Group

Moderators:

The conversation will be guided by two very knowledgeable experts. Mrs. Giuliana Natale is the Director of the Inclusion and Religious Freedom Division within the Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion at Global Affairs Canada. Dr. Oliver Schmidtke is the Director of the Center for Global Studies at the University of Victoria.

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OLIVER SCHMIDTKE

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

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GIULIANA NATALE

Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion at Global Affairs Canada

2C Geo Politics

ARE SMART CITIES FOR ALL?

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

UVic, Student Union Building, Michele Pujol Room

Cities around the world are labelling themselves, “smart”. Our lunch panel will examine if smart cities are more inclusive and sustainable. They will engage on this topics from perspectives of politics, technology & communications, sustainability and social innovation. Panelists will address questions like:
What makes cities smart?
Are smart cities better places to live and are they more inclusive?
How do new technology and the power of networking help eliminate the multiple divides in cities?
Are smart cities more sustainable and do they promote preservation?
What will it take for Victoria to become a smart leader for Canada and the world?

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Presenter and Panelists:

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LISA HELPS

City of Victoria

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DAN PONTEFRACT

TELUS

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EMILIE DE ROSENROLL

South Island Prosperity Project

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JOHN LONGBOTTOM

IBM Canada Ltd.

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DAN RUSCHEINSKI

ESRI Canada

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ERIC SWANSON

Generation Squeeze

Moderator:

Moderator Dr. Daniel F. Muzyka, President Chief Executive Officer of the Conference Board of Canada and former Dean of the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, will moderate their conversation to help develop ideas that will take Victoria Forum delegates into the next day, and encourage them to develop innovative solutions.

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DANIEL MUZYKA

The Conference Board of Canada and the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business

NEW PARTNERSHIPS FOR INCLUSION AND DEVELOPMENT

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:15 PM

UVic, University Center, Farquhar Auditorium

This panel will be presented by Dr. Norah McRae, Executive Director, Co-operative Education Program and Career Services, and Director, Office of Community-University Engagement, Univeristy of Victoria

The panel focuses on exploring the role of private philanthropy and civil society in promoting socio-economic inclusion. Foundations are emerging as a potent force in development. Less well known is the work that philanthropy does to promote social inclusion within communities in Canada. Critics express concerns about the lack of transparency and accountability of private philanthropy. Proponents argue that private philanthropy offers creative and entrepreneurial solutions to persistent social issues that traditional institutions have failed to resolve. This panel will explore questions like:

What role should private philanthropy play in inclusive development, both domestically and internationally?
Does philanthropy have a distinct strategic role in sustainable development in Canada? How can philanthropy contribute to Canada’s pursuit of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)?
What is private philanthropy’s role in strengthening community capacity for social innovation in the face of complex challenges including worsening economic inequalities, threats posed by climate change and the challenges of including and integrating immigrants and refugees, and reconciling with indigenous communities?
How does the current populist political environment affect the role of private philanthropy?
How does philanthropy contribute to new models of partnership or governance in cross-sectoral collaborations?

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Presenter and Panelists:

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ELISSAR SARROUH

Expert Consulting on Governance Inc.

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DOUG HORSWILL

Formerly Teck Resources

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NORAH MCRAE

University of Victoria

Moderator:

Hilary Pearson, President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, will guide the discussion and set the stage for delegates to continue the conversation in the think tank sessions.

