Key Note Speakers

Louis March

Louis March, the founder of the Zero Gun Violence Movement, has been a volunteer community worker and advocate in the African Canadian community for over 30 years. His work has primarily focused on youth engagement and mentorship initiatives along with serving on various community organization Boards and Advisory Committees.
Most recently the Zero Gun Violence Movement has collaborated with over 40 different community organizations, agencies and programs across the City, committed to addressing structural and socio-economic conditions that contribute to the gun violence problem. The ZGVM is an awareness and advocacy movement that works across the City to engage people and organizations that are truly committed to being a part of the solution to reducing gun violence and also building safe and healthy communities, not for some, but for all.

Dr. Ngadi

Dr. Ngadi is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Bioengineering. He earned his doctoral degree from Dalhousie University (formerly TUNS) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He previously worked with Laval University, Quebec and University of Georgia, Georgia before joining McGill University in 1998. He is a professional member of the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE), American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
Dr. Ngadi’s research interest is to understand how product and process inter-relate and translate to optimized food quality and safety. The emphasis of his work is on mathematical modelling and optimization, heat and mass transfer phenomena, food properties, hyperspectral imaging, deep-fat frying and cooking processes, bulk packaging and non-thermal technologies including pulsed electric fields (PEF), ultraviolet light (UV), and ozone. Dr. Ngadi also works on biofuels and bioproducts. The major thrust of his research in this regard is on enhanced biochemical conversion of waste biomass into biofuels as well developing innovation strategies for conversion of biomass into bioproducts. His work has resulted to over 200 publications and reports of inventions. He has supervised over 30 graduate and postdoctoral students.