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Student Life Events at St. George

Called To Action - Leading in Unprecedented Times

Feb 16, 2021 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Microsoft Teams Virtual Meeting

Registration Deadline: Feb 13, 2021 04:00 PM

Called to Action: Leading In Unprecedented Times

Part 1 ( 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM):
Keynote speaker and panel (community and public health)
Part 2 (3:00 PM to 6:30 PM): Panel (STEM and business) and networking session

For most updated information about the conference, please check out our website Website and Facebook Event.

Called to Action: Leading In Unprecedented Times are two events where community leaders in STEM, Education, Community Leadership, and Business from across the GTA will come together to discuss the inclusive approaches they have adopted to support their communities and industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The symposium will be held virtually on February 16th, 2021. While this event is being hosted online, it is being planned on the unceded territory of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently Mississaugas of the Credit River. We know that there can be no leadership without reconciliation and are centering that realization while planning this conference on this land. 
We're calling all student leaders to join a passionate group of participants interested in learning more about leadership, mentorship, and solidarity. This year's theme is "Call to Action" for the students to take inspiration from different leaders on how to respond to the various communities' needs during COVID-19. Panelists from different fields in science, business, non-profit, and education will talk about how their leadership has improved their communities with a specific spotlight on racialized and marginalized groups. Students living with disabilities and those who identify as part of the BIPOC, Queer, Immigrant, and Racialized communities are highly encouraged to join this conversation. 
The conference includes opportunities to hear various keynote speakers, engage in panel discussions, and be inspired by people changing the meaning of leadership to then apply to your own views on leadership.

*Registration is required so that we can send you the meeting link in advance of the workshop. Please ensure to read your Registration Confirmation email for more details and keep an eye out for the workshop link arriving in your inbox or spam folder within 24 hours of the workshop time & date. 

What you will need & access:

  • Please have something to record your thoughts with.
  • This event requires access to the internet for an uninterrupted hour of time although a call-in number will also be provided for a less participatory option.
  • You can request the slides ahead of time (or after) to support your participation and/or learning.
  • The workshop will be presented in English with English and closed captioning available via MS Teams or Zoom. There is also a translation function for the comments. 
Please note that this event contains interactive components. You might be invited to engage with the workshop using the chat function, virtual breakout rooms, and will have the option to contribute using your mic and/or video functions.

While we will work towards creating an accessible workshop, so that you don't have to disclose any different abilities or disabilities, if you have any specific accommodations you'd like to ensure are responded to please an email to

For questions and accommodation requests, please contact

No spaces remaining OR Registration is currently not available. Please check back 2-3 weeks before the event start date.