CANHEIT 2023 social events

Evening social

June 19, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto

Mingle with your fellow attendees at the evening social event, a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and food stations. Guests can enjoy musical entertainment, the historic architecture of the Great Hall and the outdoor quad and gardens.

The evening social is brought to you by Google, a CANHEIT platinum sponsor.

Awards gala

June 20, 6:30 – 11:00 p.m.

The Carlu
444 Yonge Street, 7th floor, Toronto

Enjoy a night of dinner, music and dancing at the awards gala! The CUCCIO Awards will be presented at this celebration to honour individuals, groups or institutions whose work exemplifies CUCCIO’s efforts to build and support Canada’s higher education IT community.

The awards gala is brought to you by Microsoft, a CANHEIT platinum sponsor.


Aion Clarke
Aion Clarke

Aion is a singer/songwriter whose blend of pop, soul and big-band favourites is establishing him as a force on the international music scene. His soulful voice and charm are winning audiences over with every performance.

Aion performed his first solo at age four for his church and grew up studying a wide variety of music – from R&B/soul to country and folk. He has been singing ever since. While he spent the early part of his career performing with choirs, his true passion lies in performing as a solo artist.

Singing classics like Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” to Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me,” Aion’s presence is truly unique. His charm and musical talent have captured the hearts of fans of all ages. Recently, he recorded with Ed Sheeran and Stormzy on a song entitled “Blinded by Your Grace.” Aion continues to collaborate with artists from all over the world.

Elise LeGrow
Elise LeGrow

With a voice Billboard calls “dreamy and velvety,” Elise is a neo-soul/pop artist, songwriter and vocal powerhouse wowing Questlove, Betty Wright and a crew of other R&B legends along the way.

Elise’s debut album “Playing Chess” is drawn entirely from the catalog of Chicago’s iconic Chess label, home to pioneers like Muddy Waters, Etta James, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. A mix of beloved classics and obscure rarities, the album showcases LeGrow’s stunning performances and wildly inventive arrangements.

Having toured extensively, with stops including “Later… with Jools Holland” (BBC UK), “Arte Concert” (Germany), “The Untitled Action Bronson Show” (Viceland US) and the 2018 TED Conference (Canada), Elise’s star quality has earned accolades across Europe and North America.

Her latest album of original compositions was co-produced by Grammy-winning producers Brian West (Nelly Furtado, K’naan) and Theron “Neff-U” Feemster (Babyface, Michael Jackson), combining classic soul with her own modern style. Not content to stick with any one genre, Elise has ventured fearlessly into the EDM space, co-writing and performing on Vintage Culture’s “It Is What It Is” (currently 15.5 million streams and counting) and Bakermat’s spring 2022 release “Temptation.”