Ottawa Hub accepting applications until December 18!

Dear friends and colleagues,

As a Global Shaper and as the Curator for the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Ottawa Hub, I’m happy to share that nominations and applications for new candidates are now open in the National Capital Region until December 18, 2015.

The Global Shapers Community is a worldwide network of 454 city-based Hubs developed and led by promising young leaders who want to build on their achievements and entrepreneurial drive to make a positive contribution to their communities. It is an initiative of the World Economic Forum and is independent, neutral, non-political and not-for-profit.

Ottawa Global Shapers include emerging leaders in the fields of business, law, politics and social entrepreneurship, to name a few. The local Hub has been pivotal to the national success of activities such as Global Dignity Day in Canada, a global youth empowerment initiative. A complete listing of the current Ottawa Global Shapers can be found at: https://www.globalshapers.org/hubs/ottawa.

If you know of an exceptional individual who might be interested in applying – please send them our way! Complete application/eligibility details can be found below. All applicants must between 20 and 29 years old as of December 31st, 2015.

Looking forward to meeting you,

Adam Moscoe
Curator
Global Shapers Ottawa Hub

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About the Global Shapers Ottawa Hub:

The Global Shapers Community is a network developed and led by young leaders dedicated to making contributions to their community and to the betterment of the world. Each city-based hub undertakes activities that have a positive impact on their local community. Hubs from around the world also collaborate on projects with more global scope, as well as share ideas on effective local projects. As an initiative of the World Economic Forum, Shapers are also involved in cross-mentoring with other World Economic Forum communities.

The Ottawa Hub is looking for extraordinary young or emerging leaders with unique qualities that set them apart. The ideal Global Shaper possesses an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrated leadership ability with potential for growth, and a desire to improve the state of the world. The ideal candidates will be community-minded individuals who seek to create positive change in our city.

The Ottawa Hub meets officially once a month, with other optional events. Additionally, members work together to design impactful projects that benefit the local community and work together on broader initiatives with other hubs from around the world. Members are expected to attend at least half of the Hub’s meetings and participate in at least one project under the aegis of the Ottawa Hub.

Our community is committed to creating a diverse community that unites people from all backgrounds, fields, and perspectives. Applicants will be reviewed based not only on individual achievement but also their ability to contribute unique perspectives and experiences to the Ottawa Hub and the Global Shaper Community. Applicants from all sectors are encouraged to apply and encouraged to demonstrate the unique perspective, experiences, and skills that you would bring to the group.

Eligibility:

All applicants must between 20 and 29 years old as of December 31, 2015. Additionally, applicants must be residents of the greater National Capital Region or have significant ties that would enable the applicant to fully participate in the community’s activities.  Applicants from outside of the National Capital Region should consider applying to their local hub.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants must submit the following three documents to ottawa@globalshapers.org no later than December 18th, 2015 at 11:59PM. Please use PDF files whenever possible to avoid formatting issues.  

1) Resume/CV: (no more than 2 pages max): Your resume should include your date of birth to confirm eligibility.

2) Prompt: Answer this question in 400 words or less: “What impact would you like to create in the Ottawa community over the next two years, leveraging your skills, passions, and existing network as well as the power of the Global Shapers Community?”

3) Letter of recommendation (1): The quality of the recommendation (personal, professional, or both) is of greatest importance.

Applications Close: December 18 at 11:59PM EST.

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Shape North America in Calgary and Banff: my introduction to the Global Shapers Community

By Andrew Blencowe

Since I joined the Ottawa Hub this past March, Shape North America 2015 was my first big Community event as a Global Shaper. Going into the event I didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The conference was extremely well-run; the organizers had designed a great agenda jam-packed with interesting sessions, but were also flexible enough to adjust it to accommodate the interests and energies of the participants. Better yet, my fellow Shapers were amazing people, with incredible stories and perspectives. 

