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Huron Homecoming 2022

Join us for Huron Homecoming celebrations and the inaugural Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation Summit, all taking place on Huron’s campus the weekend of September 30-October 1!

Below is an overview of the weekend’s events. More details to come!


Friday, September 30

Commemoration of the National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Frank Holmes Centre for Leadership, Ethics & Entrepreneurship Open House [1:00 – 5:00 p.m.]
Remarks at 2:00 p.m.

Masterclass Session with Professor Jim Crimmins [3:00 – 4:00 p.m.]

Reception in the Medline Student Commons [3:00 – 5:00 p.m.]


Saturday, October 1

Breakfast [9:00 -10:00 a.m.]

Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Summit:
Join us at this 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. 

Wes Hall: Keynote Speech [10:00 -10:45 a.m.]
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’.

Learning from Leaders Panel – Entrepreneurship [10:45 – 11:30 a.m.]
Ali Budd, Founder & CEO, Ali Budd Interiors, Host, HGTV Series
Trevor Sookraj, Huron Alumnus, Founder, Divisional, Moderator
*Additional panelists are pending

Learning from Leaders Panel – Social Innovation [10:45 – 11:30 a.m.]
Michelle Baldwin, Huron Professor, Senior Advisor, Transformation, Community Foundations of Canada
Neil Bradford, Professor and Chair, Huron Governance, Leadership and Ethics Program
Natalie Pierce, Huron alumnus, Head of Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum
Paul Klein, Founder, Impakt and Author, Change for Good, Moderator

Leaders with Heart Talks [11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.]
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 Afzaal Family, Islamophobia
Carolyn Lawrence, Huron alumnus, Gender Diversity & Inclusion
Richie Bloomfield, Huron Professor and alumnus, Environmental & Social Sustainability of Food Production
Vivek Prabhu, Huron Alumni Association President, Moderator
*Additional participants pending

 Lunch & Exhibitors Fair [12:30 – 1:15 p.m.]

State of the University & Alumni Awards Ceremony with President, Dr. Barry Craig [1:15 – 1:45 p.m.]

Speed Networking [1:45 – 2:30 p.m.]

Homecoming Social in the Medline Student Commons [2:30 – 4:00 p.m.]

Soph Reunion & Social with performance by Rick McGhie [4:00 – 7:00 p.m.]


Register Here

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 new book, No Bootstraps When You're Barefoot
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 intrapreneurial 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: 

Delta London Armouries
325 Dundas Street, London, ON N6B 1T9
Book at the Delta London Armouries!
*book by Friday September 2

The Park Hotel London
242 Pall Mall Street, London, ON N6A 5P6
Book at The Park Hotel London! 
*book by Tuesday August 30

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Sep 30 2022 - Oct 01 2022

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 30 2022 - Oct 01 2022


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