2017 Speakers

Karina LeBlanc

Karina LeBlanc
Retired Canadian Goalkeeper, UNICEF Ambassador

Karina LeBlanc is a recently retired Olympic and professional athlete who has had the honour of being the longest serving soccer player for Canada, playing for nearly 18 years. She has been a part of 5 World Cups and two Olympics, winning a Bronze Medal in London in 2012.

Soccer was her platform to realizing her greater purpose in life. Her energy is contagious and she loves to ensure that everyone around her truly enjoys what they’re doing as she challenges people to LIVE LIFE PURPOSEFULLY and being the best version of themselves daily. A UNICEF ambassador, motivational speaker, broadcaster, on-air personality, host and emcee, she can entertain and motivate any crowd, while including humor. She thrives on bringing the best out of people, getting them excited, and getting them involved in every aspect of what’s going on both on or off the field. This summer she’ll be working with both Yahoo! Canada Sports and CBC Soccer as their Content Media Talent during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Georgiy Sekretaryuk
CEO, Cering Technology Inc.

Georgiy Sekretaryuk is a second-year Computer Science and Mathematics student at Simon Fraser University. As an enthusiastic problem-solver passionate about giving back to the community, his goal is to improve the future for generations to come.

Currently, Georgiy is the Chief Executive Officer at Cering Technology Inc., a wearable tech company focused on the empowerment and safety of women through a line of smart jewelry. Created during a cohort of the Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad program (YELL), Georgiy and his team hope that with their efforts, they will be able to create a better and safer world for women to live in.

Kory Wilson
Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships, BCIT

Kory Wilson is the current Executive Director of Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships for BCIT.

Kory is Chair of the National Indigenous Education Committee of Colleges and Institutions Canada and a Global Access to Post-Secondary Education Ambassador. Kory has a law degree from UBC.

With over 20 years of experience in post-secondary education, community development, and the legal profession, Kory’s passion lies “in ensuring success for Aboriginal Learners and other multi-barriered learners”. She has a deep commitment to education and has dedicated her working life to ensuring that under-represented learners succeed, both within learning institutions and the larger community.

Kory is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation (Quadra Island) and is Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach. Both nations are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, also known as the Kwak’wala speaking people.