Final 2017 Gathering

Final 2017 Gathering

8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Poster Breakfast: "Community Campus Engagement"

As we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day so there will be a little something special to stimulate conversation as you enjoy breakfast. You will be able to select a poster table if you so choose and be hosted by one of our poster presenters. As you dine, the presenter will provide an overview of the poster and from there the conversation can ebb and flow. This will be a great way to meet other delegates and learn about an important community campus partnership. Don’t skip breakfast!! During the rest of the conference the posters will be on display in the Community Square.

Keynote: Truth, Voice and Action: Solidarity for the Common Good

Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Associate Chair, Department of Philosophy, U of T
Mark Kingwell is a Canadian professor of philosophy and associate chair at the University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy. A fellow of Trinity College, he specializes in theories of politics and culture. Mark has published 12 books and even more articles, most notably, A Civil Tongue: Justice, Dialogue, and the Politics of Pluralism, which was awarded the Spitz Prize for political theory in 1997. His work has been translated into 10 languages, and he lectures to academic and popular audiences around the world. Mark is a public philosopher, addressing himself to a broad audience, from readers of scholarly journals to the National Post. His many academic and general publications, along with frequent media appearances, support his ongoing effort to engage the public, an undertaking that is consistent with the central themes of his work on citizenship and political participation.

Determining and Demonstrating Impact for the Common Good

What stories can we tell about the genuine impact of community-academic partnerships? What new strategies can we use to evaluate demonstrate impact? What can we learn from evaluating our efforts to engender an engagement movement, and policy-capacity building systems and tools in community and post-secondary settings? This closing plenary will engage the whole room in this inquiry, using powerful questions and interactivity methods.
Director of Community Engagement, SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement
Am Johal is director of community engagement at SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, within the SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit. Previously, Am worked on the Vancouver Agreement, a collective effort to address urban economic and social development. He was a co-founder of UBC’s Humanities 101 program and chair of the Impact on Communities Coalition. He has also been an advisor to two provincial cabinet ministers (Transportation and Highways; Community Development, Cooperatives and Volunteers). Am holds undergraduate degrees in human kinetics (UBC) and commerce (Royal Roads University), an MA in international economic relations from the Institute for Social and European Studies (Hungary) and a PhD in communication and media philosophy from the European Graduate School (Switzerland). 
President and CEO and Corporate Secretary of Board
United Way Centraide Canada
Jacline Nyman is the President and CEO and Corporate Secretary of the Board for United Way Centraide Canada, where she leads a national movement for social change comprising over 100 community-based federated United Way organizations. Previously, Jacline worked with Smith School of Business (Queen’s University) as the Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations. She has held numerous leadership positions in Canadian universities, structuring and running major gift campaigns in Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa. 

Jacline speaks frequently on the topics of: marketing, accountability measures, strategic business planning, major gift fundraising, social innovation, responsibility and philanthropy. In 2015, Jacline joined Canada2020 to speak about 5 Big Ideas for Canada’s future, focusing on income inequality and poverty. She currently serves as a member of the advisory board, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, the advisory board of GIV3, and Queen’s Smith School of Business Centre for Social Impact.
Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services at York University

David Phipps is Executive Director of Research and Innovation Services at York University and manages all research grants and agreements including knowledge and technology transfer for York University, including York’s award-winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit. In addition to other awards and recognition he has been named the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada. David received the 2015 Research Management Excellence Award and 2015 President’s Award for Innovation in Knowledge Mobilization. In 2015, he was named the Gordon and Jean Southam Fellow from the Association of Commonwealth Universities. He is also the KT Lead for NeuroDevNet and Network Director for ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche.
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Global Health and Capacity Building
Specialist, Community Medicine and Occupational Medicine
Professor, School of Population and Public Health
Annalee Yassi is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC and holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Capacity Building. She is a Specialist in both Community Medicine (Public Health and Preventive Medicine) as well as Occupational Medicine. Annalee Yassi’s research focuses on collaborative roles in occupational health and infection control in the healthcare workplace, issues and methods in community-based health research, transdisciplinarity and North-South partnerships. She is interested in ethics in global health research, the link between clinical care and the social and environmental determinants of health, an ecosystem approach to health, and the use of arts-based methods in health intervention research.
Director, Vancity Foundation
Derek Gent is Director of the Vancity Foundation, which proudly leads an arms-length Community Foundation associated with the members of Vancity Credit Union in BC. With financial assets of more than $55M, including 150+ Donor Advised Funds and a core endowment, they model a progressive approach to investment, while making grants, engaging in advocacy work and delivering collaborative programs with a focus on sustainable upstream development rather than aid. His professional career started in microcredit with BRAC in Bangladesh, after an MBA from Queen's University. He worked as a management consultant before a variety of roles at Coast Capital Savings and Vancity. Derek currently chairs the Public Policy Committee of Imagine Canada, an important umbrella organization representing the interests of charities and nonprofits across the country, as well as board roles with New Market Funds, Cooperators Foundation, Responsible Investment Association and as Vancouver City Co-Chair for Aga Khan Foundation.
Director, Office for Aboriginal Peoples, Simon Fraser Univeristy
William Lindsay, Director of SFU’s Office for Aboriginal Peoples, is of Cree-Stoney heritage. Although his ancestors are from the Great Plains of Canada, he has grown up in BC for most of his life in both rural and urban First Nations communities. William has a Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts degrees from the University of British Columbia. His B.Ed. was completed in the Native Indian Teacher Education Program and his master’s thesis in History studied “A History of the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre in an Age of Aboriginal Migration and Urbanization.” 

