Thursday, January 31, 2019 - Saturday, February 2, 2019
Lake Louise, Alberta
Shaping the Future is an annual conference that brings together educators, health and wellness professionals and researchers to discuss aspects of comprehensive school health. Ever Active Schools and committed partners strive to connect all delegates by disseminating knowledge in a variety of interactive learning formats: pre-conferences, workshops, keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, outdoor sessions, research posters, success stories and networking opportunities with exhibitors.
David Irvine is sought after internationally as a speaker, author, and trusted leadership advisor. As one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership, organizational culture, and personal development, David has dedicated his life to creating workplaces, communities, and families that foster accountability, authenticity, and caring.
Keynote Address: It’s About PRESENCE, Not Position
Leaders are defined by their impact - the difference they make to the people they serve. The leadership required to inspire and shape the future of healthy students and healthy schools comes not from our position but from our presence. Gain a renewed perspective on authentic leadership and be inspired by a new view of who you are as a leader in today’s changing, demanding world of education.
Corey is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation of Alberta and a part of the team whose founders were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2017. He is the lead operator at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and part of the group of researchers that confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, marking a major discovery for the fields of physics and astronomy.
Keynote Address: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, & The Importance of Education
Get the inside scoop on the biggest scientific discovery of the last century: the first direct detection of Einstein’s gravitational waves! Corey will discuss his journey to becoming a physicist and the importance of education, role models and diversity.
Lacombe Composite High School
Students Darcy Cunningham, Holden Fafard, Breanne Campbell and Jade Benoit, along with their teacher, Steve Schultz, are part of the EcoVision environmental club at Lacombe Composite High School. Through their many projects, this club has been awarded the 2014 Emerald Award, the 2016 Ron Kruhlack Award and Canada’s Greenest School in 2018.
Keynote Address: EcoVision: A Story of Students’ Environmental Dreams Becoming a Reality
EcoVision is an environmental club where students become empowered to be ecological leaders through projects that benefit their environment, enhance their education and encourage community collaboration. The EcoVision students have organized projects over the past 15 years that have seen solar panels installed on the school roof, a geodesic energy efficient tropical greenhouse built, a two acre garden developed and an unique urban beekeeping program incorporated into the curriculum. Whether it’s feeding compost worms, raising tilapia fish, harvesting honey or building a goat sanctuary - come and discover how EcoVision’s projects have left an impact on students, their school and the community.
Dr. Sue Winton
Dr. Sue Winton is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto, Ont. She is also a co-director of the World Educational Research Association’s International Research Network on Families, Educators, and Communities as Educational Advocates. Dr. Winton’s research examines policy influences and practices and their implications for critical democracy.
Keynote Address: School Fundraising: The Hidden Costs
Fundraised dollars are used to pay for everything from playgrounds and sports equipment to library books and snack programs. Fundraising is often heralded for increasing parent engagement and providing much-needed resources. Dr. Winton will highlight some of school fundraising’s hidden costs to equity, inclusion, and ultimately, healthy schools.