Atlin, Cole

Cole Atlin Environmental Consultant Cole Atlin Sustainability Solutions St. Mary’s, Ontario Cole is an environmental consultant and post-doctoral fellow at Memorial University. Her work focuses upon the environmental assessments of contentious resource developments. Current and on-going projects include examining the governance challenges related to the Muskrat Falls Hydro-Electric project, assisting indigenous communities with assessments in…

Anderson, Ryan

Ryan Anderson Founder & President Satellite Canada Ottawa, Ontario Ryan is founder and President of Satellite Canada Innovation Network, a not-for-profit industry association driving the competitiveness of the Canadian space industry. Satcan provides strategic consulting services to small and medium enterprises. Satcan, in collaboration with the National Research Council recently brought together a advanced optical…

Addario, Andrea

Andrea Addario National Communications Representative Canadian Union of Public Employees Toronto, Ontario Andrea has worked in negotiations and communications for many years, with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. She has also worked in municipal government, in the Office of the Mayor of Toronto. She has a strong interest in defending public services against privatization,…

Abdi, Samiya

Samiya Abdi Senior Program Specialist Public Health Ontario Scarborough, Ontario Samiya holds a master’s degree in Public Health and Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation and Systems Thinking. Her experience spans from co-creating local community engagement programs such as Aspire2Lead to co-founding international movements such as the Somali Gender Equality Movement and Famine resistors. Samiya has…

Waugh, Dawn

Dawn Waugh Director of Education and Social Development Kwanlin Dün First Nation Whitehorse, Yukon Dawn is the Director of Education and Social Development for Kwanlin Dün First Nation, in Whitehorse, Yukon. Her responsibilities are Early Learning and Childcare, School-Age Education, Adult Education and Employment, Income Assistance, Language and Culture. Prior, she lived in Calgary, Alberta…

Thatte, Priyank

Priyank Thatte Director of Major Public Works, Government of Yukon Whitehorse, Yukon Priyank provides leadership on a number of interdisciplinary infrastructure and energy files for the Government of Yukon. Over his professional career he has delivered on strategic capital and public policy projects in Ontario, including the creation of a leading AI research institute in…

Proudfoot, Kelly

Kelly Proudfoot Director, Development Yukon University Foundation Whitehorse, Yukon It was 2004 and Kelly had been working for multiple seasons with the Calgary Flames when she decided to use the NHL lockout as an opportunity to travel the world. Upon her return, she came to the realization that she was indeed the “free spirit” that…

Kazda, Lenka

Lenka Kazda Finance Officer, Town of Faro Faro, Yukon Lenka moved to Canada from the Czech Republic where she completed her Master’s Degree in Business Economy and Management. She has been working as a Finance Officer for the Town of Faro in Yukon Territory since 2006. She enjoys being part of the management team and…

Kayseas, Ashley

Ashley Kayseas Director, Diversity & Inclusion Government of Yukon Whitehorse, Yukon As Director, Diversity and Inclusion for the Government of Yukon, Ashley is responsible for developing, directing and evaluating diversity and inclusion related programs and initiatives. He is involved in making space for under-represented groups within organizations while supporting inclusive workplaces. He is very interested…