Currently a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University researching the Indigenization of universities, William has worked for many years as an Indigenous teacher, professor, student services provider, and senior administrator, at numerous Lower Mainland colleges and universities. William has published numerous articles and essays in national and provincial newspapers; numerous scholarly papers in The Canadian Journal of Native Studies; a book review in BC Studies; and a First Nations-themed TESOL textbook. 

What Just Happened Here?

Special Participatory Engagement Event with the Cu2Expo Community. This will be a fun interactive session - Not to be missed. Details coming soon.

Call to Action: Moving the Story of Reconciliation, Collaboration and Impact Forward

Adjunct/Founder/Director, ICASC, SFU
Director, Judith Marcuse Projects
Judith Marcuse's career spans over 50 years of professional work as a dancer, choreographer, producer, teacher, writer, consultant and lecturer in Canada and abroad. She has created over 100 original works for dance, theatre, opera, film and television and has produced seven large-scale, arts festivals. Founder/Co-Director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change and a Senior Fellow of Ashoka International, she is Adjunct Professor and Artist in Residence at SFU where she presently leads a five-year, national study and teaches Canada's first graduate program in art for social change. Among many honours, she has received Canada's major choreographic awards and an honorary doctorate. 
Director, Professional Programs and Partnerships, Research Associate, Simon Fraser University
Currently the director of professional programs in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University where I design and convene programs for sustainability professionals as well as engage with community organizations on collaborative research. I am the faculty teaching fellow, SFU's representative on the SSHRC global research project called Participedia, a role that came to me as the founder of the continuing studies professional certificate in dialogue and engagement and past director of SFU's Dialogue Programs. I teach in SFU's certificate programs in Sustainable Community Development and in Dialogue and Civic Engagement. In my spare time I enjoy working with local governments, community organizations and others on their social learning, dialogue and engagement challenges and strategies. 
Executive Director, SFU Surrey Campus
Co-Chair C2UExpo
Stephen Dooley became the second executive director of the SFU Surrey campus on November 1st, 2013. Prior to joining the SFU team, he worked at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for more than 20 years, where he was the founder of The Centre For Interdisciplinary Research: Community Learning and Engagement. Steve has a strong commitment to the development of community-campus partnerships. As SFU Surrey campus director, Steve sits at a number of community partnership tables, including the City of Surrey’s Social Policy Advisory Committee, the Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition (co-chair), the Local Immigration Partnership, and the Surrey Healthier Community Partnership. Steve is also a director of the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT). 

He recently completed a community-based research project exploring the settlement needs of refugees in Surrey BC, where he hired and trained seven recent youth refugees to serve as research assistants.
Spoken Word Artist
Public Speaker, Facilitator and Storyteller
Jenna Tenn-Yuk is a spoken word artist, public speaker, facilitator and storyteller. She has performed and spoken nationally at TEDx, Parliament Hill and numerous conferences on identity, finding one’s voice and building bridges between diverse communities. She has written for several publications, including the Huffington Post and the Ottawa Citizen, and was a 2014 Vancouver Biennale artist-in-residence. Jenna believes in the power of storytelling to break silences, connect people and change the world around us. She currently lives in Toronto where she works as a writing coach with Firefly Creative Writing.
Sam Bradd
Graphic Facilitator
Hi, I’m Sam Bradd.
I’m a graphic facilitator and specialist in information design. I use visuals to help groups be better at what they do. In the last 15 years, I’ve collaborated with the World Health Organization, Google, indigenous organizations and researchers on four continents. I co-edited the new book Drawn Together Through Visual Practice to help facilitators and visual thinkers deepen their knowledge. I have a Masters in Education (University of British Columbia).
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