DT News: Battle of the Innovators, Halifax International Security Forum, and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities


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(S) In this episode, we’ve got some news about the latest in Defence innovation…

(D)…we highlight the Halifax International Security Forum…

(S)…and we talk about an important day coming up on December 3rd.

(D) Be sure to tune into the Battle of the Innovators on November 30th to find out which innovations and project teams will win the first-ever Defence Team Innovation Challenge!

With a budget of up to 1 million dollars being awarded to the most impactful and Defence-modernizing innovations, watch as 10 teams pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.

For more information on the event and how to watch, check out the related links.

(S) The 10th annual edition of the Halifax International Security Forum recently took place from November 16th to 18th. The Forum brought together Defence Ministers, representatives from academia and industry, and other defence and security experts from over 70 countries.

The Forum is widely acknowledged by the international community as an essential annual meeting place, as it provides a venue for frank and honest discussions about the increasingly complex defence and security challenges facing our world.

During this year’s Forum, the Deputy Minister and Chief of the Defence Staff introduced the inaugural class of the Halifax Peace with Women Fellowship. The class includes Capt (Navy) Jill Marrack, representing the CAF. These female military leaders are accomplished and diverse women from NATO and its partner countries. They work together to form an international network of support for one another as they move forward in their careers.

(S) Before we go, December 3rd will mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, under the theme ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’. Defence Team members are encouraged to attend local events commemorating the day.

(D) Members in the National Capital Region are invited to attend the national event hosted by Defence Champion, Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management) Len Bastien, on December 3rd in the Concourse of the Pearkes Building. For more information, visit the related links.

(S) That’s it for us. Thank you so much for watching. See you next time…

(D) …for Defence Team News!

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