Welcome to SOSCIP's Spotlight, a web series exploring (digital) transformation through an intersectional lens, showcasing original and thoughtful perspectives from leading entrepreneurs and innovators

This episode of Spotlight features Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Vice-President of Research and Innovation at Lambton College. The episode is broken down into three segments:

  1. Research & Innovation @ Lambton College

  2. Colleges in Ontario’s Innovation Ecosystem

  3. Community Building & Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Mehdi Sheikhzadeh is Vice-President of Research and Innovation

The Department of Research & Innovation at Lambton College plays an active role in the college’s growth.

This episode of Spotlight features Christopher Yip, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto. The episode is broken down into three segments:

  1. International Engagement

  2. The Coming New Normal

  3. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Over the course of these three videos, Dean Yip speaks to the importance of international engagement in applied science & engineering, the coming new normal (post-lockdown) and the role of EDI in developing excellence. 

Christopher Yip is Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto is the top-ranked engineering faculty in Canada. It’s ranked in the top 20 in the world.

This episode of Spotlight features Edward Shim, co-founder and Managing Director of Studio1 Labs. The episode is broken down into four segments:

  1. Studio 1 Labs’ Origins

  2. The Ontario Innovation Ecosystem

  3. Doing Things Differently

  4. Addressing (Anti-Asian) Hate

Over the course of these four videos, Edward speaks to how Studio 1 Labs got started, how the Ontario Innovation ecosystem supported them as a start-up and helped them scale up, how doing things differently opened up new ways of collaborating and doing business, and how to understand and react to hatred of all kinds. 

Edward Shim is co-founder and Managing Director of Studio 1 Labs

Studio 1 Labs is a Canadian technology company transforming electronics into fabrics, leading the way towards a future of advanced technologies.

The inaugural episode of Spotlight features Tessa Sproule, co-founder and co-CEO of Vubble. The episode is broken down into three segments:

  1. Vubble’s AI Journey

  2. Building a Team

  3. Democracy in this 2021 Moment

Over the course of these three videos, Tessa looks at how Vubble makes AI work for them, how EDI is an integral part of team-building and how the threat to democracy from misinformation and disinformation is being mitigated by opening up space for conversations at all levels.

Tessa Sproule is the co-founder and co-CEO of Vubble.

Vubble is a media technology company that does data annotation of video and teaches machines how to get messages in front of the right person at the right time.