U of A campus & Livestream • November 17–19, 2023
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2023-06-20-1100 Session 3: Examples of a well-being economy in practice (interactive panel)

Session Three: 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM

Examples of a well-being economy in practice (interactive panel)

with Amanda Janoo, Derek Walker, Ben Geselbracht, Lindsay Tedds, and Stan Houston

Speakers and panelists
Amanda Janoo

Amanda Janoo, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
Amanda Janoo is the Economics & Policy Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll), which is a global collaboration of organizations, governments, movements and changemakers committed to designing economies that work in service of people and planet. Amanda is an economic policy expert with over a decade of experience working with governments and international development institutions around the world. Her work aims to build just and sustainable economies through wellbeing-oriented and participatory policy design processes. Read more »

Derek Walker

Derek Walker, Well-being of Future Generations Commissioner, Wales
Derek Walker was previously the CEO of Cwmpas, the UK’s largest co-operative development agency, where he worked to support people and communities to create jobs and strengthen communities, and changed the organisation’s focus to development that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the needs of future generations. Read more »

Ben Geselbracht

Ben Geselbracht, Nanaimo City Councillor
Ben Geselbracht is a Nanaimo city councilor and Regional District director. He is currently the 2nd Vice President of the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities. Ben is working with his colleagues to apply the doughnut economics framework to the city of Nanaimo’s programs and planning to guide developing a thriving city that respects the health of the whole planet and well-being of all people.
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Lindsay Tedds

Lindsay Tedds, School of Public Policy and Economics, University of Calgary
Dr. Lindsay M. Tedds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Calgary. Her primary research fields are in tax policy, public economics, and public policy design and implementation. Her transdisciplinary approach to research harnesses the strengths of economics, law, public administration, and intersectionality in the study of public policy problems. She has served on several expert panels, is the co-author and editor of a number of books, and has published a number of book chapters, technical reports, interactive guides, and papers in peer-reviewed journals.
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Stan Houston

Stan Houston, University of Alberta
Dr. Stan Houston graduated MD from the University of Saskatchewan and obtained qualifications in Family Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He worked in primary care in a northern Saskatchewan indigenous community and in rural Lesotho and taught for four years at the University of Zimbabwe. He participated in TB control projects in Ecuador and South Sudan for over 10 years. He was director of the Northern Alberta HIV Program and active for many years in the development of Harm Reduction services and refugee health in Edmonton. He is a former Parkland board member. 
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