International Week 2014 showcased the efforts of people who are finding solutions to the global issues that confront us daily – climate change and environmental devastation, conflict and terrorism, economic crises, poverty and disease.
The community heard from innovators, researchers, writers and activists who are contributing to a hopeful future through their ordinary and extraordinary efforts.
Whether the solutions they offered were widely known projects or works still in progress, I-Week 2014 encouraged and inspired everyone to create the world they wish to see.
Alex Steffen—one of the world’s leading voices on sustainability, social innovation and planetary futurism.
FRANK: Solutions—4 University of Alberta academics sharing their ideas and innovations for a healthier world in four short, punchy presentations. Featuring: Dr. Jillian Buriak, Dr. David Kahane, Dr. Naomi Krogman and Dr. Arya Sharma.
Sujeet Sennik—Canadian designer, writer and activist involved in raising awareness about responsible consumerism in the wake of the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh.
Severn Cullis-Suzuki—Advocate for intergenerational justice, long-term sustainability and environmental awareness.
Dr. N’Dri Assié-Lumumba—Professor of African, African Diaspora and Comparative/International Education at Cornell University.