Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Luke Anderson

Founder

STOPGAP
In the fall of 2002 Luke and his good friend Johnny were riding down a tricky trail they had heard other mountain bikers raving about. They came upon a 25ft gap which Johnny cleared without a problem. Luke was determined...

Tarana Burke

Civil Rights Activist

Activist
Tarana Burke is best known for founding the ‘me too’ Movement and has dedicated her life to social justice work and giving strength to those who experienced sexual trauma or harassment. She was honoured as one of The Silence Breakers...

Vikram Vij

Celebrity Chef & Acclaimed Entrepreneur

Vikram Vij was born in India in 1964 and lived in New Delhi and Bombay until the age of 20, when he went to study, live and work in Austria. While he was there he received his chef certificate from...

Session Speakers

Aimee Begalka

Associate Dean, Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Alain Girard

Professor - Researcher

Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)

Alain Roy

VP, International Partnerships

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)

Amanda Roberts

RPL Coordinator

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Amy Fogarty

Manager, Programs & Priorities

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Amy Kelaidis

Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Special Advisor

Mohawk College

Amy McKillip

Manager Applied Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Northern College

Andrew Champagne

Specialist, Marketing and Recruitment

Colleges and Institutes Canada

Anna Burke

Vice-President, Academic

Nova Scotia Community College

Anna Choudhury

Manager, International Student Integration

Algonquin College

Anthony Gilin

President/Entrepreneur

Mine Safety Solutions

Audrey J. Penner

Vice President Academic and Student Success

Northern College

Barrie Kirk

Executive Director

Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE)

Ben Whelan

Manager, Outreach and Engagement

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

Bill Best

President

Cambrian College

Brenda Small

Vice President, Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning

Confederation College

Carolyn McKee

Program Officer, Campus Engagement & Student Refugee Program (SRP)

World University Service of Canada

Carrie Nolan

Dean, Strategic Initiatives

Coast Mountain College

Chad D. Thompson

Vice President, Academic

College of New Caledonia

Chantel Walker

Counsellor

Lakeland College

Christian Héon

Director of Studies

Cégep de Victoriaville

Christine Arnold

Assistant Professor, Post-Secondary Studies

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Christine Trauttmansdorff

Vice President, Government Relations and Canadian Partnerships

Colleges and Institutes Canada

Christine Wach

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Keepme.Safe

Colin Ewart

President

BC Colleges

Craig Riggs

Editor, ICEF Monitor

ICEF

Craig Robertson

Chief Executive Officer

TAFE Directors (Australia)

Dani Kwan-Lafond

Professor

Centennial College

Daniella Sieukaran

Instructional Designer/Coordinator

Justice Institute of British Columbia

Dave Machacek

Dean, School of Technology, Energy and Apprenticeship

Lambton College

David Bourdage

Director General, Campus de Carleton-Sur-Mer

Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles (Carleton-Sur-Mer)

Denise Amyot

President and CEO

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)

Derek Lemieux

Director, International Education

Bow Valley College

Diane Naugler

Dean, Faculty of Business and Applied Studies

North Island College

Don Perlgut

Chief Executive Officer

Community Colleges Australia

Emmanuel Martin-Jean

Inclusive Pedagogy Project Manager

Association des collèges privés du Québec

Emmanuelle Marceau

Project Manager

Association pour la recherche au collégial

Francesca Naje

Student

George Brown College

Fréda Thélusm

Coordinator, Centre d'éducation interculturelle et internationale

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Garrett Koehler

Vice President, External, Students' Association

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Geneviève Rock

Assistant Director, Continuing Education

Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles (Montréal)

Grace Mauti

Registrar

Sigalagala National Polytechnic - Kenya

Heather Cummings

Executive Director, Student Success

Fanshawe College

Heather Logan

National Manager (Workplace Mental Health)

Canadian Mental Health Association

Ian Wigglesworth

Dean, Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies

George Brown College

Irlanda Price

Associate Vice President, Student Development

Medicine Hat College

Jade Kent

Board of Governors member

Medicine Hat College

Janet Morrison

President & Vice Chancellor

Sheridan College

Janine Robb

Executive Director, Health & Wellness Centre

University of Toronto

Jason Inniss

Chef & Professor

George Brown College

Jay Fisher

Professor, Entrepreneurship

Durham College

Jayden Rempel

Wellness Advisor

Lakeland College

Jean Bridge

Adjunct Research Professor

Brock University

Jean Paul (JP) Gladu

President and CEO

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

Jeffrey Taylor

Associate Vice President, Applied Research and Innovation

Nova Scotia Community College

Jennifer Hamilton

Executive Director

Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS)

Jesse Poulin

Program Manager

Keepme.Safe

Jill Provoe

Dean, School of Access

Nova Scotia Community College

Jim Vanderveken

Dean, Centre for Community Partnerships and Experiential Learning

Mohawk College

Joanne Spicer

Global Learning Facilitator

Durham College

João Santos

Deputy Head of Unit, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion

European Commission (Brussels)

Jody Hamilton

Director

LIFT Social Enterprise

John Bowman

President

North Island College

John Halpin

Director General

Cégep John Abbott

Joni Huang

Director, Education & Healthcare Initiatives

Food Allergy Canada

Julie Gauthier

Professor, Anthropology

Collège Ahuntsic

Juliet Dunn

Vocalist, Actress, and Producer

JADE (Juliet Amanda Dunn Entertainment)

