Special Guests

Opening Session Wednesday September 20

Ken Coates
Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Ken Coates is Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan campus.  Ken was raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, and has long-standing professional and personal interests in Aboriginal rights, northern development, northern Canadian history, science, technology and society, and Japan Studies.

www.kencoates.com

Keynote Presentation 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Special Session

John Lagimodiere
President/Owner of ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services

John is the President/Owner of ACS and a well-respected Saskatchewan entrepreneur. He has been facilitating and hosting Aboriginal awareness seminars for a variety of organizations since 1998. John’s clients inlcude SaskTel, Cameco, Saskatoon Credit Union, PotashCorp, Saskatoon Police Service, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and the University of Saskatchewan. John is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and was the recipient in 2006 of the City of Saskatoon Living in Harmony award. ACS was also awarded the ABEX for Aboriginal Business in 2009. Over 10000 people have attended seminars hosted by John Lagimodiere.

www.aboriginalconsultingservices.com

Wednesday September 20 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

WESTERN CANADA WATER ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION BREAKFAST

Thursday September 21 7:00 – 8:30 am

Joan Hawley, WEF Board of Trustee

WESTERN CANADA SECTION AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON

Thursday September 21 12:00 – 1:30 pm 

David Rager, AWWA President-Elect

WATER FOR PEOPLE BREAKFAST

Friday September 22 7:00 – 8:30 am

Mohsen Mortada, Water For People Board