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DELEGATE’S HANDBOOK


SHIFTING GEARS DRIVE THE CHANGE

We are shifting gears in order to get our delegates to think more about the issue at hand rather than the solution, and then take action based on their findings.


Dear Delegate, Welcome to our fourth annual UBC Social Enterprise Conference, put together by a group of passionate students who strive to create changemakers. Over the past 3 years we have introduced delegates to the concept of Social Entrepreneurship, we’ve taught them how to create solutions that are feasible, and we’ve highlighted the importance of scalability. The underlying passion of solving a social or environmental issue is the basis for success in any impact driven business. This year, we’d like to challenge you to dream up your own innovative ideas and solutions. Our theme, “Shifting Gears: Drive the Change,” will inspire you to think deeper about issues faced by society, both local and global. We aim to ‘shift the gears’ by providing you with a toolbox which will enable you to realize your passions through Social Enterprise. Whether that be through our company and issue-based workshops or through the wise words of our keynote speakers- we want to challenge your existing ideas so that you can reach new, innovative and creative solutions. We hope to bring together those who are well-versed in social entrepreneurship and those who are new to the field to create an environment of learning and collaboration. We are excited to host a diverse network of professionals representing various companies and issues on the beautiful campus of The University of British Columbia. We strive to host a zero-waste conference whilst creating a ‘net positive’ change. While we hope you will join us in making this conference a success, we also want you to help us create and inspire the changemakers of tomorrow. Cheers,

Archana Kannan Co-Chairperson, SEConference

Ayesha Hasan Co-Chairperson, SEConference


ITINERARY 9:30

REGISTRATION

10:00

OPENING REMARKS

10:15

OPENING KEYNOTE

11:30

WORKSHOP 1 SHIFTING GEARS

12:30 2:00

INSPIRATION FORUM & LUNCH WORKSHOP 2 DRIVE THE CHANGE

3:30

MEET THE CHANGE MAKERS

4:15

EXPLORING DESTINATIONS

5:00

CLOSING KEYNOTE

6:00

CLOSING REMARKS

UBC SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CONFERENCE


OPENING Tareq Hadhad Tareq founded Peace by Chocolate, after leaving Syria with his family and starting a new life in Canada. Tareq is shifting gears by using his chocolate manufacturing company as a channel to raise awareness to peace building projects. Since it started, the company has become a phenomenon and has been recognized by the UN Leaders Summit on Refugees. Tareq and

is driving change by by helping others

being unstoppable, as he grows.

CLOSING Tariq Fancy

After creating one billion in profit for investors as youngest Partner at a Wall Street firm, Tariq shifted gears by leaving to pursue a new goal of helping one billion children receive an education through his award-winning low-cost technology approach. In 2013 Tariq founded Rumie, a non-profit organisation that uses low-cost technology to provide access to education for children around the globe. Rumie was awarded the Best Social Startup award at the 2014 Startup Open, was subject of an in-depth Harvard Business School Case Study in 2016, and won the Google Impact Challenge Canada in 2017. Tariq is driving change by using his skills towards a world where education is accessible to all.

KEYNOTES


Manisha Narula LEAGUE OF INNOVATORS

Social impact has been a driving force for Manisha, particularly in education, youth development and community engagement. As the current Director of Education at League of Innovators, Manisha is working on making entrepreneurship and innovation more accessible to youth across Canada.

Naitik Mehta NEXT BILLION

Naitik Mehta is a social entrepreneur and the founder of NextBillion.org. He is one of Canada’s Top 3 Student Entrepreneurs, a recipient of the 25 Under 25 Award from the founders of the Internet, and has previously worked at Facebook and Microsoft.

Bryn Davidson LANEFAB

Bryn is currently working on designing and building custom green homes, infill mini-homes, and passivhaus. He is working to blend mid-century and west coast modernism with net-positive projects with the end goal of creating resilient post-carbon cities.

Aaron Friedland THE WALKING SCHOOL BUS Aaron Friedland is a social entrepreneur whose mission is to empower students in developing countries to be able to access education easily. He is working towards this mission through his companies The Walking School Bus & SiMBi.

Imran Jiwa

ACTIVE IMPACT INVESTMENTS Imran is currently the Director of Impact and Finance at Active Impact Investments. An impact investing firm that seeks to support small businesses that are purpose driven. Having previously worked in the Sustainability Group at KPMG, Imran has experience advising companies in corporate social responsibility, ESG risk and fuel regulations.

PA N E L I S T S


WORKSHOP 1

SHIFTING THE GEARS John Bromley CHIMP Founder, CEO

Lee O’Connor LUSH Sustainability Coordinator

Julie Tremblay RED ACADEMY General Manager

Peony Au

7 DAY RING PROJECT Executive Director

Ben Wells SHIFT DELIVERY Executive Director

Ramona Materi INGENIA CONSULTING President

Bally Sidhu

VANCITY Impact Business Advisor

Christie Stephenson PETER P. DHILLON CENTRE FOR BUSINESS ETHICS

Executive Director

Charitable & technology sectors

Animal welfare & environmental conservation

Design for social impact

Young female education

Environmentally friendly delivery

Environment and entrepreneurship

Community empowerment & good money

Enterprise governance


WORKSHOP 2

DRIVE THE CHANGE Yuri Artibise VANCOUVER CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

Emily Briggs BULLFROG POWER

Ji Youn Kim

Vancouver housing crisis

Green power

SELF-CARE & PERFORMANCE COACH

Mental health on university campuses

Janna Bishop & Shira McDermott

Food sovereingty

GRAIN

Al Etmanski & Liz Etmanski PLANNED LIFETIME ADVOCACY NETWORK

Disabilities rights

Aaron Friedland THE WALKING SCHOOL BUS

Access to education

Jory Wong ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Gordon Casey BRAVE

International development

Vancouver opioid crisis


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PROMOS


NETWORKING


SPONSORS


Ayesha Hasan

Devika Javalekar

Bela Corpus

EVENTS VP

INNOVATION DIRECTOR

Emma Bashir

Marian Lee

EVENTS DIRECTOR

EXTERNAL DIRECTOR

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR

Ashley Lin

Archana Kannan

INNOVATION DIRECTOR

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR

Linda Huang

Simon Chow

MARKETING DIRECTOR

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR

Amanda Mah

Phoebe Liu

EXTERNAL VP

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR

Lynn Li

Rhea Srivastava

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR

Saba Bashir

Joanna Zhao

EVENTS DIRECTOR

INTERNAL VP

Olivia Su

Mariana Martinez Rubio

Farzan Masoodi EXTERNAL DIRECTOR

Gabriela Pires MARKETING VP

Chelsea Leong FIRST YEAR OUTREACH

Karen Xu COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Leo Shen EXTERNAL DIRECTOR

Lexi Percival INNOVATION DIRECTOR

David Toro INNOVATION VP

OUTREACH DIRECTOR

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR

Aditi Sriram

PRESIDENT

Paula Martinez Rubio CREATIVE DIRECTOR

OUR TEAM

Delegate Handbook - 2018 UBC Social Enterprise Conference  

Welcome to the 4th Annual UBC Social Enterprise Conference! Follow along our conference with the digital delegate handbook, which keeps you...

Delegate Handbook - 2018 UBC Social Enterprise Conference  

Welcome to the 4th Annual UBC Social Enterprise Conference! Follow along our conference with the digital delegate handbook, which keeps you...

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