Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
McKenna Clinton Riley

Encounters With Leaders

Since its opening, the McKenna Centre has brought in renowned leaders to engage directly with students. Leaders from a wide range of sectors come to campus to speak to and interact with students.

The McKenna Centre with other campus partners have brought in -

  • Rick Mercer, Canadian television personality, author
  • Charyl Galpin, Head of BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • Wab Kinew, Aboriginal leader, journalist, author
  • Amanda Lindhout, journalist, humanitarian, award winning author
  • Richard Peddie, former CEO Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
  • Mark Tewksbury, Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Peter Bowler, former CEO, American Eagle Airlines
  • Craig Kielburger, founder Free the Children and Me to We
  • Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada
  • John Risley, CEO, Clearwater Fine Foods
  • Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada

These leaders inspire, instruct and motivate our students. They challenge students to
stretch themselves and show them what it takes to be a leader.

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