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Friday, January 18
 

8:30am

10:00am

Conference Opening - Ouverture du congrès
Let's get ready to rumble! This is where things kick off, and we formally launch xChange 2019! Throughout the first day of conference we'll dig into the need for change in the world today.

Préparons-nous à passer à l’action! Nous donnons le coup d’envoi du congrès et inaugurons officiellement Σchanges 2019! Lors de la première journée, nous nous attarderons aux besoins de changement du monde d’aujourd’hui.

Speakers
avatar for Nafisa Rafiatu Adams

Nafisa Rafiatu Adams

Nafisa is a social entrepreneur who seeks to economically empower rural women and educate girls through miking and selling beaded jewellery. 
avatar for Jonathan Larochelle

Jonathan Larochelle

EWB
Jonathan is an engineering physics student at Université Laval and has been involved with EWB since the beginning of his studies. Having entered the organization as a Canadian Junior Fellow with Engineers of Tomorrow during the summer of 2016, he then coordinated the evolving engineering... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

11:00am

Foundations Session - Les fondements
Kick conference off right! Learn a bit more about what's coming at you in the next few days, and find your people among delegates from other chapters and parts of the organization.

Donnons comme il se doit le coup d’envoi du congrès! Apprenez‑en un peu plus sur ce qui vous attend pendant les prochains jours et trouvez vos camarades parmi les délégué·e·s d’autres sections et d’autres parties de l’organisme.

Friday January 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Various Rooms

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday January 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

12:30pm

Force Academy
Limited Capacity full

Experience legendary saber combats in a one-time experience with Force Academy! No prior experience required. Open to all levels. Grab your sabers and challenge your friends to a duel!

Défiez vos amis avec des sabres dans un environnement sécuritaire et amical avec Force Academy. Aucune expérience préalable requise, ouvert à tous. Prenez votre sabre et provoquez vos amis en duel!



Friday January 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Salon 1 - 2nd Floor

1:00pm

Emilie Nicolas - Keynote - Emilie Nicolas – Conférence en plénière
What does “Boundless Citizenship” mean in the current global context? And what can the development sector learn from social justice movements? Hear from the thoughtful, passionate activist, Emilie Nicolas, about current political realities and the ever more urgent challenges we need to face together.


Que signifie une « citoyenneté sans limites » dans le contexte mondial actuel? Qu’est-ce que le secteur de développement peut apprendre des mouvements en faveur de la justice sociale? Venez écouter Emilie Nicolas, une activiste réfléchie et passionnée, à propos des réalités politiques de l’heure et des défis encore plus urgents que nous devons affronter ensemble.

Speakers
avatar for Emilie Nicolas

Emilie Nicolas

Emilie Nicolas is an anthropologist, human rights advocate, and consultant based in Montreal, Canada. She sits on the boards of the Broadbent Institute, an important progressive think-tank, and the Quebec Women’s Federation, the largest feminist organization in Canada. An active... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

2:00pm

Luke Savage Plenary Address
Speakers
avatar for Luke Savage

Luke Savage

Luke Savage is a Toronto-based writer and journalist. His work on Canadian and American politics, populism, and democracy has appeared in Current Affairs, The Guardian, the New Statesman, the Literary Review of Canada, and others. He is also a Staff Writer at Jacobin Magazine.


Friday January 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

2:15pm

Break
Friday January 18, 2019 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Foyer - 4th Floor

2:45pm

Boundless Citizenship in a Divided World - Citoyenneté sans limites dans un monde divisé
Limited Capacity seats available

We live in an age of growing isolationism and distrust of global institutions. What can we do to build the connections we need to solve the unprecedented challenges the world faces, and create sustainable change? Join Prateek, our Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Community, and a panel of experts to dive deeper into the theme of Boundless Citizenship, and look the role that Canada can play in creating a better future in a divided world.

Nous vivons à une époque où s'aggravent l'isolement et la méfiance à l'égard des institutions internationales. Que pouvons-nous faire pour créer les liens nécessaires pour répondre aux défis sans précédents auxquels le monde fait face, et pour créer des changements durables?

Speakers
avatar for Prateek Awasthi

Prateek Awasthi

Director of Policy, Advocacy & Community, EWB
Prateek Awasthi leads EWB’s global efforts on policy and advocacy, and Canadian community. He has a decade of experience working at the United Nations promoting the human rights, development priorities and meaningful participation of young people in decision-making, managing a global... Read More →
avatar for Yolanda Banks

Yolanda Banks

Principal Advisor (Corporate Affairs), FinDev Canada
Yolanda Banks gère les pratiques associées aux relations avec les parties intéressées à FinDev Canada. Auparavant, elle travaillait à Exportation et développement Canada (EDC), la société mère de FinDev Canada, dans des rôles liés à la responsabilité sociale des entreprises... Read More →
avatar for Eva Salinas

Eva Salinas

Managing Editor, OpenCanada.org
Eva Salinas is the managing editor of foreign affairs news site, OpenCanada.org and a journalism instructor at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. She was previously the editor of The Santiago Times in Chile, where she was also a freelance correspondent for The Globe and Mail, The... Read More →
avatar for Luke Savage

Luke Savage

Luke Savage is a Toronto-based writer and journalist. His work on Canadian and American politics, populism, and democracy has appeared in Current Affairs, The Guardian, the New Statesman, the Literary Review of Canada, and others. He is also a Staff Writer at Jacobin Magazine.


Friday January 18, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom East - 4th Floor

2:45pm

Innovative Planning for Certain Uncertainties - Planification innovante pour certaines incertitudes
Climate change, conflict, politics, technology – the world is changing fast and becoming increasingly difficult to predict. So how do we set up our chapters, universities, institutions and societies to be compatible with, and adaptive to, our uncertain future? This session will draw from lessons learned in a strategic planning process for a shared river between Malawi and Mozambique, where innovative scenario planning methods are helping multiple countries agree on joint solutions for their uncertain climate futures. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with core principles of these methods to start thinking about the resilience of their own efforts to address challenges within their own communities, chapters, or organisations.

