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One Young City

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September 30, 2016

Ottawa, Canada

About

Kind Village is thrilled to announce its participation as an External Breakout Host for the One Young World Summit, being held September 28-October 1, 2016 in Canada's Capital. 

Kind Village is an organization dedicated to celebrating the social impact of local businesses and professionals, while raising awareness for the needs in local communities.

 

With that in mind, it only seemed fitting that we use the Kind Village (+ Friends) "One Young City" External Breakout session on Friday, September 30 to shine a spotlight on Ottawa-based youth and social impact leaders making a difference at home in #Ott and around the world. 

 

The aim of the One Young City session is to connect conference delegates to local leaders in an iconic Canadian log cabin (on the football field at TD Place) and together make a BIG impact that we hope will create a lasting global movement.

 

Needless to say... we can't wait!

- EXCITING UPDATE -

We will be launching our global impact game with special guest 

Toni van Eeden

Keep an eye on our social media starting at 2pm EST, September 30th

Meet the Speakers

The Imagineers

Andrew Pelling

Matt Bromwich

Kumanan Wilson

Babur Jahid

The Creators

Eric Chan AKA eepmon

Olivia Pelling

King B. Hector

Jason Nuyens

Kwende Kefentse

The Providers

Jen Beauchesne

Ian Clark

Ivan Gedz

Tammy Whelan

The Athletes

Stephanie McKeough 

Mark Sluban

Kyle Venter

Jen Beauchesne, “Not-so-Corporate” Director of Communications for Beau’s Brewery

Jen and her family are incredible social IMPACT leaders within the local and Canadian craft beer brewery community. Beau's Brewery brews quality craft beer that reflects their commitment to environmental consciousness and resource sustainability. They use certified organic ingredients for every variety of beer they make, and have raised thousands of dollars through their Greener Future Project to reach their goal of being a 100% sustainable brewery. Jen and Beau's Brewery also support over 100 independent organizations every year that aim to IMPACT their local communities in a big way, and they are a Registered B Corp. Jen will talk about Beau’s dedication to organic ingredients and sustainability potential within the food & drink industry.

Dr. Matthew Bromwich, Founder and Chief Medical Officer for Clearwater Clinical

Dr. Matthew Bromwich is a highly recognized and accomplished researcher, technologist, entrepreneur and physician in the fields of otolaryngology and audiology. He is also the Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Clearwater Clinical and holds 4 patents, has been awarded significant research grants, and has been celebrated as a Star in Global Health by the Government of Canada. Dr. Bromwich will share his experience as an ear, nose and throat surgeon and an entrepreneur who has gamifyied hearing tests and is making a social IMPACT in communities around the world.

Eric Chan a.k.a. eepmon, Digital Artisan

Eric Chan a.k.a. eepmon is a Digital Artisan at the intersection of computer code and art. He is a member of Impact HUB Ottawa and a proud Carleton Alumni Mentor helping students and recent graduates expand their professional skills. Working internationally, his artistic collaborators include Marvel, Canada Goose, Microsoft Xbox and Ottawa’s Bridgehead Coffee. Accolades include work in the Canada Council Art Bank, Carleton University Young Alumni Achievement Award and a TEDx Toronto performing artist. Currently Eric is an Artist-In-Residence at Algonquin College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre. Eric will talk about how he create social IMPACT through art.

Ian Clark, Director of Coffee for Bridgehead

Ian's made a remarkable social IMPACT locally and globally. In 2013, his roasting team created Ottawa Senators Captain Erik Karlsson's signature brew EK#65 to support the Boys and Girls Club Ottawa's Homework Club. Over the course of his coffee roasting career, he has established fair-trade relationships  with small-scale and organic coffee farms and businesses in South America and Africa. Ian will discuss his work as a coffee roaster and his commitment to ethical coffee farming.

Ivan Gedz, Co-owner of Union Local 613

Ivan and his co-owners re-invented the concept of Southern-style food to include fresh & seasonal produce and meats to create unique dishes for all to enjoy. Not only are they committed to making great food, but they are equally committed to the community. Their support includes donating 100% of their online store profits to the Ottawa Food Bank and supporting gender equality in the restaurant industry. Matt will discuss the food philosophy behind Union Local 613 and the importance of community building through food.

King B. Hector Jr., Creative Director of We Are Kings (WRK) 

“We Are Kings” (WRK) is a Canadian, fashion forward luxury menswear brand with a flair for eccentricity and bold statements. WRK was conceived out of a genuine love for blazers and suits, and a passion for empowering the world. King Hector promotes ethical production and fair trade practices, while prioritizing the rights of workers and safe workplace conditions. His vision is to make African print a causal closet choice so that you could walk on streets anywhere in the world and see people wearing apparel made with African fabric both corporately and casually. King Hector wants everyone who wears his brand to feel like a king, for he believes we are all Kings and Queens in our own rights.

