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In 2019, we partnered with Ontario Tech University to pitch their idea and work with the Makers Lab. The winning team came up with a solution to create a community garden in Oshawa that incorporates elements of education, technology, and health to help better a lower SES neighborhood and provide opportunities for underserved elementary aged kids in Downtown Oshawa.



David Moore

Oshawa City Expert – Minister of Simcoe St United Church in Downtown Oshawa, founder of Back Door Mission, and original member of Durham Advisory Committee on Homelessness (DACH)

Erin Valant

Oshawa City Expert – Manager of Affordable Housing and Homelessness Initiatives at the Region of Durham

Kate Moore

Oshawa City Expert – Manager of Community Engagement at SafeHope Home

Ben Earle

Oshawa City Expert – Executive Director at Feed the Need

Derek Giber

Oshawa City Expert – Ward 4 Counselor at the city of Oshawa

Bilal Farooq

Academic Expert – Canada Research Chair in Disruptive Transportation Technologies and Services, Associate Engineering Professor, and Founding Director of Laboratory of Innovations in Transportation

Rahma Hilowle

Academic Expert – Graduate of University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Received a Masters Degree in Education in Social Justice after attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

Dr. Miranda Campbell

Academic Expert – Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University

Cory O’Handley

Industry Expert – Director of Projects and Housing Development for Services and Housing in the Province (SHIP)

Shane Lyons

Industry Expert – Manager at Youth Employment Services (YES)

Sarah Brigel

Industry Expert – Coordinator of the Social Venture Zone (SVZ)

Michelle Woolfrey

Industry Expert – Accessibility Expert at Bling Girl Inc

Nadia Jethoo

Industry Expert – Research and Communications Assistant, and the Regional Organizer for Community Climate Hubs in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area

Shannon Snow

Industry Expert – Academic Coordinator for Ryerson Zone Learning

Alyssa Bertram

Industry Expert – CEO and Founder of easy. Member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and a member of the National Women’s Health Network

Stephen Schauer

Industry Expert – Engineering Intern at Read Jones Christoffersen