Changements climatiques, conflits, politique, technologie : le monde change rapidement et son avenir devient de plus en plus difficile à prévoir. De ce fait, comment pouvons-nous organiser nos sections, nos universités, nos institutions et nos sociétés afin qu’elles soient compatibles avec notre futur incertain et qu’elles puissent s’y adapter? Cette séance s’inspirera des leçons apprises d’un processus de planification stratégique réalisé pour un fleuve partagé par le Malawi et le Mozambique, où des méthodes innovantes de planification de scénarios aident une multitude de pays à trouver des solutions communes pour le futur incertain de leur climat. Les participants et les participantes pourront faire l’expérience des principes fondamentaux de ces méthodes afin de commencer à réfléchir à la résilience de leurs propres efforts pour aborder ces défis dans leur communauté, leur section ou leur organisation.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Lazurko

Anita Lazurko

Board Director, EWB
Anita Lazurko is a long-time EWBer and current Board Director, having worked as a Social Change Fellow, a Junior Fellow with WASH Catalysts in Malawi, and as Co-President of the University of Calgary Chapter. She is now pursuing an interdisciplinary career in sustainability, focusing... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Drummond East - 3rd Floor

2:45pm

Shifting Gears: Systems Change in the Face of Oppressive Histories
So you want to do development work but are concerned about adding the problem? Let’s get your gears moving as we unpack our privilege, address systemic and historical issues of (neo-)colonialism, and find responsible ways to create positive and sustainable  impact in the world. In this session, we explore these questions to work towards truly encompassing what it means to be a “Boundless Citizen”.

Vous souhaitez travailler dans le domaine du développement, mais craignez d'ajouter de l'huile sur le feu? Venez remuer vos méninges alors que nous examinerons nos privilèges, traiterons d'enjeux historiques et systémiques propres au (néo)colonialisme et trouverons des façons responsables d'avoir des retombées positives et durables sur le monde. Au cours de cette séance, nous explorerons ces questions afin d'en venir à définir ce que signifie vraiment être un « citoyen sans limites » et une « citoyenne sans limites ».

Speakers
avatar for Rania Ahmed

Rania Ahmed

Community Coordinator, EWB
Rania Ahmed is the Community Coordinator at EWB, where she uses her experience as a community organizer and leader at grassroot and organizational levels to work on systems change through digital engagement. Rania continues to work with youth led organizations that are focused on... Read More →
avatar for Kyela de Weerdt

Kyela de Weerdt

Program Coordinator, Mining Shared Value
Kyela de Weerdt is the Program Coordinator at Mining Shared Value (MSV), an initiative of Engineers Without Borders Canada. MSV uses a systems approach to improve the social and economic benefits of mining activity for the communities and countries that choose to host it by increasing... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Salon 4 - 2nd Floor

2:45pm

African History in Summary - Résumé de l’histoire de l’Afrique
Looking at Africa pre and post colonial history and it's impact on current developmental challenges.

L’histoire de l’Afrique précoloniale et postcoloniale et ses conséquences sur les défis actuels liés au développement.

Speakers
avatar for Herbert Kisara

Herbert Kisara

EWB
Social entrepreneur and aspiring developmental economistManages EWB Fellowship activities in East Africa and ZambiaPast Kumvana FellowStrong beliefs in family, friendship and contributing to a supportive community environment


Friday January 18, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Drummond West - 3rd Floor

2:45pm

Fireside Chat with an Entrepeneur - Discussion informelle avec une entrepreneure
In emerging market economies, social entrepreneurs are catalytic in improving the lives of marginalized populations by using market-driven strategies to drive positive social change. In this session with EWB Kumvana Fellow Nafisa Rafiatu Adams, learn about her journey starting and operating Detiina, a social enterprise in Ghana. Detiina employs women in underprivileged communities in Ghana to make beautiful handcrafted jewelry, training new women and giving them startup kits and then producing and selling the jewelry. The profits gained from selling the jewelry gets invested into the community by providing an education for the children in need and operating a micro-loan program. The women employed were previously her community’s most vulnerable: rescued child brides, teenage mothers, and girls engaged in child prostitution. In this Q & A style session, ask Nafisa about the challenges and opportunities of being a social entrepreneur in Ghana.

Dans les économies de marchés émergents, les entrepreneurs et les entrepreneures sociaux promeuvent l’amélioration de la qualité de vie des populations marginalisées par l’utilisation de stratégies axées sur le marché pour mener à un changement social positif. Après avoir connu la détresse des femmes vivant en milieu rural dans son village, Nafisa Rafiatu Adams, participante du programme Kumvana d’ISF, a lancé Beads of Hope, un organisme dont la mission est de combattre la pauvreté en donnant la chance à des femmes et des filles de gagner un revenu viable en fabriquant des bijoux avec des perles. Beads of Hope emploie près de 50 femmes, dont plusieurs étaient auparavant les plus vulnérables de sa communauté : des fillettes mariées qui ont été secourues, des mères adolescentes et des filles victimes de la prostitution juvénile. Lors de cette séance aux allures de foire aux questions, interrogez Nafisa sur les défis et les opportunités des entrepreneurs et entrepreneures sociaux au Ghana.

Speakers
avatar for Nafisa Rafiatu Adams

Nafisa Rafiatu Adams

Nafisa is a social entrepreneur who seeks to economically empower rural women and educate girls through miking and selling beaded jewellery. 
avatar for Kaitlyn Seath

Kaitlyn Seath

Kaitlyn has been a part of the university of Regina EWB Chapter for the past three years of her studies, and her passion for the organization has led her to her current position as Co-President of the University of Regina EWB Chapter. Additionally, Kaitlyn had the opportunity to represent... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Salon 7 - 3rd Floor

4:30pm

Closing The Day - Fin de journée
Day 1 is over. Let's take some time to reflect on where we were and where we are.

Le Jour 1 est terminé. Prenons le temps de réfléchir à où nous étions et à où nous sommes maintenant.

Friday January 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

5:00pm

Force Academy
Limited Capacity full

Experience legendary saber combats in a one-time experience with Force Academy! No prior experience required. Open to all levels. Grab your sabers and challenge your friends to a duel!

Défiez vos amis avec des sabres dans un environnement sécuritaire et amical avec Force Academy. Aucune expérience préalable requise, ouvert à tous. Prenez votre sabre et provoquez vos amis en duel!




Friday January 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Salon 1 - 2nd Floor

5:45pm

Force Academy
Limited Capacity full

Experience legendary saber combats in a one-time experience with Force Academy! No prior experience required. Open to all levels. Grab your sabers and challenge your friends to a duel!

Défiez vos amis avec des sabres dans un environnement sécuritaire et amical avec Force Academy. Aucune expérience préalable requise, ouvert à tous. Prenez votre sabre et provoquez vos amis en duel!




Friday January 18, 2019 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Salon 1 - 2nd Floor

6:30pm

Force Academy
Limited Capacity filling up

Friday January 18, 2019 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Salon 1 - 2nd Floor

7:00pm

Board Café - Café du conseil
Friday January 18, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Suite 705 - 7th Floor

9:00pm

Circle of the Baobab - Cercle du Baobab
Limited Capacity filling up

Each year at our national conference, Engineers Without Borders holds a ceremony called the Circle of the Baobab. Through this ceremony, we show our respect for individuals who have made a thoughtful, lifelong commitment to building a better world, and we invite individuals to publicly symbolize their commitment by joining the Circle.

