Presentations and Videos delivered at the
2019 APEX Leadership Symposium.

Shachi Kurl

Executive Director, Angus Reid Institute.

Jocelyn Bérard

Partner and Senior Vice President, National Practice Leader,
Leadership, Assessment and Development, Optimum Talent; Author of Accelerating Leadership Development: Practical Solutions for Building Your Organization’s Potential.

K3 - Leadership in an Age of Disruption and Change Panel

The Right Honourable Joe Clark, P.C., C.C., A.O.E., Former Prime Minister of Canada
The Honourable Bob Rae, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., Q.C., Former Premier of Ontario and Former Interim Leader, Liberal Party of Canada
Moderated by: Christiane Fox, Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth, Privy Council Office

K4 – Leading by Example: Inclusive Leadership in International Relations Panel

Her Excellency Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, CMG, British High Commissioner to Canada
Her Excellency Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France to Canada
Moderated by: Catherine Clark, President, Catherine Clark Communications

  • K4 Presentation: Leading by Example: Inclusive Leadership in International Relations

K6 - Changing the Landscape on Reconciliation: Success Requires Courageous Leadership Panel

Candy Palmater, Lawyer, Broadcaster, Comedian, Orator, Creator/Writer of the award-winning national TV series The Candy Show on APTN, who can be heard regularly on CBC Radio One shows Because News and The Next Chapter
Gabrielle Fayant, Special Youth Advisor to Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs‎; Co-founder and Co-CEO of a youth-led, non-profit organization – Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G)
Michael Linklater, one of the World’s top professional FIBA 3×3 basketball players, Member of Team Canada, Founder of the International campaign Boys with Braids, Owner of Prime Basketball Development

  • K6 – Changing the Landscape on Reconciliation: Success Requires Courageous Leadership

Jim Balsillie

Former Chairman and Co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry); Founder and Chairman, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

  • K7 Presentation – How Canada Can Prosper in the 21st Century Economy of Intangibles (.pdf) – available upon demand at

Melissa Hathaway

President, Hathaway Global Strategies; Former Cyber Security Adviser under the administrations of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush

  • K8 Presentation – Cyber Security: A National Imperative

Tom Nichols

Professor, U.S. Naval War College and Harvard Extension School; Author of The Death of Expertise.

  • K9 Presentation – The Campaigns Against Established Knowledge: Impacts on Public Policy and Threat to Democracy (.pdf) – available upon demand at