March 25, 2021 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Presented by Catherine Roome, Lead Executive Officer & President, Teresa Bissenden, Leader, Culture & Learning and Nathan McDonald, Indigenous Technical Advisor
Moderated by Jeff Robert, Nokiiwin Tribal Council

About the Presenter

Catherine Roome is a courageous futurist. She is a leader in the algorithmic economy where predictive insights are used to create long-term social and financial value. Her purpose is to deliver game-changing strategies that employ technological innovation to serve the public interest.
Recently named one of the Top 100 women in Canada, Catherine is President and Lead Executive Officer of Technical Safety BC, an independent self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across British Columbia. Catherine first served as Vice President, Engineering when she joined in 2005, becoming CEO in 2011.

Catherine sits on the boards of BC Hydro, Prospera Credit Union, International Women’s Forum BC, Neuroethics Canada’s Scientific Advisory Board, and the advisory boards of UBC and UVIC Engineering & Computer Science faculties.
She finds inspiration in building a modern, diverse people practice, and is deeply committed to supporting the next generation of leaders.

Teresa Bissenden is a passionate advocate for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion. As the Leader of Culture & Learning at Technical Safety BC, she is responsible for supporting the organization to achieve its cultural goals and ensuring employees feel safe and welcome to bring their whole selves to work.  When not working, Teresa can be found chasing her two small children around the beautiful parks and trails near where she lives in North Vancouver, on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations.


Nathan McDonald is a member of the Enoch Cree Nation located in Alberta. He is Cree/Assiniboine, and was raised in Saskatchewan on his mother’s Nation of Carry the Kettle First Nation situated in the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council area.

Nathan is currently an Indigenous Technical Advisor for Technical Safety BC. Previously, he worked as an Electrical Safety Officer on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. In his current role he advises and works with a multidisciplinary Technical Safety BC team to support the advancement of relationship building and partnerships (government to government collaborations) with electrical regulators and First Nations communities across Canada. His work is focused on creating advanced Indigenized regulations and models.

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