Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself - John Dewey
thank you to the participating graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, researchers, teachers, educators and individuals from all across the globe!
The 19th Annual OISE GSRC
March 29 & 30, 2019 | 8:30am | 252 Bloor St. W.
Keynote presentations by
Dr. Rumeet Billan (OISE PhD, Chief Learning Architect)
Dr. John Robinson (Munk School of Global Affairs)
Full list of speakers can be found in the Registration System
“Psychological Capital and Resilience for transforming futures”
Dr. Rumeet Billan is an award-winning, internationally recognized entrepreneur, learning architect, author, speaker and humanitarian. She raises human potential by designing experiences that build resilience. Dr. Billan is one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women (Women’s Executive Network) and her work has been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail and The Financial Post. She is the President of Viewpoint Leadership and an expert on Psychological Capital and Resilience. Dr. Billan led the ground-breaking research study, The Tallest Poppy, aimed at transforming workplace cultures. She has just released Who Do I Want to Become?, a book for anyone, of any age, who has been stumped by the question of what they’re going to be when they grow up. Dr. Billan contributes to social impact initiatives that improve access to, and quality of, education in North America, South America and Africa. Through her work, Dr. Billan provides a platform that encourages youth, women, communities and organizations to envision what could be possible. For further details, please visit www.rumeetbillan.com
“Making a Difference: Universities as Living Labs and Agents of Change”
Dr. John Robinson is a Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the School of the Environment, at the University of Toronto; an Honorary Professor with the Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability at The University of British Columbia; and an Adjunct Professor with the Copenhagen Business School. At the University of Toronto, he is also Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability. Prof. Robinson’s research focuses on the intersection of climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainability; the use of visualization, modeling, and citizen engagement to explore sustainable futures; sustainable buildings and urban design; the role of the university in contributing to sustainability; creating partnerships for sustainability with non-academic partners; and, generally, the intersection of sustainability, social and technological change, behaviour change, and community engagement processes.