Kelly Benning

Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator

Grande Prairie Regional College

Kevin A. Christian

Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

Kevit Desai

Principal Secretary, State Department of Vocational and Technical Education (TVET)

Ministry of Education (Kenya)

Kimberly Hogarth

Program Coordinator, International Liaison

Bow Valley College

Kory Wilson

Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives & Partnerships

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Krista Pearson

Registrar

Algonquin College

Laura Malbogat

Pedagogical Counselor

Champlain College (St. Lambert)

Lauren Slegers

President, Students' Association

Red River College

Liette Roussel

Development Manager and Continuing Education

Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

Linda Boyle

Manager, Student Development

New Brunswick Community College

Linda Franklin

President and CEO

Colleges Ontario

Linda Parent

Agent, Project Development

Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

Lindsey Jeremiah

Coordinator, Entrepreneurship

Durham College

Lindsey McGuire

Counsellor

Fanshawe College

Lise Béland

Vice-president, Toronto/Centre Sud Ouest

College Boréal

Lynn Lapostolle

Director General

Association pour la recherche au collégial

Manjeet Birk

Executive Director

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations

Marie-France Doucet

Sector Advisor

Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

Mark Butler

Director, International Centre

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Mark Herringer

Executive Director, International Education

North Island College

Marti Jurmain

directrice, Recherche et innovation

Niagara College

Martin Geoffroy

Director, CEFIR and sociology professor

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Mary Beshai

Asia Regional Coordinator, Uniterra Program | Senior Advisor - Strategic Partnerships

World University Service of Canada

Mary Catharine Lennon

Senior Policy Advisor

Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board and University of Toronto

Mary DeLong

Instructor

Bow Valley College

Mary Harrison

Curriculum Consultant

Fanshawe College

Mary Wilson

Director, Centre for Academic Excellence

Niagara College

Matthew Graver

Executive Manager, Finance & Payroll

Box Hill Institute (Australia)

Meghan P. L. McKinnie

Representative

Everest Educational Services

Mehdi Sheikhzadeh

Executive Dean, Applied Research and Innovation

Lambton College

Michael Yue

Manager, Partnership Development Office

Vancouver Community College

Michel Bergeron

President, Research Ethics Committee

La Cité

Michel Tarko

President & CEO

Justice Institute of British Columbia

Moana Hamilton-Neville

Consultant

JMP Consulting

Nadine Arbour

Coordinator, ÉCOBES

Cégep de Jonquière

Nathalie Mercier

Director, Expertise Center in Gerontology

Cégep de Drummondville

Nathalie Vallée

Director General

Collège Ahuntsic

Pascale-Amélie Giguère

Social Worker

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Paul Thériault

Director General

Cégep de Victoriaville

Paula Burns

President and CEO

Lethbridge College

Peter Moroney

Director, Education Policy and Planning

Camosun College

Phil Ker

Chief Executive

Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand)

Rachel Gillespie

Vice President, Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement

New Brunswick Community College

Randall Heidt

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

North Island College

Rashed Al-Haque

Education Policy Specialist

Camosun College

Ravinder Brar

Access and Inclusion Coach

George Brown College

Rick Huijbregts

VP, Strategy & Innovation

George Brown College

Robert Luke

Vice President, Research

Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University

Ross Finnie

Director, Education Policy Research Initiative

University of Ottawa

Sandra Dufresne

Director of External Relations & Community Engagement

Lethbridge College

Sean Coote

Director, International

Niagara College

Sean Crossan

Director

Public Services and Procurement Canada

Sean Kennedy

Vice President, International

Niagara College

Shannon Winterstein

Professor, Indigenous Curriculum Developer

Centennial College

Sharon Clark

Manager, Community Relations

Hamilton Port Authority

Sherri Bell

President

Camosun College

Simrit Parmar

Consultant, Business and Program Development, Norquest International

Norquest College

Stephanie Walker

Director, Student Support

Morneau Shepell

Sukhminder Virk

Chair, Board of Governors

Justice Institute of British Columbia

Susan Jakobson

Program Consultant

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Susan Toews

Director, Student Affairs

George Brown College

Suzanne Book

Director, Counselling & Accessibility Services

Fanshawe College

Suzanne Desrosiers

Vice President, Employee and Student Development

New Brunswick Community College

Suzie Landreville

Student Life Counsellor

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Tabea Berg

Academic Chair, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, JR Shaw School of Business

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Tanis Sawkins

Director, Partnership Development Office

Vancouver Community College

The Associates

Canada’s Premiere Party Band

The Associates

Tim Fricker

Dean of Students

Mohawk College

Tom Roemer

Vice President, Academic

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Tricia Donovan

Executive Director

Canadian Digital Learning Research Association

Véronique Raymond

Director, International and Intercultural Development

Collège de Maisonneuve

Wayne Lee

Peak Performance Expert

Hypnotist

Wendy Lawson

Associate Dean, Special Projects, School of Health

Mohawk College

William Yap

Student

Lakeland College

Yana Titarenko

Vice President, External, Student Union

Mount Allison University

Social Entertainment

Juliet Dunn

Vocalist, Actress, and Producer

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Canada’s Premiere Party Band

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Peak Performance Expert

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