We’re bringing you an exciting line-up of keynotes to share their knowledge and experiences at virtual Cannexus21!
MONDAY, JANUARY 25
12:00 – 12:45 ET
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
14:30 – 15:15 ET
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1
14:15 – 15:00 ET
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
14:30 – 15:15 ET
Executive Advisor, Future of Work, Deloitte
Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor Future of Work at Deloitte, advises on issues key to the transformation agendas of business and government. She focuses on leadership and talent, workforce, workplace and culture transformation, lifelong learning and upskilling, equity, diversity and inclusion and purpose-driven organizations. She is also Executive-in-Residence at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. Zabeen is the former Chief Human Resources Officer for RBC. She is a frequent speaker on career growth and inclusion.
Keynote Session: Building a Future of Work that Works for All
Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Kris Magnusson recently completed two terms as Dean of the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, and has returned to faculty life as a Professor. He has worked in the career development field since 1980, receiving the Province of Alberta Career Development Award of Excellence and the 2006 Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development, and was a co-founder of the Canadian Research Working Group for Evidence-based Practice. Prior to joining SFU, Kris was a junior high school teacher, a college counsellor and a faculty member in counselling psychology at the Universities of Calgary and Lethbridge.
Keynote Session: Working With – and Around – Emotions in Career Helping
Olympian, Author, Broadcaster
One of Canada’s most decorated athletes, Perdita Felicien is a two-time Olympian, two-time World Champion and 10-time National Champion in the 100m hurdles. She is now an author, television host, public speaker and sports broadcaster. She hosts the new television series, All Round Champion. A recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal, Perdita is a supporter of many charitable initiatives including those that work to end violence against women. Her first book, My Mother’s Daughter, will be published in March 2021, by DoubleDay Canada. Perdita’s memoir chronicles her experience as a child witness to domestic abuse, homelessness and the highs and lows of her illustrious racing career.
Keynote Session: You’re a Hurdler, You Just Don’t Know It
Director, Indigenous Leadership Initiative
Valérie Courtois is a registered professional forester who specializes in Indigenous issues, forest ecology and ecosystem-based management and planning. She is a member of the Innu community of Mashteuiatsh, located on the shore of Peikuakami, or Lac-St-Jean. Courtois holds a degree in forestry sciences from the Université de Moncton. She has served as a forestry advisor for the Assembly of First Nations of Québec and Labrador, forestry planner for the Innu Nation, and as a consultant in Aboriginal forestry. Courtois has been the Director of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative since 2013. In addition to her work in conservation and planning, Courtois is an avid photographer. She lives in Happy Valley—Goose Bay, Labrador.