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The first events were held Friday night, where we met in small, pre-arranged groups for dinner before the opening of the conference. I enjoyed this because it gave us a chance to meet some of our fellow Shapers and introduce ourselves in a small group setting. After that we all headed over to the Ranchman’s Club for the opening of the conference and the first activities. Again, these activities were well-designed and well-run, as Dr. David Ross, President of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, welcomed us to Calgary and Rollin Stanley, Calgary city planner, spoke passionately about the future of cities. After that we did an ice-breaker and then headed off to socialize at a local bar.  

We got an early start Saturday morning, kicking off our first immersive experience right after a quick breakfast. I found these sessions to be incredibly interesting, as each participant brought their own knowledge and perspectives to the different topics/projects assigned to each group. My group’s topic for this first session was dignity, a broad topic that allowed for a wide-ranging discussion that was very intellectually stimulating. It was good way to start of the day.

At lunch, Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary, visited us to deliver the keynote speech. He was amazing. There is no other way to describe it. Rather than give us the typical politician spiel about youth and civic participation, he merely recounted his personal experiences during the 2013 floods in Calgary, with plenty of anecdotes and personal reflection. It was the kind of talk that inspired the mind, got your blood pumping, and made you feel like you want to go out and change the world right then and there. 

We had another round of immersive experiences in the afternoon, before heading over to the Telus SPARK science museum for a reception sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company. We heard from Coca-Cola’s Chief Sustainability Officer about all the work that the company does to advance sustainable development around the world. I went into this event knowing that Coca-Cola was active around the world, but I had no idea of the extent to which they build sustainable development into their core business model. Coca-Cola’s leadership in this area really impressed me. After the reception we hit the town for dinner and more of the Calgary nightlife. Always a good time!

The next morning we headed off early to Banff; it is ridiculous how beautiful that place is! The entire place is like one big postcard! As soon as we got there, a group of us headed off to hike up one of the mountains. Again, the views from the mountain were incredible.

After lots of hiking up and down the mountain, as well as along the highway, we had our final immersive experience and received updates on a few of the previous projects undertaken by some of our fellow Shapers. This brought the conference to a close.

A big thank you goes out to the organizers and the Calgary and Edmonton Hubs for hosting us. I had an incredible time and came out of the weekend energized and ready to get back to work. I will definitely attend more Shape NA events in the future.

Dinner with Dr. Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom

The Ottawa Shapers enjoyed an engaging discussion on the challenging global issue of religious freedom last week.

Dr. Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, advocates on behalf of religious communities under threat around the world in promoting and protecting the freedom of religion.

During the discussion, Ambassador Bennett spoke about his role and his own background, linking this with his travels and the conception of citizenship. He stressed the delicate balance between promoting Western liberalism, on the one hand, and the need to take firm positions which are not afraid to call out genuine religious persecution. Members of the Ottawa Hub were able to engage in a truly interesting dialogue on global perspectives with the Canadian Ambassador.

Expanding on his views on contemporary foreign policy issues, the Ambassador spoke about his vision of “Canadianness” which he says characterizes his work. One of the strongest meanings of being Canadian, he explained, is that we are governed by a sense of shared values with regard to human dignity and human rights. Ambassador Bennett highlighted his role as one of human rights promotion and for everyone to have the dignity of exercising their right to religious freedom. One of the most interesting discussions centred on what he described as the “litmus test” of a nation’s protection of human rights and that is whether the nation allows citizens to practice choose or convert to a different faith. He concluded by explaining how mutual respect for human rights and inter-religious understanding can go a long way in building trust between different faith groups and religious communities.

On a more personal and informal note, the Ambassador provided thought-provoking professional advice regarding the need for young leaders like the Global Shapers to follow their passions, no matter where it takes them – whether that path is in government or outside of it. Our final collective takeaway was heartening and insightful: that we should never be afraid to pursue what really interests us, even if it takes us away from our immediate goal and environment.

We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to have a dialogue with the Ambassador as part of our Meet the Leaders series here in Ottawa.

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Betsy Leimbigler is the Curator of the Global Shapers Ottawa Hub

Ottawa Shapers tour the H’Art of Ottawa Studio

Open the door to H’Art of Ottawa and you will be greeted by warm faces and vibrant colors. An art studio where creativity comes to life – H’Art of Ottawa is an art and creative writing studio for artists with disabilities. Executive Director Lin Rowsell was quick to make us feel at home and happy to introduce us to the artists.

