Despite the reality of gender-based differences in leadership, women can unleash their full potential even in the face of fear and doubt. Imagine having an empowering tactic to push you through the paralysis of fear and give you the courage to make bolder moves and provide a greater impact as a woman in leadership. Katherine Cooligan, the Regional Managing Partner of the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Ottawa office, is a specialist in family law certified by the Law Society of Ontario. In addition, and as an adjunct to her litigation practice, Katherine negotiates, drafts and reviews all forms of domestic contracts, including marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and separation. She has extensive litigation experience in all aspects of family law that include custody, financial, and corporate and business issues arising out of separation, income determination, and child and spousal support. During the Bar Admission Course, Katherine was awarded the Abraham Lieff Scholarship Award for demonstrating excellence in the skills required in family law practice.
Accurately and rapidly predicting health or disease for patients is critical and is now the future of medicine. Dr. Wells’s predictive ‘“Wells Models” have been making a positive difference in medicine, but they took nine years from research to implementation in practice. Today, with the ability to manipulate data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, DNA sequencing, biomarkers, and wearable devices that can communicate with doctors, we have the capacity for rapid, individualized, precision care that can see into your future. Dr. Wells received his medical school education and specialty training in Internal Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He then studied Hematology and completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University, concentrating on the special problems of venous thrombosis (blood clots in the veins). He pioneered the concept of clinical prediction rules to assist in the diagnosis of patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism. For each of these diseases he embodied these prediction rules in valuable algorithms now known as the “Wells Model for DVT” and the “Wells Model for PE”. They are currently used world-wide in the diagnostic process for these illnesses and are incorporated into many national and organizational guidelines. He established the Thrombosis Treatment and Assessment Unit at The Ottawa Hospital, now the largest thrombosis clinical practice in the world. In March 2009, after 10 years as Division Chief in Hematology, he assumed the position of Chief/Chair of the Department of Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. The Department consists of 17 Divisions, almost 500 physicians and over 200 post graduate trainees. Dr. Wells has over $30 million granted in career research funding and has over 340 publications in a wide array of prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Circulation, Blood, Nature Genetics and Lancet.
One of the most powerful tools our society has created is also the biggest distraction. Social media has become a fundamental part of our lives but is it being used correctly? In his talk, Connor discusses how our cellphones can help us either positively impact millions of people, or act as a detriment to our social development. Connor LaRocque is an expert at helping young adults and entrepreneurs become leaders, overcome fears, and distinguish themselves in a crowded marketplace. He is the President of a multinational direct sales company called LA Roqk Enterprises, and he is the Founder and CEO of SocialRise Revenue Marketing Agency. He published two books while completing his bachelor’s degree. The second book “Mindset is Everything” ranked 43 out of 100 on the Amazon Bestseller list.
Every single year 8 million tons of plastic enters our oceans. Change starts with one person. It starts with one straw. It starts with one drop. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
Marianne Gee has been asking herself the same question for years: “How to save the honeybees?” The simple answer is: You are insignificant, but your 1/12th of a teaspoon counts!
“I won the lottery the day I was born.” Luck creates advantages and disadvantages from the day we are born. Mark Sutcliffe is asking us to redesign our thinking to recognize the role of luck in our lives. “Imagine a world where luck is irrelevant and all the children in the future can start life with the same opportunity.”
How do we know when the status quo is no longer working? What does it take for us to see that the current model needs to be redesigned? For Jay Gosselin it took 12,000 heartbreaking conversations with students to fully understand how badly our model for educational transitions needs to be overhauled.
The purpose of government is to improve the lives of people. We can not be a Blockbuster government serving a Netflix citizenry. Scott Brison is happiest when thinking ahead, driving change and breaking boundaries.
Make the world a better place. A very personal story of a parking lot, the Tetra Society of Canada, ComputerWise and a customized software tool.
The world’s economic powers are shifting. Find out how the West needs to wake up and change its game in order to protect its Innovation Advantage and preserve its economic strength. Amy is a passionate speaker, consultant, author and corporate instructor of Stanford University professional development courses, as well as her own workshops. With a unique and engaging style, she lectures on topics including innovation, sales, marketing, global competitiveness and China. Amy has worked with over 50 countries and at companies such as Cisco, Apple, Visa, Nationwide, Capital One, SAP, Bell Canada and AT&T. Notably, she led a CEO-sponsored global competitive sales support program at Cisco Systems, the catalyst for her current practice. She has also led business development initiatives with the World Bank. Notably, she led a CEO-sponsored global competitive sales support program at Cisco Systems, the catalyst for her current practice. Amy poured her experience and desire to influence change into her book, The China Factor: Leveraging Emerging Business Strategies to Compete, Grow and Win in the New Global Economy.