Kyla Zhowshkawabunokwe Judge | Connecting Indigenous Youth to the Land
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!
The SmartICE Story | Blending Indigenous Knowledge with Advanced Science
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!
Yukon Youth Healthcare Summit with Geri-Lee Buyck and Anna Billowits
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.
Innovating Through Healthcare Technology with Dr. Breanne Everett
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!
Inclusion, Health, and Fulfilling Potential with Stuart McReynolds
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!
Diversifying Entertainment with Electronic Arts Studios and V. Paul Lee
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.
Making business better with Ali Leung
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.