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The works painted by the artists from H’Art of Ottawa studio have been featured in some of the best locations in and surrounding Ottawa, including; the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Diefenbunker, Gallery 101 and Rideau Hall to name a few. Also, just last year a multimedia performance entitled Turning the Page was put on by the artists of H’Art of Ottawa in collaboration with musician and artist Jesse Stewart and performed at the National Arts Centre’s 4th Stage.

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While talking to the artists it is easy to see how so much love and passion goes into the art at H’Art of Ottawa studio. In fact, the studio has big ambitions wanting to open a gallery in the future – perhaps in the ByWard market, or Hintonburg.

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The Global Shapers Ottawa Hub would like to extend its warmest thanks to Executive Director Lin Rowsell as well as all the artists at H’Art of Ottawa studio for welcoming us so warmly and allowing us to a fantastic visual and creative experience. We look forward to seeing what the future has in store for H’Art of Ottawa.

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MEET THE LEADERS SERIES : OTTAWA GLOBAL SHAPERS CHAT WITH SENATOR YONAH MARTIN

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As a non-political and non-partisan group, the Global Shapers Ottawa Hub strives to connect with and learn from leaders of all political stripes.

Part of the mandate of the Global Shapers Ottawa is to learn from our leaders. Our most recent meet the Leaders dinner was with Senator Yonah Martin, who warmly welcomed us into her office and gave us some valuable insights into her professional observations on success and leadership. She was a familiar face to many of our Shapers, especially those who worked as Senate Pages in years past! With her cheerful and personable disposition, she asked each of us in turn to introduce ourselves and challenged us to think about using our collective interests to work on meaningful projects together.

Among programs she has run and created, Senator Martin discussed her passion for mentoring youth and young adults, and also about her time in British Columbia as an educator of 21 years. Doing a roundtable where we explained our diverse backgrounds, we were able to discuss our motivations for being part of this Hub.

One piece of advice that Senator Martin gave to all of us was her own pathway to success – how to recognize when one’s life’s circumstances have aligned for a particular opportunity, and seizing it at the right time. Her insights ranged from the personal – taking the time to put down the phone or blackberry and focus on the person – and local, to the more grand scheme of how to make an organization work effectively. In closing, we discussed the original goal of the Shapers: to think globally but to act locally, reaffirming our commitment as a Hub to be contributing to our local communities in the best way that we can. This means taking on small volunteer roles as well as tackling larger-scale, ambitious projects, in the true spirit of thinking globally but acting locally.

The Global Shapers Ottawa Hub’s Meet the Leader series has included dinner with Ottawa City Councillors. Our dinner with Senator Martin was a great way to start brainstorming ideas on what to focus on next, and which Meet the Leader series to organize for the upcoming months. Thank you Senator Martin for your time, valuable insights, and hospitality!

Introducing the Ottawa Hub’s new Curator and Vice-Curator!

Betsy Leimbigler – Curator of the Ottawa Hub – 2014 Ottawa Shaper

Title: Master’s student in Political Science, Youth Advisor to CC UNESCO
Organization: University of Ottawa, CC UNESCO, Parliament of Canada

As of April 2015, Betsy Leimbigler took over the role of Curator for the Ottawa Hub. We wish to thank Rob Onley for his stellar work as Curator and we are excited for the upcoming year! As Curator, Betsy looks forward to harnessing our potential as young leaders in our community to make meaningful, positive change through active volunteering, planning and organizing engaging events.

Betsy recently graduated from her Master’s degree in Political Science at the University of Ottawa, where she wrote her thesis on framing discourse of healthcare debates in the United States. Born in Quebec, Betsy attended schools in Ottawa, Quebec City, Japan, Germany and China. Her interests range from the study of international organizations, political cultures, global ethics, and languages (French, German, Mandarin and Japanese.) She works with Angie’s Models and Talent International agency, placed Top 5 at Miss World Canada 2014, and is a youth advisor to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Her future plans include being an international professor. 

