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Tuesday, November 23 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
206: Inclusion through Broader Research Collaboration: Building Forward Better

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Organized by: Colleges and Institutes Canada

For vulnerable and underrepresented groups such as women, immigrants, racialized communities and Indigenous peoples, COVID-19 has deepened and exacerbated systemic and underlying inequities. Motivated by solving practical challenges within their communities, college applied research centres gather students, faculty and technology to work collaboratively with a broad range of partners. This “non-traditional” approach to research leverages the unique strengths of each partner for the benefit of the entire community. Five leaders from different segments of the innovation ecosystem will share their recipes for success in collaborating with research partners to achieve social innovation impacts and advance a more just society.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Amyot

Denise Amyot

President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
Denise Amyot was appointed in 2013 as the President/CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada, the voice of Canada’s colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment in over 25 countries. Previously, Denise was the President/CEO... Read More →
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Kevin Holmes

Managing Director, Social Innovation Lab, Algonquin College
Kevin Holmes is Managing Director, Social Innovation Lab at Algonquin College. In 2018 he founded the 1st Social Innovation Lab in Canada’s college system and launched SLiDE (Service Learning in Design & Engineering) an initiative supporting the social sector in the area of digital... Read More →
avatar for Gail Bowkett

Gail Bowkett

Vice President, Programs, Mitacs
Gail Bowkett is the Director, Innovation Policy at Mitacs. With over 20 years’ experience in the fields of higher education and international development, Gail provides leadership on policy research and analysis in support of Mitacs priorities and programming. Gail's experience... Read More →
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Hailey Hechtman

Executive Director, Causeway Work Centre
Hailey Hechtman is a creative, intentional and purpose-driven social impact leader with a passion for co-creative team development, strength-based program implementation and collective impact. She has 10 years of experience working in the social services sector with an aim for promoting... Read More →
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Kelly J Lendsay

President & CEO, Indigenous Works
Kelly Lendsay is an entrepreneur who is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s foremost innovators and organizational development experts in workplace inclusion systems, models and corporate/indigenous partnerships. His dynamic communications style and passion for innovation... Read More →
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Naomi Tabata

Manager, Centre for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation at North Island College
Naomi Tabata is the Manager of the Centre for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation at North Island College, where she works to connect the talented faculty and students at North Island College with community businesses and organizations to create meaningful and mutually beneficial... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual