Andrew Reeves is the founder of the architecture firm Linebox Studio. He learned he was dyslexic at 42—and as an architect, it has empowered him to adapt and see things differently.
Kevin Bourne is CEO of the PR and content marketing firm SHIFTER Agency Inc., editor-in-chief at SHIFTER magazine, a freelance journalist, and a media personality. He urges businesses to consider how best to adapt to new realities—whether that means rebuilding their team or retooling to win at the highest levels.
David Mosley is founder and CEO of OwlCare, a company whose mission is to help families and their aging loved ones to transform chaos into care. He shares how family caregivers can navigate the challenges of health-crisis chaos and adapt to caring for loved ones at home.
Justin Sutherland is a clinical medical physicist, founder of realizeLAB, and co-founder of medtech startup Realize Medical. His experience as a researcher, teacher, medical physicist, and techpreneur inspires him to innovate the way young doctors learn…with virtual reality.
Karla Briones is the founder of Immigrants Developing Entrepreneurs Academy (IDEA)—an online platform designed to educate newcomers to Canada about and connect them with our business ecosystem. She is a business strategist, business advisor, winner of the 2018 City of Ottawa Immigrant Entrepreneur Award, owner of Global Pet Foods Kanata & Hintonburg and Freshii Westboro, and a small business columnist. She knows adapting is essential for immigrants and entrepreneurs alike—and that Canada has the opportunity to foster the most successful immigrant entrepreneurship ecosystem in the world.
Kevin Parent has been the popular social media lead at Ottawa Public Health since 2018. He asks us if porcupines can really shoot their quills—and to question what we read on the internet.
Margaret Dennis is a grief survivor and founder of EVOLV coaching. Now, she invites us all to shift the way we think about and approach the process of grieving the loss of a loved one.
Sandra Schillo leads the Inclusive Innovation Research Cluster at the Institute for Science, Society and Policy and is an Associate Professor at the Telfer School of Management, both at the University of Ottawa. She shares with us that inclusive innovation is not just about who is included in the innovation process, but also how they are involved and what that implies.
Tenille Houston is co-founder of AutoGuardian By SmartCone, an Intelligent Mobility company. She encourages us to consider adapting the plans we create for ourselves—because the risk of taking a new path might just get you where you’re meant to go.
Tina Liu is a landscape architect at the National Capital Commission (NCC), a National Judge of Communities in Bloom, and is responsible for the Christmas Lights Across Canada program. Her experience as a landscape architect has taught her how parks and greenspaces improve our mental and physical wellbeing—and how we can use plant life to create healthy spaces at home.
At one time or another, we have all experienced mental exhaustion and brain fog, or a lack of focus, motivation and attention. Could this slump in performance be an indication that we are not fueling our brains properly? What if, something as simple as the right nutrients could ignite our brains to function at the potential we deserve. Neuroscientist Dr. Delphie Dugal-Tessier is currently the Head of Research at Staterra Inc. a nutritional and supplement R&D company where she is conducting research supported by the NRC-IRAP, OCE & NSERC. In the emerging field of nutritional neuroscience, Dr. Dugal-Tessier is passionate about understanding how stress depletes the raw materials required for brain health (mood, cognition, learning and memory) and how this impacts performance. In addition, she is no stranger to competitive sports. In 2007, she competed on the Canadian mogul freestyle ski team and now trains, teaches and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As a mother of two, an entrepreneur, a competitor and a woman in science, Dr. Dugal-Tessier knows all too well the challenges and struggles our brain faces on a daily basis and how this can affect mental wellness, happiness and productivity.
On a mission to drastically improve the concussion recovery process. Our brains are our greatest asset and we should do everything we can to protect and heal them. With the use of machine learning we can gain valuable insights that can guide us throughout the recovery process. Ashleigh shares how to spark social engagement in the health care AI race, by encouraging us to embrace AI and take control of our health data. Ashleigh is a health technology entrepreneur from Stanford University with a PhD in Exercise Physiology and a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuroscience from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She is the founder and CEO of Neurovine, a deep tech company delivering data driven brain health solutions. Before founding Neurovine, Ashleigh was a wearable technology consultant who worked with innovative startups and large scale medical institutions. These experiences revealed the amazing potential of AI in health care but also highlighted the dangers of automation in this industry.