Please email pledge@ewb.ca to nominate for the circle. You can find more details here.

Tous les ans, lors de notre congrès national, Ingénieurs sans frontières organise une cérémonie : le Cercle du Baobab. Durant cette cérémonie, nous démontrons notre respect pour ceux et celles qui se sont engagé·e·s à vie et de manière réfléchie à façonner un monde meilleur. Nous les invitons aussi à symboliser publiquement cet engagement en prenant part à la cérémonie.

Friday January 18, 2019 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Salon 1 - 2nd Floor
 
Saturday, January 19
 

8:30am

Force Academy
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience legendary saber combats in a one-time experience with Force Academy! No prior experience required. Open to all levels. Grab your sabers and challenge your friends to a duel!

Défiez vos amis avec des sabres dans un environnement sécuritaire et amical avec Force Academy. Aucune expérience préalable requise, ouvert à tous. Prenez votre sabre et provoquez vos amis en duel!




Saturday January 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Salon 1 - 2nd Floor

8:30am

Breakfast
Saturday January 19, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

9:30am

Opening the Day - Début de la journée
Kicking off Day 2 - today's all about the power of communities to create change, and the power of young leaders to make it happen.

Lancement du Jour 2, consacré au pouvoir qu'on les communautés de créer un changement et qu'on les jeunes leaders de le réaliser.

Speakers
avatar for Nafisa Rafiatu Adams

Nafisa Rafiatu Adams

Nafisa is a social entrepreneur who seeks to economically empower rural women and educate girls through miking and selling beaded jewellery. 
avatar for Jonathan Larochelle

Jonathan Larochelle

EWB
Jonathan is an engineering physics student at Université Laval and has been involved with EWB since the beginning of his studies. Having entered the organization as a Canadian Junior Fellow with Engineers of Tomorrow during the summer of 2016, he then coordinated the evolving engineering... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

9:45am

Hello 2030 Video Launch + Celebrations - de la vidéo « Allô 2030 » + célébrations
From coast to coast, every active EWB chapter in our network has taken action to build the future we want to see through the Hello 2030 campaign. After months of hard work and big wins, let’s take a moment to celebrate!

D'un océan à l'autre, chaque section active d'ISF de notre réseau a pris part à la construction d'un futur dont nous voulons voir les couleurs lors de la campagne « Allô 2030 ».

Speakers
avatar for Irena Smith

Irena Smith

Campaign Coordinator, EWB
Irena Smith is EWB's Campaign Coordinator with the Policy and Advocacy Team. She has a history of making trouble and seeking change, everywhere from the migrant rights movement to student politics to the coffee fields of the Dominican Republic.


Saturday January 19, 2019 9:45am - 10:00am
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

10:00am

10:30am

Interactive Workship with Keynote Speaker, Emilie Nicolas - Atelier interactif avec la conférencière invitée, Émilie Nicolas
Speakers
avatar for Emilie Nicolas

Emilie Nicolas

Emilie Nicolas is an anthropologist, human rights advocate, and consultant based in Montreal, Canada. She sits on the boards of the Broadbent Institute, an important progressive think-tank, and the Quebec Women’s Federation, the largest feminist organization in Canada. An active... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 7 - 3rd Floor

10:30am

New Digital Technologies for Community Organizing - Nouvelles technologies numériques pour l'organisation de la communauté
Technology is changing how people mobilize and can make  for mobilizing people and movements. Two experts who are at the forefront of this digital revolution will share their stories and provide a sneak peak at emerging digital technologies that will transform how we organize to create social and political change.

La technologie change la façon dont les gens se mobilisent et peut entraîner la mobilisation et le déplacement des gens. Deux experts à l'avant-plan de cette révolution numérique partageront leurs histoires et offriront un aperçu de technologies numériques émergentes qui transformeront notre façon de nous mobiliser pour entraîner des changements sociaux et politiques.

Speakers
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Farhaan Ladhani

CEO and Co-Founder of Betterplace, and CEO of Digital Public Square, Betterplace and Digital Public Square
Farhaan Ladhani is CEO and Co-Founder of Betterplace, and CEO of Digital Public Square. For over a decade, Farhaan has been leading efforts on the use of digital tools to connect people. From 2014-2015 he served as the Senior Advisor for Digital in the Office of the Prime Minister... Read More →
JL

Joseph Lavoie

National Practice Lead, Crestview Strategy
Joseph Lavoie leads Crestview’s national campaigns and digital mobilization practice. Joseph has more than a decade of campaign and public affairs experience, joining Crestview after years of honing his craft in the United States, Canada and abroad. As a senior political staffer... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drummond West - 3rd Floor

10:30am

Fellow Program Managers & Making It Happen - Équipe de direction du programme de bénévolat & Atteindre nos objectifs
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Sterre Mkatini

Sterre Mkatini

EWB
Sterre manages EWB Fellowship activities in West Africa. She is the Co-founder of the BE BOLD show and other innovations in sub-Saharan Africa. As an entrepreneur and advocate, Sterre holds a Master’s Degree in International Development from the University of Amsterdam.


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 6 - 3rd Floor

10:30am

Impact Investing: Why a Gender Perspective Matters
Why is it important to consider gender in impact investing? In July of 2018, Canada launched it’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) to protect and promote the human rights of all vulnerable and marginalized groups with the goal of effectively addressing the root causes of poverty, which disproportionately affects women and girls. In June, a major new commitment was announced by the development finance institutions (DFIs) of the Group of Seven (G7) nations to mobilize US $3 billion by 2020 for investment in business activities that will benefit women. The impact investing sector in Canada and around the world has been contributing to improving Sustainable Development Goal 5, ‘Gender Equality’, through creating new responsible investing strategies that aim to advance gender equality while generating financial returns. In this session, hear from some of Canada’s leaders in the gender lens and impact investing sectors who are championing Canada’s gender agenda at home and abroad.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Ang

Marie Ang

SVX Manager, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
Marie manages the SVX investor strategy and community, including education and engagement activities as well as several partnership projects. Beyond these, Marie was instrumental in leading several initiatives for impact ventures at MaRS, including investment readinessprogram, SVX... Read More →
avatar for Tina Assi

Tina Assi

Program Officer, Grand Challenges Canada
Tina Assi is a program officer with Grand Challenges Canada (GCC). At GCC, Tina leads impact investments in innovations that improve the lives of underserved women, girls and children in low-resource settings. In this capacity, Tina is GCC’s lead on sexual and reproductive health... Read More →
avatar for Anne-Marie Levesque

