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Ontario and its Municipal Governments: Challenges and Opportunities

MICHAEL FENN has been an Ontario Deputy Minister under three Premiers, municipal chief administrator in Hamilton and Burlington, and founding CEO of both Toronto/Hamilton regional transportation authority Metrolinx and regional health authority Mississauga Halton LHIN.  He now works as a management consultant and facilitator, specializing in the public sector and healthcare, including as a Senior […]

jacob bloom

Is it Worth it to be a Whistleblower?

Jacob Blum will share his story for the first time since the scandal broke at Ontario’s Air Ambulance Service in 2012. Mr. Blum will recount the lessons he learned from blowing the whistle and exposing years of wasted tax dollars, compromised patient care, obscene executive compensation and the gross mismanagement of a mission critical healthcare […]

piragal thiru

Why I Became Politically Active and Ultimately a Candidate for Elected Office

PIRAGAL THIRU, York University, Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law Alumni will speak about why he got into politics and his experience as a candidate in the recent Scarborough-Rouge River By Election. Poster: piragal-thiru_poster_nov-1_-2016 Speaker: Piragal Thiru Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College […]

Bringing Honour to Our "Sisters in Spirit"

This talk will present an overview of the book "Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada." The extent of this national tragedy facing Indigenous women and girls in Canada today will be discussed by noting the severity of the violence, positioning as a sociological phenomenon, and […]

Hon. J. David Wake

Judicial and Government Ethics in Ontario

Ontario Integrity Commissioner, Hon. J. David Wake, provides an overview of judicial ethics in Ontario with insight from his distinguished career in the judiciary, notably as Associate Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice. Commissioner Wake will then provide insight into government ethics in Ontario, from the perspective of his current role as the […]

Philip MacEwan

The Ethics of Commercial and Civilian Drones

While considerable work has been done on the ethics of military drones, almost none has been done on the ethics of commercial and civilian drones. This talk will introduce the audience to some of the applications and uses of commercial and civilian drones and present some guidelines for the ethical use of this evolving technology. […]

Perspectives on the Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election

Two former Congressmen,   Republican U.S. Representative Steven Kuykendall from California and Democratic U.S. Congressional Representative Martin Lancaster from North Carolina, are visiting Canada sponsored by the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Mission to Canada and the Association of Former Members of Congress’ “Congress to Campus” Program.  Lancaster and Kuykendall will share their political opinions and […]