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Theme: Perspectives

This event occurred on
June 26, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, John Hirsh Mainstage
174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0P8
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Alan Cross

Broadcasting+Consulting+New Media+Content Creation+Voiceovers
Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his nearly 40 years in the broadcasting and music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock and is also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like the long-running show, The Ongoing History of New Music. Outside of radio, Alan’s resume includes four books, dozens of public speaking engagements, a national music column for, voicework for film, and television, plus creating content for various film and TV studios, record labels, artist management companies, streaming music services like Spotify and a travelling museum exhibit called The Science of Rock’n’Roll. Alan is also sought after as a consultant for radio content. His current client is 102.1 the Edge/Toronto. One of his companies, Major League Mixes, provided music advice for professional sports teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Aleethia Mackay

Addictions Counsellor
Aleethia Mackay is a full time Addictions Counsellor at an alternative high school in the Winnipeg School Division. She works one on one with teenagers that have experienced trauma, and teenagers that are battling substance use and abuse. Since she can remember, Aleethia has always had a passion for working with youth of all ages, because she loves the tenacity and honesty they possess. Her style of counseling is guided on the idea that “I see you, I hear you, and what you say matters to me” regardless of one’s race, gender, or socioeconomic status. She believes in looking at the biological, psychological, and social aspects surrounding a teenager’s relationships with drugs and alcohol. Although she believes that addiction is a topic to be dealt with seriously, Aleethia also sees the value in counseling youth with with and exuberance.

Alice RL

Activist, Professional Illustrator and Art Teacher
Alice RL is a professional Illustrator and Art Teacher based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The non-binary, transgender, Ojibawe artist draws inspiration from their experiences and cultural teachings and melds it with a signature palette of bright, playful hues to create stunning juxtapositions of human brutality and emotion with hope and whimsy. Alice’s range of projects include game and comic book art, digital and traditional illustration, and graphic design. Alice is a Graduate of the University of Manitoba Fine Arts Program and Digital Media Design at Red River College. Alice is deeply involved in the local art community and strives to improve themselves and others. Whether working in digital or traditional art, Alice brings a unique personal style and emotional impact into all their creations.

Ashleigh Lodge

Application Development Manager
Ashleigh Lodge is the Application Development Manager at Neovation Learning Solutions, which encompasses the development, UX and QA teams for multiple products. A graduate of the Computer/Analyst Programmer (CAP) program at Red River College, she has held various development and management roles in the tech industry for the past nine years. In her free time, you can find Ashleigh either playing Pokémon Go, or consuming a truly frightening amount of pop culture media, including movies, TV shows, comic books, and novels (and usually both at the same time!)

Aylia Mohammadi

Scientist & Entrepreneur
Dr. Aylia Mohammadi (BSc, MSc, PhD) is a scientist and entrepreneur who combines her background in physics, biology, and health with her passions for food, movement, and the sensory experiences therein. She is the Founder and Scientific Director of Genotique, a personalized nutrition company integrating DNA-based dietary advice with key lifestyle, behavioral and psychological factors to promote and sustain optimal health. She is passionate about helping people find nourishment and thrive while enjoying the pleasures of food and not sacrificing quality of life. She obtained her PhD in Biological Physics from the Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto, where she currently lives. Growing up in Winnipeg, her childhood encouraged her career as a scientist and her love of food.

Celine Nadon

Chief of Enteric Diseases Surveillance
Celine Nadon (PhD) is a scientist and public servant. She first developed an interest in infectious diseases transmitted by food and water during her studies at the University of Manitoba, earning Bachelor and Master of Science degrees. This interest led her to Cornell University (New York), where she obtained her doctorate in 2003, studying microbes like Listeria (a notorious disease-causing bacteria), and learning epidemiology, the study of how diseases are transmitted through the world’s populations. She’s currently the Chief of Enteric Diseases Surveillance, Outbreak Detection and Response at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory, leading national surveillance programs for infectious diseases transmitted by food and water, and her laboratory continuously monitors for and investigates outbreaks of foodborne disease using cutting edge technology.

Deb Chaboyer

Deb Chaboyer is a passionate educator at the University of Manitoba and an inspirational leader. She is an emerging entrepreneur in the developing stages of her company, Chaboyer International. The company’s mission is to empower change and connect the world through Human Resources, Adult Education, Customized Training & Advocacy. Throughout Deb’s lifetime people have shared their life stories, experiences, and challenges with her. She is very grateful to each of them for trusting her with their stories. This fuelled her passion to empower people to embrace their best selves and become the person in their dreams. Deb is a holistic practitioner who believes in meeting the needs of individuals so that they can prosper and thrive in life. Deb attended the University of Manitoba as a mature student and the lone parent of her six children.

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