Babur Jahid, Founder of You See Clear

Babur Jahid is an undergraduate pre-medicine student and social entrepreneur based in Ottawa. He is the founder and Chief Executive of YouSeeClear, a multi-award winning high impact social enterprise to expand access to affordable eyewear in developing countries by tapping into the power of technology to conduct eye examinations using smartphones and providing eyeglasses that are 90% cheaper than the custom pair. His work is supported by Carleton University, the Afghan government, and the Afghan Ministry of Public Health.  He is also a One Young World delegate representing Carleton University and his homeland Afghanistan.

Kwende Kefentse, Cultural Planner, CEO Memeplex Records & DJ Memetic Time Kode

IKwende was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area and is currently living and working in Ottawa, Canada's capital. Fascinated by cities, his various professional ventures reflect different explorations and investigations into how they function, with a particular focus on culture and more recently, space. Kwende is also DJ Memetic of TIMEKODE and Memeplex Records.
Kende will share his experience making music and building an arts hub in Canada's capital.

Andrew Pelling, Scientist, Ted Fellow, Founder of pHacktory Labs, Co-Founder Spiderwort

Andrew Pelling has built a career on unapologetic curiosity, creativity and serendipity.  He is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, where he founded and directs a curiosity-driven research lab that brings together artists, scientists, social scientists and engineers.  The result - human body parts made from plants and grown living skins on LEGO!  Most recently, Andrew founded pHacktory, a street-level research lab in Ottawa that amplifies community ideas through a potent mixture of craft, serendipity and curiosity. Andrew’s work has been recognized in international media outlets such as Wired, Huffington Post, NPR, Scientific American, Popular Science, BBC, Der Spiegel, Deutsche Welle and others, as well as numerous highlights in the Canadian media and scientific media. In 2016, he was named a TED Fellow, one of 21 people chosen annually by the TED organization who are considered to be the most disruptive and transformative change-makers in the world. Andrew will talk about everyday science and the ability we all have to change the world together!

Dr. Kumanan Wilson, Entrepreneur and Chair in Public Health Innovation at The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Kumanan Wilson is an internal medicine specialist, senior scientist and Chair in Public Health Innovation at The Ottawa Hospital and professor at the University of Ottawa. Inspired to empower individuals to manage their own health information using mobile technology, Dr. Wilson created an app called ImmunizeCA. He is the imagineer behind The Ottawa Hospital mHealth Research Team, delivering medicine by connecting innovative research in medicine and science to personalized care for everyday people to create a future where individuals are empowered to manage their own health, while bringing information closer to healthcare providers so they can offer better patient care. Dr. Wilson received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a method to determine gestational age in newborns based on analysis of a heel prick blood test collecting during routine newborn screening. This project will provide information that could guide the care of newborns in low resource settings.

Meet the Speakers

The Youth Moderators

Nancy Do

Selina Neve

Malika Osman

Nicole Sudiacal

The Imagineers

Andrew Pelling

Matt Bromwich

Kumanan Wilson

Babur Jahid

The Creators

Eric Chan AKA eepmon

Olivia Pelling

King B. Hector

Jason Nuyens

Amelia Griffin

The Providers

Jen Beauchesne

Ian Clark

Ivan Gedz

Tammy Whelan

The Athletes

Stefanie McKeough 

Mark Sluban

Kyle Venter

Jen Beauchesne, “Not-so-Corporate” Director of Communications for Beau’s Brewery

Jen and her family are incredible social IMPACT leaders within the local and Canadian craft beer brewery community. Beau's Brewery brews quality craft beer that reflects their commitment to environmental consciousness and resource sustainability. They use certified organic ingredients for every variety of beer they make, and have raised thousands of dollars through their Greener Future Project to reach their goal of being a 100% sustainable brewery. Jen and Beau's Brewery also support over 100 independent organizations every year that aim to IMPACT their local communities in a big way, and they are a Registered B Corp. Jen will talk about Beau’s dedication to organic ingredients and sustainability potential within the food & drink industry.

Dr. Matthew Bromwich, Founder and Chief Medical Officer for Clearwater Clinical

Dr. Matthew Bromwich is a highly recognized and accomplished researcher, technologist, entrepreneur and physician in the fields of otolaryngology and audiology. He is also the Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Clearwater Clinical and holds 4 patents, has been awarded significant research grants, and has been celebrated as a Star in Global Health by the Government of Canada. Dr. Bromwich will share his experience as an ear, nose and throat surgeon and an entrepreneur who has gamifyied hearing tests and is making a social IMPACT in communities around the world.

