2024 Plenary Addresses
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
Dr. Eleanor Gittens
Professor, Georgian College. CPA President 2023-24
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.
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
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