Summit Schedule

2017 Itinerary:

Friday, February 17, 2017

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Delegate Check-in

Lobby of the Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Photo Scavenger Hunt – Optional (GooseChase App)

Please ask a CANCON 2017 representative how to download the App and participate in

the scavenger hunt.

6:30 PM: Meet in the Lobby of the Westin Hotel to walk over to the Pub Night

Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Pub Night Social/Networking Activity – Optional

Denizen Hall 10311 103 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Late Delegate Check-in

For those delegates who were unable to check-in the afternoon before

Outside of the Centennial Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J

0N7

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM: Welcome to CANCON 2017

Greetings from the MacEwan and University of Alberta Chapter Presidents

9:05 AM – 9:45 AM: Morning Keynote – Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, QC, PC, OC

Centennial Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: GK HQ Updates – Ian Sankey

Centennial Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Group Photograph

Location TBA – Follow the directions of the CANCON 2017 team

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Breakout Session 1

Attendees should select one of the following workshops to attend:

Inspiration, Perspiration, and Other Bodily Fluids

Chairman Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

Description: A brief discussion reflecting on Dr. Sandhu’s experiences in leadership in health science, where they have brought him, where they may bring you and what the future may hold.

About the Speaker: Dr. Irwindeep Sandhu is an Associate Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Alberta. He was recently a part of an innovative hybrid clinic, known as ENCORE, that combined the expertise of the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Cross Cancer Institute to improve patient outcomes.

Leadership Literacy: Finding the facts in the world of true lies

Chancellor Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

Description: Never before in human history have more people had more access to more information. But in a world where traditional and trusted  information gatekeepers are losing their roles, how do we separate fact from fiction? How do we figure out what’s going on the world, so we can make the best choices, as citizens and as community leaders?

About the Speaker: Paula Simons is the City Columnist for the Edmonton Journal. She holds degrees from the University of Alberta and Stanford University, and was a post-graduate fellow at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and has earned numerous awards for her journalistic work.

Getting new ideas off the ground: The Implementation Challenge

Consulate Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

Description: Throughout Dr. Ferguson-Pell’s career he has tended, as an academic, to generate disruptive ideas that are then very challenging to put into practice. He has not been motivated to be a start-up person, perhaps because he is too risk averse. Herein lies the challenge. Do you have to risk everything to take a disruptive idea and make it work? Is he a kind of “inventourist”?  He will investigate these ideas with our audience.

About the Speaker: Dr. Martin Ferguson-Pell is biomedical engineer and credentialed clinical scientist at the University of Alberta, who studies secondary complications of physical disability and their underlying causes, who has designed and developed a Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory at the Edmonton Clinical Health Academy (ECHA) and regularly works with virtual reality systems.

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Chapter Sharing and Learning Session

Chairman, Chancellor, and Consulate Rooms

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break

Not included in the cost of the conference. Recommended lunch location: De Dutch, 10030 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1R2

 

1:40 PM – 2:40 PM: Breakout Session 2

Attendees should select one of the following workshops to attend:
Achievement Through Mental Gymnastics

Chairman Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

Description: Champion tower racer and webmaster Tim Young shares effective and sustainable techniques to achieve any goal.

About the Speaker: Tim Young lives life to its fullest in the fast lane. Tim is a webmaster, vegan, and an elite tower runner. In 2015, Tim came 7th in the 103 storey Willis Tower Skyrise Chicago race. Later that same day, after having just run 103 storeys, Tim completed the 58 storey Climb for Life stair race, coming in 1st by four whole seconds.

#MakeItAwkward

Chancellor Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

Description: The goal of Mayor Don Iveson and Jesse Lipscombe’s #MakeItAwkward campaign is to inspire people to take a stance against racism, and have those “awkward conversations” about racist, sexist and homophobic comments, rather than just staying silent. In the spirit of the campaign, our panelists, who have been involved in events that aim to foster diversity and inclusiveness, will be speaking about their experiences and participating in a conversation about diversity and how we can go forward, dispelling myths and stereotypes, and addressing prejudice.

About the Speaker: Rebecca Lee is the co-founder of Law Students for Inclusion and Diversity and the University of Alberta Student Director of the Federation of Asian

Canadian Lawyers. Arundeep Singh Sandhu was recently involved in a ground-breaking Turban Tying event. The panel will be moderated by Yesmine Elloumi.

No Textbooks Required

Consulate Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

Description: While the experiences and classes you’ll have during university are valuable, don’t miss the unconventional lessons in life. Danielle Fuechtmann will discuss learning from the people around you, taking advantage of extra-curricular opportunities, and why failure can be great.

About the Speaker: Danielle Fuechtmann is a freelance writer, design student, and current Editor-in-Chief at the NAIT Nugget. Danielle’s client list includes Western Canada Fashion, Bridal Fantasy, Phabrik Magazine, and the Old Strathcona Business Association. She is a current board member of the Canadian University Press and served as the Communications Director for the Holyrood Community League.

 

2:40 PM – 3:40 PM: Breakout Session 3

Attendees should select one of the following workshops to attend:
Expect More: An Autism Adventure

Chairman Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

Description: Mike has two children, son Jaden, 21, and daughter Jenae, 17.  The Lakes have been active supporters of autism organizations, families and individuals around the world, while sharing their story of life with Jaden, who has autism.

About the Speaker: Mike Lake is the four-term Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Wetaskiwin. In 2015, he received the 5 th highest vote total out of 1,800 candidates, from all parties, across the country. He currently serves as Official Opposition Critic for Global Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health. Prior to entering federal politics, Mike graduated from the University of Alberta, and worked for 10 years with the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club.

Women Supporting Women: Building relationships of solidarity in leadership

Chancellor Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

Description: In this workshop, our panelists will discuss the importance of building relationships of solidarity between women to combat the barriers women face in public participation, as well as tools and techniques to facilitate such empowerment. As much as possible, this discussion will take intersectional perspective; sexual orientation, ability, age, and socio-economic status will inform the conversation.

About the Speakers: Claire Edwards and Marina Banister are political leaders in their community. Both have served as Chairs of the City of Edmonton Youth Council and have held numerous other leadership roles. They are also close friends.

5 Big Lessons in 30 Minutes: What Student Groups Taught Me

Consulate Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7
Description: Student groups are a great place to learn practical skills — and they’re alsoan easy way to end up burnt out. In this session, Kristin La Grange will share her five best tips to lead your student group or club by minimizing miscommunication and make room for better action.

About the Speaker: Kristin LaGrange, is the Assistant Program Lead for Student Group Services at the University of Alberta Students’ Union. As an undergraduate student, she held leadership positions in a women’s fraternity, the Mixed Chorus, and the Arts faculty association at the University of Alberta.

 

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM: Afternoon Keynote – Patricia Paradis

Centennial Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM: Closing Remarks and Acknowledgments of Honorary Guests

Centennial Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

4:50 PM – 6:00 PM: Free time

Attendees are encouraged to relax and prepare for dinner at this time

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Banquet Dinner

Devonian Room, Westin Hotel 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

8:30 PM – LATE: Pub Night/ Fundraising Event for Zoe’s Animal Rescue – Optional

The Buckingham, 10439 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A1

Please note that there is a small cover charge ($10) for this event as it is a charity fundraiser. Tickets will be available for purchase when you check in to the conference.

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Group Social/Fund Outing – Optional

Attendees will have the option to join CANCON organizers in the Lobby of the Westin and then head out with us to either the Art Gallery of Alberta (discounted admission with a conference name badge or student ID) or the Silver Skate Festival in Hawrelak Park

 

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