Eric Chan a.k.a. eepmon, Digital Artisan

Eric Chan a.k.a. eepmon is a Digital Artisan at the intersection of computer code and art. He is a member of Impact HUB Ottawa and a proud Carleton Alumni Mentor helping students and recent graduates expand their professional skills. Working internationally, his artistic collaborators include Marvel, Canada Goose, Microsoft Xbox and Ottawa’s Bridgehead Coffee. Accolades include work in the Canada Council Art Bank, Carleton University Young Alumni Achievement Award and a TEDx Toronto performing artist. Currently Eric is an Artist-In-Residence at Algonquin College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre. Eric will talk about how he create social IMPACT through art.

Ian Clark, Director of Coffee for Bridgehead

Ian's made a remarkable social IMPACT locally and globally. In 2013, his roasting team created Ottawa Senators Captain Erik Karlsson's signature brew EK#65 to support the Boys and Girls Club Ottawa's Homework Club. Over the course of his coffee roasting career, he has established fair-trade relationships  with small-scale and organic coffee farms and businesses in South America and Africa. Ian will discuss his work as a coffee roaster and his commitment to ethical coffee farming.

Ivan Gedz, Co-owner of Union Local 613

Ivan and his co-owners re-invented the concept of Southern-style food to include fresh & seasonal produce and meats to create unique dishes for all to enjoy. Not only are they committed to making great food, but they are equally committed to the community. Their support includes donating 100% of their online store profits to the Ottawa Food Bank and supporting gender equality in the restaurant industry. Matt will discuss the food philosophy behind Union Local 613 and the importance of community building through food.

Amelia Griffin, Professional Dancer and Performer

Amelia is an Ottawa- based independent contemporary dance artist with extensive experience in contemporary dance and community arts, specializing in performance, contemporary dance-theatre choreography, youth engagement, and integrated and inclusive dance practice for all ages & abilities. As a professional dancer since 2006, Amelia is a company member for Ottawa/Gatineau-based dance companies such as disability-dance leader Propeller Dance, youth-orientated Franco-Ontarian company Tara Luz Danse, Gatineau-based Dorsale Danse, and theatre company Platypus Theatre in collaboration with symphony orchestras world-wide. As a choreographer presenting work locally since 2007, Amelia’s contemporary dance-theatre creations reflect larger societal conversations surrounding issues that affects our intersecting communities.

King B. Hector Jr., Creative Director of We Are Kings (WRK) 

“We Are Kings” (WRK) is a Canadian, fashion forward luxury menswear brand with a flair for eccentricity and bold statements. WRK was conceived out of a genuine love for blazers and suits, and a passion for empowering the world. King Hector promotes ethical production and fair trade practices, while prioritizing the rights of workers and safe workplace conditions. His vision is to make African print a causal closet choice so that you could walk on streets anywhere in the world and see people wearing apparel made with African fabric both corporately and casually. King Hector wants everyone who wears his brand to feel like a king, for he believes we are all Kings and Queens in our own rights.

Babur Jahid, Founder of You See Clear

Babur Jahid is an undergraduate pre-medicine student and social entrepreneur based in Ottawa. He is the founder and Chief Executive of YouSeeClear, a multi-award winning high impact social enterprise to expand access to affordable eyewear in developing countries by tapping into the power of technology to conduct eye examinations using smartphones and providing eyeglasses that are 90% cheaper than the custom pair. His work is supported by Carleton University, the Afghan government, and the Afghan Ministry of Public Health.  He is also a One Young World delegate representing Carleton University and his homeland Afghanistan.

Stefanie McKeough, Former Member of Hockey Canada's National Women's Team

As an elite athlete, Stefanie had a highly acclaimed career as a member of Hockey Canada's National Women's Team, medalling with Team Canada internationally at numerous tournaments. She is a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a scholarship student-athlete she was awarded WCHA Scholar Athlete Honours as well as WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, culminating with an NCAA National Championship. Over the course of her hockey career, she has had the opportunity to build relationships with communities both locally and globally. Stefanie believes everyone deserves a sporting chance and has worked most prominently with the Rolling Flames Wheelchair Hockey Club. After a traumatic neck and head injury ended her playing career, Stefanie now works locally with girls in the Ottawa area as a coach and mentor for their athletic aspirations. Stefanie will share her journey as an athlete.

