The event, part of the Edwards School of Business Centennial, features alumni and industry leaders including CBC Dragons Denstar Michele Romanow, 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award Winner Murad Al-Katib, Indigenous educator and a advocate, Gabriele Scrimshaw, President and Founder of CSR Training Institute Wayne Dunn, and 2017 Red Cross Young Humanitarian of the Year Ainsley Robertson.
A feature of the symposium will be a lunch and learn on Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Call to Action #92 and its importance to business. Call to Action #92 asks the corporate sector and their leadership to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. The commission calls for meaningful consultation, long-term sustainable opportunities from economic development projects, as well as education and training for managers on the history of Indigenous people, intercultural competency, human rights andanti-racism.
Led by Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement Jacqueline Ottmann, the TRC panel will focus on how employers and employees can build stronger corporate―Indigenous engagements through thought-provoking insights from Gabrielle Scrimshaw, CeCe Baptiste, Kelly Lendsayand Craig Murray.
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