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5th Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit 2017

2018 Event

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2017 Event

The 5th Annual Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit 2017 convened key stakeholders from across Canada to address the advanced skills, education, and competitiveness challenges facing Canada today.

This year’s Summit focused on setting goals, identifying stakeholder and institutional roles, and finding the resources needed for future success across various platforms of a national strategy for skills and PSE.

The Summit explored the following themes:

  • Implementing a national strategy for Skills and Post-Secondary Education
  • Leveraging Opportunities for Internationalization
  • Designing Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Platforms
  • Engaging Employers in Skills Development
  • Identifying Needed Tools and Resources
  • Learning from Past Success and Best Practices

Featured Speakers from the 2016 Event

Dr. Matthew McKean

Dr. Matthew McKean
Associate Director, Education
The Conference Board of Canada

Dr. Valerie Walker

Dr. Valerie Walker
Vice-President, Talent and Skills
Business Council of Canada

Sashya D'Souza

Sashya D'Souza
Senior Vice President, Talent Initiatives
Toronto Financial Services Alliance

Scott Stirrett

Scott Stirrett
Founder and Executive Director
Venture for Canada

Ryan Montpellier

Ryan Montpellier
Executive Director
Mining Industry Human Resources Council

Dr. Mahadeo A. Sukhai

Dr. Mahadeo A. Sukhai
Head of Research
CNIB

Rae-Anna Gardner

Rae-Anna Gardner
Supervisor Labour Market Projects
Métis Nation of Ontario

Diana Wickham

Diana Wickham
Strategic Advisor, Post-Secondary Access Initiative
Rideau Hall Foundation

Nicole Almond

Nicole Almond
President
Enactus Canada

Madeleine Barker

Madeleine Barker
Senior Director, Strategic Workforce Initiatives, Human Resources
RBC

Nuha Siddiqui

Nuha Siddiqui
President
Enactus, University of Toronto

Nobina Robinson

Nobina Robinson
Chief Executive Officer
Polytechnics Canada

Alex Usher

Alex Usher
President
Higher Education Strategy Associates

MP Bryan May

MP Bryan May
Member of Parliament for Cambridge
House of Commons

Dr. Wendy Cukier

Dr. Wendy Cukier
Director Diversity Institute and Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management
Ryerson University

Jeff Ollinger

Jeff Ollinger
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition- Personal and Commercial Banking, Campus Recruitment
RBC

Domenic Belmonte

Domenic Belmonte
Partner
PwC

Tea Forenbacher

Tea Forenbacher
Junior Business Advisor, Transformative Technology Adoption Unit
Ontario Investment Office

Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson
Executive Director, Magnet
Ryerson University

David Ticoll

David Ticoll
Distinguished Fellow, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and
Special Advisor, ITAC Talent

Dr. Blaize Horner Reich

Dr. Blaize Horner Reich
RBC Professor, Technology and Innovation, Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University

Amber Foucault

Amber Foucault
Vice-President, Product Management
Symbility INTERSECT

Diana Wang-Martin

Diana Wang-Martin
Chemistry Teacher, STEM Teacher Advisor and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Coordinator
Glenforest Secondary School

Daphne Habib

Daphne Habib
Visual Art and Design Techology Teacher and IB DP Coordinator, STEM Teacher Advisor
Glenforest Secondary School

Abhinav Boyed

Abhinav Boyed
Grade 12 International Baccalaureate Student
Glenforest Secondary School

Gina van Dalen

Gina van Dalen
Executive Director, ITAC Talent and BTM Forum
ITAC | Information & Technology Association of Canada

Iftikhar Choudhary

Iftikhar Choudhary
Co Vice-President of Corporate Relations, Information Technology Management Students Association
Ryerson University

Dr. Robert Luke

Dr. Robert Luke
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
OCAD University

Serge Villemure

Serge Villemure
Director, Scholarships, Fellowships & Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Dr. Imogen Coe

Dr. Imogen Coe
Dean, Faculty of Science
Ryerson University

Alison Howard

Alison Howard
Associate Director, Immigration and Education
The Conference Board of Canada

Erin McGinn

Erin McGinn
Assistant Deputy Minister, Workforce Policy and Innovation Division
Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Dr. Deborah Saucier

Dr. Deborah Saucier
President
MacEwan University

Mary Wabano

Mary Wabano
Director, First Peoples' Centre and
Associate Dean, School of Indigenous Studies, Canadore College

Graeme Joseph

Graeme Joseph
Team Leader, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success
University of Saskatchewan

Alicia Blore

Alicia Blore
Education Officer
Métis Nation of Ontario

Dr. David P. Burns

Dr. David P. Burns
Faculty Member, Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Arts Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Norah Marsh

Norah Marsh
Chief Executive Officer
Education Quality and Accountability Office

Colleen P. McPhee

Colleen P. McPhee
Student Success Consultant
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Dr. Jon Callegher

Dr. Jon Callegher
Executive Director
Job Talks

Dr. Steve Grundy

Dr. Steve Grundy
Vice-President Academic and Provost
Royal Roads University

Noel Baldwin

Noel Baldwin
Coordinator, Postsecondary Education and Adult Learning
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

Dr. David Phipps

Dr. David Phipps
Executive Director, Research and Innovation Services
York University

Dr. Sandra Lapointe

Dr. Sandra Lapointe
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
McMaster University

Kevin Lamoureux

Kevin Lamoureux
National Education Lead
Centre for Truth and Reconciliation


Sponsors

We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

Funding provided in part by:
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Exhibitors

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Marketing Partners

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