Award-winning and internationally-acclaimed leadership writer and keynote speaker
Forget Passion – Purpose is the Real Spice of Life
Tanveer Naseer is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed leadership writer, keynote speaker, and founder of Tanveer Naseer Leadership , a leadership coaching firm. Tanveer has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work in the leadership sphere, including being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the “ Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts ” as well as one of their “ 100 Great Leadership Speakers ”.
Tanveer is also the CEO of BnextR Technologies , a start-up technology company behind the professional development program, MasteryPractice, a science-based online program designed to help people develop new habits and behaviours that are critical to career success and growth.
His first book, “ Leadership Vertigo ” is available in bookstores and online book retailers. You can read more of his writings on leadership on his award-winning blog at TanveerNaseer.com . You can also follow him on Twitter – @TanveerNaseer.
Executive Coach & Leadership Development Specialist
Motivation Beyond Money
Garen is an Executive Life Coach with a focus on leadership and success. Having experienced nearly two decades in both the music industry and business management, Garen’s parallel paths have combined the two fundamental voices found in all of us: the heart and the mind. His passion is to identify and maintain this balance within himself and in others. His mission is to help those who seek his guidance to find their hidden purpose, to help develop the confidence required to accept and pursue their dreams and to support the affirmation that we each have incredible powers that need to be unleashed in order to uncover our true selves. He is relentless in his pursuit to uncover the answers to what he believes to be two of the most powerful and overlooked questions. Questions we may often encounter but rarely take the time and the mindfulness required to answer: Who Am I? and What Do I Really Want?
Co-founder and CEO of My Intelligent Machines, Associate Professor in biochemistry at UQAM
How Artificial Intelligence will make basic research self-sustainable
Sarah Jenna is a Professor in Genomics at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) and CEO and co-Founder of My Intelligent Machines (MIMs; www.mims.ai), a company developing artificial Intelligence-powered platform to help life-scientists find, share and analyse their omic (genomic, proteomic, metabolomic…) data.
She received her Ph.D. degree in cell biology and microbiology in 1998 from the University Aix-Marseille in France. She was a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University in cell signaling, genomics and proteomics. She obtained in 2006 a Junior Canadian Research Chair in Integrative Genomics and Cell Signaling at UQAM. The research program she carries out in her laboratory (http://jennasarah.wixsite.com/jennaslab), develops novel integrative genomic strategies to better understand functional interactions between genes and the plasticity of signaling programs controlling epithelial morphogenesis in nematodes and humans. In 2007, she co-founded and co-directed Pharmaqam, an academic research centre in drug discovery. She is also a member of the director comity “Targets” of the “Réseau Québecois de recherche sur le médicament” (RQRM). In June 2016 she co-founder and became VP-Product and 6 months later, the CEO of MIMs. She is one of the rare woman scientists with a university position becoming CEO of a high-technology company.
Ph.D. Researcher John Molson School of Business
The philosophy of time management
I do research on time management. Thank you for your time.
Department of Electrical Engineering at Concordia University, Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation
Communicating with drones using music
Dr. Rodrigues is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Concordia University and at the Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design & Innovation. He received his PhD from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of Stanford University in June 2002. During the last two years of his PhD research, Dr. Rodrigues worked as a visiting student at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of MIT. He received his Masters and his “licencaiatura” degrees from the Technical University of Lisboa, Portugal. Prior to joining Concordia, Dr. Rodrigues worked as a consultant for speech recognition at Eliza Corporation, USA, and as a project manager for flight simulation applications at Ydreams, Portugal. At Concordia University, Dr. Rodrigues has been awarded grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Fond Quebecois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies (FQRNT), the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) and
the Consortium de Recherche et d’Innovation en Aerospaciale au Quebec (CRIAQ). Dr. Rodrigues has worked on collaborative research and development projects with several companies including Echoer Canada, TRU Simulation and Training (former Mechtronix), Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Canada, GlobVision, Pleiades, Northern Applied Dynamics, Maplesoft, and Marinvent. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a lifetime member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a professional engineer registered in the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). Dr. Rodrigues is the founder and director of the HYbrid CONtrol Systems (HYCONS) Laboratory and the leader of the FLIght CONtrol and Simulation (FLICONS) Laboratory at Concordia University.
Associate Professor in the Design and Computational Arts department
How Can Public Spaces Awaken Environmental Behavior?
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, is an Associate Professor in the Design and Computation Arts department and is holder of the Concordia University Research Chair in Integrated Design, Ecology and Sustainability for the Built Environment (ideas-be.ca). Her research work is framed within the broad domain of design studies where she investigates questions of sustainable design for urban living. She has contributed, along with 20 international experts, to the “Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Services (2009)” for the Life Cycle Initiative of the UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. With Jean-Pierre Chupin, she co-edited Architecture Competitions and the Production of Culture, Quality and Knowledge: An International Inquiry (Montreal, 2015). Her varied background and expertise in environmental and social life cycle analysis, in green building rating systems, and in design and architecture, allows her to adopt a framework revolving around design’s interrelated dimensions of the cognitive-instrumental, the moral-practical and the aesthetic-expressive forms for conception and design discourse. In her CoLLaboratoire project, she seeks to understand how the collaborative design and implementation of interactive art-architecture in public urban spaces can contribute to a critique, deeper understanding and/or embodiment of sustainable urban, professional, community, and even human practices in the long term.
Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q, M.S.C., C.D.
Next Generation’s opportunities, responsibilities and involvement in humanity and global community
General Roméo Dallaire is founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers. A celebrated advocate for human rights, General Dallaire is also a respected government and UN advisor and former Canadian Senator.
Throughout his distinguished military career, General Dallaire served most notably as Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide. General Dallaire provided the United Nations with information about the planned massacre, which ultimately took more than 800,000 lives in less than 100 days; yet, permission to intervene was denied and the UN withdrew its peacekeeping forces. General Dallaire, along with a small contingent of Ghanaian soldiers and military observers, disobeyed the command to withdraw and remained in Rwanda to fulfill their ethical obligation to protect those who sought refuge with the UN forces.
Whether as military commander, humanitarian, senator or author, Roméo Dallaire has penetrated our national consciousness, often in supremely uncomfortable ways. Setting aside his natural reserve, he has felt compelled to bring national and international attention to situations too-often ignored, whether the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide, the recruitment and use of child soldiers, or the struggle that he and many other military veterans face with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Scientifique en chef du Québec
Uncover truthful information with critical thinking
Depuis le 1er septembre 2011, Rémi Quirion occupe le poste de scientifique en chef du Québec. À ce titre, il préside les conseils d’administration des trois Fonds de recherche du Québec et conseille la ministre de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation en matière de développement de la recherche et de la science.
Rémi Quirion a obtenu son doctorat en pharmacologie à l’Université de Sherbrooke, en 1980. Il a effectué un stage postdoctoral au National Institute of Mental Health, aux États-Unis, en 1983. Il fut le premier directeur scientifique de l’Institut des neurosciences, de la santé mentale et des toxicomanies, de 2001 à 2009. Jusqu’à sa nomination à titre de scientifique en chef, il était directeur scientifique du Centre de recherche de l’Institut Douglas, de 2001 à 2011. Il était également vice-doyen aux sciences de la vie et aux initiatives stratégiques de la Faculté de médecine de l’Université McGill et directeur exécutif de la Stratégie internationale de recherche concertée sur la maladie d’Alzheimer des IRSC, de 2009 à 2011.