2024 National Ceremony

May 15, 2023
1:00 pm Eastern
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Join us as we celebrate the 2024 Ingenious+ National Award recipients and National Finalists.

Ingenious+ Learning Session - SmartICE

February 13, 2024
13:00 pm Eastern
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Join us for Ingenious+ latest Session as we share the incredible story of SmartICE. SmartICE is the world’s first climate change adaptation tool designed to understand sea ice conditions with a business model that aims to expand opportunities for economic and social development in northern markets while preserving local cultures and lifestyles in Canada’s North! Dr. Katherine Wilson, Director of Knowledge Co-Production and Leanne Beaulieu, project Mapping Specialist will join us to discuss the Sikumik Qaujimajjuti project – Augmenting Inuit Sea-Ice Knowledge with Geospatial Technologies to Mitigate Travel Risk in Arctic Communities.

Ingenious+ Learning Session - Audra Renyi

January 15th, 2024
11:00am Eastern
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Our Ingenious+ Series is kicking off 2024 with Audra Renyi, Executive Director World Wide Hearing, a non-profit that designs distribution programs to provide hearing care for children around the world. Audra has worked as an investment banker on Wall Street, with Doctors Without Borders running the finances and human resources for a refugee hospital in Chad, and worked as Director of Development at Canada World Youth.

Ingenious+ Learning Session - Melissa Allen

December 6, 2023
1:00pm Eastern
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Learn from Melissa Allen, Executive Director of League of Innovators, and discover the tools needed to help you identify your values, passion, and gifts! Also, meet young innovator, Aaron Zhao creator of the ExoTremor, a low-cost, 3D-printed exoskeleton that suppresses hand tremors in movement disorder patients.

Ingenious+ Learning Session - David Brown

November 28, 2023
11:00am Eastern
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Learn from innovator David Brown, co-founder and COO of @chinovabioworks and founder of Mycodev Group about the power of youth entrepreneurship and innovation! Chinova started in 2016 with a simple goal, to deliver clean-label ingredients and reduce food waste and they succeeded through white button mushrooms! Also, you’ll hear from 2023 Ingenious+ National Award recipient Elijah Cosby the teenage creator of U-VAD, a wearable object detection device that uses ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles in the user’s path! Keeping the world safe and sustainable through science and tech.

Ingenious+ Year 3 Launch Event

October 18, 2023
1:00pm Eastern
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We have a packed house for the Ingenious+ launch events. You won’t want to miss this! Meet the Innovators joining us: Martin Basiri, CEO Apply Board & Passage – your guide to becoming an innovator. Melissa Allen, Executive Director League of Innovators – discover the essence of finding your ‘why.’ Thivya Jeyapalan, Year 2 Ingenious+ National Winner & Key Of Sight Founder. 

Innovate For Good | Year Two Launch of The Ingenious+ Innovation Challenge

November 9th, 2022
1:00pm Eastern
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Innovating for Health! We are celebrating the launch of the Rideau Hall Foundation’s Ingenious+ Youth Innovation Challenge with Dr. Breanne Everett, CEO of Orpyx Medical Technologies. Dr. Everett drew upon her expertise as a physician to help create devices that empower patients to live healthier, fuller lives. A 2016 recipient of a Governor General’s Innovation Award, hear about Dr. Everett’s adventure as an innovator and discover how you can take an idea and make the world a better place.

Healthier, Smarter, Kinder | National Award Ceremony

May 17, 2022
12:00pm Eastern
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Are you ready to be inspired? Join us on May 17 at 12:00 PM ET to meet the inaugural winners of Ingenious+ and learn about how their winning innovations are destined to make our world Healthier, Smarter, and Kinder. Powered by the Rideau Hall Foundation in partnership with JA Canada and Yukon University, Ingenious+ is a national youth innovation challenge with a strong regional and community focus. The goal is to give students aged 14 to 18 the opportunity to innovate for good, and to share their strategies to address problems at home, across Canada, and around the world.

Sustainability and Our Journey to an All-Electric Future

April 20, 2022
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Our climate programs revolve around solutions that people can adopt to make a positive difference in the world, and in this broadcast we’ll be joined by Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation at GM Canada, to explore the world of electric vehicles and other new technologies in the automotive world poised to make our world a little greener.

