Monday November 15, 2021
|9:00am - 5:00pm||
CREA x Shopify = Store Hacker Challenge
This year, CREA has partnered with Shopify for a one-day Store Hacker Challenge. This one day challenge will involve University and college students from across North America who are passionate about retail.
For more information or to register, please visit:
Tuesday November 16, 2021
|3:10pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Brian Morrison, Director, Loyalty & CRM
Presentation: "Be Well: A Blueprint for Customer Loyalty" - how Rexall evolved their loyalty strategy to build deeper customer loyalty and brand engagement with a proprietary program.
Location: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 982 7164 0981
|3:10pm - 6:00pm
Johnson & Johnson
Presenter: Rob Sopov, Vice President, Canada Customer Development, Johnson and Johnson, and TRSM Retail Program AdvisoryCouncil , external link, opens in new email@example.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertsopov/, external link, opens in new window
Presentation: “Sales Strategy, Organizational Integration, & Sales Processes” Rob relates his company’s sustainability and support of Black and Indigenous stakeholder communities.
Wednesday November 17, 2021
|3:00pm - 4:30pm||
RSA (Retail Student’s Association): Emerging Technologies Panel
Maria Poonawala, Founder + CEO @ Connexa.ai, TRSM Alum
Michon Williams, VP Technology @ Walmart Canada
Taylor Davis, Product Marketing Manager @ Google
Chelsea Heney, Senior Manager of Creative Operations @ Article, SRM and MScM grad
Thursday November 18, 2021
|10:00am - 10:30am||
Presentation: "XU Pow Wow Spotlight: Featuring Indigenous Entrepreneurial and Solidarity-Building Conversations"
Build Your Digital Platform: Tips from Cheekbone Beauty
Join Jennifer Harper, Founder of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics as she shares her knowledge with Haudenosaunee entrepreneur and beader, Leslie VanEvery.
Lesley Hampton x Scott Wabano Collaboration Launch
Presented by the School of Fashion, join Indigenous designers Lesley Hampton and Scott Wabano for the release of the Hampton x Wabano Jacket and a Q&A with Anishnaabe dancer Brianna Olson Pitawanakwat.
Feasting the Future: Pow Wow and Black-Indigenous Futures
Presented by the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and the Library, this conversation between Karyn Recollet, Megan Scribe and Karina Vernon imagines how Black and Indigenous co-conspirators can work towards a decolonial future.
Friday November 19, 2021
|11:30am - 11:45am
Webinar: The movement forward on BlackFood Sovereignty in Toronto
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Black Food Sovereignty Initiative Toronto – Chair
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The City’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism unit (CABR) is responsible for rolling out the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. The action plan is SMART – strategic and specific; measurable; achievable; relevant and realistic; and timely. Most importantly, it responds to the priorities identified by Toronto’s diverse Black communities.
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Press release: City Council approval of Canada’s first Black Food Sovereignty Plan for Toronto
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