2nd Annual State & Future of Canada Post-Pandemic Nat’l Conference

Date: Monday, Nov.15 2021 - Tuesday, Nov.16 2021





From the Institute for 21st Century Questions (21CQ) and Global Brief Magazine  

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DAY 1 – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021  


10am ET-10.10am ET  

Introduction & Welcome - Irvin Studin, President, Institute for 21st Century Questions; Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Global Brief Magazine   



The State of Education in Canada Post-Pandemic:  

Donna E. Young (Founding Dean, Faculty of Law, Ryerson University)

Edward Mirasty (Director of Education, Prince Albert Tribal Council, Saskatchewan) 

Paul W. Bennett (Founder Director, Schoolhouse Institute & Adjunct Professor of Education, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia) 


11.15am – 12.15pm  

The Economy Post-Pandemic:  

Fred Lazar (Professor of Economics, Schulich School of Business, York University)  

Rebekah Young (Director, Provincial and Fiscal Economics, Scotiabank)  

François Boutin-Dufresne (Founder, Sustainable Market Strategies, Montréal) 

Rob Gillezeau (Professor of Economics, University of Victoria)   


12.40pm – 1.40pm  

Public Health in Canada Post-Pandemic:  

Kwadwo Kyeremanteng (Head of ICU, The Ottawa Hospital)

Martha Fulford (Professor, McMaster University Department of Medicine)  

Pierre-Gerlier Forest (Former Director, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary; Professor of Medicine, Cummings School of Medicine, University of Calgary)  

Paul Perlon (Head of Emergency, Mackenzie Health Hospital, Ontario)  


1.50pm – 2.50pm  

Canada’s International Position:  

Moderator: Jean Charest (Former Premier of Québec & Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada)

Jocelyn Coulon (Writer and Former Senior Adviser, Minister of Foreign Affairs)  

Michael Byers (Professor, University of British Columbia)

Stéphanie Chouinard (Professor, Royal Military College of Canada) 

Zachary Paikin (Nonresident Research Fellow, Institute for Peace & Diplomacy, Toronto & Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels)


3pm – 4pm  

Indigenous Relations in Canada:

Justin Ferbey (Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Yukon) 

Rosemarie Kuptana (Writer and Speaker, Arctic Rose Foundation)  

Douglas Sanderson (Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)





10am ET – 10.05am ET  

Introduction & Welcome - Irvin Studin, President, Institute for 21st Century Questions; Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Global Brief Magazine   


10.05am – 11am  

Canada’s Regions and National Unity:  

Patrice Ryan (President, Ryan Affaires publiques, Montréal)  

James Moore (Former Minister of Canadian Heritage; Former Chancellor, UNBC)  

Robert Ghiz (Former Premier, Prince Edward Island)

Marco Navarro-Génie (President, Haultain Research Institute, Calgary)

Mike Aumond (Former Cabinet Secretary, Government of the Northwest Territories)  


11.10am – 12.10pm 

Population & Immigration and Majority/Minority Relations:  

Leigh Salsberg (Lawyer, Canadian Council for Refugees)  

Michael Barutciski (Montréal-based Professor, Glendon College, York University; Associate Editor, Global Brief 

Kareem El-Assal (Director, Policy and Digital Strategy, @CanadaVisa)  


12.30pm – 1.30pm  

Canada’s Media and Information Space Post-Pandemic:  

Jonathan Kay (Editor, The Quilette, and Columnist, National Post)

Brian Myles (Director, Le Devoir)  

Jackson Doughart (Editor-in-Chief, Brunswick News Inc., Saint John)  


1.40pm – 2.40pm 

Canada’s Cities 

David West (Councillor, City of Richmond Hill)

Adam Giambrone (Director of Urban & Regional Transportation, Neom, Saudi Arabia; Former Commissioner, Toronto Transit Commissioner)

Rest of panel to be confirmed imminently


2.50pm – 3.50pm  

Canadian Science and Technology:  

Maurice Bitran (Former CEO, Ontario Science Centre) 

Chandresh Harjivan (Chief Operating Officer, SaponiQx)

Avetis Muradyan (Chief Technology Officer, Mobio Interactive, Vancouver & Singapore)

Daniel Sax (Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Space Mining Corporation, Toronto, Montréal & Vancouver)


4pm – 5pm  

Canadian Sports:  

Paul Stalteri (Former Captain, Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team; 2-time German Bundesliga Champion with Werder Bremen)

Carlton Chambers (Olympic Gold Medallist & Member of Canada’s 4×100 Metres Relay Team at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games)

Panel lineup to be confirmed imminently 


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