Anne-Marie Levesque

FinDev
Anne-Marie Lévesque joined FinDev Canada in August 2018 as the Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment Advisor, where she will develop and lead the implementation of FinDev Canada’s gender strategy. Her role will be to ensure that operations and investments bring leading... Read More →
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Sarah Pisonero

Chief Investment Officer, Match International
Sarah Pisonero is the Chief Investment Officer of Match International women's fund, prior to which she was an investment professional for Teralys Capital, Canada’s largest fund of funds dedicated to venture capital, with over $2 billion in assets under management. In addition to... Read More →
avatar for Jo Rodrigues

Jo Rodrigues

Gender Advisor, EWB
Jo is EWB’s Gender Advisor. She helps integrate gender considerations and sensitivities into EWB’s operations and programs and has built its gender framework. She’s also a conflict resolution trainer and coach for humanitarian aid and international development workers as well... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom East - 4th Floor

10:30am

Making Systems Change Happen in a Powerful Industry
The Mining Shared Value (MSV) initiative of Engineers Without Borders has been able to influence the global mining industry to affect a major system norm: where and how mining companies purchase goods and services needed for a mine. This intervention has the potential to unleash tens of billions of dollars back into the economies of developing countries, fuelling public and private sector capacity. In this session MSV will draw from their experience to show how systems thinking can be used by even the smallest of teams to influence global industries.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Geipel

Jeff Geipel

Managing Director, Mining Shared Value
Jeff Geipel is the founder and managing director for the Mining Shared Value initiative at Engineers Without Borders Canada. This initiative works to improve the development impacts of mineral extraction in host countries through increasing local procurement by the global mining industry... Read More →
avatar for Kyela de Weerdt

Kyela de Weerdt

Program Coordinator, Mining Shared Value
Kyela de Weerdt is the Program Coordinator at Mining Shared Value (MSV), an initiative of Engineers Without Borders Canada. MSV uses a systems approach to improve the social and economic benefits of mining activity for the communities and countries that choose to host it by increasing... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 4 - 2nd Floor

10:30am

Youth Leadership in Indigenous Reconciliation
Join a conversation with Max Fineday, executive director of Canadian Roots Exchange, on the role of youth leadership in reconciliation - from what it means, to what it takes!

Speakers
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Max Fineday

Executive Director, Canadian Roots Exchange
Max is a citizen of Sweetgrass First Nation and comes from proud Norwegian farmers in southern Saskatchewan. He is Co-Executive Director of Canadian Roots Exchange, a youth-led charity providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth opportunities to engage in reconciliation dialogues... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drummond East - 3rd Floor

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

1:00pm

An Everyday Activist’s Guide to Growing a Movement - Manuel quotidien de l'activiste pour faire vivre un mouvement
The revolution may not be televised, but it will be won by everyday changemakers like you and me! EWB’s Flying Squad will show you how to use the basic tools in every activist’s toolkit, and how you can turn your big ideas into real, lasting change.  

La révolution ne sera peut-être pas diffusée à la télévision, mais elle sera gagnée par chaque artisan et chaque artisane du changement comme vous et moi!  L'équipe volante d'ISF vous montrera comment vous servir des outils de base que possède tout activiste dans sa boîte à outils, mais aussi comment transformer de grandes idées en des changements concrets et durables.

Speakers
avatar for Irena Smith

Irena Smith

Campaign Coordinator, EWB
Irena Smith is EWB's Campaign Coordinator with the Policy and Advocacy Team. She has a history of making trouble and seeking change, everywhere from the migrant rights movement to student politics to the coffee fields of the Dominican Republic.


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Drummond East - 3rd Floor

1:00pm

Anti-Opression: And how to apply it in your work - Anti-O : comment le mettre en application dans votre travail
 As systems-change leaders it is important that we create spaces that are equitable and comfortable for everyone we work with. Unless we are intentional about addressing injustices in our day-to-day work, we risk perpetuating them This session will teach you the basics on Anti-Oppressive practices to help you build positive and inclusive spaces at your campus and beyond!


En tant que leaders en changement systémique, il est essentiel de créer des espaces égalitaires et confortables pour toutes et tous nos collègues de travail. À moins d'avoir l'intention de s'attaquer aux injustices dans notre travail quotidien, nous courons le risque de les perpétuer. Lors de cette séance, nous vous enseignerons les bases de pratiques anti-oppressives afin de vous aider à créer des espaces inclusifs et positifs sur votre campus et même au-delà!

Speakers
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Muna Mohamed

Systems Change Educator
Muna Mohamed is an equity based facilitator, convening and mobilizing on unceded Algonquin territory. She has 5 years of experience in youth engagement, grassroots social change and anti-oppression in the non-profit sector. Muna provides content specific workshops in the topic areas... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Drummond West - 3rd Floor

1:00pm

Design for Good: Connecting Creativity and Social Change - Concevoir pour le bien : Allier la créativité au changement social
Taking art and design beyond aesthetics, these interdisciplinary fields can be used to tackle complex problems around social change. In this interactive session, we aim to bring out the creative confidence in all of us!

En élevant l'art et le design au-delà de l'aspect esthétique, il est possible de se servir de ces domaines interdisciplinaires pour s'attaquer à des enjeux complexes en lien avec le changement social. Lors de cette séance interactive, nous chercherons à faire émerger cette confiance créative dormant en chacun et chacune de nous.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Bui

Melissa Bui

Long Term Fellow, Ashesi D:Lab Coordinator, EWB
Melissa Bui is a designer from Edmonton, Alberta with a focus around social, service, and visual communications design. She is currently an EWB Long-Term Fellow based in Accra, Ghana as a Design Lab Coordinator with Ashesi University. During her undergrad in Industrial Design at the... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon 7 - 3rd Floor

1:00pm

Boundless Innovations: How New Ideas and Technologies are Shaping Global Development - Innovation sans limites : comment de nouvelles idées et technologies façonnent le développement à l'échelle mondiale?
Limited Capacity seats available

The world is full of new ideas and technologies, but whether these ideas and technologies do good is up to us. In this panel we’ve asked experts to explore how Canadians can mobilize innovations for global benefit and to create positive change. Don't miss this thought-provoking panel discussion and Q&A!

Le monde regorge de nouvelles idées et technologies, mais la décision d'en faire des idées et technologies aux retombées positives nous revient. Lors de cette table-ronde, nous avons demandé à des expert·e·s comment les Canadiens et les Canadiennes pouvaient mettre leurs innovations au service de tous et toutes et engendrer ainsi des changements positifs. Ne ratez pas la discussion et la séance de questions et réponses de cette table-ronde, qui invitent à réfléchir!

