Audio Recordings - 2017 Victoria Forum

In Conversation

Audio Recordings of Inaugural Victoria Forum Think Tank Sessions Designed to stimulate constructive and evidence-based conversations leading to actionable recommendations.

Theme One: Diversity & Economic Prosperity

Block 1: Can Canada Export The Idea of ``Pluralism?``

  • Ms. Erin Aylward, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar
  • Ms. Jillian Stirk, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Mentor and Associate Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University
  • Mr. Mark Tschirgi, Global Centre for Pluralism

Block 2: Is Canadian Diversity A Myth or Reality?

  • Mr. Geoffrey Cameron, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar
  • Dr. Stacey Fitzsimmons, Associate Professor, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Kamal al-Solaylee, Associate Professor of Journalism, Ryerson University

Block 3: How Can We Make Canada A More Welcoming Place?

  • Ms. Erin Aylward, Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar
  • Mr. Wyle Baoween, CEO, HRx Technology Inc.
  • Mr. Geoffrey Cameron, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar
  • Ms. Jean McRea, Chief Executive Officer of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria Area (ICA)

Theme Two: Economics of Indigenous Inclusiveness

Block 1: First Nations Leadership and Governance

  • Mr. Lee Francoeur, Lawyer, Eagle Law Group
  • Mr. Brian MacDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Government of Yukon
  • Dr. Tim Raybould, Professor of Practice at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

Block 2: Defining The Nation to Nation Relationship

  • Mr. Mohan Denetto, Director General, Economic and Business Opportunities, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Ms. Carol Anne Hilton, CEO Transformation, and Senior Advisor to the Federal Finance Minister

Block 3: Action Initiatives: Entrepreneurship, First Nations Law, And Economic of Affection

  • Dr. Dara Kelly, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Brent Mainprize, Teaching Professor, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
  • Ms. Estella White, Lawyer, JFK Law Corporation

Theme Three: Geopolitics of Diversity

Block 1: Governing Refugees, Diversity And Inclusion In A Globalizing World

  • Senator Jim Munson, Senate of Canada, Deputy Chair Fisheries and Oceans, Chair Human Rights and Member of the Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration Committees
  • Mr. Jean-Nicolas Beuze, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Canada (by video link)
  • Testimonies of refugees

Block 2: Is Canadian Diversity A Myth or Reality?

  • Mr. Geoffrey Cameron, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar
  • Dr. Stacey Fitzsimmons, Associate Professor, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Kamal al-Solaylee, Associate Professor of Journalism, Ryerson University

Block 3: Building An Inclusive And Welcoming Society - A Grass Roots Perspective

  • Dr. Pamela Divinsky, Executive Director, The Mosaic Institute
  • Mr. T. David Lau, Executive Director, Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society

Theme Four: Climate Justice

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Theme Five: Private Philanthropy, Civil Society and Inclusive Development

Block 1: Philanthropy and Sustainable Development

  • Mr. Robert Greenhill, Executive Chair, Global Canada, Montreal
  • Mr. Kevin McCort, CEO Vancouver Foundation
  • Dr. June Webber, Director, Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University

Block 2: Philanthropy, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Mr. Paul Lacerte, CEO and Co-Founder, Moose Hide Campaign Development Society
  • Ms. Brittany Harker Martin, Associate Director Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education
  • Dr. Ralph Nilson, President and Vice-Chancellor, Vancouver Island University
  • Ms. Sandra Richardson, CEO, Victoria Foundation

Block 3: Philanthropy and Social Innovation

  • Mr. Peter Elson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Victoria and Mount Royal
    College
  • Mr. Robin McLay, Senior Advisor to the President, Social Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Vancouver Island University
  • Dr. Charles Harvey, Professor, Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship, Wealth and Philanthropy, Newcastle University
  • Ms. Sandra Hucaluk, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and
    Community Investment, Alberta Treasury Branch
  • Mr. James Stauch, Director, Institute for Community Prosperity, Mount Royal
    University

Theme Six: Global Trade and the Economics of Diversity

Block 1: Global Trade & Economic Growth

  • Mr. Brent Bergeron, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and
    Sustainability, Goldcorp Inc.
  • Dr. James Brander, Asia Pacific Professor in International Business and Public Policy at University of British Columbia‚Äôs Sauder School of Business
  • Ms. Jacqueline Palladini, Principal Economist, Global Commerce Centre, The Conference Board of Canada

Block 2: Local Economics of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Ms. Joan Elangovan, Director, Asia Pacific Center, Vancouver Economic Commission
  • Ms. Emilie de Rosenroll, Executive Director, South Island Prosperity Project
  • Dr. Ming Zhang, Urban Practice Manager, Economist, World Bank

Block 3: Capacity Building for Diversity and Inclusion

  • Mr. Alden Habacon, Diversity & Inclusion
    Strategist and Senior Advisor, Intercultural Understanding, University of British Columbia
  • Mr. Brian Leacock, Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Director, International Programs, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
  • Ms. Nadia Turki, Founder and President, International Academy of Media and Diplomacy
  • Dr. Erin Williams, Program Manager, Skills and Competencies, Asia Pacific Foundation