University of Calgary

W. Brett Wilson inspires leadership and entrepreneurial spirit on campus

Submitted by tdroden on Mon, 2011-11-21 13:04.

Nov. 18, 2011

Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist and television personality, W. Brett Wilson will be championing student leadership and entrepreneurship at the University of Calgary on Friday, Nov. 18, as a keynote speaker for the Canadian Conference on Student Leadership (CCSL).

As co-founder of FirstEnergy Capital Corp., W. Brett Wilson is one of Canada's most successful business leaders, and is noted for his pioneering approach to corporate philanthropy and supporting entrepreneurship in Canada, particularly among youth.

The CCSL will bring together student leaders and education professionals from across the country from Nov. 17- 20, to learn about the very latest in leadership programs, opportunities and leadership success stories.

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov 14-18), students from the Haskayne School of Business have been participating in a week-long challenge to produce the most creative innovation using a common Mason jar. W. Brett Wilson, a Haskayne MBA alumnus, will select the winner from the top three finalists.

What: W. Brett Wilson will judge the Students in Free Enterprise innovation challenge and will share his experiences and insights on leadership as a keynote speaker to over 200 attendants at the Canadian Conference for Student Leadership hosted by the University of Calgary.

When & Where: Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

  • 9:15 - 9:55 a.m.
    W. Brett Wilson to judge student innovation challenge at Haskayne School of Business.
  • 11 - 11:30 a.m.
    W. Brett Wilson's keynote address to CSSL attendants in MacEwan Hall Ballroom.
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    W. Brett Wilson available to speak to the media in the Desdemona Room, MacEwan Student Centre.