SHIFT Professional Development Conference for Graduate Students

Friday, April 20th

Connecting ideas and connecting people.

Conferences are a great place to make meaningful professional connections that can extend beyond your graduate life. Campus staff, faculty, presenters and employers will be onsite, to share their wisdom and career paths during our Concurrent Workshops, Career Stories Session and Networking Lunch.

Whether you are just beginning to think about what comes next, wanting to kick-start or energize some career action, there is something for you at SHIFT! We have a great roster of dynamic and passionate facilitators who have some fresh ideas about making the most of your graduate education.

Learn about how former Brock students have taken their passion and academic training to launch a successful ‘research forward’ businesses. Understanding and articulating your graduate level and broader life skills and experiences can help you make sense of these experiences but also assist you in contextualizing those experiences for an employer.

How will you tell YOUR story?

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Concurrent sessions

Concurrent Session 1: Career Conversations

Finding meaningful and ethical work congruent with your beliefs and values is a crucial factor for most students seeking employment. Working on the frontlines, a social enterprise structure or for an environmentally conscious employer all entail the artful balance of negotiating the ‘greater good’ and the work ‘at hand’.  We’ll discuss the delicate balance.

Workshop Moderator:
Ebru Ustundag

Career Storytellers:
Sarah Burtch

Vanessa Aykroyd

 

A modern cultural worker can thrive in variety of careers in education, counselling, media and the arts. The reach and satisfaction of creative practice can be the cusp of personal freedom and a condition for seeking satisfying work.  How do we negotiate and harness creative energies within professions that embrace those creative forces. Join our conversation!

Workshop Moderator:
Julian Petrachenko

Career Storytellers:
Alex Brown

Jade Wallace

Working as a community volunteer provides valuable leadership experience and credibility to complement your graduate training. In this session, we’ll discuss the various pathways into community leadership roles and the types of graduate competencies transferable to managerial level work across all sectors. Join our conversation!

Workshop Moderator:
Stephanie Harper

Career Storytellers:
Kelly Hoey

Marty Mako

Learn about research innovations; the enterprise process of translating your research as a grad student or post-doctoral trainee into innovative products and services. You will hear from a team of McMaster innovators who have launched experiential services for grad students ‘connecting academia with industry’. In addition, Brock’s Innovation team will introduce you to a range of services connected with the process of innovation, the commercialisation of technology and the formation of new ventures. Join our conversation!

Workshop Moderators:
Brad Mclean and Lousia Ho

Career Storytellers:
Yasmeen Mezil,   Will Gwynne and Jocelyn Wessels

Uncertain about the prospects of an academic job?  Consider the possibilities of ‘alternative’ or ‘post’ academic careers in Education? Join our panel discussion and career talks with Masters and PhD graduates who have made career shifts, pivots and embraced the mindset of versatility.

Workshop Moderator:
Guilia Forsythe

Career Storytellers:
Karyn Olsen

Ann Farrell

Concurrent Session 2

Knowledge translation or mobilization plans are integral components of most scholarship or funding applications. Learn more about this emerging field and the importance of marketing your research to a variety of audiences. This workshop will allow you to gain an understanding of basic knowledge mobilization principals and review key recommendations around plain language messaging in academia.

Workshop Facilitator:

Jayne Morrish

Your cover letter is an essential piece of personal writing that crafts your first impression to potential employers. In this session, we will discuss why cover letters are critical to the job search process and how to interpret and dissect a job advertisement. Learn how to employ creative strategies for planning and preparing your letter to help you spark the attention of your audience.

Facilitator:
Ashley Haroutunian

Ever wonder how you could turn your ideas into an entrepreneurial venture? Entrepreneurs are often driven by a ‘passion for a problem’. Whether your field of study is science or the arts, this ‘passion’ is a similar characteristic shared by many graduate students. By the end of the session you will learn and explore your entrepreneurial potential and play with a few of your bright ideas. You will also learn how to access free entrepreneurial development and training programs at Brock University and in Niagara.

