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Video cameras frame a panel discussion.Video crews recorded Thursday’s discussion of “Resilience in Times of Change and Uncertainty.”

Video shares message of resilience in leadership

More than 500 people tuned in Thursday to watch UWindsor chancellor Mary Jo Haddad speak with two inspiring leaders whose skills, style, and passion have had remarkable impact on the health and wellbeing of Canadians.

Dr. Haddad led Catherine Zahn, president of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Kathy Hay, president of Kids Help Phone, in a discussion of “Resilience in Times of Change and Uncertainty.”

Dr. Zahn noted that the pandemic of mental illness predated the COVID-19 pandemic, and cautioned people against looking for a hero to solve problems: “We’ll only get through as a group.”

Hay reminded viewers that change happens every day, and people are more adaptable than they sometimes know.

“Innovation thrives in times of uncertainty because opportunities are there,” she said.

Recorded by staff of Public Affairs and Communications, the event was part of the Chancellor’s Leadership Series sharing insights in innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and diversity.

The video is available for watching on the UWindsor YouTube channel.