Student Leadership Conference


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The fourth annual Student Leadership Conference was held on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The theme for SLC 2018 was Everyday Leadership 


Check back for information on SLC 2019!



SLC 2017, including keynote speaker, JUNO award-winning country music artist, Paul Brandt

SLC is a full day conference that brings together student leaders from across MRU to share their experiences and knowledge about leadership through conference sessions. SLC is open to all current MRU student leaders, as well as any students interested in future leadership roles.

SLC is made possible through generous sponsorship from the Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Life and their team.

"The Student Leadership Conference is such an important part of community building at MRU. I thought the student-lead sessions were well thought out and the presenters were well prepared. I learned, connected and laughed all day!"

- SLC (2017) Student Participant

Presentations from the 2017 Student Leadership Conference

Presenter NamePresentation TitlePresentation Description
Shayla BreenThe "Perfect" LeaderJoin Shayla as she shares her story of leadership and learning the downfalls of striving for perfection. How can you be an example of being a good leader if you can not lead yourself to a healthier lifestyle?
Aaryn LynhamUnderstanding Personal BrandLearn about the foundation of your own personal brand and how to begin cultivating this essential skill
Kathleen O'ReillyDeeper Than The Ink: An Inverstigation Of Memorial TattoosHear Kathleen's personal story and how it lead to her research for her Honours Psychology degree. As a leader, it is important to be vulnerable and chase after something you are passionate about
Djordje CalicStudent Success & The Framing EffectJoin Djordje for a closer look at some of the psychological biases that may exist in our views of leadership
Danielle Turgeon, Kathleen O'Reilly & Alex ConnollyThe Importance of Citizenship for Student LeadersLearn about a recent research projected conducted at MRU, including  recommendations on how we can increase citizenship and foster students to become better citizens
Benjamin ReidLeading as a Good SamaritanAre you a “Good Samaritan?” How does this affect you as a leader? What skills do Good Samaritans possess and how do we use them to lead?
Brooklyn BoisjoliLearning to LeadHear about Brooklyn's leadership journey, including failures and successes and the importance of getting to know yourself. Once we love ourselves and nurture our values, success is imminent
Shifrah Gadamsetti & Valerie Caden-Baptiste
Eat, Lead, Love: Taking Care of the Student Body, & Taking Care of YourselfThis session will be focused on how to advocate for yourself amidst competing professional demands. Often times, we forget that we need to take care of ourselves in order to be an effective leader.
Herjoat Thind & Iqra LatifFemales: Leaders Now and ThenA historical review of females now and then. Learn about the challenges and benefits of being a female and a leader
Tyler SchamehornBeing Yourself: Utilizing your Personality for GreatnessLeaders can be found anywhere, coming in all shapes and sizes (and quirks). Join Tyler to learn how you can use the traits about you that are unique to change the community around you, or even the world!
Ploy Ethamma, Alex Conolly, Justin MacLaren & Patrick SheldrakeLeaders Develop LeadersThis presentation will underline the importance of leaders developing leaders, using the MRU International Education Initiative (MRUIEI) club as an example
Derek Melting TallowProven Leadership ConceptsLeadership is not only about leading a group, but building skills and abilities that will contribute to the goals of the group and its purpose. Join Derek to learn how these concepts can be applied to any group of people provided they are united in purpose
Colan Moore & Shaina ValleeLeading LeadersSupporting a leader can be extremely challenging. This presentation will discuss different ways to work through these situations and how to lead leaders in your own way
Jordan Verhappen & Cayley Rawlyck"Noing" YourselfLeaders are often praised for their commitment to the community and willingness to go the extra mile. But is it really realistic to always say yes?
Samantha BeckDrop Your Resume at the DoorIt is essential to recognize your personal strengths and past experiences, but if a situation is lead with the assumption that you are an expert, then it is doomed to fail
Zoe Slusar & Louis ObukohwoWhat Freestyling Has Taught Me About LeadershipThis presentation will focus on elements of freestyle rap and spoken word poetry as a way to highlight a creative approach to being a leader. Learn about your creative mind and maybe discover a new talent to help with your leadership journey
Travis PresbiteroYou’re Unique, and the World Needs You.Each of us are unique individuals, this is a fact to be celebrated not criticized. Discover your unique skills, passions, and goals, and be ready to impact the world around you in a meaningful way