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Halyna Padalko

Halyna Padalko

Halyna Padalko (She/Her): worked in media communications in Ukraine for 9 years as the TV host of a socio-political talk show “The opposite view LIVE”, press officer of the Ukrainian Digital Transformation Institute, and Chief Communications Officer for the Ukrainian “Vivat” publishing house. In 2020 Halyna was elected a deputy of the Lutsk City Council.  …

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Tamer Ozsu

M. Tamer Özsu

M. Tamer Özsu is a University Professor of Computer Science at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science of the University of Waterloo where he holds a Cheriton Faculty Fellowship. He also holds a Distinguished Visiting Professor position at Tsinghua University. He is the Founding Director of Waterloo-Huawei Joint Innovation Laboratory since 2018. His …

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Igor Linkov

Igor Linkov

Dr. Igor Linkov is Senior Science and Technology Manager with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), and Adjunct Professor with Carnegie Mellon University.  He develops methods and tools for measuring risk and resilience in interconnected networks and applies these tools to critical infrastructure, transportation, energy and cyber systems, supply chains and currently …

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Asha Harris

Asha Harris

A creative, detail-oriented, highly motivated community activist with over 15 years of experience in the violence against women/children sector working from an intersectional, gender-based, anti-racist,anti-oppressive framework. Much of my career has involved grassroots advocacy for children and their families as a frontline social worker as well as participation in numerous children’s rights activist groups and …

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Malcolm McCulloch

Malcolm D. McCulloch

In 1993 Malcolm McCulloch moved to Oxford University to start up the Electrical Power Group. Climate change and social inequity are the big challenges facing our civilisation on its path to a sustainable future. The group’s focus is to develop thought leadership and to research and commercialise sustainable energy technologies. The group’s ethos is to …

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Vijay Ganesh

Vijay Ganesh

Dr. Vijay Ganesh is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo and the Co-Director of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute. Prior to joining Waterloo in 2012, he was a research scientist at MIT (2007-2012) and completed his PhD in computer science from Stanford in 2007. Vijay’s primary area of research is the theory and …

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Mayyu (Rahmat) Ali

Mayyu (Rahmat) Ali

Mayyu is a Rohingya poet, author, humanitarian worker and human rights activist. His Op-eds have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, the Guardians, Finanical Times, The Independent, Al-Jazeera, etc. He used to work for ACF, an International humanitarian organization in Rakhine State, Myanmar. In the refugee camps, Cox’s Bazar, he used …

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Brandon Dickson

Brandon Dickson

Brandon Dickson is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His research focuses on the intersection of education, politics and history through memory and education programming in the wake of mass atrocities. His past research has focused on the contexts of post-genocide Rwanda and the transatlantic slave trade. Brandon has worked in …

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Karen Yeates

Karen Yeates

Dr. Karen Yeates MD, FRCPC, MPH. is a graduate of McGill University (BSc 1993) and Queen’s University School of Medicine (1997). She is currently a Professor of Medicine and Clinician-Scientist in the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University. She co-founded (2012) and co-directed the Office of Global Health (ending in 2016) within the Faculty of …

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