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Thursday, November 14 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
What would an Inclusive Innovation Agenda for a New Generation in Canada look like? (40 min) / Qu'est-ce qu'un programme d'innovation inclusif pour une nouvelle génération

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Panel Organized by: DIGITAL MIKMAQ 

From Indigenous graduates leading the way forward in STEM, to a younger generation tackling new fields for the first time like-quantum mechanics, big data, robotics and AI - how we understand what is required to achieve inclusiveness determines whether in fact it can be achieved. For Indigenous children and youth living on reserves and in remote locations; workshops and pilot projects while well intentioned, have a tendency to do more harm than good. As do programs and policies administered without the knowledge of what it takes to succeed — let alone achieve a competitive advantage in the world today. So what would an inclusive innovation agenda look like for Indigenous youth ? It would encompass four key factors. Number one: the consistent delivery of qualitative education. Number two: a new approach towards external engagement. Number three: ongoing opportunities to engage in problem solving. Number four: exposure to large concepts that involve critical thinking, connectivity and science.

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Marni Fullerton

Director, Digital Mi'kmaq
Marni Fullerton brings over 25 years of strategic leadership experience as a Chief Executive and senioradvisor across sectors. From science to software, entertainment to tourism,finance to internationaltrade she has worked across Canada and around the world, and is the recipient of... Read More →

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Chris Googoo

Chief Operating Officer of Ulnooweg, and Director of Digital Mi’kmaq
Christopher Googoo is a proud member of the We’koqma’q First Nation, living in Millbrook with his wife and three children. Joining Ulnooweg in 2000, Chris is presently the Chief Operating Officer as well as theExecutive Director of the Community Indigenous Foundation and the Director... Read More →
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Tyler Sack

Group Product Manager, Orenda Software Solutions
Tyler Sack, originally from Indian Brook works in Membertou and is a leader of the Indigenous Mi’kmaq young professionals, a former Aboriginal Student Advisor at Saint Mary’s the University of Guelph and currently The Group Product Manager of Orenda Software Solutions, an analytics... Read More →
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Shelly Denny

Director of Aquatic Research and Stewardship, Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources
With a Master’s of Science in Biology and fisheries ecology from St. F.X. University, Shelley considers herself a lifelong learner. Combining science and two-eyed seeing her work in applied science is extensive. From enhancing the Bras d’Or Lakes to developing a management plan... Read More →
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Evan Syliboy

Member of the Millbrook First Nation
Evan Syliboy is from Millbrook First Nation. A well known musician, father of five, and an electrical engineer from Dalhousie, Evan is committed to increasing the number of Indigenous students pursuing science. Actively he is involved in the development of programs, hands on projects... Read More →
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Stephenie Bernard

Member, Treaty Education Committee, Nova Scotia
Stephenie Bernard, is a deeply committed elementary science teacher from We’koqma’q First Nation. A member of the provincial Treaty Education Committee set up last year in Nova Scotia to include Mi’kmaq culture, knowledge and language, Stephenie is currently piloting the renewal... Read More →

Thursday November 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 4