President’s Thought Leadership Speaker Series

The President’s Thought Leadership Speaker Series brings Canadian heroes, popular personalities and innovative industry partners to Georgian campuses to share their experiences and advice with students, alumni, donors and friends of the college.

Upcoming speakers

Check back for information on our next speaker!

Past speakers

Close up shot of David Suzuki

David Suzuki
Scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster

April 22, 2016
Barrie Campus

His message:
It’s important to take care of the planet for future generations

Cofounder and President of Tamarack Paul Born

Paul Born
Co-founder and President of Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement, a global leader on issues of place, collective impact and community innovation

Oct. 21, 2015
Orillia Campus

His message:
Community change happens when we work together

Georgian alumnus, host of The Amazing Race Canada and Canadian Olympian Jon Montgomery

Jon Montgomery
Georgian alumnus (Business Administration – Automotive Marketing, 2000), host of The Amazing Race Canada and Canadian Olympian

June 19, 2015
Barrie Campus
and live-streamed to all other Georgian campuses

His self-efficacy values:
Celebrate small victories, control your attitude, ask “�why not me?’ and benefit from the support of others

Former Chief of the Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces Rick Hillier

Gen (Ret’d) Rick Hillier
Former Chief of the Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces

April 9, 2015
Barrie Campus
and live-streamed to all other Georgian campuses

His words to live by:
Shine, not whine

Left to right: Mark Henderson, MaryLynn West-Moynes and Brian Bentz

Brian Bentz and Mark Henderson
PowerStream President and CEO, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, respectively

Dec. 2, 2014
Barrie Campus

Their area of expertise:
The future of energy delivery in Ontario

Canadian astronaut and past commander of the International Space Station Col. Chris Hadfield

Col. Chris Hadfield
Canadian astronaut and past commander of the International Space Station

May 23, 2014
Barrie Campus
and live-streamed to all other Georgian campuses

His message:
The impossible is possible thanks to human ingenuity, creativity and imagination