Keynotes, External Speakers, & Our People


Exploring Resiliency & Wellness with a proud SLC Alumnus...

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

Expert on Resiliency and Workplace Wellness

Described as one of the most sought-after, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly transformative international speakers and scholars in her field, Dr. Robyne is a multi-award-winning education and psychology instructor, author, and resiliency expert. What sets Dr. Robyne apart is how she learned resiliency from the ground up, as a person who has experienced significant obstacles yet forged her comeback. Dr. Robyne has over 16 years of university teaching and research experience and brings a refreshing and research-informed perspective to our understanding and practices of resiliency and wellness. Dr. Robyne’s work is accessible and relatable while offering practical strategies that are realistic and sustainable.

Dr. Robyne’s maiden book, Calm Within The Storm: A Pathway to Everyday Resiliency, released in March 2021, is now in its third print as it makes its way into the hearts and practices of people around the globe. Dr. Robyne and her team have developed innovative programming and open educational resources that are readily shared across a multitude of industries.

While working alongside some of the most influential organizations in Canada and across the world since March of 2021, she has delivered over 482+ keynotes and workshops.

Schedule: Tuesday, May 31st (onsite) on Kingston Campus - Venue C (9:00am)

Reconnecting to Mind, Body, Heart, and Spirit through Storytelling...

Shane N. Young

Leader, Educator, Researcher

Shane is an educator, PhD Candidate (Trent), and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholar of Mi'kmaw and Newfoundland settler ancestry. He is a member of the Qalipu First Nation on the southwestern coast of Newfoundland, where he was born and raised, and has been living in Tkaronto since 2006.

Currently, he is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Community Service, School of Social Work, and the Academic Coordinator of the Certificate in Indigenous Knowledges and Experiences with Toronto Metropolitan University (formally Ryerson University). Shane's doctoral research focuses on the development and maintenance of Mi'kmaw identities on the Island of Newfoundland. Further, emphasizing the impacts of colonial interferences on Indigenous identities through processes of settler colonialism and unearthing ways in which resurgence can create personal and cultural sovereignty. Shane’s professional social work practice has been in educational and community-based settings, with a strong background in building relationships with service groups and organizations in the broader community with the aim of providing services to diverse populations. His work has included populations that experience systemic marginalization and oppression, in areas such as; Deaf culture, homelessness, mental health and addictions, child welfare, and Indigenous communities.

Schedule: Monday, May 30th (virtual) hosted via MS Teams (9:00am)

External Guest Speakers

We will be welcoming a series of external speakers at out LCC event this year - make sure to check their sessions!

Alissa Bigelow

Digital Learning Associate


CAAT Pension Plan


Edward Logan, RSE

Program Coordinator & Professor, Plumbing

Durham College

Don Eldridge

Digital Learning Associate, Programs & Services


Frosina Stojanovska-Pocuca

Professor/Mathematics Coordinator for Engineering Technology

Mohawk College

Jacqueline Beall

Senior Customer Success Manager



Employee & Family Assitance Program (EFAP) Representatives

Lindsay (Kawennenhá:wi) Brant

Educational Developer, Indigenous Pedagogies & Ways of Knowing /

Adjunct Lecturer, Smith School of Business

Queen's University

Celebrating "Our People" at LCC

SLC Speakers

Diverse representation from various Departments/Schools/Campuses and work locations!

The LCC has a proud history of highlighting the skills of the SLC community by inviting members to submit conference proposals and present at LCC. We welcomed 108 SLC speakers in 2021 and hope to continue learning from you in the coming year.