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Changing Tides: Discussing Diversity in the Ocean Industry

July 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

COVE presents a panel discussion series addressing underrepresented workers in the blue economy. Each month, we will be speaking with leaders in the ocean economy on the following topics, supporting the advancement of visible minorities, encouraging economic growth for Indigenous-owned companies, making space for women, scoping and retaining skilled immigrants and international student graduates, and late-career changes.

Join us on Thursday, July 16 at 1:00 PM for a one-hour panel discussion sponsored by the Black Business Initiative (BBI) on supporting the advancement of visible minorities in the blue economy.

Matthew Johnson., Development Officer, Aerospace and Marine Defence, will facilitate the event and will be joined by panelists:

  • Hector Jacques, Corporate Director and Independent Management Consulting Professional
  • Jacques P. Olivier, Captain (Navy) | Capitaine de vaisseau, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defence  (bio to come, with photo)
  • Joshua Awe, COVE Intern, Mechanical Engineer
  • Asher Trim-Gaskin, IMHOTEP Society

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July 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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