Adam Moscoe – Vice Curator of the Ottawa Hub – 2013 Ottawa Shaper – @AdamMoscoe

Title: Masters student and Junior Policy Officer, Government of Canada
Organization: University of Ottawa; Government of Canada; 

Adam Moscoe is a graduate student, emerging international policy professional, community leader, and singer. He is currently pursuing a Masters at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. He also serves as a Junior Policy Officer in the Government of Canada, with experience in national security policy and in humanitarian affairs at the United Nations.
Adam is particularly passionate about the advancement of human rights and the prevention of genocide, and he has been humbled to support the work of the Hon. Irwin Cotler, Member of Parliament, and LGen Senator (ret’d) Roméo Dallaire.
Devoted to community service, Adam currently serves on the boards of Youth Ottawa and the Tamir Foundation of Ottawa, which empowers individuals with developmental disabilities. Adam is proud to serve as Ottawa Chair of Global Dignity Day and as a “Global Shaper” of the World Economic Forum. In 2011, he was named one of Canada’s “Top 20 Under 20.” Adam has worked and studied in France, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, and Rwanda. He writes for Huffington Post and the Times of Israel, and he likes to hang out in opera houses. Follow Adam on Twitter @AdamMoscoe.

Welcoming our New Ottawa Shapers for 2015

The Global Shapers Ottawa Hub is happy to introduce five new Shapers following our successful 2015 annual recruitment process. After an intensive application and interview process, we were thrilled with the ideas, enthusiasm and caliber of the individuals below. We look forward to working with our new Shapers in the months and years ahead. Be sure to read their bios:

Aditya Rao, 2015 Ottawa Shaper – @aditrao

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An Edmontonian and Mumbaikar, Aditya Rao is passionate about local music, community development and democratic engagement. Having just begun a combined JD/MA program with uOttawa and CarletonU’s NPSIA, Aditya Rao is a new member of the Ottawa community. He makes a mean cup of chai and spends too much time at hipster cafes.

Rasha Al-Katta, 2015 Ottawa Shaper – @RashaAlKatta

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Rasha Al-Katta is currently an M.A. Candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Fluent in Arabic, English and French, Rasha is very active in community and philanthropic initiatives, and has received the United Way Community Builder Award, the Ontario Volunteer Service Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her leadership efforts. Her passion for international affairs, community development and languages has led her to positions with the Centre for Global and Community Engagement, Canada’s Permanent Mission to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. She was recently named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and hopes to pursue a career in the diplomatic service.

Matika Lauzon, 2015 Ottawa Shaper

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Matika Lauzon has for a long time recognized the importance of getting involved. After all one of his favorite quotes is that by Ghandi “be the change you wish to see in the world”. Matika has taken up the opportunity to volunteer in many capacities since his arrival to Ottawa in 2008. A graduate of a Joint Honours program in Political Science and History from the University of Ottawa, Matika is passionate about community engagement. Matika has volunteered for a range of organizations from the Kiwanis Club to the University of Ottawa CO-OP student association.

Andrew Blencowe2015 Ottawa Shaper – @blencowe

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Andrew Blencowe joined Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada in January 2013 as a Policy Analyst with the Education Branch’s Strategic Policy & Planning Directorate. Prior to this, he spent four months as an Adviser at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Mount Allison University, a master’s degree in political science from the University of Waterloo, and a master’s degree in public and international affairs from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.

Broderick McDonald, 2015 Ottawa Shaper – @BrodyJMcDonald

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Broderick McDonald is a ministerial staffer working on Parliament Hill. He previously studied Political Science and History at the University of Victoria, where he acted as Executive Editor of the On Politics Undergraduate Journal. With a passion for politics and journalism, Broderick assists the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity, and volunteers with the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS). In 2014, Brody represented Canada at the UN Alliance of Civilizations EF Summer Program, and was part of the Canadian National Delegation of the March of Remembrance and Hope to Germany & Poland. Follow Broderick on Twitter @BrodyJMcDonald.

Click here to read the bios of all the Ottawa Shapers.