Workshop facilitators:
Dan Lynch
Cassie Price

In this session you will engage in a dialogue on the role chance plays in your career. Based on the theoretical foundation of planned happenstance (Krumboltz) and chaos theories of career development (Bright & Pryor) you will discover flexible strategies to manage your own professional goals during your transition from graduate studies to the next phase of your career – whether this be academia, career, entrepreneurship or other pathway. Learn how to guide your own future and be in the “right place at the right time” in a time of uncertainty and transition.

Workshop Facilitator:
Marisa Brown 

Social Media can be a thriving digital habitat for finding your voice, curating your disciplinary interests, track cutting-edge research and seek out trail blazing professionals within your field. Learn practical strategies for management, engagement, reach and impact that just may turn a ‘mild’ interest into a ‘wild’ interest.

Workshop Facilitator:
Camille Rutherford

Envisioning a career in academia? When applying for a faculty position or a post-doc It is critical to be prepared to talk about yourself and your understanding of an institution during the application and interview process. Learn how to prepare and convince the hiring committee that you are the best candidate for the position. Join our conversation with Brock faculty members;

Workshop Facilitators:
Heather Gordon (Biotechnology)
Scott Henderson (Social Sciences)

Concurrent Session 3

Your graduate education and other supporting experiences provide you with a rich complement of essential skills that employers seek. Actively discuss, distill, map and articulate your unique skills that help you stand out from the crowd. This conversational workshop will help you identify and illustrate your existing skill stories so you can convey your strengths to an employer with ease.

Workshop Facilitators:
Stacia Heaton and Lianne Fisher

How do you know when an employer is looking for a ‘resume’ or a ‘curriculum vitae’ (CV), when the terms are often used interchangeably? In this informative session, you will learn how resumes and CV’s are different from one another, when to use each document, and how to tailor your application to the appropriate audience. This session will also address application expectations for government positions and how to modify your documents for applicant tracking systems (ATS).

Workshop Facilitator:
Kara Renaud

Interviewing is more than just having the right answers!  Come and hear about tips and tricks to make you stand out in an interview and be the most prepared that you can be. Topics will include Mastering the Interview Questions, The Psychology of Interviewing and How to Make Them Like You. You do not want to miss this session as you prepare for your next great opportunity!

Facilitator:
Pauline Dawson

Discover how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile and explore effective strategies for using this tool to develop your network and find job opportunities. Today, 87% of North American companies and 64% of organizations use LinkedIn and social networks to recruit. Managing your online presence effectively and using social networks are becoming critical to finding and landing a job. This workshop will assist you in learning the advanced functions to optimize your profile so that you find meaningful work and work finds you!

Workshop facilitator:
Kristen Wall

Networking is essential to landing that first job! Whether it’s networking one-on-one over coffee with an industry professional or networking in a large group setting, there are do’s and don’ts that can open doors just as quickly as they can close them. Networking 101 will take you through the proper networking techniques as well as answer some more difficult questions like when is the right time to follow up? How to stand out? How to maximize your time at a networking event with each of the professionals? How to keep the conversation engaging?

Workshop Facilitator:
Vanessa Magny

Knowing your discipline – and knowing how to teach your discipline – are often different. Join the conversation on strategies for preparing the teaching demonstration and learn how to showcase your pedagogical skills!

Workshop Facilitator:
Jill Grose

 

Keynote Speaker – Kelly Hoey

Kelly’s career story is one transformation, and can only be explained by her unique ability to tap into networks and make valuable connections. Her career started in corporate law, eventually transitioning to the management side of a global law firm. A chance opportunity in 2009 to work with a visionary leader of an international business networking group sparked her transition from earning a paycheck to seeking equity. Co-founding a startup accelerator then an interim CMO role with an emerging tech company are just part of her journey of career reinvention as an author, influencer and investor. Kelly remains active in the startup community as a limited partner in two venture capital funds and an advisor to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

Other Speakers

Marisa is a career education professional with a background in career development and a keen interest in incorporating theory into practice. As a certified Career Development Practitioner, she currently leads career education programming and curriculum for Co-op, Career & Experiential Education at Brock University. Marisa completed her Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Development at Brock University with a research focus on career programming in higher education and employability skills. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph and the Career Development Practitioner program at Conestoga College.