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HILARY PEARSON

Philanthropic Foundations Canada

5C Philanthropy

DEFINING CLIMATE JUSTICE

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

UVic, University Center, Farquhar Auditorium

As the impacts of climate change accelerate, people of all current socio-economic conditions will feel the effects.This panel will look at three aspects of “climate justice”, posed through questions that will explore solutions to how we can and should begin to consider dealing with thechallenges ahead. The consequences of not addressing this complex issue could be significantly destabilizing, and cause untold harm to large groups of people and other species around the globe. Panelists will engage in a discussion around the following questions:

Who tells the story about the climate justice?
What are the perspectives around climate justice?
How do different cultural values (e.g. First Nations) change solution pathways?
What are some solutions to address climate change that can address multiple perspectives?
What are some socially just solutions for dealing with these changes?
Who should take responsibility for dealing with the economic and social impacts of climate change where it seriously threatens livelihoods?
Should climate justice be expanded to include other species and ecosystems?
Should we consider other species when we make our decisions about how to mitigate and adapt to future climate regimes? And if we do include all life on the planet how does this shift the debate about climate justice to include all life on the planet?

Panelists:

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SYBIL SEITZINGER

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

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MICHAEL BYERS

University of British Columbia

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JUDITH SAYERS

University of Victoria

Moderator:

Mr. David Miller will moderate the conversation and exchanges with the audience. He has recently been appointed North American Director, C40 Climate Leadership Group, a global coalition of more than 90 cities that address the challenges of climate change. Serving as an ambassador, he will lead inclusive climate action and assist in empowering the city partners to achieved their mandates. He served as Chair of the C40 Cities from 2008 until 2010. David Miller is the President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada, former Mayor of Toronto and former Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

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DAVID MILLER

C40 Climate Leadership Group

4C Climate Justice

GLOBAL TRADE AND THE PROMOTION OF INCLUSIVE ECONOMIES

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:25 PM

UVic, University Center, Farquhar Auditorium

As we witness anxiously the progress of the NAFTA negotiations, this panel explores whether Canada provides genuine alternatives in our international outlook and global partnerships and whether we possess the willingness, strategic vision and capacity to effectively balance global trade and economic integration with the sustainability of local communities and the environment. This group of forward thinkers and experts will engage in a constructive and evidence-based conversation about:

Does Canada possess an environment of genuine diversity that can be leveraged in concrete ways to effectively enhance global trade and other partnerships, particularly with Asia?
What are the international perspectives on Canadian diversity in terms of development assistance, capacity building, governance, international trade, and the global talent pool and international connectedness?
Where are the gaps in Canadian perceptions, willingness and capacity that constrain more effective engagement with international partners, especially in Asia?
What practical strategies can be implemented to effectively leverage existing diversity in Canada, and enhance diverse perspectives and understanding by more Canadians to facilitate mutually beneficial international partnerships?

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Peter B. Gustavson School of Business - Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation

Panelists:

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JUAN JOSÉ DABOUB

The Daboub Partnership™

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EVA BUSZA

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

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HONOURABLE YUEN PAU WOO

Senate of Canada

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JALOUL AYED

MED Confederation, Euromed Capital Forum

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DAVID USHER

Global Affairs Canada

Moderator:

Moderator Dr. Daniel F. Muzyka, President Chief Executive Officer of the Conference Board of Canada and former Dean of the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, will moderate their conversation to help develop ideas that will take Victoria Forum delegates into the next day, and encourage them to develop innovative solutions to address global trade and inclusive economies.

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DANIEL MUZYKA

The Conference Board of Canada and the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business

6E Global Trade

INCLUSIVE SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROGRESS

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 8:55 AM

UVic, University Center, Farquhar Auditorium

Inclusiveness is about developing positive responses to the presence of difference. It involves the development of both mechanisms and mindsets that can peacefully and effectively provide outlets for the tensions that will inevitably arise in a diverse society. This is neither an easy nor a quick process.
For diversity and pluralism to be sustainable, it requires that constant efforts are made to try and ensure all members of society have the opportunity to be included in the political, social and economic spheres of life, and to identify and remedy sites of exclusion. This panel will address the following questions:
Does Canada have the tools and resources to ensure our celebrated pluralism is resilient enough to resist the global tide of xenophobia and populist parties? What are the limitations of the Canadian experience?
How should Canada reap the diversity dividend?
How can the Canadian experience contribute to strengthening pluralism in other countries?
What lessons can be learned from other societies?

