On August 9, SREDA proudly presented the second annual Wanda Hunchak Leadership Award to Joe Gill, partner at McKercher LLP Barristers & Solicitors. This award celebrates emerging leaders in the Saskatoon Region business community who demonstrate strong volunteerism and use their voice to effect positive change and support to the local economy.
Joe is passionate about helping Saskatoon’s tech community thrive, not only through his legal counsel, but also his countless hours of service on boards such as the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, Ideas Inc., and his role as lawyer-in-residence for both Co.Labs and Cultivator.
“I am extremely honored to be the recipient of the 2022 Wanda Hunchak Leadership Award,” said Gill. “I have been fortunate to spend many years helping entrepreneurs build, grow, and scale their startups within Saskatchewan and beyond. I count myself lucky to spend each day working with outstanding people trying to change the world. It continues to be a daily journey of curiosity, storytelling, and problem-solving, all in service of those who dare to dream big. I ultimately hope my small efforts have assisted the entrepreneur community to craft a world-class ecosystem for the builders of tomorrow.”
“Joe is the picture of strong leadership and foundational support for the Saskatoon Region’s startup community,” said Alex Fallon, SREDA’s CEO. “His unwavering commitment to equitable access to legal advice and passion for seeing these companies grow and succeed makes him the perfect recipient. SREDA is honored to celebrate Joe’s authenticity and dedication to building an innovative economy.”
Nominations for the next Wanda Hunchak Leadership Award will open in 2023.