Speakers

 TEDxCalgary - Navigators - 2018.11.03

They're our Navigators... those special people who are pursuing the next wave of opportunity in technology, science, health, and energy. They are tackling big problems that need equally big thinking about solutions. And, they are helping us to explore ourselves and our time in history. Their perspectives guide us, inform us, and inspire us.

Stay tuned for more to come!

Zain Verjee--Navigating Authentic Storytelling

Zain VerjeeNavigating Authentic Storytelling

One of the world’s most respected and recognized journalists, she has worked as a CNN International anchor, reporter, and interviewer. She is also the co-founder of aKoma, Africa’s premier digital storytelling platform, representing authentic African stories in the media.

Events

Navigators (2018)

Website
aKoma
Twitter
@Zain_Verjee
Tristan Gooley--Natural Navigator

Tristan GooleyNatural Navigator

Before there was the compass and GPS, there was the art and craft of navigating by the sun, stars, water, and wind. Based in the UK, Tristan is “The Natural Navigator” and has led expeditions on five continents, helping to inspire new generations to retain this timeless set of navigational skills and natural understanding.

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Navigators (2018)

Website
The Natural Navigator
Twitter
@NaturalNav
Dr. Barbara Perry--Navigating Alt-Extremism

Dr. Barbara PerryNavigating Alt-Extremism

A Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and the Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. Dr. Perry has made substantial contributions to the limited scholarship on hate crime in Canada, including work on anti-Muslim violence, hate crime against LGBTQ communities, the community impacts of hate crime, and right wing extremism in Canada.

Events

Navigators (2018)

Website
UOIT Profile
Dr. Paul Fedak--Navigating Surgery

Dr. Paul FedakNavigating Surgery

A cardiac surgeon and scientist at the University of Calgary, Dr. Fedak is committed to the innovation and translation of new surgical therapies for patients with advanced heart disease. He has pioneered several novel surgical techniques, and leads a collaborative research effort with Northwestern University to better understand risk prediction around heart disease.

Events

Navigators (2018)

Website
Profile - Libin Cardiovascular Institute
Dr. Shadia Drury--Navigating Philosophy

Dr. Shadia DruryNavigating Philosophy

Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2005 in the discipline of philosophy and ethics, Dr. Drury’s lifelong exploration of the history of western thought and political and religious philosophy makes her an insightful observer on today’s political environment in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Events

Navigators (2018)

Alice Woolley--Navigating Ethics

Alice WoolleyNavigating Ethics

Twice named one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers, Alice Woolley can be considered one of Canada’s pre-eminent scholars in legal ethics and lawyer regulation.  The author of over 40 scholarly articles, including several books which she has written or edited, Woolley’s work has been relied upon by the Supreme Court of Canada, lower courts and regulators of the legal profession.

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Navigators (2018)

Website
Alice Woolley on ABLaw Blog
Twitter
@woolleylaw
Stephen Carter--Navigating Decision

Stephen CarterNavigating Decision

Stephen is an innovator, pushing the bounds of what is possible. Best known as one of Canada’s leading political strategists, he played a leadership role in the rise of Calgary’s now world-famous Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and currently navigates better decision-making through his professional firm, QED Marketing.

 

Events

Navigators (2018)

Website
QED Marketing Inc.
Twitter
@Carter_AB
Briana Brownell--Navigating Artificial Intelligence

Briana BrownellNavigating Artificial Intelligence

Briana Brownell is a data scientist turned tech entrepreneur, futurist and expert in artificial intelligence. She is exploring Uncanny Learning: impacts of building technology that surprises us with creativity, insight and intelligence.

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Navigators (2018)

Dr. Ali Asani--Navigating Religions

Dr. Ali AsaniNavigating Religions

Ali S. Asani is Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University. He provides instruction on a variety of courses on the Islamic tradition. A specialist of Islam in South Asia, Professor Asani's research focuses on the Shii and Sufi devotional traditions in the region. The author of several books and numerous articles, he is particularly interested in the relationship between religion, literature and the arts. Professor Asani’s use of the arts in pedagogy is part of his broader effort to eradicate “religious illiteracy.” He is a recipient of the Harvard Foundation medal for his contributions to improving intercultural and race relations and Harvard’s Petra C. Shattuck Prize for excellence in teaching.

Events

Navigators (2018)

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