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Chief Executive Officer

Val Walker leads the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that brings together some of Canada’s largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions. As CEO, Val drives...

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Vice-President, Corporate Services

As Vice-President of Corporate Services for the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Jennifer is responsible for leading BHER’s core operations and services. Her primary duties include internal operations, membership...

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Chief R&D Officer

Matthew McKean is BHER's Chief R&D Officer. In this role, he leads BHER's work-integrated learning program (WIL), COVID Response work, and applied research and development activities. Prior to joining BHER...

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Director of Partnerships & Experiential Learning

As Director of Partnerships & Experiential Learning for the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Andrew manages all aspects of research project development and delivery. Andrew joins from the Conference Board...

Sara Miller
Program Manager, Work-Integrated Learning

Sara has joined BHER as Program Manager and will be managing a pan-Canadian portfolio delivering work-integrated learning opportunities to post-secondary students. She is joining BHER with over 8 years of...

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Partnerships Coordinator and Stakeholder Relations, Work-Integrated Learning

Tiffany has 6 years’ experience working in employment counselling and programming with the Government of New Brunswick. She brings a client-centered approach to her work and focuses on building strong...

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Partnerships Coordinator and Stakeholder Relations, Work-Integrated Learning

Sarah is a Partnerships Coordinator and Stakeholder Relations with BHER’s Work-Integrated Learning team. She is an empathetic, experienced, and client-focused relationship manager who is practiced in creating and developing connections...

Kris Erickson
Senior R&D Associate

Kris Erickson, PhD, is BHER's Senior Research Associate, bringing over 10 years of experience as an applied social researcher and educational leader in postsecondary education, youth employment policy, and cross-sector partnership...

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Associate, R&D

Cynthia is an Associate, Research and Development. Her background is in Research and Information management in higher education. She previously held a research position at the Conference Board of Canada...

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Junior Associate, R&D

Nour is currently pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto.   Nour has previously done compliance research and published written reports as a Compliance Analyst for the...

Preet Mondair
Associate, R&D

Preet joins BHER as a Research & Development Associate on the Work-Integrated Learning team. She previously held research positions with the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC, Brookfield Institute for Innovation...

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Executive Coordinator

Crystal brings forth a broad range of experiences in education, research, business, and administration, as well as a passion for higher education. Prior to joining BHER, Crystal worked with an...

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Senior Finance Officer

As Senior Finance Officer, Wen organizes and streamlines BHER's accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll, maintains finance documentation and records to ensure correctness and promptness of finance deliverables. Wen holds...

Husaina Lakdawala
R&D Intern

Husaina is a graduate candidate at the University of Toronto - Munk School, pursuing a master's degree in Global Affairs. With a keen interest in strategic thinking, global trade policy...

Tom Young
R&D Intern

Tom is currently pursuing his master’s of arts at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. His area of focus is work-integrated learning (WIL) and...

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Communications Specialist

As the Communications Specialist with Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Kirstie develops and executes communications strategies to elevate BHER's brand identity and increase awareness. Prior to joining BHER, Kirstie spent...

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Senior Content Specialist

Sunny Chan is BHER's Senior Content Specialist. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has over seven years of experience in career education and WIL...

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Partnerships Coordinator and Stakeholder Relations, Work-Integrated Learning

Dane has joined BHER as a Partnership Coordinator with over five years of experience in the areas of program development, stakeholder management, and organizational capacity building in both the private...