Speakers
avatar for Tina Assi

Tina Assi

Program Officer, Grand Challenges Canada
Tina Assi is a program officer with Grand Challenges Canada (GCC). At GCC, Tina leads impact investments in innovations that improve the lives of underserved women, girls and children in low-resource settings. In this capacity, Tina is GCC’s lead on sexual and reproductive health... Read More →
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Elena Haba

Director of the Strategy and Investment, EWB
Elena Haba is EWB's West Africa Portfolio Associate and Legal Officer and currently Acting Director of the Strategy and Investment team. She has experience in business/legal advisory services and capacity building for SMEs and barred in Québec as a commercial litigation lawyer. She... Read More →
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Daniel Munro

Daniel Munro is a Visiting Scholar in Innovation Studies and Director of Policy Projects in the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is also Researcher in Residence at Actua—Canada’s largest youth STEM outreach organization—and... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon 5 - 2nd Floor

1:00pm

Investing With Intention
Impact Investing is the process of investing with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Providing much-needed capital to address the world’s challenges, the impact investing field is growing, and has doubled in the last year according to the Global Impact Investing Network. EWB invests catalytic capital to de-risk seed-stage social ventures that are breaking down the barriers to opportunities for women and marginalized populations in Sub-Saharan Africa in highly scalable, innovative, and inclusive ways at the customer and market level. So, how does impact investing work in practice? Join Beth Foster and Elena Haba from EWB’s Investment Team to find out more about this growing field and step into the shoes of an impact investor by evaluating the business and social impact potential of an early stage startup.

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Beth Foster

Beth has over five years in the social entrepreneurship and impact investing field, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, and has consulted on strategy for various venture incubation and training programs, foundations, businesses, and non-profits.


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom East - 4th Floor

1:00pm

Who falls behind with Restrictive Policies?
Limited Capacity filling up

Boundless citizenship means understanding that the problems we face are interconnected, and we must work together to find common solutions.By comparing two different cases, one in Nigeria, and one in Manitoba,  we take a deep dive into the obstacles that affect communities within developing and developed countries and how we can take action to overcome them. This session shows you how you can take tangible actions and achieve lasting impact.

Une citoyenneté sans limites signifie que l'on comprend qu'il existe une interconnectivité entre les problèmes auxquels nous faisons face et qu'il nous faut trouver des solutions ensemble. Par l'étude comparative de deux cas, l'un en Nigeria et l'autre au nord-ouest de le Manitoba nous examinerons en profondeur les obstacles auxquels les communautés des pays développés ou en développement se heurtent et la façon de les surmonter. Cette séance vous montrera que vous êtes en mesure d'agir concrètement et d'avoir une influence durable.

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Jonique Gardien

VP Logistics, EWB Carleton
Jonique is nearing completion of her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability at Carleton University in Ottawa. She has most recently worked as a literacy camp counselor with Indigenous Youth in Northern Ontario as part of a not-for-profit literacy... Read More →
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Hodhan Osman

Co-President, EWB Carleton
Hodhan Osman is a 3rd year Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering student, and is this year's Co-President at the Carleton EWB Chapter in Ottawa. Hodhan grew up in both Canada and Kenya, and as a result her passion for sustainable and urban development in informal... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon 6 - 3rd Floor

2:30pm

Break
Saturday January 19, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Foyer - 4th Floor

3:00pm

Advocacy Actions for Systems Change - Actions de plaidoyer pour le changement systémique
Hashtags, selfies, and stunts are fun, but how do they contribute to systems change? How can they help create a world without poverty and inequality? In this session, learn about the ways that your small, everyday Advocacy actions connect to the systems-level change we are striving for.

Les mots-clics, les égoportraits et les acrobaties sont amusants, mais comment contribuent-ils au changement de systèmes? Comment peuvent-ils contribuer à la création d’un monde sans pauvreté ni inégalités? Au cours de cette séance, vous apprendrez de quelles façons vos actions quotidiennes rejoignent nos efforts de changement systémique. 

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avatar for Duncan Kirby

Duncan Kirby

Advocacy Distributed Team, EWB
Duncan Kirby has been involved with EWB for over six years, and with the Policy and Advocacy team for most of that time. Originating from the University of Saskatchewan chapter, he is now a member of the Advocacy Distributed Team and pursuing graduate studies in Toronto. In April... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Salon 5 - 2nd Floor

3:00pm

Canvassing 101: Talking to People About What Matters
Whether you're inspiring people to get involve or persuading decision-makers to change policy, face-to-face conversations are a critical part of making change happen. Join us for a hands-on session about how to canvass and why it's effective, including best practices for good conversations, storytelling, and script development.

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avatar for Amara Possian

Amara Possian

Amara believes young people should be centered in the decisions that affect their lives. All of her work has been about bringing people together to take meaningful and strategic collective action. She has worked in universities and non-profits, run for office, built organizations... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Drummond East - 3rd Floor

3:00pm

Unlocking Parliament: Behind the Scenes Canadian Politics - Ouvrir les portes du Parlement : les coulisses de la politique canadienne
If you have ever wondered what really happens in Parliament after question period is done and the cameras are off, then this is the session for you. Is it all about ruthless plots and intrigue and backroom deals? Or is it just plain boring? The only way to know is to ask! Come hear directly from Members of Parliament about political life behind closed doors. Find our what goes on in the day of Canada’s top decision-makers and how you can get them to listen to you!

Si vous vous êtes déjà demandé ce qui se passe réellement au parlement après la période de questions lorsque les caméras s’éteignent, alors cette séance est pour vous. Est-ce que tout est une question d’impitoyables complots, d’intrigues et d’ententes secrètes? Ou est-ce simplement ennuyant? La seule manière de le savoir est de le demander!

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Marc Miller

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations
Marc Miller is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and the Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs, located in Montreal, Quebec. Prior to being named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations... Read More →
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Emily Larochelle

Emily is in her last year of university completing her Green Process Engineering degree at the University of Western Ontario. She has been involved with EWB since her first year and has taken on many roles. It is within the EWB community that Emily has developed and deepened her passion... Read More →
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Hélène Laverdière

Member of Parliament for Laurier-Sainte Marie (Quebec), NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs
Hélène Laverdière was elected MP for Laurier—Sainte-Marie in May 2011 and re-elected in October 2015. She is the NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs and Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.Madame Laverdière a ét... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom East - 4th Floor

3:00pm

Creativity by Design
This session busts the biggest myth about creativity: that it is a random occurrence that is bestowed generously upon a handful of gifted geniuses. Creativity- like most things, is a skill that can be developed!  In this session you will learn how to design spaces that are guaranteed to generate  creativity  through tried and tested methods. Use this for your next brainstorm or to design an innovation lab - we leave it to your imagination.

