Speak Easy with Dalhousie Chancellor Scott Brison (BComm’89) and special guest Linda Hasenfratz, Western’s chancellor, is an opportunity for young alumni to engage with business leaders. Our hope is that through inquiry and deep conversation our alumni will develop meaningful connections and access a global network of cross–sectoral leaders. Together, you can create positive change, inspire social and economic innovation, and discover new possibilities.

Join us

Please register to attend online for this wonderful opportunity for mentorship and to build your network. We are thankful to have Scott Brison and Linda Hasenfratz offer their time and knowledge to our alumni.

Please contact Shelley LaMorre, Manager, Alumni & Donor Relations with questions regarding this event at Shelley.LaMorre@dal.ca or 782-641-6309.

Guest Speakers

The Honourable Scott Brison joined BMO as Vice-Chair, Investment & Corporate Banking in 2019. As an elected Member of Parliament, Brison served the constituency of Kings-Hants (Nova Scotia) who elected him to Canada’s House of Commons seven consecutive times over 21 years. During that time, he served in government for seven years holding key roles, most recently as President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government from 2015 to 2019, Minister of Public Works and Government Services from 2004 to 2006, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Canada-U.S. relations from 2003 to 2004.

In June 2020, Brison became Dalhousie University’s eighth chancellor. Brison has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie and completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education Program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Linda Hasenfratz is the Executive Chair & Chief Executive Officer of Linamar Corporation, a global, diversified manufacturing company focused in the automotive, access equipment and harvesting equipment markets. Hasenfratz joined her father’s company in 1990 and worked her way up from the ground floor, experiencing all aspects of the business, including running a machine, engineering and operations management. Since her tenure as the Chief Executive Officer started, Hasenfratz has grown the company from an $800 million enterprise to a nearly $6.5 billion company.

Hasenfratz has been a member of the Board of Advisors for Catalyst Canada since 2003. In February 2017, Hasenfratz was announced as the Canadian Chair of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.

In 2018 Hasenfratz was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year and was named to the Order of Canada. In October 2019 she was installed as University of Western Ontario’s 23rd Chancellor.

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