After obtaining her PhD, Jennifer spent seven years designing courses and lecturing at U of T. When she moved to Victoria in 2003, she taught English and creative writing in international independent schools, as well as directed, produced and wrote plays for a student theatre program. She has presented her academic work at forums across the US and Europe while researching and writing her books. Her interdisciplinary publications revolve around the importance of mentorship and empathy in the transfer of knowledge. Published widely on the subject, Jennifer is an advocate against educational bullying and is designing a course for University of Denver’s Graduate School of Psychology on bullying in sport. She has been awarded the 2016 “Anti-Bullying Award” from Edu-Powered Media Group.
Fares is an experienced and award-winning educator, having been a faculty member for the past 15 years at INSEAD, the #1 ranked global MBA school with campuses in France, Singapore and the Middle East. Fares designed and delivered education and training programs for participants ranging in age from their 20s to 60s in The Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Fares' varied career also spanned finance (Goepel Shields, CIBC Wood Gundy, Jarislowsky Fraser) and strategy consulting (The Canada Consulting Group, since merged with The Boston Consulting Group). Fares holds a B.Sc. and MBA from the University of Toronto, and a Diploma in Writing for Film, Television and New Media from the Vancouver Film School. In his spare time, Fares writes screenplays for feature film, which he hopes to produce one day.
After graduating from Vancouver Island University with an economics degree in 2012, Julian (like many Millennials) didn’t have a clear idea what kind of career he wanted. However, it was important for him that his work be meaningful and positively contribute to society so he wanted to start his career in the public sector. Over the course of four years, Julian worked his way up to the position of Management Consultant for the Government of BC, leading strategic organizational change projects for senior executives. During this time, Julian worked with executives in international trade, technology and innovation, social services, and economic development, to name just a few. He has contributed to the strategic direction of government ministries and multimillion dollar programs and services. Just recently, he has taken the role as Program Advisor for the Employment Assistance program for the Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation. A selected-member of the Ministry Leadership Development Program, Julian is currently working towards his organizational design and change management certification through Queen’s University IRC.
Co-founder of Yellow Point Equity, Brian is primarily involved in sourcing and assessing prospective partnerships, as well as facilitating growth and new initiatives in investee companies. Brian co-founded Goepel Shields & Partners in 1989 (an investment firm which was acquired by Raymond James in 2000) and served the following 14 years as managing director of investment banking for Raymond James and its predecessor companies. In that capacity he facilitated capital raises, public offerings, and private placements for numerous service, industrial and technological companies. Brian holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California. He was a varsity athlete and competed at both the intercollegiate level in the US and the national level in Canada.
John is a Senior Client Partner with Korn Ferry International, the premier global talent management firm, where he leads executive search assignments for Canadian corporate and philanthropic clients. With almost three decades in the Canadian and international financial services sectors, together with over fifteen years of service on not-for-profit boards and ten years of service on corporate boards, John offers his clients a wealth of relevant hands-on experience. John earned his B.Sc. (Chemistry) from Western University and his MBA from London Business School. He also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.
Kelly is a 4th year BCom student at UBC's Sauder School of Business. She specializes in accounting while developing her marketing and research skills through various companies with whom she has worked. Kelly is passionate about teaching, coaching, and helping fellow students develop and improve their skills. She has been involved in initiatives that helped her fellow students with study techniques, finding resources on campus, and transitioning from high school to college. At C2C, she conducts research into companies, manages and advises on social media marketing strategies, and offers a Millennial point of view that contributes vitally to a company striving to serve that specific population.