Sustainability, Belonging, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Sustainability: Exploring Global & Local Perspectives

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Environmental, Cultural, and Human Rights Advocate

"Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier is in the business of transforming public opinion into public policy. Experienced in working with global decision-makers for more than a decade, Watt-Cloutier offers a new model for 21st century leadership. She speaks with passion and urgency on the issues of today — the environment, the economy, foreign policy, global health, and sustainability — not as separate concerns, but as a deeply interconnected whole. At a time when people are seeking solutions, direction, and a sense of hope, this global leader provides a big picture of where we are and where we’re headed."

When: Thursday, June 3 from 12:30-1:30pm

Audience: This session is intended for all employees interested in learning how Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Being promotes a holistic perception of sustainability.

Wellness: Power of Laughter

Colin Mochrie & Debra McGrath

Dynamic Duo of Improve Comedy

Famed dynamic duo of improv, Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath bring their customized, quick-witted, and uproariously entertaining show to conferences, galas, and other events everywhere. Guaranteed to have your audience in stitches, their show proves why – when it comes to improv — it’s “best to say yes”.

When: Monday, May 31 from 1:00-2:15pm

Audience: This session is intended for all employees who wants to enjoy a good laugh or needs a good laugh!

Belonging & EDI: Becoming a Change Agent

Kike Ojo-Thompson

Equity, Anti-Racism & Organizational Change Consultant (Kojo Institute)

"Kike Ojo-Thompson is renowned as one of Canada’s foremost experts and thought leaders on equity, diversity, and inclusion. As the founder and principal consultant of KOJO Institute, she has guided public and private organizations alike towards more equitable cultures and outcomes with her signature balance of tact and honesty. Amongst Ojo-Thompson’s notable clients are Canada’s largest school board, the nation’s biggest grocery retailer, and public health organizations on both sides of the Canada-US border. Prior to leading KOJO Institute full time, Ojo-Thompson was the project lead for One Vision One Voice, a first-of-its-kind initiative addressing anti-Black racism in the child welfare system, and the senior facilitator for Ontario’s carding review. Ojo-Thompson has lent her voice to provincial and national media platforms, including TVO, the Globe & Mail, CBC, the Toronto Star, and the Social TV. Her meaningful contributions to equity in Canada have been recognized by Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (2019); 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women (2018); and Robert Small’s 25th anniversary Legacy Poster (2019)."

When: Wednesday, June 2 from 9:00-10:00am

Audience: This session is intended for all employees who want to learn more about how EDI impacts organizational culture.

Our People: SLC Speakers

SLC Speakers

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

We are pleased to share that we have 67 workshops at LCC 2021 so we invite everyone to review the 70+ speakers that have worked diligently to provide you with these learning experiences.

You may review these speakers by accessing the "speaker page" in Sched. See the attached "how to" instructions to navigate the sched resource.

When: Concurrent Sessions May 31 to June 4 (multiple)

Audience: Concurrent sessions are intended for all audiences so feel free to join any session and learn from your peers!