Food Security in the North | Farming and Community Building with Derrick Hastings

November 19, 2021
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Derrick has been Trondek Hwechin teaching and working farm manager for five years and has introduced commercial egg and animal production plus a C.S.A veggie box delivery to operations. TH farm under his management has won the Arctic inspiration prize ( 4 season greenhouse) and multiple grants from the federal government addressing climate change. His work as TH farm manager has seen him present the farms vision across the country and as far away as Roveniemi, Finland. He is a husband and father of 4, a long time Dawson resident focused on activism rooted in direct action. Join us for this exciting program as part of the Ingenious + program series!

Making business better with Ali Leung

October 22, 2021
2:00pm eastern
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Ali is a purpose-driven marketer, and the recently appointed Head of Marketing for Shopify, where she will be helping make commerce better for Canadians, supporting independent and enterprise businesses in every way possible. Join Ali to learn more about how she helped to inspire healthy habits for real life at Weight Watchers and how she helped to grow the purpose-driven brands like Dove and Hellmann’s at Unilever.

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Diversifying Entertainment with Electronic Arts Studios and V. Paul Lee

October 22, 2021
12:00pm eastern
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Join former president of Electronic Arts V. Paul Lee as he shares stories from his days managing their product development. Learn about some of the top video games in the world and how they got made by one of the business pioneers in the field – as well as Mr. Lee’s personal journey.

Paul Lee

The SmartICE Story | Blending Indigenous Knowledge with Advanced Science

October 19, 2021
2:00pm eastern
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Enabling resiliency in the face of climate change. Join Executive Director Carolann Harding and Project Support lead Shawna Dicker as they share the incredible story of SmartICE – the world’s first climate change adaptation tool designed to understand sea ice conditions with a business model that aims to expand opportunities for economic and social development in northern markets while preserving local cultures and lifestyles in Canada’s North!

Carolann Harding

Yukon Youth Healthcare Summit with Geri-Lee Buyck and Anna Billowits

October 21, 2021
10:00am eastern
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Sometimes, innovation is about engaging your community. Join the leaders of Yukon Health Summit, Geri-Lee Buyck and Anna Billowits who set out to encourage more northerners to enter the field of healthcare. Geri-Lee is a First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun citizen and grew up in the rural, northern community of Mayo, Yukon. Anna was born on the territory of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwӓch’ӓn Council in Whitehorse, Yukon and raised in Ottawa on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg Nation. Both Geri-Lee and Anna are passionate about community empowerment and creating opportunities for youth from the Yukon to succeed in whatever path they choose.

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Inclusion, Health, and Fulfilling Potential with Stuart McReynolds

October 21, 2021
2:00pm eastern
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Join Abilities Centre President and CEO Stuart McReynolds as he shares the story of the Abilities Centre – a place where people of all ages and abilities could come together and realize their full potential, and in the process, change the social fabric of our communities and country. Stuart brings with him decades of expertise in helping make people’s lives better all over the world, and you’ll hear how he translated that experience into action at the centre which welcomes over 100,000 people every single year!

Stuart McReynolds

Innovating Through Healthcare Technology with Dr. Breanne Everett

October 21, 2021
12:00pm eastern
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Dr. Breanne Everett is the CEO of Orpyx Medical Technologies, where she drew upon her expertise as a physician to help create devices that could help people manage pain and live healthier, fuller lives. Named one of the top 100 most powerful women in Canada, learn Breanne’s story and discover how you can take an idea and make it into something meaningful in this special presentation!

Breanne Everette

Kyla Zhowshkawabunokwe Judge | Connecting Indigenous Youth to the Land

October 19, 2021
12:00pm eastern
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Kyla is an Anishinaabekwe of the Marten clan, from Shawanaga First Nation. She is passionate about Anishinaabek aadziwin, land-based learning, and grassroots organizing. As the GBAY Coordinator, she works with Indigenous youth to create safe spaces for building strong community and cultural connections. She leads the planning and delivery of Indigenous Youth land-based education, including the recently completed Wiigwaas Jiimaan (birch bark canoe), Oshikinigig!

Kyla Judge