Access

in Practice

Putting great ideas to work

Speakers

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Rick Hansen

CEO, Rick Hansen Foundation
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Roberta Jamieson

President and CEO, Indspire
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Toni Morgan

Founder, Beat Academy
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Steve Silberman

Best-selling author
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Soji N. Adewumi

Chief Program Officer, "I Have A Dream" Foundation
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Liza Arnason

Assistant Dean, Student Life, Community Outreach and International Experience, University of Toronto Scarborough
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Karen Barnes

President and Vice Chancellor, Yukon College
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Nehama Baum

Founder, MukiBaum Accessibility Centre
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Jordan Bighorn

Program Manager, CEDA | Pathways to Education, Winnipeg
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Michael Bourdukofsky

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER, ALASKA NATIVE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PROGRAM
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K. Jake Chakasim

Foundational Design Instructor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
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Ken Chatoor

RESEARCHER, HIGHER EDUCATION QUALITY COUNCIL OF ONTARIO
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Tom Chau

Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
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Wen-Hao Chen

Senior Research Economist, Statistics Canada
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Luke Connell

Partnership Manager (and Incoming Executive Director), SmartSAVER
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Terry Cooke

President and CEO, Hamilton Community Foundation
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Rachel Dengate

Panel Manager and Research Associate, Academica Group Inc.
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Sophie Duchaine

Research Officer, Directorate of Studies and Research, University of Quebec
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Jim Dunn

Chair, Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University
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Eugenia Duodu

Chief Executive Officer, Visions of Science Network for Learning Inc.
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William Elliott III

Professor, University of Michigan
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Ross Finnie

Director, Education Policy Research Initiative
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Reuben Ford

Research Director, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
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Gail Forsyth

Director, Teaching, Learning and Retention, Wilfrid Laurier University
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Marc Frenette

Researcher, Statistics Canada
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Tim Fricker

Dean of Students, Mohawk College
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Kelly Gallagher-Mackay

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY
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Leslie Gloor Duncan

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, TRANSITION, LEADERSHIP and ENRICHMENT, WESTERN UNIVERSITY
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Ray Gosselin

Principal Architect, Ray Gosselin Architect Limited
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Mair Greenfield

Indigenous Education Lead, The Rumie Initiative
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Angela Hildyard

Special Advisor to the President and Provost, University of Toronto
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Susan Hopkins

Executive Director, MEHRIT Centre
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Lauren Hudak

Senior Researcher and Manager of Strategic Projects, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
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Lauren Eden Jones

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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Linda Jonker

Senior Researcher and Technical Lead of Data and Statistics, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
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Patrick Kelly

Associate Director, Residence Life, University of Guelph
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Annie Kidder

Executive Director, People for Education
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Kathy Kimpton

President and CEO, Women Building Futures
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Sophie Lanthier

SENIOR RESEARCHER, HIGHER EDUCATION QUALITY COUNCIL OF ONTARIO
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Aaron Lemon-Strauss

‎Executive Director, College and Career Access, The College Board
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Carlana Lindeman

Education Program Director, Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative
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Gabriel Bran Lopez

Founding President, Youth Fusion
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Patrick Lougheed

Partner and Co-Founder, Plaid Consulting
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Phil Maurizi

VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS, PROMISE INDIANA
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Gary McCluskie

Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects
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Tesfai Mengesha

Executive Director, Operations at Success Beyond Limits (SBL)
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Kaela Millar

MULTI-SENSORY LAB TECHNOLOGIST, MOHAWK COLLEGE
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Noah Morris

Assistant Deputy Minister of the Advanced Education Learner Supports Division, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
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Mandy Moser

Manager of institutional analysis, University of Lethbridge
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Anne Motte

SENIOR PLANNING ADVISOR, VICE RECTORATE HUMAN RESOURCES AND PLANNING, UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL
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Yvette Munro

Director, Academic Partnerships and Planning, Office of the Vice Provost Academic, York University
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April Nakaima

RESEARCH COORDINATOR, THE EVALUATION CENTRE FOR COMPLEX HEALTH INTERVENTIONS
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Philip Oreopoulos

Professor, University of Toronto
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Lindsay C. Page

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh 
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Gillian Parekh

Assistant Professor, York University
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Varsha Patel

Assistant Dean, Student Success, University of Toronto Scarborough
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Jennifer Pearson

ABACUS Grad Track Project Coordinator, Hamilton Community Foundation
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Audrey J. Penner

VICE PRESIDENT, ACADEMIC AND STUDENT SUCCESS, NORTHERN COLLEGE
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Julie Peters

Vice President, Research, Academica Group Inc
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Marcie Ponte

Executive Director, Working Women Community Centre
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Injoluwa Deborah Raji

Founder, Project Include
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Sujitha Ratnasingham

DIRECTOR, DATA PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT, INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL EVALUATIVE SCIENCES
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Jennifer Reddy

Associate Director, Leadership and Community Building Programs Lifelong Learning, Simon Fraser University
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Tina Reed

DIRECTOR, RECRUITMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS, CONTACT NORTH | CONTACT NORD
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Mack Rogers

Executive Director, ABC Life Literacy Canada
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Rebecca Rufo-Tepper

Co-Executive Director, Institute of Play
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Sean Simpson

Vice President, IPSOS
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S. Brenda Small

Vice President, Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning, Confederation College
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Amanda Stefanile

Program Coordinator, Achievement Program, Lakehead University
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Sarah Strachan

Classroom Teacher, iGrad Program
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Mahadeo Sukhai

Director of Research, National Educational Association of Disabled Students
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Sam Tecle

RESEARCH COORDINATOR, YORK UNIVERSITY
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Helen Tewolde

Senior Researcher and Manager, Centre for Equitable Access, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
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Kate Tilleczek

Canada Research Chair and Scientific Director, Young Lives Research Laboratory, UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
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Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall

DEAN, FACULTY OF DESIGN, OCAD UNIVERSITY
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Jim Vanderveken

Dean, Centre for Community Partnerships and Experiential Learning, Mohawk College
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Brett Visger

Associate Vice Chancellor, Institutional Collaboration and Completion, Ohio Department of Higher Education
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Valerie Walker

Vice President, Talent and Skills, Business Council of Canada
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Karen Walsh

Executive Director, Office to Advance Women Apprentices
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Sarah Watts-Rynard

Executive Director, Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
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Diana Wickham

Partner, Civilis Group
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Bruce Winer

Assistant Vice-President, Institutional Research and Planning, Carleton University
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Hanna Woldeyohannes

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, RYERSON UNIVERSITY
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Sehrish Zehra

Executive Director, Mathstronauts