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Thursday, November 8 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
(45 min) Science and Inclusivity: Going Beyond the Slogans / Science et inclusion : au-delà des slogans

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Organized by: Deborah Currie, Director, SHAD Fellow Network

Everybody’s talking about inclusion – and ensuring that Canadians from every sector have opportunities to excel in STEM or now STEAM. That's a good thing. But if inclusion is going to be about more than photo-ops and catchphrases, we have to have real discussions about the challenges of genuine, deep inclusion. Meaningful gender, economic, regional, and philosophical diversity are easy to talk about but tough to achieve in any organization – even in entrepreneurial settings where diversity is widely known to be an engine for creativity. SHAD, Canada’s premier entrepreneurship program empowering high school aged youth to become change-makers, was established in 1980 and is based in Waterloo, Ontario. For this panel discussion SHAD will present four young SHAD Fellows from diverse backgrounds who will address diversity and inclusion from their own perspectives and experiences, and whose stories show why it’s critical to get it right.

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Tim Jackson

President and Chief Executive Officer, SHAD
Tim Jackson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SHAD. Tim joined SHAD in July 2016 after serving as an Executive Vice-President at the MaRS Discovery District, one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. Tim has an extensive background as an entrepreneur and business... Read More →

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Alex Bouchard

Inaugural Member of the Prime Minister's Youth Council and SHAD 2009
Alex Bouchard is from Haines Junction, Yukon, and is a proud francophone who was involved with the Fédération de la Jeunesse Canadienne Française. She founded the University of British Columbia Parks Canada Club while attending university and inspired youth to get outdoors and... Read More →
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James Flynn

SHAD Fellow and Rhodes Scholar
James Flynn is a Rhodes Scholar with interests in digital literacy and economic development. James is currently a Juris Doctor candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He also holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees from the University... Read More →
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Eva Greyeyes

SHAD Fellow 2018
Eva Greyeyes is currently a grade 11 student in Toronto beginning the IB Diploma Programme at Branksome Hall. She is Nêhiyaw from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.She has been actively involved in the performing arts from an early age. Eva has acted professionally in theatre and in the 2018... Read More →
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Joseph Tafese

Student, University of Waterloo
Joseph Tafese attended SHAD in 2017 and received the Dave Black Award for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. After moving to Canada from Ethiopia, Joseph decided to invest the only thing he had – time – on the inner-city children he lived with. He became a Sunday School... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Delta Ottawa - Capitale