Featured Speakers

2024 Plenary Addresses

Dr. Leroy Little Bear

Dr. Leroy Little Bear

Leroy Little Bear is a Blackfoot researcher, professor emeritus at the University of Lethbridge, founding member of Canada's first Native American Studies Department, and recognized leader and advocate for First Nations education, rights, self-governance, language and culture.

Keynote Address, June 21st, 2024

Title: TBA


 

Dr. Eleanor Gittens

Dr. Eleanor Gittens

Professor, Georgian College. CPA President 2023-24

Presidential Address

Title: A Year in the Life of CPA’s First Black Female President: Advancing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


 


 

The Honourable Jean Augustine, P.C., C.M., O.Ont, C.B.E.

The Honourable Jean Augustine, P.C., C.M., O.Ont, C.B.E.

In 1993, Jean Augustine made history as the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the Canada’s House of Commons as the Member of Parliament from the Greater Toronto area

Honourary Presidential Address

Title: Lifting Voices: Black Lives and Experiences

 


 

Dr. Jiaying Zhao

Dr. Jiaying Zhao

Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Sustainability, and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia

Plenary Keynote Address, June 23rd, 2024

Title: TBA