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2020 – Activation and Momentum at Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

Anyone close to me knows that I am a bit of a perfectionist. For me it is always easy to look back at the year gone by and identify the things I might have done differently, but as I reflect on 2019, my first full year with Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC), there is much to be proud of and even more to look forward to in 2020.

Diversity and Inclusion – It’s Everyone’s Opportunity

When people look back at this time in history, it’s my hope that it’s one that is defined by the important strides made around diversity and inclusion. While this is a broad topic that extends beyond my usual focus on the ocean economy, I want to share my experiences from the past few weeks that included a wealth of perspectives from leaders, across a number of platforms, that are worth considering.

Ocean Exchange Awards Showcase Tremendous Innovation and Passion for Building Ocean Solutions

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate as a judge at the Ocean Exchange in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The Ocean Exchange’s mission is to help advance adoption of solutions in the field of sustainability. They focus on solutions with working prototypes that reduce waste and the use of nature’s resources while

Producing and Protecting Ocean Resources – Shared International Interests, A Canadian Opportunity

Last week, I had my first ever trip to Oslo. It was a busy ocean-focused week. I first attended the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy Advisory Network meeting. The High-Level Panel is led by 14 world leaders who recognize that economic production and ocean protection are interlinked and are developing solutions that address both

48 Hours in NYC – Sea-ing Rapid Growth in Blue Tech & Emerging Investment Opportunity

In early October, I had the opportunity to participate in the first-ever SeaAhead conference in New York. SeaAhead is an organization launched in May 2018 to catalyze the intersection of innovation, sustainability and the ocean. Based in Boston, their focus is to work with startups and help them find financing, as well as increase the overall

A Civilian at Sea – Experiencing the Arctic with the RCN

I recently had the honour of being invited to participate in the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Canadian Leaders at Sea program. This program is designed to help Canadian civilian leaders gain a greater appreciation for life at sea and all that the RCN does to serve and protect our country. As the daughter of military