Workshop:
From Chaos to Career

As the Career Education Manager at Brock University, Pauline has over 20 years of experience working in the field of career and employment counselling. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of Career Education, Pauline oversees Brock’s co-curricular transcript program, Experience Plus, and has a passion for helping students increase their understanding of how their skills and experience intersect with what employers are looking for. Pauline loves seeing the drive and excitement that students have for the future, and she strongly believes that in order to build an effective career plan they must first take the time to understand their talents and weaknesses.

Workshop:
Rock Your Job Interview

Vanessa is a Career Education professional with over 5 years of experience working in post-secondary institutions and in Campus Recruitment with an Accounting firm.  Vanessa completed her undergraduate degree a the University of Ottawa and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Humber College and CHRP designation.  She is fluently bilingual in both official languages and loves to connect with Francophones in the community.  As the Employer Development Manager for Goodman Career, Vanessa is responsible for employer outreach and on-campus engagement opportunities.  She attends many networking events to engage and interact with community partners, encouraging them to hire from Brock!

Workshop:
Networking 101

Ashley is an experienced campus recruitment, human resources, career development and co-op education professional with experience in both private and public sectors. She strives to set students up for success in their job search and beyond by helping them learn important career and life skills. In her current role at Brock, Ashley provides career support to students in all disciplines. She applies her strong recruitment background and further education in career development to help students learn about themselves, explore possibilities and shape their career paths.

Workshop:
Engage your Audience: Create a standout cover letter

Stacia is a facilitator at heart, who enjoys creating unique learning opportunities and encouraging the development of skills though experiential approaches and reflection. She has completed her Masters of Education at Brock with a focus on constructivist learning and has put this theory into practice during her eleven years at Brock with Youth University and the Faculty of Graduate studies. In her most recent role, she has worked closely with students, staff and faculty providing opportunities for skill development to help complement and enhance their university experience.

Workshop:
Uncover your Grad Skills

Lianne’s role in the Centre for Pedagogical Development (CPI) at Brock University is Educational Developer.  Lianne’s journey to this employment includes working as a Learning Strategist, a Child and Youth Worker, and a Long-TermCare Aide.  It really is not a big surprise that her background is Lifespan Development and Child and Youth Studies.

Workshop:
Uncover your Grad Skills

Dan Lynch is the Manager of Brock University’s BioLinc. Dan brings a strong and career-long commitment to assisting SMEs and academic researchers, facilitating commercialization and has a proven track record in industry liaison. Prior to joining Brock he served as Industry Liaison Manager for Innovation York, York University; Dan was also the Vice President Commercialization and Chief Operating Officer of HTX, Ontario’s Health Technology Exchange, a leading catalyst for accelerating the growth of Ontario’s medical and assistive technologies industry cluster; and for many years he was an Industrial Technology Advisor in the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program across Southern Ontario including more than five years at the University of Western Ontario. He has worked with many innovative Ontario companies to assist in developing new technologies that resulted in the commercialization of new products, processes or markets.

Workshop:
Turn your ideas into an Entrepreneurial Venture

Jayne Morrish is a mobilizer who works to ensure that research is being translated into practice outside of academia. As the Knowledge Mobilization Officer at Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research Jayne uses her magnetic and decisive personality to engage with various organizations around using Brock’s research in practice and policy. The focus of her work is on co-creating new knowledge and building strong connections with key partners locally, nationally and internationally. Knowledge mobilization is an emerging field that is becoming increasingly important across a variety of sectors and Jayne is incredibly excited to be a part of the group that is leading the charge toward evidence-informed research, policy and programming initiatives across Canada.

Jayne joined Brock University as a staff member in 2014, but has been at Brock since 2009 when she began her SSHRC funded Master’s Degree in Lifespan Development at Brock, where she focused on adolescent risk-taking as related to activity engagement. Prior to this Jayne obtained a Bachelors of Health degree from York University in Psychology and History and also holds the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate from the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children. Before coming to Brock Jayne worked in the non-profit sector for over 5 years as Research Coordinator at Parachute and SMARTRISK, Canada’s national injury prevention organizations.

