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Video Proceedings of the Symposium

Overview of the Symposium Themes

Speaker: Kent Schroeder, Director, International Development Projects, Humber College

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Opening Remarks

Speaker: The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario & former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations

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Keynote Address

Speaker: The Honourable Jigmi Y. Thinley, former Prime Minister of Bhutan
Focus: What can we learn about moving beyond GDP from Bhutan’s experience implementing Gross National Happiness (GNH), both in terms of conceptualizing a multidimensional approach as well as implementing and measuring it. 

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Armchair Session

A Conversation with Jigmi Y Thinley
Host: Dr. Lauchlan Munro, University of Ottawa
Focus: Lessons learned from Bhutan’s experience, both positive and negative, in relation to the conceptualization, measurement and implementation of Gross National Happiness. 

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Panel Presentations: Conceptualizing Development as Multidimensional: Key Issues and Themes
Focus: 
How might development be better conceptualized and understood so it is multidimensional, integrated and sustainable?

Introduction to the Panel: 
David Miller, 
President and CEO, WWF Canada

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Ian Smille,
Consultant and Author

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Faisal Moola, Director General, Ontario & Northern Canada, David Suzuki Foundation

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Marilyn McHarg,
President, Aid Solutions

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Jamie McIntosh, Vice President, Programs & Policy, World Vision Canada

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Roundtable: Measuring Multidimensional Development: Possibilities and Challenges.
Moderator: Craig Johnson, University of Waterloo

Discussants: Susan J. Elliott, University of Waterloo
Ronald Colman, Executive Director, GIP Atlantic
Harry Cummings, University of Guelph
Katherine Scott, Vice President, Research, Canadian Council on Social Development
Focus: 
What key issues arise when measuring development initiatives in a multidimensional way that moves beyond a sole focus on GDP and economic growth?

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Breakout Sessions

Breakout session #1: Integrated Approaches to Conflict Prevention, Transformation and Vulnerability
Speakers: Maria Paula Ballesteros, Program Manager, Plan Canada
Mukti Suvedi, Peace advocate
Chair: John Lewis, Humber College

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Breakout session #2: Corporate Social Responsibility: A Private Sector Role in Multidimensional Development?
Speakers: Elizabeth Dove, Senior Vice President, Strategy, The Divinsky Group 
Phillip Haid, CEO, Public Inc.
Cory Wanless, Klippensteins Barristers and Solicitors
Chair: Susan MacGregor, Humber College

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Breakout session #3: Sustainable & Equitable Livelihoods: Connecting Economic, Ecological, Gender and Rights Concerns
Speakers: Angela Wilton, Managing Senior Advisor, Research & Learning, Save the Children Canada 
Leah Adema, Program Coordinator, Presbyterian World Service & Development
TJ Grant & Josh Folkema, World Vision Canada  
Chair: Stephen Stockton, Humber College

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Breakout session #4: Integrated and Holistic Approaches to Health Development
Speakers: Heather Murphy, Research Fellow, University of Guelph
Asha Gervan, International Development Institute, Humber College 
Sarath Chandrasekere, Humber College 
Chair: Marissa Kokkoros, Aura Freedom international

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Where to from Here? 

Speaker: Tanjina Mirza
Focus: Concluding thoughts on ‘where to from here’ at the international, national and project levels.

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