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Remarks - #GenerationSDG Opening Ceremony

Monday, April 23, 2018

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Remarks on the opening of the Generation SDG Summit, a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral and multi-generational group of people working on the SDGs in Canada.

Speakers:

Terrylynn Brant, a Seed Keeper from Six Nations of the Grand River

Performance by the Shatitsirotha Singers, staff and students of the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre

Feridun Hamdullahpur, President & Vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo

Neil Turok, Director of Perimeter Insitute

Mayor of the City of Waterloo Dave Jaworksy

John Ferri, Vice President, Current Affairs and Documentaries, TVO

Twitter @WGSISummit

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