Speaker Detail:
Kory Wilson

2023 Speaker

Kory Wilson

Executive Director of Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships

British Columbia Institute of Technology


Kory Wilson (Kwakwaka’wakw), BSc. JD, is the Executive Director of Indigenous Initiatives
and Partnerships for British Columbia Institute of Technology. She created and led the launch
of BCIT’s Indigenous Vision. In June 2022, BCIT Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships was
awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Global Indigenous Education. She is Co-chair of
the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics Indigenous Affinity Group. Kory has over
20 years of experience in post-secondary education, community development, and legal
profession. She was instrumental in the creation of six open-sourced BC Campus
Indigenization Guides. She serves on many boards from Pearson College, BC Women’s
Health Foundation, Downie Wenjack Fund, Future Skills Canada, and she is Chair of the BC
First Nations Justice Council. A sought-after speaker and strategist on advancing and ‘truthtelling’ about the past and moving forward towards Reconciliation. With a deep commitment to education, she knows innovative and creative solutions are a must to move Reconciliation into ReconciliACTION. Education and access to knowledge are key to move everyone forward.
When people know better, they do better. Diversity is a reality, but inclusion is a choice.
Inclusion requires bold and courageous conversations and confidence to ensure systemic
change and outside the box solutions. We can and must do better – Canada can and must do
better. Together we are stronger.

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