Jean Paul Gladu, Executive Director, Indigenous Resource Network, October 25, 2022

Jean Paul (JP) Gladu is currently Principal of Mokwateh and previously served as the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) from September 2012 until April 2020. Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay, JP is a member of Sand Pont First Nation located on the eastern shores of Lake Nipigon, Ontario. JP completed a forestry technician diploma in 1993, obtained an undergraduate degree in forestry from Northern Arizona University in 2000, holds an Executive MBA from Queens University and the ICD.D from Rotman School of Management University of Toronto.

JP has over 25 years of experience in the natural resource sector. His career path includes work with Aboriginal communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada. Currently, JP serves on the board of Suncor, Noront Resources, Chair of Boreal Leadership Champions and previously served on the Board of Ontario Power Generation and past Chair of the Mikisew Group of Companies. He is a senior fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and served as the Chancellor of St. Paul’s University College Waterloo from 2017 to 2020. His previous appointments include Canadian Electricity Association Public Advisory Panel, Colleges and Institutes Canada (previously ACCC), the Northern Policy Institute, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, advisory member to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, a committee member to the Ontario Provincial Forest Policy Committee.

In 2014, he was identified as a Diversity 50 Board Ready Candidate from the Canadian Board Diversity Council and a recipient of the Community Service Award – Transformation Awards from Diversity Magazine. JP is an accomplished public speaker with countless engagements not only across Canada but internationally as he shares the challenges and successes of Indigenous business and the growing Indigenous economy in Canada today.

As a father to his daughter Chloe, along with a passion for his community, his culture and traditions; JP brings the past, present and future to the table, moving non-Indigenous and Indigenous business toward sustainable partnerships and shared economic prosperity.

Specialties: Leader, excels at understanding people and values, in-depth and skilled negotiator, financial sourcing, proposal development, building confidence in others, strong work ethic, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and strategist with a long-view.

Robert Baines, Head of the NATO Association of Canada, September 27, 2022

Robert Charles Jefferys Baines is the President and CEO of the NATO Association of Canada, where he is focused on communicating the importance of NATO and the international-rules based order to Canadians. The Association is a charitable non-profit which hosts events across Canada, publishes hundreds of articles online every year and engages young Canadians about NATO through social media. Robert is a regular commentator on NATO issues in the Canadian media and has represented the NATO Association at the side conferences of the 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit, the 2018 Brussels Summit and the 2019 NATO Leaders’ Meeting in London.

In 2017 he became a director of the Canada-Turkey Business Council. Formerly he was Executive Director of the Canada-Albania Business Council and Corporate Development Officer of the NATO Association. Robert is President of the St. George’s Society of Toronto (Toronto’s oldest charity) and is Co-Chair of the Young Professional Board of the Canadian Opera Company.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and History from Trinity College at the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts in History from York University. Robert also serves in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve at Toronto and has received the Canadian Forces Decoration.

April 26, 2022 – Who’s Attending?

