Speaker Series

The Loyalist College Speaker Series is an ongoing initiative to inspire our community with stories and insights from the remarkable leaders, innovators and disruptors who shape our world.

Stay tuned for upcoming speakers!


Past Speakers:


Arlene Dickinson

Esteemed entrepreneur and star of the hit TV show, Dragons’ Den

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Chris Hadfield

Former Director of Operations at NASA and the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station.

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Chef Hughes

Former judge on Chopped Canada and the youngest Canadian chef to win Iron Chef America.

Dr. Pam Palmater

Award-winning public speaker, author, and social justice activist. 

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Rick Mercer

A national #1 bestselling author and the Governor General’s Award-winner for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Mercer is Canada’s Most Beloved Comic.

Margaret Atwood

Two-time Booker prize-winning author of over 50 books, including The Handmaid’s Tale and its record-breaking sequel, the testaments.