Parallel Path III: This One’s a Fixer Upper

Wednesday, April 28, 1:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Fixation: Creating a Repair CultureSandra Goldmark, Author



Sandra Goldmark is a designer, teacher, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on circular economy solutions to overconsumption and climate change. She is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action at Barnard College. Sandra is the founder of Fixup and the author of Fixation: How to Have Stuff without Breaking the Planet. Goldmark’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Sunday Times of London, BBC, The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, GreenBiz,, and more.   


The Right to Repair Michael Coteau, Ontario MPP

MCMichael Coteau was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2011 as the MPP for Don Valley East. He was re-elected in 2014 and again in 2018. Under the previous government, Michael held several cabinet portfolios including most recently, Community and Social Services, Children and Youth Services and the Anti-Racism Directorate. Prior to entering government, Michael worked in the education field, beginning in South Korea as an ESL teacher. Once he returned to Toronto, he became the Executive Director of AlphaPlus, a national organization which helps adults with literacy challenges. In 2003 Michael ran successfully for Trustee at the Toronto District School Board where he fought for better student nutrition programs, racial equity and the collection of disaggregated race-based data. Michael currently serves as the Ontario Liberal Party Critic for Labour, Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade, Children, Community and Social Services, and Anti-Racism.

Prince Albert’s Repair CafeLes Dickson





Les Dickson is a retired educator and journeyman carpenter with a lifelong interest in tinkering who still has all ten fingers. His current passion is restoring vintage radios. He sometimes cries when he sees what goes to the city landfill.