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!
See full details here:
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.
Dr. Barry Craig, President and Vice-chancellor, Huron University
Frank Holmes ’78, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, U.S. Global Investors
Michael Medline ’84, President & CEO, Empire Group and Sobeys
Masterclass Session with Professor Emeritus 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 -9:45 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 [9:45 -10:40 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’.
Steve Paikin, Host of TVO’s flagship current affairs program, The Agenda will be moderating this Keynote address.”
Learning from Leaders Panel – Entrepreneurship [10:45 – 11:30 a.m.]
Ali Budd ’04, Founder & CEO, Ali Budd Interiors, Host, HGTV Series
John Kelleher ’97, RTS Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Co-Chair, NEXT Canada
Trevor Sookraj ’97, Founder, Divisional,
Matt Bazely, Director, Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, Huron University, Moderator
Learning from Leaders Panel – Social Innovation [10:45 – 11:30 a.m.]
Neil Bradford, Professor and Chair, Huron Governance, Leadership and Ethics Program
Natalie Pierce ’14, Head of Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum
Paul Klein, Founder, Impakt and Author, Change for Good
Kate Graham, Professor, Author, Speaker, Politico, 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 ’00, Partner, Leader, Diversity & Inclucsion, Deloitte, Gender Diversity & Inclusion
Richie Bloomfield ’14, Huron Professor and alumnus, 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, Huron Alumni Association President, Moderator
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.]
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.