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Theme: Challenge, Change, and Creativity

This event occurred on
February 16, 2012
4:00am - 7:00am EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Kingston, ON

This TEDx event is organized by the third year Human Resources students at the College. Invited guests are those local business leaders whose organizations take Business students on placements.

Days Inn and Conference Centre
33 Benson Street
Kingston, ON, K7K 5W2
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Jim Bremmer

Drawing from his experience in the tactical field, he will lead the group through a step-by-step account of several critical incidents and will discuss how they have affected his life.  The goal of the presentation is to offer insight into the issue of PTSD, the invisible injury, thus enabling others to minimize the risk of developing PTSD, to recognize the signs and symptoms in themselves and others, and to offer advice on how to best assist those struggling with stress related issues.

Jerry Lee

Jerry Lee CPA, MBA currently serves as President of Lee Financial Group and Lecturer at Northwestern College. Jerry served in public accounting and private industry over his career working with organizations such as Price Waterhouse Coopers, Honeywell, and Rogers Communications. As a college student Jerry served as treasurer of the student senate and president of Beta Alpha Psi. After starting in public accounting, Jerry co- founded the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as the first president. Jerry went on to earn receive securities and insurance licenses as well as an MBA. In December 2008 Jerry donated a kidney to his wife of over 20 years as a Christmas present and went on to serve on the UNOS (United Network of Organ Sharing) living donor committee and currently serves on the UNOS finance committee. In 2012 Jerry was selected for a 2012 Distinguished Alumni Humanitarian award from the Minnesota State University, Mankato Alumni Association. Jerry enjoys teaching, researching, audible books, and warm weather. Jerry has a pilot license for single engine land aircraft. He enjoys a great hamburger, a good pizza and a good movie, not necessarily in that order. Jerry is also a beekeeper maintaining is apiary in his backyard. Jerry is married to his lovely wife Annette of over 20 years.

Nancy Stevens

Kenya Help was founded in 2008 by Nancy Stevens. However the seeds for its creation were sown during Nancy’s first trip to Africa in 2005, working as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. Her passion was ignited and she subsequently volunteered as the Project Coordinator for the Buy-A-Net Malaria Prevention Group and the Global Volunteer Network. The knowledge Nancy gained working on these various projects created a vision of ‘doing things differently’ to continue her mission of changing the lives of others in Africa. The goal of Kenya Help is to encourage self-sustainability for orphanages by providing food, education and health care. In Canada, Kenya Help strives to foster public awareness, particularly in schools. Nancy motivates students to connect with and improve the lives of thousands of children in Kenya. Each school creates their own fundraising project, knowing that Nancy will ‘deliver the goods’ in Kenya and show them the results of their humanitarian work. Nancy’s documentary “The Kenya Help Project” was premiered at Queen’s University in 2010 and she has been recognized for her work in Kenya by receiving the 2011 Peace Medal Award from the Kingston YMCA. Kenya Help continues to grow and has expanded throughout the Ngong and Kibiko areas in Kenya. Working together, we can make a difference.

Organizing team


Amherstview, Canada
  • Robert Trentadue
  • Christine Bell
  • Angela Bryant
  • Derek Cannon
  • Cillia-Ann Collier
  • Charlotte Courneya
  • Nicole Donnelly
  • Cliff Kane
  • Meaghan Lambert
  • Shawni Moreau
  • Malcolm Ramsay
  • Codi Reeves
  • Kalla Richards-Finnie
  • Daniel Santamaria
  • Princess Sibanda
  • Kyle Valpy
  • Jennifer Vandervoort
  • Spring Tompkins
    Faculty Advisor
  • Scott Singleton