Speaker Lineup

 
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TRACY SCHMITT

Tracy is an International Speaker based out of Toronto. Her mind blowing story always gets standing ovations pushing audiences out of their limitation zones. She is the winner of the 2017 Robert W. Jackson Award [Founder of the Canadian Paralympics], 2017 Ontario Premier Awards, 2017 C-SASIL Lifetime Achievement Award and 2018 Women of Essence Global Award Nominee and as seen on CBC, City TV, Global News, NBC, FOX and globally around the world!

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CASSIE DIONNE

Cassie is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist at Taylored Training Physiotherapy where her mission is to change the conversations we have around pelvic and sexual health. Cassie works with a wide range of clients including high level athletes, pre-and post-natal clients, and women of all ages and in all stages of life to help them feel and move their absolute best.

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CATHY CLEARY

Cathy Cleary has been working in the area of international development for the past ten years and in the areas of community health and social justice for over twenty-five years. A community developer at heart, particularly around issues of poverty and injustice, she works with organizations to support and fund projects in Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo.

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TIFFANY LAM

Tiffany leads business operations at PATIO Interactive -- an interactive design & marketing studio in Toronto specializing in virtual and augmented reality business solutions. Currently, she is focused on solving cannabis industry challenges with technology-driven solutions. Prior to, she spent years working operations at food tech startups, running her own music magazine and dabbling in and out of photojournalism.

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PRIYANKA GOGNA

Priyanka Gogna received her MSc. in Epidemiology in 2018, and is currently a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at Queen’s University under the supervision of Dr. Will King. Priyanka is a cancer epidemiology researcher, and studies the impact of common environmental risk factors on cancer burden at the population level. She is passionate about knowledge translation and the importance of disseminating cancer prevention research to the general public.

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ERIN MILLER

Erin Miller is a revolutionary Professional Coach and Entrepreneur with a very unique perspective on love and dating. She is dedicated to helping modern romantics around the globe manifest their dream relationship while creating an entire life based on kindness, empathy, authenticity and self love. Erin graduated from IPEC: Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching with additional certification as an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). Currently, Erin resides in Charleston, SC

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john gallagher

Warrant Officer John Gallagher is an Intelligence Operator and has served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 24 years.  Following his experiences being deployed to Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Syria as an Infanteer and Intelligence analyst, he developed a passion for engaging refugee youth within Canada.  As a result, he created “The Promise” a series of speeches purposed for refugee youth.  As of 2018, Warrant Officer John Gallagher has engaged over 30,000 elementary and high school students in Canada.

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shari hughson

Shari Hughson has been an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, social innovator and extreme adventurer.  She started her first business at the age of 25 and won CIBC Entrepreneur of the Year before the age of 30.  Shari has been a founding member in four more companies, two great learning opportunities (aka failures) and two ongoing scaling tech and data driven health businesses.   Shari created a social innovation program in mental well-being that won a National Honour from the First Nations Health Authority of Canada. She is currently the Director of the Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University.  

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LINDSAY MORCOM

Dr. Lindsay Morcom (Algonquin Métis, Bear Clan) is an interdisciplinary researcher with experience in education, Aboriginal languages, language revitalization, and linguistics.  She earned her Master’s degree in Linguistics at First Nations University through the University of Regina in 2006. She then completed her doctorate in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in 2010.  She now works as an assistant professor and coordinator of the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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tabassum pascha

Tabassum is currently a second-year commerce student at the Smith School of Business with an interest in working in the renewable energy or tech industries. She has a passion for spoken word and social justice, developed over the 5 years she lived in Saudi Arabia.

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colin farrelly

Colin Farrelly is Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University.  He has also held academic appointments at UCLA, Oxford University, Waterloo University, Manchester University, Birmingham University and the University of Waterloo.  In the fall of 2018 Colin was the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii.

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GARY SCHWARTZ

Over the past 20 years, Gary has played a leadership role in the high-tech industry founding, investing and managing a number of companies in the health, marketing, social media, automotive and financial sectors. He is a six-time recipient of the Deloitte Fast 50 Award and was recognized as the "2013 Mobile Commerce Evangelist of the Year" and "2014 US Retail Innovator of the Year." Gary is a Simon & Schuster NYC author with titles that include "THE IMPULSE ECONOMY," "FAST SHOPPER, SLOW STORE" and is presently writing a book on the AI called "IF THINGS COULD SPEAK."