The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation is very pleased to be a sponsor of the 2015 National conference of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), to be held in Montréal from the 16th to the 18th of January.

EWB 2015 conference logoWith the theme of Unite to Unlock, the conference promises to be a catalyst for social change leaders across the country. Drawing close to 700 students, industry, academic, and non-profit leaders from across Canada and around the world, the conference will focus on developing the skills and vision needed for delegates to lead the next generation of social change.

“The confluence of interests and goals of the two organizations makes our sponsorship a natural fit”, says Sauvé President and Executive Director Désirée McGraw. “We are delighted to offer Sauvé House accommodations to nine EWB leaders, including several from Africa, during the conference and to make meeting and reception rooms available to meet EWB’s specific needs”.

She added, “I am also eagerly looking forward to reconnecting with Sauvé Fellow (Sauvé Scholar 2011-2012) and EWB Board member Joshua Monk Vanwyck, who is now based in Stuttgart, Germany.”

The conference will tackle five portfolios: Engineering in the 21st century, Triple Bottom Line for Canadian Mining Companies, Small and Growing Businesses that Deliver Social Value, Adaptive Public Services and Inclusive Food Systems. There will be content focused on creating disruptive innovations, catalyzing social change and developing leadership.

Désirée will be the lead facilitator for the Friday afternoon conference session, Governance for The Greater Good, while Sauvé Senior Fellow and empathy expert Anita Nowak takes the floor on Sunday morning to discuss a favorite topic, Empathetic Action.

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