Our Speakers

Collaborators who are changing the world.

Sabrina Rubli

Sabrina Rubli is Founding Director of Femme International, an NGO that is using education and conversation to break down the menstrual taboo in East Africa. The organization works to empower young women by delivering interactive health education workshops designed to keep girls in school, and has been involved in the global Menstrual Hygiene Day movement since its inception.

Michael Bociurkiw

Michael Bociurkiw is a Canadian-born writer, communications professional, humanitarian aid worker. Over more than a decade of aid work he's been an integral part of teams collaborating across time zones to save lives, generate fundraising and get the message out. He's been in the crosshairs of snipers, tumbled off a helicopter and worked two aviation disasters (most recently MH17).

Gloria McRae

Gloria is known for her leadership as an author, strategist and trainer. Her first book, BYOB: The Unapologetic Guide to Being Your Own Boss, became an Amazon.ca best-seller in Entrepreneurship and Self-Esteem. Today, Gloria pours her wide-ranging experience into her own company, Wedge15. Together with her Co-Founder and husband, Ricardo McRae, they consult clients from Toronto to Trinidad on how to build entrepreneurial teams within organizations, and how to leverage the social web to make a meaningful impact. Gloria earned her M.A at the University of Toronto and her B.A. from McGill University.

Ricardo McRae

He is a trailblazer, known for his commitment to business, creativity and community. Ricardo McRae is an award-winning entrepreneur, as well as the Co-Founder of Wedge15 with his wife and business partner Gloria. He fuses his unique mastery of fine arts, project management and technology into the processes that he designs for his clients. Deeply committed to community leadership as well, Ricardo founded Canada’s only digital platform for Black excellence, called Black In Canada. He studied Fine Arts and Business at the University of Windsor and at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Phil Cha

Phil Cha was your standard student on the path to medical school. When he graduated from undergrad, however, he decided to learn more about people before becoming a physician. What followed was a decade long adventure that included a marathon on every continent and martial arts around the globe. During this time, he realized how identity is simply the product of collaboration.

Dave Farrow

Dave Farrow is the two-time Guinness Record holder for greatest memory. He has been a featured guest expert on over 2000 interviews in the media including, The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, Steve Harvey, Discovery Channel and many others. To earn the world record, Farrow recalled the exact order of 59 decks of shuffled playing cards using 'The Farrow Memory Method'. This method was originally invented to combat Farrow’s dyslexia and ADHD and is now a unique memory system backed by a double blind neuroscience study at McGill University.

Jagneet Singh

Jagneet is an engaging storyteller whose unlimited curiousity drives him to explore and find his place in the world around him. One Friday night, having returned from a two-month solo backpacking trip around Europe, Jagneet and his friends found themselves with nothing to do. Sitting on the couch, they wrote an innocent Facebook status; little did they know that the post would go viral and lead to launch of Jagneet’s first online movement, #WhatCanIDoForYou. Jagneet has continued his dynamic campaigns and is known for his radical ideas. Recently, he strapped a GoPro to his head and walked the streets of Toronto as a homeless person, an experience that inspired him to start another campaign, #7Days. A social entrepreneur and youth leader, Jagneet brings his charisma and inspiring positivity to the TEDxUW stage.

Arran Stephens

Arran Stephens has lived a life of collaboration - with organic farmers, his wife (an arranged marriage that blossomed into true love) and his children - one who made an incredible sacrifice to save his life. He has worked to fulfill his father’s destiny of leaving the Earth better than he found it and build what has become the largest organic cereal brand in North America.

Frances Edmonds

As Director of Environmental programs for Canada’s most environmentally responsible IT company, Frances works hard to drive environmental thought and actions across HP and through many partners into broader Canadian society. Her collaboration with WWF Canada has grown over the last 5 years to produce a multiple award winning program – The Living Planet@ Work championed by HP.

Adrienne Lo

A quest for a job with social impact and her interest in corporate social responsibility led Adrienne to WWF where she leads the Living Planet @ Work program. This innovative collaboration with HP harnesses the passion of employees for the environment – in order to chart a new course for the good of business and the future of the planet.

Terry Stuart

Terry is Deloitte Canada’s Chief Innovation Officer, a core member of the firm’s Global Innovation Network, and a Partner with the Canadian Financial Services Consulting practice. Terry applies his passion for innovation and the experience gained from his 25 year consulting career to help clients benchmark their innovation capabilities and design and implement programs that help solve fundamental business problems. Within Deloitte, Terry and his team work to create new offerings across core services and a culture of innovation. Along with being an integral member of Deloitte’s Canadian executive team, Terry leads Deloitte’s Future of Canada Thought Leadership program, which focuses on research on topics of strategic importance to Canada, such as productivity and innovation.