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CIC Edmonton: Strengthening Public Education in Edmonton & Beyond
June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm MDTFree
Education is the basic building block of every society. In Edmonton, our public help shape the future of Edmonton youth and our local communities. However, in Edmonton and across the world, there remains many challenges in our public education systems. How are global issues related to innovation in our education system, student mental health, and connecting schools to the greater community being tackled in Edmonton?
Canadian International Council Edmonton’s Global Issues, Local Leaders series seeks to look at complex global issues and how they are being addressed in Edmonton. On June 29th, CIC Edmonton will be joined by Edmonton Public School Board Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Edmonton Public School Board, Nathan Ip who will speak to CIC members and guests on his work to tackle education challenges in Edmonton.
This speaking engagement will be online and include an opportunity for Q&A.
When: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
What time: 6-6:45PM
About our Speaker:
Nathan Ip is currently into his third term on the Edmonton Public School Board as well as currently acts as the Vice-Chair. During his time on the Board, Nathan has been a champion for student mental health, including advocating for more mental health funding for students. He also championed community hub model schools where community supports are integrated into a neighbourhood school. He successfully partnered with Edmonton City Council to bring to life the vision of a community centre connected to Dr. Anne Anderson High School in Heritage Valley.
Presently, Nathan Ip is seeking the Alberta NDP Nomination for Edmonton-South West. He is also the Lead Program Manager of Startup Edmonton where he works to support Edmonton’s growing innovation ecosystem.