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SWAAC Conference 2024 

May 1 - May 3

SWAAC Conference 2024 

This is a women-focused event that upholds an inclusive definition of women. We respectfully welcome all women, including cis women and trans women, women of all gender expressions, and anyone who identifies as a woman in addition to another gender identity.

“Sustainable Leadership”
May 1 – 3, 2024
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



⁘⁘⁘Keynote Speakers⁘⁘⁘


 Thursday, May 2, 2024


Jody Wilson – Raybould

 “True Leadership: Speaking Truth to Power” – Jody Wilson-Raybould

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, PC, OBC, KC, was raised to be a leader. The daughter of a hereditary chief and Indigenous leader, she always knew that she would seek leadership roles and responsibilities. As a lawyer, an advocate, and a leader among Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, she’s built a strong reputation as a bridge builder and champion of good governance and accountability. She shares her unique perspective as both a community and political leader on topics such as Indigenous rights and reconciliation, democracy and governance, leadership, and justice.



Friday, May 3, 2024


Denise Amyot


Denise Amyot has garnered a wealth of experience in a number of varied leadership positions from non-profit organization, to federal and territorial governments to para-public sector leadership positions: in the largest national organization of post-secondary institutions (Colleges and Institutes) with 150 employees, in a federal Crown Corporation (Canada Science and Technology Museums/Ingenium), in several federal government departments (Treasury Board, Human Resources and Social Development, Natural Resources, Public Service Commission, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Canadian Heritage, Solicitor General, National Defense, Secretary of State), as an administrator in the Department of Education in the Northwest Territories and as a teacher in Quebec and Ontario and Yellowknife. Always seeking new challenges, she just opened a startup of Consultation and Leadership training and coaching.


Hosted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Capilano University

Vancouver Hotel Information



May 1
May 3


Emily Carr and KPU Richmond


CapU Centre for Teaching Excellence
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