Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote

Speaker:  Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC, DSc (hc)

Time: Saturday, June 3, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Atlantic

Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed is the Associate Dean of Serving and Engaging Society for DalhousieGaynor Watson Creed University’s Faculty of Medicine, and past Chair of the Board of Engage Nova Scotia. She is a public health specialist physician with 17 years experience, having served as the former Medical Officer of Health for the Halifax area and Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. She served as a member of the One Nova Scotia Coalition economic strategy table in Nova Scotia and was recently a member of the federal Task Force on Women in the Economy. Dr. Watson-Creed has an MD from Dalhousie University, an MSc from the University of Guelph, a BSc from the University of Prince Edward Island, and an honorary doctorate from Acadia University. She also sits as chair or member of several national population health councils and boards and is a passionate advocate for high-quality public health services in Canada.

Twitter: @gwchealth

Second Keynote

Barbara Hamilton-Hinch

Speaker:  Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch, PhD

Time: Sunday, June 4, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Atlantic

Dr. Hamilton-Hinch is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Human Performance and Assistant Vice-Provost Equity and Inclusion at Dalhousie University. Her work examines the impact of structural, systemic and institutional racism on diverse populations, particularly people of African descent. Dr. Hamilton-Hinch is the Healthy Populations Institute Flagship Project co-lead, Improving the Health Outcomes of People of African Descent, one of the founders of the Imhotep Legacy Academy, co-chair of the Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) Program, and co-chair of the Faculty of Health Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


Closing Keynote 

Speaker: Kolade Kolawole-Boboye

Kolade Kolawole-Boboye

Time: Monday, June 4 11:00 AM – 12:30PM Atlantic

Kolade Kolawole-Boboye is the Co-founder & Brand Management of LDN Records INC, a Director and Alumni at Hope Blooms. Kolade sees himself as a lifelong learner that wants to build relationships with others through creative entrepreneurial collaborations. Kolade is a member of the Hope Blooms Board of Directors, a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Architecture Award for Outstanding Design in Greenhouse, successfully pitched to the CBC’s Dragons Den & a Recipient of CBC’s Dragons Den Top Pitches of all Time 2016, Hosted the 1st outdoor musical performance on spring garden in collaboration with Spring Garden Business Admin. Kolade is a creative, outgoing, dedicated individual who wants to build and expand his experience through creative work.

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