Cette séance brise le plus gros mythe sur la créativité : qu’il s’agit d’une circonstance aléatoire qui est généreusement accordée à une poignée de génies surdoués. La créativité, comme tant de choses, est un talent qui peut se développer! Vous apprendrez comment concevoir des espaces qui garantissent la stimulation de la créativité grâce à des méthodes éprouvées. À utiliser lors de votre prochain remue-méninge, ou pour concevoir votre prochain laboratoire – on s’en remet à votre imagination. 

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Carolyn Williams

Carolyn Williams is 28 years old and comes from the United States, where she has worked for a range of international organizations, educational institutions and grassroots CSOs on peace and security issues. Carolyn focuses on programming and research for peacebuilding, conflict transformation... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Salon 7 - 3rd Floor

3:00pm

Social Change Burnout - and How to Prevent It - Épuisement dû aux changements sociaux – et comment mieux les prévenir
Burnout can happen to the best of us. Working hard to create systems change, leading a group to fight the good fight can sometimes feel like a lot to shoulder - especially when the challenges are so daunting. As leaders, it is easy to ride the adrenaline high, get stuck in a rut, and crash and burn. This session is designed to help you build the tools to recognize when it is time to pause, reevaluate and redirect your efforts in order to be the change you want to see in the world.  

L’épuisement professionnel nous guette tous et toutes. Travailler fort pour faire changer les choses et amener un groupe à se battre pour la bonne cause peut parfois sembler un lourd fardeau à porter – surtout lorsque les défis sont si intimidants. En tant que leaders, c’est facile de se laisser entrainer par la poussée d’adrénaline, sombrer dans la routine, s’effondrer et s’épuiser. Cette séance est conçue pour vous outiller à reconnaitre les moments où vous avez besoin d’une pause, réévaluer vos efforts et les rediriger afin d’être le changement que vous voulez voir dans le monde. 

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Muna Mohamed

Systems Change Educator
Muna Mohamed is an equity based facilitator, convening and mobilizing on unceded Algonquin territory. She has 5 years of experience in youth engagement, grassroots social change and anti-oppression in the non-profit sector. Muna provides content specific workshops in the topic areas... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Drummond West - 3rd Floor

3:00pm

The Base Unit of Human Knowledge is the Story - Le récit, unité de base de la connaissance humaine
We’ve all heard that truth is stranger than fiction, so telling stories isn’t limited to make believe. Some of the best communicators of facts use storytelling techniques to relay information. That’s because a good story resonates stronger with listeners, readers and watchers. Exploring both concepts of communication and examples of story treatments, you will learn how to better communicate when writing and speaking about the organization’s work to help you achieve your objectives. Join this session if you want to tell stories about EWB's work that change the way someone feels, what they do, or how they think.

On a tous et toutes déjà entendu dire que la vérité est plus étrange que la fiction, alors raconter des histoires ne se limite pas à faire croire. Certains des meilleurs communicateurs et communicatrices de faits utilisent des techniques de narration pour transmettre de l’information. C’est parce qu’une bonne histoire touche davantage d'auditeurs et d'auditrices, de lecteurs et lectrices et de spectateurs et spectatrices. Vous apprendrez à communiquer le travail de l’organisme plus efficacement, à l’écrit et à l’oral, pour vous aider à atteindre vos objectifs, grâce à l’exploration des concepts de la communication et du traitement d’histoires par des exemples. Participez à cette séance si vous voulez raconter le travail d’ISF pour changer les sentiments, les gestes et la manière de penser des gens. 

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Namrata Narayan

Director of Communications, EWB


Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Drummond Center - 3rd Floor

3:00pm

What's Gender Got to Do With It??
This session answers the questions: Why should we care about gender? and What's the link between gender and international development? A unique opportunity to learn more from our Gender Advisor with 15 years of experience in international development and gender equality.

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Jo Rodrigues

Gender Advisor, EWB
Jo is EWB’s Gender Advisor. She helps integrate gender considerations and sensitivities into EWB’s operations and programs and has built its gender framework. She’s also a conflict resolution trainer and coach for humanitarian aid and international development workers as well... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Salon 4 - 2nd Floor

3:00pm

Learning from Experience: A Conversation with EWB's Fellows - Expérience d’apprentissage : conversation avec des stagiaires bénévoles d’ISF
Ben, Simon, & Melissa have all spent time as EWB Fellows working with our ventures an partner organizations. Come to ask them a bit about their work and lives in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ben, Simon, Amrita et Melissa ont tous et toutes travaillé en tant que stagiaires bénévoles d'ISF dans nos initiatives et avec nos organismes partenaires. Venez leur poser des questions sur leur travail et sur leur vie en Afrique subsaharienne.  

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Melissa Bui

Long Term Fellow, Ashesi D:Lab Coordinator, EWB
Melissa Bui is a designer from Edmonton, Alberta with a focus around social, service, and visual communications design. She is currently an EWB Long-Term Fellow based in Accra, Ghana as a Design Lab Coordinator with Ashesi University. During her undergrad in Industrial Design at the... Read More →
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Simon Dagenais

Simon was a long term fellow with Mango Fund in Kampala, Uganda, as a M&E Specialist. Mango Fund is an impact investment fund that seeks to encourage economic development in emerging economies by supporting local entrepreneurs. Simon is passionate about how data-driven solutions can... Read More →
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David Enriquez

Director of Fellowships, EWB
David leads EWB’s Fellowships programs in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa. Provides strategic leadership ensuring EWB’s Fellowships contribute to our mission and Theory of Change while integrating adequate support systems and new partner development. He has experience from a range... Read More →
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Ben Sheardown

Ben graduated from the University of Waterloo's Environmental Engineering program in 2009, focusing since on water/wastewater treatment and environmental approvals.  Ben will be returning to Uganda shortly for his second year as an Long-Term Fellow, having spent the last year working... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Salon 6 - 3rd Floor

4:30pm

Closing the Day - Clôture de journée
We'll wrap content for the day here, but there is still the AGM to look forward to! Bring your thinking and questioning caps to this one!

La journée se termine ici, mais on attend toujours l’AGA avec impatience! N’oubliez pas d’apporter vos réflexions et vos questionnements!