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VanCity

Presenter and Panelists:

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BESSMA MOMANI

Political Science at the University of Waterloo

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KAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE

Ryerson University

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CAROL ANNE HILTON

Transformation International

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CHRISTIAN KITTLESON

EY Advisory Services

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RITA PARIKH

Vancity Board of Directors

Moderator:

Ms. Jennifer Petrela, Director of Content and Strategic Engagement at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, will guide the conversation. She came to the Foundation after eight years with multilateral development banks and academic and government bodies. She combines the corporate, social and environmental knowledge.

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JENNIFER PETRELA

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

Diversity and Economics

THINK TANK SESSIONS (BLOC 1)

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Think tank sessions are designed to stimulate constructive and evidence-based conversations leading to actionable recommendations (novel ideas, call for actions or new challenges). All participants are encouraged to engage with the discussants and the moderators and contribute to the conversations.

Diversity and Economics

CAN CANADA EXPORT THE IDEA OF “PLURALISM”?

UVic, David Strong Building C116

Discussants

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JILLIAN STIRK

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

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MARK TSCHIRGI

The Global Centre for Pluralism

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ERIN AYLWARD

University of Toronto

Moderator:

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GEOFFREY CAMERON

University of Toronto

3C Eco of Indi

FIRST NATIONS LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE

UVic, First People House

Discussants

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LEE FRANCOEUR

Eagle Law

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TIM RAYBOULD

McGill University

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BRIAN MACDONALD

Government of Yukon

Moderator:

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KORY WILSON

British Columbia Institute of Technology

2C Geo Politics

GOVERNING REFUGEES, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD

UVic, David Strong Building C108

Discussants

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HONORABLE JIM MUNSON

Senate of Canada

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JEAN-NICOLAS BEUZE

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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IBRAHIM HAJ-IBRAHIM

Syrian Refugee

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SAMER AL-JBAWI

Syrian Refugee / Somali Centre for Family Services

Moderator:

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OLIVER SCHMIDTKE

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

4C Climate Justice

WHO TELLS THE STORY ABOUT CLIMATE JUSTICE?

UVic, David Strong Building C113

Discussants

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PAUL KERSHAW

School of Population and Public health, University of British Columbia

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MIKE MCKENZIE

Moderator:

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STEPHEN CORNISH

David Suzuki Foundation

5C Philanthropy

PHILANTHROPY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

UVic, David Strong Building C112

Discussants

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KEVIN MCCORT

Vancouver Foundation

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ROBERT GREENHILL

Global Canada

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JUNE WEBBER

St. Francis Xavier University

Moderator:

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HILARY PEARSON

Philanthropic Foundations Canada

6E Global Trade

GLOBAL TRADE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: TPP, CETA, NAFTA AND THE BACKLASH AGAINST GLOBALISATION: HOW TO ADDRESS TRADE DIFFERENTLY

UVic, David Strong Building C122

Discussants

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BRENT BERGERON

Goldcorp

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JACQUELINE PALLADINI

The Conference Board of Canada

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JAMES BRANDER

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Moderator:

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DANIEL MUZYKA

The Conference Board of Canada and the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business

THINK TANK SESSIONS (BLOC 2)

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

Think tank sessions are designed to stimulate constructive and evidence-based conversations leading to actionable recommendations (novel ideas, call for actions or new challenges). All participants are encouraged to engage with the discussants and the moderators and contribute to the conversations.

Diversity and Economics
2C Geo Politics

COMBINED SESSION: IS CANADIAN DIVERSITY A MYTH OR REALITY?

