2017

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Introducing Speaker

Chief Darby Allen

In emergency situations, you need a calm, cool and collected man with a plan... someone like former Fort McMurray Chief Darby Allen.


Introducing Speaker

Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia

Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia (B.A., M.A.) is a multilingual senior level executive with over 20 years of combined experience in the private, public and academic sectors. Her career spans five geographic regions: North America, South Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.


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Dr. Paul van Donkelaar and Karen Mason

As partners in life, Karen and Paul are enjoying the unique opportunity to bring together their professional expertise and commitment to helping others by undertaking a community-based research study focusing on traumatic brain injury in victims of intimate partner violence.


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The Dufour-Lapointe Sisters

Outstanding acrobatic skiers and worldwide Olympic idols, Maxime, Chloé and Justine Dufour-Lapointe are known for hitting the slopes with unstoppable dedication.


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Cody Green

Cody’s ascent to business success was far from traditional. He took bass guitar in college and started selling cars to pay the bills and fund his passion for travel. Fast-forward seven years and his company, Canada Drives, has grown to over 300 people and is recognized as Canada’s Fastest Growing Company (Canadian Business Magazine / Profit 500).


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Thato Kgatlhanye

Thato is an international award winning entrepreneur and speaker who is a new breed of a businesswoman in Africa.


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Tasha Kheiriddin

Tasha Kheiriddin is a writer, broadcaster, and political analyst from Toronto, Canada. Named one of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2016 by WXN, she is the host of the daily radio program The Tasha Kheiriddin Show on AM640.


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Dr. John Klironomos

Dr. John Klironomos is a Professor of Biology at the University of British Columbia. He has been awarded over $20 million in research grants, has trained 53 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and has published 149 peer-reviewed papers, including 8 papers in the leading journals, Nature and Science.


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Riaz Meghji

Riaz Meghji is the Co-Host of Breakfast Television Vancouver, covering topics in current affairs, philanthropy, entertainment, sports, and business.


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Lane Merrifield

Lane Merrifield has a passion for the convergence of creativity and technology, which has fueled his life long journey of entrepreneurship. His teams have won dozens of awards including a BAFTA Award and a Webby Award. Lane has received an Honorary Fellows Award, several leadership awards, and was listed as one of The Hollywood Reporters Top 35 Executives under 35.