Presenter Bio's

Abhi Ahluwalia

With Sikh roots in Punjab, India, Abhi was born in Leicester, United Kingdom to parents born and raised in East Africa Uganda.  In 1974, Abhi’s family emigrated to Canada and settled in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Abhi Ahluwalia is the co-founder of unlearn. unlearn is a social enterprise whose mission is to provoke thought to inspire positive change. Abhi is also the co-founder and past president of YOUCAN, Youth Canada Association. YOUCAN is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to building a culture of peace among youth.  Abhi is the recipient of the Lincoln M. Alexander Award and the Anne and Ed Mirvish Achievement Award which recognizes individuals that have made a significant and innovative contribution towards eliminating racial prejudice and discrimination in our society.


Chris D'souza

Chris D'souza

Chris D'souza, has taught at the elementary and secondary level and was the Equity and Diversity Officer for 5 years for Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School board. He was a Course Director in the Faculty of Education at York University for three years. He has conducted over 3500 Equity and Anti-Oppression workshops and is the founder of the Equity Summit Group, a collaborative of over 26 school board equity reps in Ontario.

He was part of the writing team that created the Ministry of Education's Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy. In November 2009 he was awarded a National Award for his leadership in Education by the Harmony Movement which promotes the eradication of discrimination. He is the author of four books including, "Why Are All The Taxi Driver's...?" which is being used in over 6,000 schools and in 5 countries.


Ian Tyson

Ian Tyson

For the past 26+ years, Ian Tyson has been entertaining and inspiring audiences across North America to realize their potential, seek the positive in life, and find the “Hero Inside" themselves. Ian has many high-octane presentations that are sure to keep any audience in stitches and leave them with words and thoughts to live by. His presentations take the audience on a hilarious and heart warming journey from childhood to high school and beyond, with observational humour and life lessons along the way. He is one of North America's top student speakers, and has worked extensively with educators about teaching positivity and inspiring youth. Ian recently released his first book, "Hooray For Everything! The Optimist Manifesto" an insightful collection of stories, rants and ideas about finding and keeping the positive in your life.

Size Chart

We use American Apparel sweatshop-free shirts.  

WOMEN'S FITTED SIZING CHART

REMEMBER: the women's fitted shirts fit small.  If in doubt order a size up, everything shrinks if you dry it on hot.  You may also want to consider the unisex fit. 
If you're on the fence about a women's fitted XL, get a Unisex Medium or Large instead. It's almost the same but a little bit bigger and the sleeves are slightly longer.  It's easier to make a shirt that is too big smaller than to make a shirt that is too small bigger.

 WOMEN'S SIZING CHART S M L XL 2X
Chest Circumference (inches)
30-32 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46
Waist Circumference (inches)
25-26 27-28 30-32 33-35 36-38

 

UNISEX SIZING CHART

PLEASE NOTE: Our shirts fit small. Order a size up if in doubt.

UNISEX SIZING CHART  XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Chest Circumference (inches) 30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 48-50 50-52
Waist Circumference (inches) 28-30 30-32 32-33 33-34 36-38 40-42 44-48