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HURON HOMECOMING 2022
AND
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SOCIAL INNOVATION SUMMIT

Join us on Huron’s campus for Homecoming celebrations and the inaugural Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation Summit from
September 30th to October 1st, 2022!

Reconnect with friends and faculty while exploring what alumni are doing to tackle the world’s greatest challenges through business, policy and entrepreneurship. 

No Bootstraps when you’re barefoot

First 200 people to register and attend will receive a copy of Wes Hall’s new book,
No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot

Wes Hall's No Bootstraps When You're Barefoot Book Cover

Agenda

Huron Homecoming 2022

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Morning: Commemoration of National Truth and Reconciliation Day

  1:00 – 5:00 pm  Frank Holmes Centre for Leadership, Ethics & Entrepreneurship Open House
Remarks, 2:00 pm  
2:00 pmRemarks
Barry Craig, President, Huron University
Frank Holmes ‘78, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, U.S. Global Investors
Michael Medline ’84, President and CEO, Empire Group and Sobeys
  3:00 – 4:00 pm  Masterclass Session with Professor Emeritus Jim Crimmins  
  3:00 – 5:00 pm  Reception in the Medline Student Commons  
Huron

Entrepreneurship &
Social Innovation Summit

Join us at the summit as Huron showcases new ideas and leaders in both Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. Learn more about these important topics, grow your network and contribute to the conversation. You will leave feeling inspired.

Saturday, October 1

  9:00 – 9:45 amBreakfast
  9:45 – 10:40 am Keynote Speech: Wes Hall
Join Wes Hall, Vice Chair of Huron’s Board of Governors, Executive Chairman and Founder of Kingsdale Advisors and Canada’s first Black Dragon investor on CBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’, as he launches his first book called ‘No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot – My rise from a Jamaican plantation shack to the boardrooms of Bay Street’. Steve Paikin, Host of TVO’s flagship current affairs program, The Agenda will be moderating the keynote.
  10:40 – 10:45 amBreak
  10:45 – 11:30 am  Learning From Leaders Panel: Entrepreneurial
   Ali Budd ‘04, Founder & CEO, Ali Budd Interiors, Host, HGTV Series
John Kelleher ’97, Huron Alumnus, RTS Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Co-Chair, NEXT Canada
Trevor Sookraj ’19, Founder, Divisional
Matt Bazely, Director, Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, Huron University, Moderator
  10:45 am – 11:30 am  Learning From Leaders Panel: Social Innovation
Neil Bradford, Professor and Chair, Huron Governance, Leadership and Ethics Program
Paul Klein, Founder, Impakt and Author Change for Good
Natalie Pierce ’14, Head of Global Shapers Community, World Economics Forum
Kate Graham, Professor, Author, Speaker, Politico, Moderator

  11:30 – 11:45 amBreak
  11:45 – 12:30 pm  Leaders with Heart Talks
Join us in Huron’s Theatre for a series of inspirational, thought-provoking short stories about issues affecting our world from the people who are making a difference.

Nhial Deng, Current Huron student, Refugee Advocacy
Esa Islam, Grade 10 student, relative of the Afzaal Family, Islamophobia
Carolyn Lawrence ’00, Partner, Leader, Diversity & Inclusion, Deloitte, Gender Diversity and Inclusion
Richie Bloomfield ’14, Huron Professor, Environmental & Social Sustainability of Food Production
Allison Graham, Speaker, Author, Executive Consultant, A Powerful Remedy for Destructive Stress
Nadir Patel, formerly Canada’s High Commission for the Republic of India, current Managing Director, Fairfax Consulting Services and Strategic Advisor to the President of Huron. Topic: Public Service, International Trade and Diplomacy in 2022.
Vivek Prabhu ’13, Huron Alumni Association President, Vice President, Strategy, Switch Health, Moderator
  12:30 – 1:15 pm  Lunch & Exhibitors Fair  
  1:15 – 1:45 pm  State of the University & Alumni Awards Ceremony with President, Dr. Barry Craig  
  1:45  – 2:30 pm  Speed Networking, Medline Student Commons  
  2:30 – 4:00 pm    Homecoming Social in the Medline Student Commons
  4:00 – 7:00 pm  Soph Reunion & Social with performance by Rick McGhie  

WHY FOCUS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL INNOVATION?

Huron prioritizes giving students an environment where they can grow both academically and personally. The “Leadership with Heart” concept of character-infused leadership has become an integral part of our community. This is a belief that good is for everyone – business, civil society organizations, government – and that effective outcomes depend on diversity, collaboration, and co-creation alongside people with lived experience. 

Huron aims to nurture the passion and potential our students have to solve the world’s most urgent social problems. Furthermore, Huron is invested in building the skill set of entrepreneurial and entrepreneurial students in order to contribute positively to the health and well-being of both society and the economy. This includes developing an entrepreneurial mindset, creating experiential learning opportunities, and working with and nurturing entrepreneurial-minded students. In this regard, Huron is equipping students to manage the complexity of social, environmental and financial considerations facing today’s leaders.

HOTEL BOOKING INFORMATION

Stay close to enjoy all the events Homecoming and the inaugural Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation Summit have to offer!

Delta London Armouries
325 Dundas Street London, ON N6B 1T9
519-679-6111    
Book by: Friday September 2
BOOK NOW!
The Park Hotel London
242 Pall Mall Street London, ON N6A 5P6
519-963-1664    
  Book by: Tuesday August 30
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WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU BACK ON CAMPUS!

REGISTER NOW FOR HURON HOMECOMING and the
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SOCIAL INNOVATION SUMMIT!

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