The Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series profiles extraordinarily successful women.
Our speakers talk candidly about their careers, and the passion, vision and determination that drive them. They discuss our place in our society and the ethical responsibilities and consequences of our actions.
In relating their lives, you will hear about challenges as well as triumphs; humorous incidents and stories of loss; humbling moments of reflection and inspiring calls to action.
The Famous 5 Foundation’s Leadership Lunches were launched on Oct. 18, 1996 to bring women together to plan the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the "Persons" Case on Oct. 18, 1999. In 2004, Enbridge became our title sponsor. The Famous 5 Foundation is proud to continue to partner with Enbridge to present our 14th Annual Speaker Series featuring five dynamic and engaging women.
Dr. Katie Parizeau
Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Dr. Kate Parizeau is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Guelph. She researches the social context of waste and its management and believes a society's garbage can tell us about what we value and how we understand our relationship with the environment. Kate's research has taken her to Southeast Asia and Latin America, where she has studied the community dynamics that influence waste management projects. Recent research projects include explorations of food waste in Canadian settings and informal recycling work in Buenos Aires and Vancouver. She teaches courses on social geography, urban issues, and international development, and her role as an educator has led her to advocate for mental health issues in university settings.