Thinking Globally, Created Locally

‘Thinking globally, created locally’ – A night with Ottawa’s documentaries

by Maria Habanikova, Vice Curator

The Global Shapers Ottawa Hub was proud to support and promote the screening of three Ottawa-produced documentaries presented at the Mayfair Theatre on Wednesday, March 4th. There is a strong belief in our Hub that local action can have global impact, and so the idea behind ‘Thinking globally, created locally’ truly resonated with the Ottawa Shapers.

The first film, titled Sacred River brought us far away from Ottawa to meet Pratik Mahant who shared his love for the Ganga River, referred to as the “lifeline of India.” Realizing that the future of nature is under an imminent threat, directors Jennifer Macklem and Sajan Sindhu wanted to make a film about the sacred versus the profane. In the sixteen days that it took to make the documentary, their dedicated team discovered that the Ganga River, while under a serious threat of industrial pollution, also has a unique self-purifying capacity thanks to the high dissolved oxygen levels in the water.

Through the second documentary film, Secret War directed by students from the Carleton University Journalism program, the audience travelled for a brief visit to Afghanistan where the war that had lasted thirteen years left many Canadians struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) upon their return home. With memories of seeing children set on fire by their dads, piercing screams for help, loud explosions, and the unbearable loss of comrades, these soldiers come back in need of understanding and patience, but often find only ignorance and rejection. They are forced to resort to denial, ineffective self-medication and desperate calls for assistance that keep going unanswered. Shannon Gray, who worked in Afghanistan as a medic, returned home from the war only to realize that the symptoms she had been trained to recognize in others were her own, too. That is when she found out about the War Horse Project in Pembroke, which uses horse therapy to help PTSD patients face their fears and anxieties and rediscover their sense of self without judgment.

This inspiring evening ended right at the H’Art of Ottawa with the film titled Turning the Page at the H’Art of Ottawa. The H’Art of Ottawa is an art studio managed by Lin Rowsell that encourages and celebrates self-expression of people with developmental disabilities and where “art is made of heart.” The film showcased last year’s project which the studio organized to help its members explore different ways of making music. Using a variety of objects, including goat’s toenails as instruments, they learned to appreciate sound, listen to each other and take turns. Conducted by Ottawa’s composer, percussionist and artist Jesse Stewart, on April 30, 2014, they had a unique opportunity to showcase their connection with music and one another on the fourth stage at the National Arts Centre (NAC). The studio organizes regular exhibitions in a range of venues and is a place where creativity meets dreams.

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This fascinating trio of films reminded us that there are wonderful people doing wonderful things for others and that inspiration is closer than we think. We just have to take the time to look for it. More often than not, we don’t even have to stray too far away from our backyard.

 

 

 

Our New Curator and Vice Curator

Maria Habanikova, new Vice Curator, and Robert Onley, new Curator for 2015.

Maria Habanikova (L), new Vice Curator, and Robert Onley, new Curator for 2015.

The Ottawa Hub is pleased to announce the election of our new Curator and Vice Curator as the Hub’s leaders for 2015. Effective today, Robert Onley will serve as Curator of the Global Shapers Ottawa Hub, and Maria Habanikova will serve as Vice Curator. The Ottawa Hub extends a special thank you to Komal Minhas for her exemplary leadership as Curator in 2014-15, and looks forward to the year ahead with Robert and Maria at the helm. Be sure to check out Robert and Maria’s bios below, and meet all the Ottawa Shapers here.

Robert Onley – Curator of the Ottawa Hub

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Title: Lawyer, Policy and Programming Officer
Organization: Office of Religious Freedom, Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Robert is a lawyer with a passion for public advocacy, youth diplomacy and Canadian foreign policy. Robert currently works in the International Security Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and one day hopes to represent Canada abroad in the Canadian Foreign Service. As a Juris Doctor graduate of the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Robert served as student body President in his graduating year. He is the Co-Founder of the Young Diplomats of Canada, a non-profit organization where he currently serves as Chief Legal Counsel and formerly served as Executive Director. Prior to this, Robert graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Specialist Degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto. He freelance blogs for the Times of Israel and Huffington Post, with op-eds published around the world. Robert was elected Curator of the Global Shapers Ottawa Hub in February 2015.

