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YCEC 2012 Public Lecture: Aboriginal Leadership and Education: Our Shared Canadian Journey

Oct 23, 2012, 7pm-8:30pm

Gabrielle Scrimshaw will deliver a public lecture will focusing on how Canada's fastest growing demographic, the Aboriginal population, is growing in numbers, educational rates, and what it means for the Canadian economy. She will share stories from her personal journey while linking it to the broader Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal context. Scrimshaw is the co-founding president of the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada and an associate in the Royal Bank of Canada's Graduate Leadership Program (one of Canada’s most competitive post-graduate finance programs).

Starting from a single-parent household in Northern Saskatchewan, she has since worked her way to having studied international business and policy in 20 countries spanning five contents over the last several years. As a member of the Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation, she lives her professional life balancing in two worlds: her cultural community and private sector leadership. In 2011 Scrimshaw co-founded the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada, a membership- based leadership-focused cultural association for First Nations, Métis and Inuit professionals working in the GTA. Considered a thought leader in the urban Aboriginal space, Scrimshaw was recently appointed to the Toronto Board of Trade's Diversity Forum, as well as the Ontario Chamber of Commerce 2012 Ontario Economic Summit Advisory Committee.

In addition she has participated and led programming in global forums such as the G8/G20 MY SUMMITS, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Voices of the Future, One Young World, and Junior Team Canada.

This lecture is being hosted by the York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC) and Faculty of Education in collaboration with the York Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS).


Location:0016 TEL Building
Sponsor:York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC)
Posted by:Carl James, Director; Louise Gormley, YCEC Research Associate, Nicole Lee, YCEC Staff
Web Sitehttp://edu.yorku.ca/ai1ec_event/ycec-public-leacture-featuring-gabrielle-scrimshaw/?instance_id=
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