Jason Nuyens, CEO Breakfall Games, Founding Member Girl Force 

Jason Nuyens is the talented video game developer behind Breakfall Games.  Jason has worked with a number of different groups of people, all of which have been just as passionate about creating great things as he is. One of his most recent projects is Girl Force, a non-profit that brings together local game devs and volunteers to teach game development skills to girls and women in the Ottawa area. Jason will talk about why he wanted to start Girl Force and how he uses his talents to make a difference locally.

Andrew Pelling, Scientist, Ted Fellow, Founder of pHacktory Labs, Co-Founder Spiderwort

Andrew Pelling has built a career on unapologetic curiosity, creativity and serendipity. He is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, where he founded and directs a curiosity-driven research lab that brings together artists, scientists, social scientists and engineers. The result - human body parts made from plants and grown living skins on LEGO!  Most recently, Andrew founded pHacktory, a street-level research lab in Ottawa that amplifies community ideas through a potent mixture of craft, serendipity and curiosity. Andrew’s work has been recognized in international media outlets such as Wired, Huffington Post, NPR, Scientific American, Popular Science, BBC, Der Spiegel, Deutsche Welle and others, as well as numerous highlights in the Canadian media and scientific media. In 2016, he was named a TED Fellow, one of 21 people chosen annually by the TED organization who are considered to be the most disruptive and transformative change-makers in the world. Andrew will talk about everyday science and the ability we all have to change the world together!

Olivia Pelling, Owner and Luthier, Fine Strings

A second generation luthier, Olivia Pelling was professionally trained in violin making and repair in London, England. In 2009 she started her own business Fine Strings, in Ottawa. This is a business that serves all players of the violin family instrument, with no exceptions to age or preference of music performed. Olivia feels that every player should be able to have a well-functioning instrument. As a trained musician Olivia enjoys playing music in three local community groups. Being an active member of the community is close to Olivia’s heart and as such she spends many hours volunteering. Olivia’s work has been featured on CTV’s Regional Contact and in the international music magazine, The Strad.

Mark Sluban, Community Events Specialist, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group

Mark has been working in professional and amateur sports for the past 20 years in cities throughout Canada and the United States.  His passion has always been finding way to leverage sports and all its benefits for the betterment of the community in which he lives, works and plays. In 2006 Mark joined Motivate Canada, a non-profit National Sports Organization based out of

Ottawa that uses sports for social change. Mark oversaw Motivate Canada’s ESTEEM Team – Athlete Role Model program in recruiting and training National Team and Olympic Athletes as public speakers aimed at inspiring young people throughout Canada on setting their goals and how to achieve their dreams. In 2014, Mark took his passion for sports and bettering his community to the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group (OSEG) where he is the Community Events Specialists and engages people of all ages throughout Eastern Ontario & Western Quebec through community appearances with the athletes, coaches, cheer teams and of course mascots of the Ottawa REDBLACKS, FURY FC and 67’s.

Kyle Venter

Kyle, 24, was selected by the LA Galaxy in the second round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft (23rd overall). The Aurora, Colorado native featured in 11 games for USL PDL side Real Colorado Foxes in 2012, scoring one goal. In 2014, the Galaxy loaned Venter to its USL Pro affiliate where the 6-foot-3 defender scored once in nine appearances for LA Galaxy II. After moving from Los Angeles to Tulsa, Venter had a career year in 2015, scoring three goals in 24 appearances for the Roughnecks. Venter starred for the University of New Mexico Lobos, starting 85 of 86 of the team's matches during his four-year collegiate career, scoring eight goals and four assists. He was named the Conference USA MVP and defensive player of the year in his final year at New Mexico.

Tammy Whelan, Marketing and Community Relations Specialist at Whole Foods Market Lansdowne Park 

Tammy oversees community relations for Whole Foods in the nation's capital. Her role allows her to connect with numerous community leaders, dignitaries, neighbours, producers, charities, non-profits and social enterprises. Tammy will share her experience working for one of the best known social enterprises in the world!

Dr. Kumanan Wilson, Entrepreneur and Chair in Public Health Innovation at The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Kumanan Wilson is an internal medicine specialist, senior scientist at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and professor at the University of Ottawa. He is the imagineer behind The Ottawa Hospital mHealth Research Team. Inspired to empower individuals to manage their own immunization information using mobile technology, Dr. Wilson created an app called ImmunizeCA. His team has also created a stroke rehabilitation app, an app for emergency department clinicians and a phosphate calculator app for Canadians with kidney disease. He envisions creating a future where individuals are empowered to manage their own health, while bringing information closer to healthcare providers so they can offer better patient care.

Dr. Wilson has also received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a method to determine gestational age in newborns based on analysis of a newborn heel prick blood test. This project will provide information that could guide the care of newborns in low resource settings.

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