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Together Towards Equality speakers panel

  • Atlantic Veterinary College Atrium (AVC 285N), UPEI 550 University Ave. Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3 canada (map)

Part of International Development Week!

The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation invites you to participate in Together Towards Equality on Wednesday, 6 February 2019. As part of International Development Week, the ACIC celebrates achievements of Canadians in furthering the Sustainable Development Goals, both within Canada and across the world. 

When: Wednesday, 6 February, 2019 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Where: Atlantic Veterinary College Atrium (AVC 285N), UPEI, 550 University Ave. Charlottetown

Who: Everyone is welcome. RSVP to   to register by Friday, 1 Feb.

Registration is free. Lunch and snacks will be served.

Welcome and Opening

9:00 – 9:30 am

Welcome address by Jennifer Sloot (Executive Director, ACIC-CACI)

Opening prayer by Chief Lisa Cooper (President & Chief of the Native Council of PEI)

Opening address by HH. Antoinette Perry (Lieutenant Governor of PEI)

Opening address by Hon. Philip Brown (Mayor, City of Charlottetown)

Session I  Chair: Dr. Carolyn Peach Brown (Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, UPEI)

9:30 – 10:00 am

Jane Ledwell (Executive Director, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women)

10:00 – 10:30 am

Dr. Jennifer Taylor (Professor, Faculty of Science, UPEI)

10:30 – 11:00 am

Chief Lisa Cooper (President & Chief of the Native Council of PEI)

11:00 – 11:30 am

Edward (Ted) Grant (President, Board of Directors, Mikinduri Children of Hope & Shirley Case Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement winner, 2018)

11:30 – 12:00 noon

Melanie Bailey (LIP/PIP Coordinator, PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada)

12:00 – 12:30 pm


Session II  Chair: Dr. Josh MacFadyen (Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Arts, UPEI)

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Dr. Olive Bryanton (Advocate for Seniors and Researcher, UPEI)

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Dr. Ali Ahmadi (Assistant Professor, Faculty of  Sustainable Design Engineering, UPEI)

1:30 – 2:00 pm

Ouma Cuniah and Winston Johnston (Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty)

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Dr. Justin Kakeu (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts, UPEI) 

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Jillian Kilfoil (Executive Director, Women Network, PEI)

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Cassidy McKellop (International Indigenous Internship Youth Program Awardee, 2018, Returning from Kenya)

Khousmita Gopaul (World University Service Canada, UPEI)


3:30 – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks by Dr. Susan Hartley (Global Peace Advocate)

They will talk about complex issues that require holistic approaches informed by diverse voices working together across sectors, disciplines, and borders. In the face of social and political divisiveness, how do we overcome barriers to walk together on a journey that will lead us towards more sustainable and resilient societies? How do we work within our own communities to address local issues within a global framework? And what are the transformative steps we need to take that will allow us to travel the distance on this collective journey? 

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