As a University of Guelph-Humber Alumni I was interested to see what the graduating class had done with the Emerge Magazine. When I was there,we wrote articles and submitted a glossy publication for review. The years behind us had taken this to a whole new level, and now, having stepped back again into the place I once called my home away from home, I have never been so proud.
Attendees had the chance to hear from a handful of inspiring speakers, but I decided to chose Kate Todd as the first. You may know her best from Radio Free Roscoe , more commonly as Lily, but she ( during her performance at lunch ) proved to be an aspiring country singer well on her way to success in both singing and songwriting.
The second person I heard from was CBC Hockey Night in Canada’s Glen Healy. He had some interesting anecdotes about working your way to the top. One of my favourite concepts, that you can start off as a runner, and later be running the show.
Our emcee of the day was GH student George Pereira. I am sure he will be a known radio personality in the near future with his quick wit and humour.
The day ended ever so sweetly with a talk by the infamous Adrian Grenier. He has a way of making you rethink what you thought you already knew. Shining a light on not just taking media as it is, but challenging it and to always be curious about the information that you are being fed.
With all of the celebrities hating the word, their humbleness shone through and was refreshing to see.
I was glad to take home the prize of 2 VIP tickets to the upcoming SociaLight Conference ( so so excited ). Was hoping for Adrian to stick around for the Networking Reception , but ah well. Maybe he’ll remember me when I check out TIFF in September 😉