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Global Changemakers Speakers Series

This new series features a distinguished lineup of speakers that bring unique insights and perspectives to inform the work of nurses in the ever-changing global health-care landscape.

The Global Changemakers Speakers Series is generously supported by the Estate of the late Norma Jean Murphy, RN, PhD.

Sandy Hudson

Past speakers

Richard Booth, RN, Phd, Associate Professor at Western University

Dr. Richard Booth, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University in London, Ontario. His program of research seeks to explore the relationships between human and technological interactions within health care and educational contexts. Dr. Booth’s main research streams include technological teaching-learning innovation for nursing education and digitally-enabled health care and nursing. His program of research is dedicated to exploring ways students and nurses learn, use, and repurpose health technology used in, and for, practice. And he is studying how current trends in the development of communication technology, artificial intelligence, automation/augmentation, and big data science have been examined and leveraged to generate future-forward ideas to support the health and wellbeing of people in an interconnected, rapidly changing technological landscape. In his most current work includes Social robots in the home: exploring the influence of intelligent non-human agents on human behaviour in domestic environments, and Evaluating the impact of social media technology on mental health awareness and health system use in youth.

André Picard, National Health Writer and Author

André Picard is one of Canada’s top health and public policy observers and commentators. He is a health reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of five bestselling books. He was named Canada’s first “Public Health Hero” by the Canadian Public Health Association and as a “Champion of Mental Health” by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication to improving health care.

André Picard, Canada’s award-winning author and journalist for The Globe and Mail, discussed his highly anticipated book Neglected No More at our first-ever speaker series, presented by the Canadian Academy of Nursing. In his timely new book, Picard reveals the full extent of the crisis in long-term care and offers an urgently needed prescription to fix a broken system.

Karen Furneaux, Olympic champion, hall of fame athlete and international speaker.

Karen is a three-time Olympian and two-time world champion in sprint kayaking and author of Strong Beauty: Power Up the Champion Within. She is a 2016 inductee into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and has been named one of the province’s top 15 athletes. Participants leave Karen’s sessions feeling a powerful shift in momentum along with a sense of optimism and courage to implement new ideas into practice.

Laurie Gottlieb, Professor and Nurse Scholar-in-Residence

Laurie Gottlieb is a Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, Montreal Canada. She holds the Flora Madeline Shaw Chair of Nursing at McGill University, and is the Nurse- Scholar-in-Residence at the CIUSSS-Centre Ouest (Jewish General Hospital) in Montreal, Visiting Professor of Leadership at the Canadian Nurses Association, and co-director of the International Institute of Strengths-Based Nursing and Health Care (SBNHC). She was the former director of McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research for 22 years. She is the developer of SBNHC that has evolved from the McGill Model of Nursing, of which she was a major developer. She is the principal investigator of a multi-site, multi-disciplinary Partnership Grant entitled Transforming Nurses’ Work Environments Through a Strengths-Based Leadership and Management Training Program co-funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institute of Health Research.