Special keynote speaker

 

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Environmental, cultural and human rights advocate

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier is in the business of transforming public opinion into public policy. Experienced in working with global decision-makers for more than a decade, Watt-Cloutier offers a new model for 21st century leadership. She speaks with passion and urgency on the issues of today — the environment, the economy, foreign policy, global health and sustainability — not as separate concerns, but as a deeply interconnected whole. At a time when people are seeking solutions, direction and a sense of hope, this global leader provides a big picture of where we are and where we’re headed.

In 2007, Watt-Cloutier was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy work in showing the impact of global climate change on human rights — especially in the Arctic, where it is felt more immediately, and more dramatically, than anywhere else in the world. Watt-Cloutier is an Officer of the Order of Canada and the recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Award, the UN Champion of the Earth Award, the Norwegian Sophie Prize and the Right Livelihood Award, which she won in November 2015 and which is widely considered the “Nobel alternative.”

From 1995-2002, Watt-Cloutier was elected the Canadian president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC). She was later elected in 2002 to become the international chair of the ICC, representing the 155,000 Inuit from Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Russia — she held this post until 2006.

Widely recognized for her influential work, Watt-Cloutier gave a TEDx Talk in 2016 titled “Human Trauma and Climate Trauma as One.” She is also the author of the memoir, “The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet,” which was nominated for the 2016 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. In 2017, the book was shortlisted for CBC Canada Reads, defended by Chantal Kreviazuk. Watt-Cloutier was also shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize.

 


 

Dr. Nikoosh CARLO

Dr. Nikoosh CARLO

Founder and Chief Strategist

CNC North Consulting


Keynote speaker for the One Health Policy and Data Management session


 

Dr. Marit HANERØD HOVEID

Dr. Marit HANERØD HOVEID

Professor

Department of education and lifelong learning, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway


Keynote speaker for the One Health Education and Science Communication session


Dr. Halvor HOVEID

Dr. Halvor HOVEID

Professor

Department of teacher education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway


Keynote speaker for the One Health Education and Science Communication session


Dr. Emily JENKINS

Dr. Emily JENKINS

Professor

Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada


Keynote speaker for the Antimicrobial Resistance and Zoonotic Diseases session 

 

 


 

Dr. John WALSH

Dr. John WALSH

Chief Scientist

International Arctic Research Center


Keynote speaker for the Impacts of Climate Change on One Health Issues session