2020 NSCC Nautical Institute Virtual Symposium
Building Bridges / El-timkl Asoqmkaqn
For Women and Indigenous Peoples in the Marine Industry
November 24, 2020
Time: 1-3:30 AST
Join us for this on-line Microsoft Teams Live Event addressing best practices to build a more welcoming workplace culture for women and Indigenous people on board vessels. We encourage marine industry management, operations personnel, ships officers, human resources, and marine cadets to attend
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With over 30 years of experience in the maritime industry, Jillian Carson-Jackson is an experienced Maritime Technical Advisor and President of The Nautical Institute, a non-governmental organization (NGO) with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Her demonstrated passion for diversity, inclusion, and empowering women in maritime make this a Keynote address you won't want to miss.
1:00: Event Opener – Amanda Mombourquette, Community Innovation Lead, NSCC
1:05: Traditional Mi’kmaw Smudging; Jude Gerrard, Senior Advisor, Mi'kmaw and Indigenous Initatives, NSCC
1:10: Welcome Address; Presented by Cynthia Brown, Academic Chair, NSCC Nautical Institute
1:20: Focus Group Update: Best Practices, Success Stories, and Experiences Onboard for Women followed by Q&A; Presented by Catherine Lacombe, Commanding Officer, Canadian Coast Guard
1:45: Focus Group Update: Best Practices, Success Stories, and Experiences Onboard for Indigenous People followed by Q&A; Presented by Jude Gerrard, Senior Advisor, Mi'kmaw and Indigenous Initiatives, NSCC
2:10: Focus Group Update: Best Practices for Employers to Enhance and Improve the Onboard Workplace for Women and Indigenous Peoples followed by Q&A; Presented by Hind Eloukkal, Organizational Effectiveness Specialist, Marine Atlantic
2:35: Keynote with Jillian Carson Jackson, President, The Nautical Institute
2:50: Closing & Thanks, Presented by Cynthia Brown, Academic Chair, NSCC Nautical Institute and Amanda Mombourquette, Community Innovation Lead, NSCC
The Marine Training Program (A’paqt) is part of the $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways. The Oceans Protection Plan is creating a world-leading marine safety system that provides economic opportunities for Canadians today, while protecting our coasts and waterways for generations to come. Work is being done in close collaboration with Inuit and Indigenous peoples, local stakeholders, and coastal communities. Transport Canada Marine Training Program – Southern Component (MTP-S) aims to facilitate access to and awareness of marine training and employment by underrepresented groups.