keynote #1: Midia shikh hassan

Manager, makerlaunch
June 25, 10:00 - 11:00am, ETLC Solarium

Midia has combined her drive to help others with a natural entrepreneurial mindset. She is the Manager of MakerLaunch program, a startup growth and scale-up program, at the University of Ottawa that provides engineering students and recent alumni with support to fast-track the commercialization of new technology and launch new technology startups. She is also a co-founder and CEO of Dextra, which uses 3D printing technology to provide prosthetics to amputees living in refugee camps and poverty zones. Midia was invited to Buckingham Palace to be awarded the 2018 Queen’s Young Leaders Award by Queen Elizabeth II. She was also awarded the 2019 CBC Trailblazer award. Midia studied health sciences, biochemistry and chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa.

On May 1, Midia was recognized as a 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award winner!

 keynote #2

June 26, 9:30 - 10:30am, ETLC Solarium

To be announced.

  keynote #3: François Cousineau

Project Manager, city of edmonton
June 27, 11:30 - 12:00am, ETLC Solarium

François is a Certified Engineering Techologist and is currently a Project Manager for the City of Edmonton, working for rehabilitation and energy retrofit planning. He holds a Civil Engineering Technology Diploma from College La Cité and a BTech in Construction Management from NAIT. In his personal life, he is passionate about developing his next home to have zero net-carbon throughout the life cycle of the materials and the building. François’ talk will explore his passion project: how he incorporates sustainability practices, engineering principles, and further innovates to create a home with the environment as a priority.