Opening Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Roberta Bondar

Monday, November 19 at 8:30 AM
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Canada’s First Female Astronaut and the World’s First Neurologist in Space

Dr. Bondar draws on her remarkable depth of expertise as an astronaut, physician, scientific researcher, photographer, author, environment interpreter, and team leader to stimulate, motivate, educate, and inspire. She first came to international prominence as the world’s first neurologist in space, as an astronaut on the space shuttle Discovery mission STS 42 in 1992. Globally recognized for her contributions to space medicine, Dr. Bondar continued as head of an international space medicine research team working with NASA for more than a decade, finding new connections between recovering from floating in space and neurological illnesses such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

Closing Plenary Speaker:
Dave Wilkin

Wednesday, November 21 at 1:30 PM
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Founder of, Wilkin is innovating the student-to-work transition

Dave Wilkin is an international speaker and expert in millennials, innovation, mentoring and networking. Founder of, Wilkin is at the forefront of the mentoring and networking movement. Through partnerships with leading education institutions across North America, Wilkin and his team are innovating the student-to-work transition by helping match students with upper-years and alumni for valuable conversations based on their career goals and professional interests.