Workshop:
Sharing Your Research:  Knowledge Mobilization

Kara has devoted her life’s work to supporting the career development needs of students in higher education. She brings her passion for helping others to grow and succeed into every interaction she has with students and staff. As Supervisor, Career Education, Kara oversees the staffing and service delivery in CareerZone, and coordinates programming and events that help students explore career possibilities, articulate their skills and find meaningful work.  Kara is a recent graduate of Brock’s Master of Education – Administration & Leadership program, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from McMaster University, and a Career Development Practitioner Certificate from Conestoga College.

Workshop:
Resumes & CV’s: Showcase your Skills + Experience

Dr. Camille Rutherford is an Associate Professor of Education at Brock University. As a former classroom teacher and university administrator, her work with teacher candidates, teachers, adult educators educational leaders and technology companies explores the use of technology to transform leadership and enhance teaching and learning. As a co-founder of the Educational Research and Innovation Hub (iHub) she oversees a number of research projects, supervises the ihub research residents and provides educational insight regarding EdTech product development and efficacy.

Workshop:
Amplify Your Network of Research Colleagues with Social Media

Kristen recently joined the Career Education team in the role of Career Consultant for the Goodman School of Business. Her focus is assisting students in their transition from campus to career by providing resume and cover letter assistance, interview preparation, career advising and more. On top of this, she works to create opportunities for professional development by hosting employment-related events for students on campus.

Workshop:
Create Your LinkedIn Profile

Jill is the Director of the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation at Brock University providing oversight for the Centre’s teaching and learning initiatives. She has worked in faculty and graduate student development for over 20 years with research interests in TA preparation, scholarship of teaching and learning, contemplative practices and teaching cultures.

Workshop:
The Academic Lesson Plan

Stephanie is a passionate HR professional, relationship builder and educator.  Her career blends more than a decade of experience in the areas of recruitment, training and career development with her passion for preparing emerging professionals for the world of work.  Through this she has demonstrated success in building advocacy, awareness and engagement at all levels of an organization in relation to career education and campus recruitment and is often called upon for speaking engagements in both the academic and business community.  In 2014 she was honored with a Niagara ‘Top 40 Under Forty’ Business Achievement Award.

Workshop Moderator:
Community Leadership 

Alexandra Brown is co-founder and the first artistic director of Suitcase in Point. Back in the day, she brought her passion to building the foundation of SIP with her amazing collaborators and friends who she met earning her BA in Theatre at Brock U. Currently she is the administrative director enjoying the many responsibilities of being a part SIP’s programs and accomplishments as a local, cornerstone performing arts organization. You can catch her performing at Comedy nights or in Cabarets… her appetite for participating in the comic genius of the SIP ensemble never wanes. SIP also produces In the Soil Art Festival Annually. Alex is an ever persistent entrepreneur. She opened cutting edge restaurant Pan Café (now Rise Above) in 2007, moved on to work in agriculture with her ex-partner and then returned to school for five years to study psychodynamic psychotherapy. In September 2017 she began her next venture opening her private practice in downtown St.Catharines. Alex is also mother to two small, fine humans and adoptive mother to a special cat we call Lil’ Al.

Workshop:
Career Conversation: Arts and Culture

Jade Wallace is a writer from the Niagara Fruit Belt who has been working for the last four years in a community legal clinic. Their short fiction, poetry, and essays have been published internationally in literary journals and chapbooks. Rituals of Parsing was released by Anstruther Press in 2018. For fun, they help organize the Draft Reading Series in Toronto and play ukulele in The Leafy Greens, a band that has been incorrectly described as “psychedelic stoner metal.”