Maria Habanikova – Vice Curator of the Ottawa Hub

Title: Research Officer
Organization: Institute on Governance

Maria, a fresh recipient of M.A. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa, is currently working as a Research Officer at the Institute on Governance focusing mainly on public sector and not-for-profit governance. She also works as a Zumba Fitness instructor, Haunted Walks tour guide, and can speak Slovak, Czech, English, French, and Spanish, some Russian and a little bit of Mandarin Chinese. Maria was elected Vice Curator of the Global Shapers Ottawa Hub in February 2015.

Highlights from Shaping Davos in Ottawa

The World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Ottawa Hub is thrilled with the success of its inaugural event, Shaping Davos Ottawa: Rethinking Politics, after an engaging and informative panel discussion hosted at the Rideau Club in downtown Ottawa on Thursday, January 22, 2015. The event would not have been possible without key financial support from Invest Ottawa, Hill + Knowlton, and KoMedia. Shaping Davos Ottawa Panel The evening was part of the Forum’s global dialogue initiative called Shaping Davos, a new concept to bring the world to the WEF’s Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters (January 21-24, 2015), and in turn bring Davos to the world. The Ottawa Hub was selected as one of 40 cities globally to host a local event, which the Hub followed up on Friday morning with a virtual broadcast to Davos-Klosters via satellite with CBC Power & Politics host Evan Solomon from CBC Ottawa headquarters.

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Robert Onley, Curator of the Global Shapers Ottawa Hub, addresses the audience.

On Thursday, in front of a crowd of 100 select guests, we hosted a panel discussion moderated by the Friday host for CTV’s Power Play, Mercedes Stephenson, about: “Canada’s Role in the Future of Governance: Open Government, Engaged Citizens.” Opening the discussion were keynote addresses by Robert Greenhill, founder of Global-Canada and former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, as well as Peggy Taillon, President of the Canadian Council on Social Development. Panelists included:

  • Paul Heinbecker, Canada’s former Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Maryantonett Flumian, President of the Institute on Governance
  • Ilona Dougherty, Founder, Apathy is Boring
  • Giovanna Mingarelli, CEO and Co-Founder, PlayMC2 and Ottawa Global Shaper
  • Bryan Smith, Co-Founder & Vice-President, ThinkDataWorks
Bruce Lazenby, CEO of Invest Ottawa

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Through its panel discussion, the Ottawa Hub was tasked with focusing on civic apathy in exploring how modern open data and open governance concepts can tackle the problem. Panelists assessed the need to provide citizens with information, engaging them in real time and empowering them to make decisions in their communities and concluded that such action is critical to improving governance. It is well understood that engaged citizens are critical to nation building, and the panel stated that Canada needs fresh thinking in its political system and engaged citizens can help this. To ensure that our government makes the best policies possible we need greater transparency, participation and collaboration. Canada cannot afford to miss doing this. A full summary of the dialogue will be produced in the coming weeks.

Capping the night, the CEO of Invest Ottawa, Bruce Lazenby, delivered a powerful snapshot presentation on the strengths of the City of Ottawa. For part 2 of Shaping Davos, the next morning at the CBC News headquarters, members of the Ottawa Hub met with CBC Power & Politics host Evan Solomon for the Hub’s “Virtual Speaker” live-feed broadcast into the Davos Annual Meeting in Switzerland. Representing the Ottawa Hub on Friday, Solomon summarized the Thursday evening dialogue as part of a separate panel discussion in Davos moderated by Anne Marie Slaughter. Video of the Davos panel on Rethinking Politics, including Solomon’s comments, can be viewed on the official Shaping Davos website here (click the “Rethinking Politics” video to watch).

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Evan Solomon, in-studio during the “Virtual Speaker” live stream into the Davos Annual Meeting.

Shaping Davos: Rethinking Politics was the first major World Economic Forum event directly connected with the Davos Annual Meeting that the Global Shapers Ottawa Hub has hosted in Ottawa. The Ottawa Hub looks forward to many more in the years to come. Check out the photos below for a peek at what transpired, and a full video of the panel will be uploaded soon.

By: Robert D. Onley, Curator, Global Shapers Ottawa Hub

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