ModeShift Conference Day One

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Date(s) - 18/04/2018
All Day

Bulman Centre - University of Winnipeg


Welcome to the ModeShift core conference. All sessions below take place on the main stage, meaning there are no breakout sessions and you will not miss anything! Each panel discussion is carefully curated to bring a diverse set of views to the topic.


8:00 – Registration

8:30 – Welcome Remarks and Context
Anders Swanson, Winnipeg Trails Association
Jon McGavock, 
Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)
Andrea Kwasnicki, Diabetes Canada
Dale Alderson
Moneca Sinclair 

10:00 – BREAK

10:20 – KEYNOTE: Robin Mazumder
Building Healthy and Happy Cities: Perspectives from healthcare, placemaking and psychology
Robin will share his perspectives on urban design from his front-line work as a mental health occupational therapist, his experience organizing and implementing placemaking projects, and his current neuroscience research where he examines the psychological impacts of urban design. The talk will explore how these experiences contribute to his notion of human-centred design and how we can go about putting these ideas into action in our cities.

Reaction Panel
Robin Mazumder
Libby Zdriluk
Chris Baker
Eddie Ayoub

12:00 – LUNCH

13:00 KEYNOTE:  Kay Teschke
Bicycling, helmets, and ethics in injury prevention
This talk was inspired by UBC masters students who asked me to participate in a workshop on ethics in public health. Their request made me think about how certain interventions become so entrenched as “no brainers” that they no longer are subject to scrutiny and critical thinking. This talk considers whether that happened in cycling injury prevention.

14:30 – BREAK

15:00 – CultureShift Panel
Facilitated by Leigh Anne Parry
Akoulina Connell
David Pensato
Michelle Meade

17:00 – END

18:00 – Randomized Dinner (Conference participants will be asked to pick a type of food, and asked to join a group to eat together at a local restaurant. No topic. Just food (and a group of people with similar interests. See what happens.)

20:00 – Nano Bar and Pop-up Party
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