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Chief Executive Officer
Valerie.Walker@bher.ca

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
jennifer.riopelle@bher.ca

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...

Matt McKean
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...

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Director of Partnerships & Experiential Learning
Andrew.Bieler@bher.ca

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...

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Senior Project Manager
pia.chin@bher.ca

As the senior project manager, Pia provides project management leadership by ensuring BHER's project leads and executive team are informed at strategic moments throughout a project lifecycle. Prior to joining...

Sara Miller
Program Manager, Work-Integrated Learning
sara.miller@bher.ca

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.flecknell@bher.ca

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 specialist
sarah.white@bher.ca

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

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Senior R&D Manager
maria.giammarco@bher.ca

Maria is a Senior R&D Manager at BHER, and oversees project management and delivery, stakeholder engagement, partnership support, and knowledge mobilization for BHER’s portfolio of work on Equitable Learner Pathways. 

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Preet Mondair
Associate, R&D
preet.mondair@bher.ca

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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Senior R&D Manager
Stephen.Higham@bher.ca

As a Senior R&D Manager, Steve helps the Business + Higher Education Roundtable’s design, develop and carry out projects. He also supports stakeholder engagement, partnership development, and knowledge mobilization activities...

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Associate, Research and Development
cynthia.kumah@bher.ca

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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Communications & Digital Specialist
alexis.gunawardena@bher.ca

As an Communications & Digital Specialist, Alexis works to for developing communications to be delivered in many formats including via email, online, print, and video. Throughout her career she has also...

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Executive Coordinator
crystal.kwan@bher.ca

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
wen.qian@bher.ca

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...

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Intern, R&D
nour.elatreby@bher.ca

Nour is currently pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto. She is in her third year of doing a Political Science Specialist with an English Minor. ...