2019

What We Have Under It With

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.

Winners

SPEAKERS

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