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Speakers

Chantal Hébert
Political columnist

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

12:15 – 13:45 EST

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Chantal Hébert is a political columnist whose work appears in the Toronto Star and the magazine L’Actualité. She is a weekly participant on the political panel at Issue on the CBC’s The National as well as Radio-Canada’s Les Coulisses du pouvoir on television and Tout un matin on Montreal radio. Ms. Hébert began her career in Toronto as a reporter for the regional newsroom of Radio-Canada in 1975 before moving on to Parliament Hill for Radio-Canada radio. She has served as parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse.  

 

Hébert is a graduate of Glendon College, York University. She is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and hold honorary degrees from a dozen Canadian universities. She is a recipient of two Asia-Pacific media fellowship (Malaysia and Japan).  She is the 2 005 recipient of the APEX Public Service Award. In 2006, she received the Hy Solomon award for excellence in journalism and public policy as well as York University’s Pinnacle Achievement Bryden Alumni award. In 2 012, she was appointed to the Order of Canada. Her second book: The Morning After, dealing with the 1995 Quebec referendum, was published simultaneously in both official languages in 2015. In 2 019, her peers in the Parliamentary Press Gallery awarded her the Charles Lynch award for her longstanding coverage of national issues.

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Dr. Amer Kaissi 
Award winning Professor, Healthcare Administration - Trinity University

Monday, June 6, 2022

12:30 – 13:30 EST

Dr. Amer Kaissi (“Ky-See”) is an-award winning Professor of Healthcare Administration at Trinity University, a Top-15 program. He is the author of the book “Intangibles: The Unexpected Traits of High-Performing Healthcare Leaders,” which has won the 2019 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Book of the Year award. 

 

Dr. Kaissi joined the faculty of Trinity University in 2003 after earning a PhD in health services administration from the University of Minnesota. At Trinity, Dr. Kaissi teaches courses in Leadership, Professional Development and Public Speaking and is the Director of the Executive Program. His research interests include leadership and strategy. Dr. Kaissi is a national speaker with the Studer Group and a faculty member with ACHE. He is also a certified Executive & Physician Coach. He works with MEDI- a division of Naavis- as an executive coach and he consults with hospitals and healthcare organizations in their strategic planning efforts. Dr. Kaissi, an avid soccer fan, lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife and two teenagers. 

Dr. Shimi Kang
Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician | Bestselling Author | Global Social Entrepreneur

Monday, June 6, 2022

16:15 – 17:15 EST

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An award-winning medical doctor, researcher, and expert on the neuroscience of innovation, leadership, and motivation, Dr. Shimi Kang provides science-based solutions for health, happiness, and achievement in the workplace, classroom, and at home. With 20 years of clinical experience and extensive research in the science that lies behind optimizing human intelligence, Kang provides practical tools to cultivate the key 21st century skills of resilience, connection, creativity, and more.

 

Kang is a practicing psychiatrist and clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. As a thought leader, Kang has been featured in major media outlets around the world, including BBC World News, NPR, Al Jazeera, South China Morning Post, CBC, and The Washington Post. Her featured blogs can be found in The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and TIME magazine.

 

In addition, Kang is the founder of Dolphin KIDS: Future-Ready Leaders, CEO of Sparky Digital App, and host of “Mental Wealth with Dr. Shimi Kang” on YouTube. Kang has made promoting health, connection, and innovation a priority. Through these mediums, she provides positive mindset, social, emotional, and mental health skills for children, teenagers, and adults around the world. 

 

Kang is the author of The Self-Motivated Kid and the critically acclaimed The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Self-Motivated Kids, which is a #1 bestseller and winner of the US News International Book Award. Her latest book, The Tech Solution, provides neuroscience-based strategies to optimize technology’s incredible benefits while minimizing its many drawbacks.

 

An entertaining and experienced speaker, Kang has presented at events ranging from the world’s largest conferences to customized workshops for small groups. She has shared the stage with cutting edge scientists, movie stars, CEOs, professional athletes, and global leaders. Her TEDx presentation on the power of adaptability has been viewed more than a million times.

 

In recognition of her work, Kang has been honoured with five national awards in mental health and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Health. She is also the proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service, and a member of the International Women’s Forum.

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Maryann Murray
Patients for Patient Safety Canada, Volunteer

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

12:15 – 13:45 EST

Maryann is a volunteer member and Co-Chair of Patients for Patient Safety Canada and WHO Patients for Patient Safety Champion.  She dedicates her time to improving patient safety, with a special interest in medication safety since the death of her daughter Martha in 2002. 

Maryann has played a key role in shaping the World Health Organization’s ‘Medication Without Harm’ global challenge, presenting at the WHO launch events at the UN in Geneva and Global Ministerial Conference in Bonn Germany and helping to implement the campaign in Canada. Maryann has also been a stakeholder at Health Canada’s consultations on labelling of Self-Care products and led the collection of evidence from the public showing labelling to be a safety issue. She has recently collaborated on updates of the BCPSLS Patient Safety Module and helped develop and promote the recently released ‘Oxytocin to Start or Advance Labour’ Patient Handout and Implementation Guide. 

Along with all members of Patients for Patient Safety Canada, Maryann is committed to helping to improve patient safety through collaborations, clear communications and patient engagement.  Maryann is also the proud recipient of the Canadian College of Health Leaders 2020 ‘Celebrating the Human Spirit Award’. 

Eric Termuende
Co-founder of NoW of Work, author of the bestselling book Rethink Work, and global keynote speaker

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

16:15 – 17:15 EST

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Eric Termuende is the co-founder of NoW of Work, author of the bestselling book Rethink Work, and global keynote speaker. Having been on hundreds of stages and worked with and studied the greatest places to work in the world he knows what it takes to build incredible teams that are resilient, innovative, and ready for the future of work.

 

A former World Economic Forum Global Shaper and recognized as one of the Top 100 Emerging

Innovators under 35 by American Express, his ideas have been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, and many more.