Curating under Quarantine webinar: The Future of Work

Curating under Quarantine webinar: The Future of Work

DateMay 12, 2021
Time12 p.m. EDT
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Virtual (Zoom)
12 p.m. EDT
Fee Description
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Presentations will be in English. Q & A in French and English

Ingenium invites you to a panel discussion on the future of work post-COVID-19.

“The Future of Work: The lasting impact of pandemics on the ways in which Canadians work” 
COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the ways in which we work: the lines between home and the workplace have become fuzzy, virtual or tele-work has become the norm for some, and our understandings of “essential labour” have been challenged. In this webinar, representatives from industry and the research sector discuss the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on how Canadians work. We will examine the future of work through historical, sociological, and technology sector perspectives. 


Kimberlee Hemming, Vice-President, HR Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation


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Lorie Laroche, Social Worker & Part-Time Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

Lorie Laroche is a bilingual social worker with a diverse background in research, trauma intervention, workshop facilitation, and teaching at the university level. A seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience, she is an expert in a variety of multidisciplinary academic and social work settings, including mental health (child, youth, student, and adult), hospital, community rehabilitation (brain injury), community healthcare, and child welfare. An avid scuba diver with a passion for mental health, Laroche has authored several articles combining these two passions.

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Dr. Wendy Cukier, Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ted Rogers School of Management and Director, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University

For more than a decade, Dr. Wendy Cukier has been challenging conventional wisdom about technology adoption and the “skills gap,” and examining how we can leverage inclusive innovation to address it. She is the founder of the Diversity Institute — home to 100 research staff, 100 research associates world-wide, and 200 industry partners — which focuses on dimensions of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, future skills, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Dr. Cukier is also the Academic Director of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, and the Research Lead for the Future Skills Centre. She is the co-author of the bestseller, Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park. Dr. Cukier serves on a host of non-profit boards and many advisory committees, and has received numerous awards — most recently the International Women’s Forum 2020 Women Who Make a Difference. She holds two honorary doctorates as well as the Meritorious Service Cross, one of Canada's highest civilian honours.

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Victoria McGlone, Chief Operating Officer, Kanata North Business Association 

As Chief Operating Officer for the Kanata North Business Association — Canada's largest technology park — Victoria McGlone is connected to over 540 businesses and 24,000 employees. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Wales, and a master’s degree in Business Law. McGlone began her career in hi-tech as soon as she graduated, and proudly became a Canadian Citizen in 2019. For the last decade, McGlone has served as a senior sales leader for several Ottawa technology companies including Toushay, TITUS, InitLive, and Veem. She is passionate about start-ups, scale-ups, and women in technology initiatives across the Canadian landscape, and brings a unique blend of hi-tech sales experience, business development, and exceptional commercial acumen to the Kanata North team.

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