This Wednesday is the much anticipated second public service-wide innovation fair.
If you’re planning on not attending because you haven’t registered, don’t worry; you don’t need to register for many of the activities taking place.
Public servants have been expressing excitement about the human library that will be at this year’s innovation fair. The human library is where attendees will be able to ‘borrow’ a human book and engage in a one-on-one conversation with them to gain a better understanding of that book/person and their story.
Todd Lyons, host of the popular Toddcast series, a show for and about public servants, will be there as a human book:
Other books in the human library will include:
Darlene Marion, champion for mental health awareness:
Chris Forbes, Associate Deputy Minister at Agriculture:
Jenny Hill, Foreign Service Officer from Global Affairs Canada, will be joining the human library virtually, live from Ghana:
Shawn Robinson, Research/Mad Scientist from Fisheries and Oceans, will be joining virtually, live from St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick:
Karolina Wisniewska, 8-time Paralympic medallist from the department of Heritage:
Maxime Groulx, joins virtually from Shawinigan, Quebec, and will be there to talk about the highlights and challenges of working in a virtual team:
Margaux McDonald from the department of International Trade will talk about reverse mentoring:
Phil White, Canada’s Dominion Sculptor from the department of Public Services and Procurement Canada, who conserves and restores decorative elements on Parliament Hill buildings:
Jennie Rausch, a shorebird biologist in the Arctic from Environment and Climate Change Canada:
Max Brault from Correctional Service Canada talks about living with a physical disability:
Anna Chkrebtii, a Clandestine Laboratory Specialist from Health Canada joins virtually from Vancouver:
Todd Nicholson from Border Services, Paralympic Medallist and Chairperson of all Paralympic Athletes:
Frances McRae, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet at the Privy Council Office talks about life in-and-out of the public service:
Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of tax policy at the department of Finance:
Maria Belen, a #LeadersGC Collaborator, Co-Chair of the 2015 Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign with Justice Deputy Minister Bill Pentney, and National Chair of the IPAC New Professionals network:
Jocelyn Kula, Controlled Substances Regulatory Policy Guru from Health Canada:
Susan Spooner, mental health advocate from Employment and Social Development Canada:
Visit the innovation fair’s page on GCPEDIA here (internal to employees of the federal public service only).