R&I Week Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Julie Angus: "Rowing Across the Atlantic: Strategies to Reach Your Goals"

Event Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Lakehead University Faculty Lounge

About the Event

Join us for a luncheon with Keynote Speaker, Julie Angus, CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Faculty Lounge.


Registration required. Please register by Monday, February 20 at: http://bit.ly/3JCmiVR

Photo of Keynote Speaker Julie AngusAbout the Speaker

Julie Angus is a leading adventurer, bestselling author, scientist, and entrepreneur. She was awarded National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” award when she became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland. She is currently the CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, a marine drone company that is transforming how we understand and protect our oceans. Julie has an honorary doctorate from McMaster University and is a Royal Canadian Geographic Society Fellow. In 2020, she was awarded Innovator of the Year by BC Business, and in 2021 she was recognized as Industry Icon by the BC Cleantech Industry.

Rowing across the Atlantic Ocean seemed impossible at times – the distance was too vast and the obstacles too great. Yet through goal setting, managing risk, perseverance and dealing with the unexpected, including two hurricanes, Julie crossed 10,000 km of open ocean. By juxtaposing the difficulties she faced to the challenges in our business and personal lives, Julie offers an insightful and entertaining perspective on how to overcome our fears, learn more about ourselves, and set goals that help us reach our ambitions.

Poster for Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Speaker Julie Angus