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Wednesday, November 17 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
801: Reimagining Skills for a Green Future (Part 2)

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Organized by: Ryerson University

Join Future Skills Centre and project partners for two active discussions about what skills are needed to design and develop solutions for inclusive innovation and a green future. These sessions will explore sector trends, challenges and creative ideas from researchers, FSC funded innovation projects, and industry leaders. Participants will be provided the opportunity to ask reflective questions, and engage in discussion with panel members on proposed challenges and ideas.

Panel Topic 1: Skills for Inclusive Innovation (12:00 - 1:15PM EST)
Panel Description: What is Inclusive Innovation? And what skills are needed to ensure we design and develop solutions facing those with the greatest barriers in employment and education. In this session, participants will be provided the opportunity to understand what skills are needed for inclusive innovation by learning about diverse projects that are cultivating the space to test, disrupt and create new approaches for training and development.

Panel Topic 2: Skills for a Green Future (1:45 - 3PM EST)
Panel Description: What does a green future look like? What  skills will we need for green jobs? In this panel discussion with researchers, industry leaders and community builders, we will focus on understanding the skills needed to develop and transition to a low carbon economy and support the growth of rising sectors and emerging career pathways.


Moderators
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Mike Moffat

Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy group at Ivey Business School, Western University, Senior Director at the Smart Prosperity Institute
Mike Moffatt is the Senior Director at the Smart Prosperity Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy group at Ivey Business School, Western University. In 2017, Mike was the Chief Innovation Fellow for the Government of Canada, advising Deputy... Read More →

Speakers
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Steven N. Liss

Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University
Steven N. Liss is Ryerson’s Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and a professor of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science. Professor Liss returned to Ryerson, in April 2017 following a decade of distinguished service at the University of Guelph and at Queen’s University... Read More →
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Samir Khan

Senior Research Associate, Future Skills Centre
Samir Khan is a Senior Research Associate at the Future Skills Centre and supports its work in evaluation, knowledge synthesis, and research. Over his career, he has collaborated with research and policy professionals in a variety of practice areas, including fiscal governance, skills... Read More →
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Geni Peters

Senior Manager, Research, ECO Canada
Geni Peters is an economist with a Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University. As Senior Research Manager at ECO Canada, she is responsible for the management, execution and delivery of environmental labour market information and national occupational standards projects, working... Read More →
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Vince Schutt

Partnership & Learning Advisor, Canada Green Buildings Council
Vince Schutt is the Partnership & Learning Advisor at Canada Green Buildings Council. He wears many hats including leading the Workforce 2030 Coalition – Canada largest coalition with a focus on growing workforce capacity to deliver on high-performance buildings.  Vince also leads... Read More →


Wednesday November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Virtual