Discussing uncertainty amid uncertainty

The Leadership and Uncertainty conversation series—unfolding amid evermore acute uncertainty—wraps up this week. Three scheduled discussions remain. See below to meet the individuals joining the dialogue. (Registration links included if you would like to watch the upcoming conversations live.)

Just joining us? The first three conversations can be found here:

  1. Memory Keepers of the Unpredictable (Melanie-Anne Atkins, James Chan, Jinal Shah, and Sienna Jae Taylor)
  2. Hugging Agility (Mojdeh Cox, Scott Hill, Paul Nesbitt-Larking, Heenal Rajani, and Susan Toth)
  3. Peddling Honesty (Kendra Ferris, Janet Frood, Melissa Malony, Maxwell Smith, and Julian Summerhayes)

Remaining scheduled conversations…

Monday, June 1, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST (Register)

Tanaz Javen (@JTanaz) teaches meditation at the Wellness Centre at Western. She also teaches psychology and media courses both at Western and Fanshawe College. She works as a life coach and counsellor with people who suffer from depression and anxiety and facilitates workshops on mindfulness meditation and communication skills.

Gracen Johnson (@gracenjohnson) is an educational designer with a passion for town-building. She is a co-founder of the Incremental Development Alliance, a US-based nonprofit that trains locals to rebuild the essentials of a strong neighbourhood in the places they love. Gracen was raised in London and now lives in Toronto with her hound dog.

Kate Graham (@KateMarieGraham) researches, writes, teaches and speaks about politics in Canada’s cities. She works as the Director of Research at the Canadian Urban Institute, and teaches in the Political Science Departments at Western University and Huron University College.

Sameer Vasta (@vasta) is a letter-writer, urban explorer, tea-drinker, and strong believer that public service and civil society, working together, can create the meaningful, impactful, and equitable change that we all need.

Thomas Peace (@tpcanoe) is an assistant professor of Canadian History at Huron University College. He writes for, and edits, ActiveHistory.ca, a website dedicated to making the work of historians more accessible to the public.

Tuesday, June 2, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST (Register)

Arielle Kayabaga (@ArielkeK) is an active public speaker, having worked with London Black History Committee and Regional HIV Aids Connection. Balancing her roles as a single mother, City Councilor, community activist and passionate city builder, Arielle’s story is one of breaking barriers, overcoming adversity, and defying expectations.

Tracy Langelaan (@tlangelaan) is the Principal at H. B. Beal Secondary School. She is passionate about ‘relevant’ & ‘innovative’ approaches to education & shared leadership.

Patrick Rhone (@patrickrhone) is a writer, speaker, and author of 6 books living in Saint Paul, MN with his wife and twelve-year-old daughter. Through his writing, he tells personal stories and explores ideas about living a life of mindfulness, compassion, introspection, and truth.

Javeed Sukhera (@javeedsukhera) is an Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and is cross-appointed to the Department of Paediatrics. He is also a Scientist at the Centre for Education Research and Innovation at Western University.

Wednesday, June 3, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST (Register)

Jeremy Nathan Marks is an educator who is both self-employed at DEMOI Independent Learning and works at the Infinity School. He is an author of poetry, stories, and essays and dabbles in photography.

Matt Ross (@mattasross) is the Manager of Artificial Intelligence, at the City of London. He is responsible for identifying, prototyping and implementing value adding and impactful uses of AI for the local municipal government.

Dr. AnnaLise Trudell (@annatrudell) is Manager of Education, Training & Research at Anova. She is a seasoned public educator and facilitator with over 500 presentations engaging youth, professionals & post-secondary students through public education.

Leslee Whiteye (@l_whiteye) currently works in Indigenous education and governance for eight First Nations at an inter-nation table called the First Nations with Schools Collective in Ontario seeking jurisdiction over education. She is the former Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.

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