Global Goals Talks


Global Goals Talks at International Week

Who are the people in our community championing the movement towards eliminating poverty and hunger, caring for our environment and reducing consumption to benefit all of us (humans, animals, and plants included)? At I-Week 2020, we will hear from dynamic speakers who, in 17 minutes, will enlighten us on work they are doing, along with actions we can take to help our local, national and global communities achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.


SDG #1 No Poverty     

A Modest Proposal: Enough for everyone
Jim Gurnett – Educator, activist and change organizer 

SDG #5 Gender Equality    

Five Reasons Gender Equality Matters Globally
Dr. Malinda S. Smith, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, and Provost Fellow in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

SDG #7 Affordable and Clean Energy

Securing Renewable Energy for Canada's First Nations and Indigenous Communities

Dr. Lianne Lefsrud, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management, Faculty of Engineering

 SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities    

Participatory Democracy Mechanisms in the Global South: Local development from below?

Dr. Pascal Lupien, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Campus Saint-Jean

See Monday's details


 SDG #9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure      

Building the Internet from the Ground-up: Community-led digital innovation in Canada's rural, remote and Northern regions
Dr. Rob McMahon, Associate Professor, Faculty of Extension

Partnerships for the Goals      

The Shifting Landscape of Global Partnerships for Human Rights
Renée Vaugeois, Executive Director, John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

SDG #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth      

Improving Population Health Status by Promoting Inclusive Economic Growth and Decent Work for All, including Migrant Workers
Dr. Bukola Salami, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing

SDG #15 Life on Land      

We are Not Protecting Nature, We are Nature Protecting Itself: Indigenous modalities to conservation and achieving SDG 15
Eriel Deranger, Executive Director, Indigenous Climate Action

See Tuesday's details


SDG #2 Zero Hunger   Food from Thought: How Africa is re-inventing its agriculture and food sectors
Dr. Stanford Blade, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
 SDG #12 Responsible Consumption and Production   Hempact: Changing Menstrual Hygiene As We Know It
Nicole Sanchez, student and Co-Founder, Hempact
Cara Fan, student and Research and Development Officer, Hempact
 SDG #6 Clean Water and Sanitation   Aspiring towards a Clean Water Future-for-all by Realizing the Targets of SDG 6
Dr. Patrick Hanington, Associate Professor, School of Public Health
See Wednesday's details


 SDG #4 Quality Education    

Exploring Responsibility to Achieving Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education for All
Dr. Florence Glanfield, Vice-Provost (Indigenous Programming & Research) & Professor (Mathematics Education), Faculty of Education 

 SDG 14 Life Below Water    

Our Society and the Sea: Actions and challenges for sustaining our planetary life support system
Dr. Stephanie Green, Assistant Professor and Sloan Fellow in Ocean Sciences, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science 

 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions    

Reflections on Ten Years of Interviewing Insurgents, Terrorists and their Victims: Implications for peace and justice
Dr. Temitope B. Oriola, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Faculty of Arts

See Thursday's details