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avatar for Nafisa Rafiatu Adams

Nafisa Rafiatu Adams

Nafisa is a social entrepreneur who seeks to economically empower rural women and educate girls through miking and selling beaded jewellery. 
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Jonathan Larochelle

EWB
Jonathan is an engineering physics student at Université Laval and has been involved with EWB since the beginning of his studies. Having entered the organization as a Canadian Junior Fellow with Engineers of Tomorrow during the summer of 2016, he then coordinated the evolving engineering... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

5:00pm

Dinner
Saturday January 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

6:00pm

AGM and Q&A - AGA et séance de questions et réponses
Join us for dinner, the Annual General Meeting of Engineers Without Borders and our organization wide Q&A!

Joignez-vous à nous pour souper lors de l’Assemblée générale annuelle d’Ingénieurs sans frontières et à la grande séance de questions et réponses de notre organisation.

Saturday January 19, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor
 
Sunday, January 20
 

8:30am

Breakfast
Sunday January 20, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

9:30am

Opening the Day - Ouverture de la journée
And our 3rd and final day is all about making change happen! Take part in a major action, plan out some next steps after conference and celebrate where we are! (Don't forget to bring your coats)!

Notre troisième et dernière journée se concentre exclusivement sur le changement et sur comment le créer! Participez à un coup d'éclat de sensibilisation, planifiez les prochaines étapes après le congrès et célébrez le chemin parcouru! (N'oubliez pas d'apporter vos manteaux!)

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avatar for Nafisa Rafiatu Adams

Nafisa Rafiatu Adams

Nafisa is a social entrepreneur who seeks to economically empower rural women and educate girls through miking and selling beaded jewellery. 
avatar for Jonathan Larochelle

Jonathan Larochelle

EWB
Jonathan is an engineering physics student at Université Laval and has been involved with EWB since the beginning of his studies. Having entered the organization as a Canadian Junior Fellow with Engineers of Tomorrow during the summer of 2016, he then coordinated the evolving engineering... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

9:45am

Major Action Kick Off - Lancement du coup d'éclat
Get the back story on our major action, and feel ready to advocate to the Montreal public!

Découvrez la réflexion derrière notre coup d'éclat et préparez-vous à sensibiliser le public montréalais!

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avatar for Prateek Awasthi

Prateek Awasthi

Director of Policy, Advocacy & Community, EWB
Prateek Awasthi leads EWB’s global efforts on policy and advocacy, and Canadian community. He has a decade of experience working at the United Nations promoting the human rights, development priorities and meaningful participation of young people in decision-making, managing a global... Read More →
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Irena Smith

Campaign Coordinator, EWB
Irena Smith is EWB's Campaign Coordinator with the Policy and Advocacy Team. She has a history of making trouble and seeking change, everywhere from the migrant rights movement to student politics to the coffee fields of the Dominican Republic.


Sunday January 20, 2019 9:45am - 10:00am
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

10:00am

Major Action! - Coup d'éclat!
It’s time to hit the streets and spread the word about our Hello 2030 campaign! Want to turn everything you’ve learned this weekend into real, tangible action that builds a brighter future for everyone? Want to have fun and build skills doing it?! Join the full conference delegation and discover the sweet, sweet feeling of collective impact.

C'est l'heure de descendre dans la rue et de faire passer le mot de la campagne Allô 2030! Vous voulez transformer tout ce que vous avez appris en fin de semaine en une action tangible et concrète qui contribue à bâtir un avenir meilleur pour tout le monde? Vous voulez avoir du plaisir tout en développant des compétences?! Joignez-vous à toute la délégation du congrès et découvrez le doux sentiment du mouvement collectif.

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avatar for Irena Smith

Irena Smith

Campaign Coordinator, EWB
Irena Smith is EWB's Campaign Coordinator with the Policy and Advocacy Team. She has a history of making trouble and seeking change, everywhere from the migrant rights movement to student politics to the coffee fields of the Dominican Republic.


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
Montreal

11:45am

Lunch
Sunday January 20, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

12:10pm

Force Academy
Limited Capacity full

Experience legendary saber combats in a one-time experience with Force Academy! No prior experience required. Open to all levels. Grab your sabers and challenge your friends to a duel!

Défiez vos amis avec des sabres dans un environnement sécuritaire et amical avec Force Academy. Aucune expérience préalable requise, ouvert à tous. Prenez votre sabre et provoquez vos amis en duel!




Sunday January 20, 2019 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Ballroom East - 4th Floor

12:45pm

Major Action Debrief - Retour sur le coup d'éclat
When we're all back together for lunch, let's take a moment to share stories of our experience pounding pavement, and reflecton the impact we're able to have as a unified community.

Alors que nous revenons tous ensemble pour le dîner, prenons un moment pour partager quelques anecdotes de notre expérience dans la rue et réfléchissons à l'influence que nous pouvons avoir lorsque nous agissons collectivement.

Speakers
avatar for Irena Smith

Irena Smith

Campaign Coordinator, EWB
Irena Smith is EWB's Campaign Coordinator with the Policy and Advocacy Team. She has a history of making trouble and seeking change, everywhere from the migrant rights movement to student politics to the coffee fields of the Dominican Republic.


Sunday January 20, 2019 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

1:00pm

Advocacy Adventures on the World Stage - Aventures de plaidoyer sur la scène internationale
The United Nations, G7, World Bank, and other major institutions often seem intimidating and inaccessible, but there are many ways for young people to have a voice at these forums. Over the past year, EWBers have boldly ventured into new territory to advocate on the world stage. Come hear about these incredible experiences from some of EWB’s Advocacy all-stars!

Les Nations Unies, le G7, la Banque mondiale et d'autres grandes institutions ont souvent l'air intimidantes et inaccessibles, mais il y a plusieurs façons pour les jeunes de faire entendre leur voix dans ces forums. Au cours de la dernière année, des membres d'ISF se sont courageusement aventuré·e·s dans de nouveaux territoires pour militer sur la scène mondiale. Venez entendre les récits de quelques-un·e·s de ces héros et héroïnes du plaidoyer d'ISF!

