Indigenous Youth Gathering2022 Program Highlights

Note: Times are approximate

Day 1: Friday, October 14, 2022

  • 8:30 am – Registration
  • 9:00 am – Opening
  • 10:00 – Tours
    • Memorial University Medical School
    • National Research Council’s Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – Keynote Speaker: Tera McDonald, Creative Strategist & Educational Leader, Kalawikk
  • 1:45 pm – Panel 1: Indigenous Role Models
  • 3:00 – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hilding Neilson, Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography, Memorial University
  • 3:45 pm – Panel 2: Digital Technologies
  • 4:30 pm – Wrap Up: What did we learn?

Day 2: Saturday, October 15, 2022

  • 9:00 am – Opening
  • 9:15 am – About First Light, Salome Barker
  • 10:00 am – Tours
    • Marine Institute: Eastern Edge ROV Team facilities, Flume Tank and Underwater Exploration Lab
  • Noon – Lunch and Post-secondary Education Fair
  • 1:00 pm – Keynote Speaker: Brian Pottle, P.Eng, Executive Director, Katinnganiq Makerspace Network
  • 1:45 pm – Panel 3: Indigenous Role Models
  • 3:00 pm – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Barbara Moktthewenkwe Wall, Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, Trent University
  • 3:45 pm – Panel 4: Energy for the Future
    • Janice Ortiz, Process Engineer, Developments, Cenovus
    • Susan Wilkins, Executive Director, Renewable Energy, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
    • Stephanie Adey, Renewable Energy Engineer-In-Training, Growler Energy
  • 4:30 pm – Wrap Up: What did we learn?
  • 6:00 pm Closing Dinner