UVic, David Strong Building C116

Discussants

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KAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE

Ryerson University

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GEOFFREY CAMERON

University of Toronto

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STACEY FITZSIMMONS

Moderator:

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ERIN AYLWARD

University of Toronto

3C Eco of Indi

DEFINING THE NATION TO NATION RELATIONSHIP

UVic, First People House

Discussants

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MATTHEW COON COME

Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Chairperson of the Cree Regional Authority

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MOHAN DENETTO

Economic and Business Opportunities, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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CAROL ANNE HILTON

Transformation International

Moderator:

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MILES RICHARDSON

National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development

4C Climate Justice

JUST SOLUTIONS FOR COMMUNITIES THREATENED BY LESS PREDICTABLE ENVIRONMENTS

UVic, David Strong Building C113

Discussants

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HONOURABLE GEORGE HEYMAN

Environment and Climate Change Strategy

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JOCELYN STACEY

Peter Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Moderator:

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SYBIL SEITZINGER

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

5C Philanthropy

PHILANTHROPY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

UVic, David Strong Building C112

Discussants

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SANDRA RICHARDSON

Victoria Foundation

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BRITTANY HARKER MARTIN

Werklund Youth Leadership Centre, University of Calgary

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RALPH NILSON

Vancouver Island University

Moderator:

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MARY ROZSA DE COQUET

Rozsa Foundation

6E Global Trade

LOCAL ECONOMICS OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

UVic, David Strong Building C122

Discussants

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EMILIE DE ROSENROLL

South Island Prosperity Project

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JOAN ELANGOVAN

Vancouver Economic Commission

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MING ZHANG

World Bank

Moderator:

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ANDREW MARTON

Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

THINK TANK SESSIONS (BLOC 3)

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 2:15 PM

Think tank sessions are designed to stimulate constructive and evidence-based conversations leading to actionable recommendations (novel ideas, call for actions or new challenges). All participants are encouraged to engage with the discussants and the moderators and contribute to the conversations.

Diversity and Economics

HOW CAN WE MAKE CANADA A MORE WELCOMING PLACE?

UVic, David Strong Building C116

Discussants

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WYLE BAOWEEN

HRx Technology

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GEOFFREY CAMERON

University of Toronto

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ERIN AYLWARD

University of Toronto

Moderator:

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MARK TSCHIRGI

The Global Centre for Pluralism

3C Eco of Indi

ACTION INITIATIVES: ENTREPRENEURSHIP, FIRST NATIONS LAW, AND ECONOMY OF AFFECTION

UVic, First People House

Discussants

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DARA KELLY

Peter B Gustavson School of Business at The University of Victoria

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ESTELLA WHITE

JFK Law Corporation

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BRENT MAINPRIZE

University of Victoria

Moderator:

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JOHN BORROWS

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

2C Geo Politics

BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE AND WELCOMING SOCIETY – A GRASS ROOTS PERSPECTIVE

UVic, David Strong Building C108

Discussants

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PAMELA DIVINSKY

The Mosaic Institute

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DAVID LAU

The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS)

Moderator:

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GIULIANA NATALE

Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion at Global Affairs Canada

4C Climate Justice

CLIMATE JUSTICE FOR ECOSYSTEMS

UVic, David Strong Building C113

Discussants

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LINDA SHEEHAN

Planet Pledge, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

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DAVID BOYD

University of British Columbia

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EMILY GILES

World Wildlife Fund Canada

Moderator:

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PETER ROBINSON

Formerly David Suzuki Foundation

5C Philanthropy

PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL INNOVATION

UVic, David Strong Building C112

Discussants

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PETER R. ELSON

School of Public Administration, University of Victoria

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ROBIN MCLAY

Vancouver Island University

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CHARLES HARVEY

Newcastle University

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JAMES STAUCH

Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University

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SANDRA HUCULAK

Alberta Treasury Branch

Moderator:

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ROY SUDDABY

Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

6E Global Trade

Capacity Building for Diversity and Inclusion

UVic, David Strong Building C122

Discussants

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NADIA TURKI

International Academy of Media and Diplomacy (IAMD)

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ALDEN HABACON

University of British Columbia

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BRIAN LEACOCK

Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

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ERIN WILLIAMS

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Moderator:

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EVA BUSZA

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 8:25 AM