Speakers
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Hamayun Aziz

Advocacy Distributed Team, EWB
Hamayun Aziz began his EWB journey with the Policy and Advocacy team at UBC Okanagan and continued it at UBC Vancouver as an advocacy representative for 3+ years while pursuing mechanical engineering as an undergraduate. Hamayun is now a member of the Advocacy Distributed Team working... Read More →
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David Boroto

Flying Squad, EWB
David has been a member of the University of Toronto chapter for five years, serving as a chapter Co-President and Junior Fellow before transitioning into his current roles as a member of EWB's first Flying Squad and as Policy & Advocacy Lead of his chapter. Originally from South... Read More →
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Julia Elson

Julia is a Chemical Engineering student pursuing her bachelor's degree at McGill University. Her involvement with EWB started in October 2016 when she took on the role of Director of Fundraising for the McGill Chapter. Since then she has been a member of the Support Team for McGill... Read More →
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Laveza Khan

Member Outreach & Government Relations Coordinator at Alberta Council for Global Cooperation
As the Member Outreach & Government Relations Coordinator at Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, Laveza's work allows her to engage civil society, private sector and multiple levels of government to work collectively to advance sustainable development in Alberta, Canada and around... Read More →
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Duncan Kirby

Advocacy Distributed Team, EWB
Duncan Kirby has been involved with EWB for over six years, and with the Policy and Advocacy team for most of that time. Originating from the University of Saskatchewan chapter, he is now a member of the Advocacy Distributed Team and pursuing graduate studies in Toronto. In April... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon 4 & 5

1:00pm

Failing Forward - Progresser dans l'échec
EWB’s Annual Failure Report is a courageous commitment by the organization to be open about how it has screwed up, for the sake of embracing teachings with humility. For 2019, The Failure Report will expose the inherent growing pains many organizations encounter during a period of transformation or change. This will be a space for each of us analyze our most challenging, defeating and derailing moments, and to reflect on and share our lessons learned. We'll show it's not our failures, but our interaction with them which builds our character and collective superpower.  

Le rapport d'échec annuel d'ISF est un engagement courageux de l'organisation à s'ouvrir par rapport à ce qu'elle a bousillé, dans le seul but d'accueillir les apprentissages avec humilité. Pour 2018, le rapport d'échec mettra de l'avant les difficultés inhérentes aux périodes de transformation ou de changement que vivent les organisations. Cette activité sera un espace permettant à chacun et chacune d'entre nous d'analyser nos moments les plus exigeants, destructeurs et déroutants, et de réfléchir à ce que nous avons appris en le partageant. Nous démontrerons que ce ne sont pas nos échecs, mais notre interaction avec ceux-ci qui forge notre caractère et nos superpouvoirs collectifs.

Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon 7 - 3rd Floor

1:00pm

Telling your own Story
Limited Capacity seats available

So you're a passionate, values-driven undergrad? How do you channel your energy and skills to build a career of meaning and purpose? Come on a journey with EWB alumni Bailey Greenspon to uncover and learn how to tell your unique story.

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Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom East - 4th Floor

1:00pm

Boundless Futures - Avenirs sans limites
As we strive to create a world without poverty and inequality, we are faced with both daunting challenges and boundless opportunities. Exploring key trends in technology, business, and politics, let’s imagine what the future of global development could look like.  

Alors que nous travaillons à créer un monde sans pauvreté ni inégalité, nous faisons face autant à des défis décourageants qu'à des possibilités sans limites. En explorant les tendances clés en technologie, en affaires et en politique, imaginons ce à quoi pourrait ressembler l'avenir du développement mondial.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Wallace

Lindsay Wallace

Director, Strategy and Learning, Mastercard Foundation
Lindsay leads the Foundation’s Strategy and Learning team. Over the first half of 2016, she led the Foundation’s Program Excellence initiative. Prior to this role, she was Deputy Director, Financial Inclusion and managed the Financial Inclusion team and its partnerships. Before... Read More →
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Robert Greenhill

Executive Chairman, Président exécutif, Global Canada
With a strong interest in global issues, Robert Greenhill has combined a career in international business with a commitment to public policy.Robert Greenhill is Executive Chairman of the Global Canada Initiative. Previous roles include Managing Director and Chief Business Officer... Read More →
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Boris Martin

CEO, Engineers Without Borders Canada
Boris Martin is the CEO of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada. He lived and worked with farmers in rural Burkina Faso and Ghana for three years between 2007 and 2010, where he led a team supporting the adaptive capacity of farmer organizations. In 2013, he joined EWB Canada's... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Drummond East - 3rd Floor

1:00pm

Taking Action on the 94 Calls to Action - Passer à l'action avec les 94 recommandations
Join our team as we make history in co-creating EWB's very first Reconciliation Action Plan. This report will provide our organization with recommendations on how we can work towards meeting our vision statement of "identifying and eliminating the root causes of poverty and inequity" in Canada alongside indigenous peoples.

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Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon 6 - 3rd Floor

2:30pm

Break
Sunday January 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Foyer - 4th Floor

3:00pm

Foundation Session - Regroup — Les fondements: regroupez-vous
Check back in with your accountabili-buddies from Friday! We'll reconvene in the same groups as Friday and reflect on our learning, and set goals for moving forward! You'll have made some solid friends throughout conference and this is a space to celebrate with them.

Retrouvez votre copain ou copine d'imputabilité de vendredi! Nous nous regrouperons dans les mêmes groupes que vendredi et nous réfléchirons à propos de nos apprentissages, en plus de se choisir des objectifs pour aller de l'avant! Vous aurez noué de solides amitiés durant le congrès et il s'agit ici d'un espace pour célébrer avec vos ami·e·s.

Sunday January 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Various Rooms

4:00pm

Community Celebration - Célébration de la communauté
Let's take a moment to think about the work of the EWB community, the impact of everything you do, and take this chance to cheers ourselves!

Prenons un moment pour réfléchir au travail de la communauté d'ISF, aux retombées de tout ce que vous faites et saisissons l'occasion de se féliciter!

Speakers
avatar for Tamer Abdalla

Tamer Abdalla

EWB
Tamer is passionate about supporting the development of leadership in young people. He supports the work of EWB Chapter community in developing their leadership capacity and operational activities. He has experience managing a province-wide recruitment, training, and mobilization... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

4:30pm

Closing the Conference - Clôture du congrès
All good things must come to an end! But don't worry - there will be more chances for us to come together, to learn, to laugh and to be boundless.  

Toute bonne chose a une fin! Mais ne vous inquiétez pas: il y aura d'autres occasions de se rassembler, d'apprendre, de rire et d'être sans limites.

Speakers
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Nafisa Rafiatu Adams

Nafisa is a social entrepreneur who seeks to economically empower rural women and educate girls through miking and selling beaded jewellery. 
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Jonathan Larochelle

EWB
Jonathan is an engineering physics student at Université Laval and has been involved with EWB since the beginning of his studies. Having entered the organization as a Canadian Junior Fellow with Engineers of Tomorrow during the summer of 2016, he then coordinated the evolving engineering... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor

7:00pm

Gala - Gala
Let's DANCE.  DANSBONS!

Sunday January 20, 2019 7:00pm - 11:59pm
Ballroom Center & West - 4th Floor