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VIP – The Henry Bernick Awards Featuring Justice Faith Betty

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free - CA$100.00
Recognizing outstanding entrepreneurs across three distinct categories:
Student Entrepreneur,Community Entrepreneur& Entrepreneurs’ Champion

VIP Event – Networking, Expect the Unexpected, Keynote Speaker – Justice Faith Betty and more…

This is the group you want to network with!

Join us for this exciting interactive event and have the opportunity to meet and hear from keynote speaker Justice Faith Betty. “Dreams Fuel Revolutions”

T hank you to sponsors for sponsoring this huge networking event.

Let’s get together as a business community and rekindle those connections from the “before times.” The HBEC team is excited to connect, and share success stories from the student and community businesses we are supporting in growing and scaling.

About the speaker: After graduating from Columbia University as valedictorian, Justice began her career as a management consultant at McKinsey and Company. There, she engaged with governments on matters of economic development and inclusive growth. Justice’s commitment to creating impactful platforms led her to co-found Révolutionnaire with her sister, Nia. Révolutionaire is a youth-led movement to celebrate diversity and empower young changemakers to make a difference in their local communities and beyond.

She has been recognized as one of Forbes ” 30 Under 30 Honouree”

In addition to daily work with young people Révolutionnaire has launched partnerships with brands like Roots, L’Oréal, Rogers, and is now collaborating with the United Nations on initiatives focused on gender equality and racial justice. Justice also recently served as the Co-Chair of the City of Toronto Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee. Justice is a champion for youth empowerment and her work has garnered recognition from Forbes, Essence, Global Citizen, Black Enterprise, CBC, Toronto Star, and Top 25 Women of Influence, among others.

Event Details:

Date: May 30, 2024

Location: Georgian College, The Georgian Dining Room

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


4:00 PM – VIP Networking Event – Georgian Dining Room

5:15 PM – Opening remarks by President and CEO Kevin Weaver, Georgian College’s Executive Director of Reseach, Innovation & Entrepuernuship Mira Ray & Howard Bernick followed by the Award Ceremony

6:45 PM – Keynote speaker: Justice Faith Betty

7:30 PM – Q & A with Justice Faith Betty

8:00PM – Closing Act

About the Awards:

The Henry Bernick Medal commemorates the qualities of its namesake, Henry Bernick. Henry was a strong and principled man, a mentor and teacher, businessman and philanthropist. He was a friend and supporter of Georgian College and his donation allowed for the creation of the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. It is the intention of the Awards Committee to present up to three medals per year to deserving recipients across three distinct categories:

Student Entrepreneur

Community Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs’ Champion

Event Remarks: Howard Bernick

Howard Bernick is the son of Henry Bernick, a friend of Georgian College, and a supporter of the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. Howard serves as President of Bernick Advisory Ltd. Previously Mr. Bernick served as President and CEO of Alberto-Culver and President of Alberto-Culver International. Mr. Bernick has been a Director of Alberta Culver, Wm. Wrigley Jr., Del Taco Restaurants and Mead Johnson Nutrition.

Having spent over 40 years in business, Howard has developed six key learnings as to what makes an organization successful.

Prioritize, Focus, Execute, Fewer, Bigger, Faster


May 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free - CA$100.00


Georgian Dining Room
1 Georgian Drive
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9 Canada


Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre
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