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Wednesday, November 24 • 8:30am - 10:00am
238: Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the innovation ecosystem for Canadian youth during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

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Organized by: Diversity Institute, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

​Canada is a very diverse country, and, with a significant proportion of its demographic and economic growth coming from racialized groups and from immigration. Recognizing the importance of Canadian youth in accounting for one-third of total Canadian population and as a highly diverse group, the Canadian government introduced multiple policies and programs, such as the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, to support youth to engage in the workforce. Using a gender and intersectional lens, this panel includes four presentations on gaps in youth support programs, barriers for Black youth entrepreneurs, stereotypes of youth entrepreneurs, and future skills for youth. 

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Wendy Cukier

Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ted Rogers School of Management Director, Diversity Institute
Dr. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada's leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes and diversity, with more than 200 published papers on technology, innovation, and management. Dr. Cukier is Academic Director of the $8.6m Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, Research... Read More →
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Suzanne Gagnon

Associate Dean, Professional Graduate Programs and Executive Education Associate Professor of Leadership and Organization Canada Life Chair in Leadership Education Director, James W. Burns Leadership Institute
Professor Suzanne Gagnon is Associate Dean of Professional Graduate Programs and Executive Education at the Asper School, a leadership role inclusive of three programs within the Stu Clark Graduate School: the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Finance (MFin) and the... Read More →
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Tania Saba

BMO Chaired Professor in Diversity and Governance Professor, School of Industrial Relations, Université de Montréal
Tania SABA is the founder and holder of the BMO Chair in Diversity and Governance and is a Full Professor at the School of Industrial Relations at the Université de Montréal. Tania is an expert and has published extensively on issues of diversity management, workforce aging, intergenerational... Read More →
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Nadine Spencer

CEO, President at BrandEq Group. CEO, President, Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA)
Nadine Spencer is the CEO of BrandEQ Group Inc., a global agency specializing in social change marketing, communications, and public relations. Ms. Spencer has accelerated strategic growth and brand visibility for a diverse client portfolio. She also pioneered BrandEQ Black, BrandEQ’s... Read More →

Wednesday November 24, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST