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The Henry Bernick Awards Featuring Shawn Kanungo

May 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Henry Bernick Awards May 25th
The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Awards – Featuring Keynote Speaker Shawn Kanungo

Celebrate Entrepreneurship and Innovation with The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre

Join us for this exciting event and have the opportunity to hear keynote speaker Shawn Kanungo. “Creating the Future Together”

Shawn Kanungo is a globally recognized innovation strategist and bestselling author. He previously spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders to better plan for the opportunities associated with disruptive innovation.

He has been recognized among Edify Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” and, in 2021, he was named in Forbes as the “best virtual keynote speaker I’ve ever seen”.

Shawn’s content on innovation has also garnered millions of views respectively across LinkedIn, TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube. His bestselling debut book, The Bold Ones, offers a playbook for individuals to become bolder to push their careers and companies forward.

Event Details:

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Georgian College, The Georgian Theatre

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


5:30 PM – Opening remarks by President and CEO Kevin Weaver & Howard Bernick, Award Ceremony

6:00 PM – Keynote speaker: Shawn Kanungo

6:30 PM – Q & A with Shawn Kanungo

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 Contributor: 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.







Thank you to our sponsors: Grant Thornton, Sunlife McBride/Robillard Financial, Marquee Benefits, Barriston Law, and Central Ontario Broadcasting for their ongoing support.


Georgian College
1 Georgian Dr.
Barrie, ON L4M 4H8 Canada