Director at Partners for Action
Julie took on the role of Director at Partners for Action in December 2020. Previously, she led Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) through its start-up phase to successfully launching a decade-long Summit series and catalyzing collaborations related to each event. The inaugural summit, Energy 2030 (2011), focused on a roadmap for decarbonizing global electricity supply, while Learning 2030 (2013) explored the redesign of high school for the 21st century. OpenAccess Energy (2016) examined the acceleration of electricity access for the energy isolated and in 2018, Generation SDG concentrated on catalyzing collective action toward the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Canada. WGSI’s most recent project was the relaunch – in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic – of Together|Ensemble, Canada’s national, all-of-society conference on the implementation of the SDGs. WGSI played an important role localizing the SDGs in Canada as a field catalyst. Prior to working at WGSI, she spent ten years in communications and public affairs roles for companies, clients, and campaigns in the tech, cultural and non-profit sectors at the forefront of sector disruption.
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