We are proud to announce the keynote speakers and panelists for this years Sustainable Ocean conference, Seeing Beyond the Shoreline.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Deborah McGregor

Professor Deborah McGregor joined York University's Osgoode Hall law faculty in 2015 as a cross-appointee with the Faculty of Environmental Studies & Urban Change. Professor McGregor's research has focused on Indigenous knowledge systems and their various applications in diverse contexts including water and environmental governance, environmental justice, forest policy and management, and sustainable development. Professor McGregor, who is Anishinaabe from Whitefish River First Nation, Birch Island, Ontario, is involved with several SSHRC-funded project and is a graduate research supervisor.

(Thursday, Sept 23rd)

Dr. Andrea Reid

(Saturday, Sept 25th)

Dr. Andrea Reid is a citizen of the Nisga’a Nation and a new Assistant Professor with the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. She is helping to launch and lead the Centre for Indigenous Fisheries, working to build a national and international hub for the study and protection of culturally significant fish and fisheries. Her research program adopts highly interdisciplinary and applied approaches to improving our understanding of the complex interrelationships between fish, people and place. 

Coming Soon:
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on additional panelists for this years conference.