Yes: 65

No: 26

NameRSVP Status
Robert Adams Yes
Ken Bahen Yes
Peter Baines Yes
Amy Barron Yes
Bob Blair Yes
Henry Borden Yes
Ian Brown Yes
Michael Butler Yes
Jim Cairncross Yes
Brian Carter Yes
Michael Charles Yes
Andrew Clark Yes
Graeme Clark Yes
Roger Clarkson Yes
Don Comish Yes
Douglas Davis Yes
George Denier Yes
Peter Douglas Yes
Tom Fischer Yes
John Gardner Yes
Gary Getson Yes
David Glue Yes
Peter Goring Yes
Eugene Harrigan Yes
George Hayhurst Yes
Harold Hetherington Yes
William Hewitt Yes
Robert Hyland Yes
Mike Innes Yes
Tom Jamieson Yes
Dale Jeffries Yes
Tim Kennish Yes
William Kinnear Yes
Andrew Kirsch Yes
Harry Knight Yes
Tom Leverty Yes
Phil MacDonnell Yes
Charles MacRae Yes
Jean-Luc Major Yes
Stuart McKay Yes
Bill McNaughton Yes
Douglas McWhirter Yes
Robert Milnes Yes
Germán Morales Yes
Bob Morrison Yes
John Paterson, Sr. Yes
Dave Pelletier Yes
Paul Potvin Yes
Ken Powell Yes
David Ross Yes
Olivier Roy Yes
Tom Sanderson Yes
Peter Simmie Yes
Keith Sjogren Yes
Albert Steenburgh Yes
Gordon Tamblyn Yes
David G. Temple Yes
David Warren Yes
Paul Warrington Yes
Lee Watchorn Yes
Jack Way Yes
Brian Westlake Yes
Richard White Yes
Ted White Yes
Norair Yeretsian Yes
Bill Barnett No
Bill Boughner No
Hank Bulmash No
David Cameron No
Chris Dobson No
Gary Durno No
Bill Fleury No
Ronald Foreman No
John Fraser No
Norman Hardie No
Robert Hutcheson No
Clifford Lax No
Bart MacDougall No
Mike Mackey No
Doug Mills No
Don Morrison No
David Murray No
Chris Portner No
Burt Retter No
Christopher Ricketts No
Ashok Sajnani No
Peter Sisam No
Christopher Turney No
Chris Twigge-Molecey No
Garnet Watchorn No
Rob Woodrooffe No
Jon Allen No Response
Aubrey Baillie No Response
Robin Barstow No Response
Vipin Bery No Response
Peter Brieger No Response
Bob Clapp No Response
Bev Collombin No Response
Ross Cullingworth No Response
Gordon Currie No Response
Phil Dawson No Response
Rod de Courcy Ireland No Response
Robert Deluce No Response
Ian Farquharson No Response
Warren Finlay No Response
Paul Fisher No Response
Jock Fleming No Response
Gary German No Response
Blake Goldring No Response
Speaker's Guest No Response
John Hackett No Response
Naeem Hasan No Response
Peter Hatcher No Response
Jim Hilborn No Response
Kevin James No Response
Don Johnson No Response
Trevor Jones No Response
Gord Kaiser No Response
Sarwar Kashmeri No Response
Charles Kennedy No Response
Robin Labatt No Response
Bill Langlois No Response
John Lee No Response
David Lewis No Response
Don Lindsay No Response
James Lockyer No Response
Walter McCormick No Response
John McKenna No Response
Hugh McLelland No Response
Anthony Miller No Response
Mike Miller No Response
Steven Moorhead No Response
Michael Morgan No Response
Matey Nekov de la Camp No Response
Lawton Osler No Response
Darcy Rector No Response
Michael Robinson No Response
Peter Russell No Response
Edward Seagram No Response
Peter Seybold No Response
Brian Sheedy No Response
Ian Smart No Response
Ted Southey No Response
Dan Sullivan No Response
Paul Torrie No Response
Lake Trevelyan No Response
Rudi Vezer No Response
John Wildman No Response
Michael Willson No Response
z-No Response z-RSVP Management No Response

Dr. Amy Barron, PhD, “Digger, Teacher, Soldier, Spy”, What do archaeologists do when the world is at war? April 26, 2022

4:40 PM, April 26th, 2022
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What do archaeologists do when the world is at war?
Surprisingly, many of them turn spy. During wartime, archaeologists on all sides have become involved with military intelligence, turning their in-depth knowledge of the land and the peoples they studied to support their countries at war. This was no more apparent than in the Middle East where prominent archaeologists played a very political game during the First World War. Some of these names, such as T.E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, would become legendary. Others, when the war was over, simply went back to their museums and their excavations.
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Andrew Kirsch, Inside Canadian Intelligence: A behind the scenes look at what the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is, what it does, and what it’s really like to serve on the front lines defending Canada against the evolving threats to our national security, March 29, 2022

Andrew Kirsch served as an intelligence officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) for just under a decade (2008-2016). He held roles as a policy analyst and a field investigator, ultimately leading the special operations security team running covert warranted operations. Andrew’s talk will explain the need for the sort of grunt work he mostly did to make the sexier, tip-of-the-spear assignments possible; describe the challenges of “online dating from off the grid”; and burst a few bubbles for anyone gulled into mistaking Hollywood for reality.
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James Lockyer CM, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Founding Director of Innocence Canada, February 22, 2022

James Lockyer CM, a founding director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC), previously spoke to the Whiff in April 2010. He laid out the clear case that the justice system makes mistakes. These mistakes may have resulted from inadequate investigations, flawed forensic evidence, lying or mistaken witnesses, prosecutorial tunnel vision, or simple human error. His talk laid bare several examples of the inevitably devastating consequences that a wrongful conviction has had for some of his well known clients – Guy Paul Morin, David Milgaard, Robert Baltovich, James Driskell, Clayton Johnson, Steven Truscott and William Mullins-Johnson.  Since his last talk, the AIDWYC rebranded in 2016 as Innocence Canada, and adopted a new dynamic logo consisting of tally marks, one for each of the exonerations they have been involved in. Its team of pro-bono lawyers are currently reviewing approximately 80 claims of innocence.
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Dr Kevin James, Professor of History, College of Arts, University of Guelph, and Scottish Studies Foundation Chair, January 25, 2022

 Scotland and the Union of 1707

Robbie Burns Celebration, Scottish Dress Encouraged

The Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph is the oldest – and the leading – academic unit in North America for research, graduate training, and teaching on Scottish history and Scottish culture.

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The Importance of Mining to Canada, Donald R. Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck Resources Limited, November 30, 2021

Don R. Lindsay is President and Chief Executive Officer of Teck Resources Limited, one of Canada’s leading mining companies. Lindsay studied mining engineering at Queen’s University (B.Sc., Hons.), and has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He worked underground in Uranium City, Saskatchewan, and was a foreman at the Iron Ore Company of Canada.
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