Global Goals Talks at International Week

Who are the people in our community championing the movement towards eliminating poverty and hunger, caring for the environment and reducing consumption? Hear from dynamic speakers who, in 17 minutes, will enlighten you on the work they are doing, along with actions that can be taken to help local, national and global communities achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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

Food from Thought: How Africa is re-inventing its agriculture and food sectors
Dr. Stanford Blade, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences


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

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

Aspiring towards a Clean Water Future-for-all by Realizing the Targets of SDG 6
Dr. Patrick Hanington, Associate Professor, School of Public Health

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

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

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

Participatory Democracy Mechanisms in the Global South: Local development from below?
Dr. Pascal Lupien, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Campus Saint-Jean


Hempact: Changing Menstrual Hygiene As We Know It
Nicole Sanchez, student and Co-Founder, Hempact
Cara Fan, student and Research and Development Officer, Hempact

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

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

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