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Chief Executive Officer
Valerie.Walker@bher.ca

Val Walker leads the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER). As CEO of this member-based not-for-profit organization, she sets BHER’s strategic direction and leads a strong team focused on building...

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Director, Corporate Services
jennifer.riopelle@bher.ca

As Director 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@bher.ca

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...

Jennifer Schenkel
Senior Manager, Product Development
Jennifer.Schenkel@bher.ca

Jennifer Schenkel is the Senior Manager for Product Development at the Business + Higher Education Roundtable. Jennifer works with a range of stakeholders to develop and promote tools to advance...

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Senior Associate, Research and Development
maria.giammarco@bher.ca

Maria is a Senior Associate at BHER where she helps lead the design and delivery of research and development projects.

She joins from the Conference Board of Canada, where she...

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Senior Associate, Research and Development
Stephen.Highman@bher.ca

As a Senior Associate, Steve helps the Business + Higher Education Roundtable’s design, develop and carry out projects.
 
He has previously held research and policy positions with the Conference...

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Senior Associate, Research and Development
Andrew.Bieler@bher.ca

As Senior Associate, Research & Development for the Business & Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Andrew manages research and partnerships focused on supporting entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises. 

He draws...

Victoria Chappell
Associate, Corporate Development
Victoria.Chappell@bher.ca

As Associate, Corporate Development for the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Victoria works to support BHER’s member relations and governance.Prior to this role, Victoria served as the Undergraduate Student...

Deanna Di Vito
Associate, Business Development Partnerships
Deanna.Divito@bher.ca

As Associate, Business Development and Partnerships for the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Deanna works to engage and align stakeholders around talent development and innovation as common interests, to...

Sarah Terpstra
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Sarah.Terpstra@bher.ca

As Office Manager, Sarah oversees the continued set-up, daily functions, and long-term planning of Business + Higher Education Roundtable’s (BHER) growing office. She also supports BHER’s CEO, Valerie Walker, as...

Breenda Shah
Data Analyst
Breenda.Shah@bher.ca

As a Data Analyst for the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Breenda works to develop a data strategy to collect, store, manage and analyze data in order to evaluate...

Gabriela Trigo
Grants Administration and Liaison
Gabriela.Trigo@bher.ca

As the Grants Administration and Liaison at the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Gabriela works closely with the collaborative grant-based funding initiative between BHER and the Co-operative Education and...

Solène Jollivet
Analyst, Product Development and Research
Solene.Jollivet@bher.ca

As Analyst, Product Development and Research for the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Solène works to develop Product Development initiatives through stakeholder collaboration and communication, research, product design and...

Andrew Paulley
Associate, Product Development and Research
Andrew.Paulley@bher.ca

As Associate, Product Development and Research , Andrew will support the Business + Higher Education Roundtable’s (BHER) Product Development initiatives through communications, product research and prototyping. He has spent the last...

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Financial Administrator
Anant.Garg@bher.ca

As Financial Administrator, Anant is responsible for leading the management of  project finance and general financial oversight at the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER). He brings several years of...

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Program Associate, Work-Integrated Learning
Luke.Statt@bher.ca

As Program Associate for the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Luke works to support BHER’s Canada Comeback Challenge. Prior to this role, Luke served as the Vice President Operations...

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Program Associate, Work-Integrated Learning
Marium.Hamid@bher.ca

Marium is Program Associate, Work-Integrated Learning at BHER. In her role, she coordinates the Canada Comeback Challenge’s employer outreach. Her work involves maintaining relationships with stakeholders and engaging learners through...

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Intern, Communications and Research
Emily.Wilson@bher.ca

Emily is currently participating in the Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program as Intern, Communications and Research with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER). During her 12-month internship she will assist...

Fatima Ahmed
Intern, Product Development and Research
Fatima.Ahmed@bher.ca

As Intern, Product Development and Research, Fatima will support the Business + Higher Education Roundtable’s (BHER) product development initiatives through communications, product research and prototyping. Prior to this role, her...