Workshop:
Career Conversation: Arts and Culture

Cassie Price is the BioLinc Coordinator for Brock University’s bioscience business incubator, BioLinc. Educated at the University of Guelph, Cassie earned a Bachelor of Science Honours degree, in Biomedical Toxicology in 2011. As the BioLinc Coordinator, Cassie is a critical planner and primary driver of facility coordination, communications and promotional initiatives. She is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of processes and to coordinate and oversee all required tasks for client, project and facility management, to ensure the timely delivery of projects at BioLinc and to initiate and steward connections with students, researchers and entrepreneurs. As part of Cassie’s role as the BioLinc Coordinator, Cassie also manages BioLinc’s Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program, a program designed to help youth (aged 18-29) explore and grow their early stage business ventures.

Workshop:

Career Conversation: An Entrepreneur’s Path

Vanessa grew up in a small town in Southwestern Ontario. She graduated from Brock in 2003 with a BA in Sociology (Social Justice and Equity Studies) and spent much of her  time trying to make change from the outside in. After completing a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph in 2012 and having worked for many municipalities, she is now committed to making change from the inside out.

Workshop:
Career Conversation: Working for change

Sarah has a wife and three children who keep life interesting. Sarah’s passion for creating social change that empowers women led her to a career with Positive Living Niagara where she has worked for more than 16 years. She is currently the Women’s Community Development Coordinator, a role that provides her an opportunity to work with the community towards improving the lives of women living with HIV and those facing greater systemic risk factors for HIV. Sarah is also the interim chairperson for OUTniagara, a community organization that strives to unite Niagara’s sexual and gender-diverse community.

Workshop:
Career Conversation: Working for change

Yasmeen Mezil is a PhD candidate at the Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program at McMaster University. She is currently investigating the effects of exercise on skeletal muscle and bone outcomes in girls and women. Yasmeen is the Director of Creative Engagement at Industry Link, which is a novel graduate student-led initiative dedicated towards connecting academia with industry through first-hand experiences. She is also a freelance medical illustrator whose work can be viewed at www.yasmeenmezil.com.

Workshop:
Career Conversation: Enterprising Researcher

I am employed at Western University as a full time Educational Developer in the university’s Teaching Support Centre (TSC). The Educational Developer role is an alternative academic (or allied academic position) which exists at most universities and colleges in Canada. I started working at the TSC in 2010 as a graduate student instructor and joined the Centre full time in 2013. Although the responsibilities of Educational Developers can vary widely, my main duties include leading instructor development programs for faculty, graduate students, and postdocs seeking to enhance their teaching skill sets. I also manage a team of about 10 graduate student instructors who deliver our Teaching Assistant Training Program, and I assist departments across campus with curriculum planning and review processes.

 

Outside of the TSC, I am a part-time faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, teaching mainly introductory Biological Anthropology and Archaeology through face-to-face and online formats. I started my academic career in a Biomedical Sciences program and today my disciplinary interests include human anatomy and bioarchaeology. My MA thesis explored the geographic origins of sacrificial victims from ancient Maya sites in Belize and Guatemala, and for my PhD, I examined the influence of bone diseases on dietary data, and I compared  the dietary practices of two medieval European populations found in rural and urban contexts.

On a personal note, I am a heavy metal and horror movie fan, and I share a home with my husband and the world’s coolest chihuahua.

Website: https://karynolsen.wordpress.com/

Twitter: @karyn_olsen

Career Storyteller:
Career Conversation: Teaching and Learning

Ann Farrell is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Psychology Department at Brock University. She completed her M.A. degree in Child and Youth Studies also at Brock. Ann’s graduate research focuses on adolescent bullying, specifically how the family, school, and community interact with individual differences in personality to facilitate bullying. Once completing her Ph.D. this summer, Ann will start her Postdoctoral fellowship in the fall.

Career Storyteller:
Career Conversation: Teaching and Learning

Giulia Forsythe is the Special Projects Facilitator at the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and currently in her first year of Masters of Education in the Administration and Leadership stream. You can find her on twitter at @giuliaforsythe

Workshop Moderator:
Career Conversation: Teaching and Learning

Dr. Bradley McLean, Senior Technology Transfer Officer in the Office of Research Services, is Brock’s in-house expert on taking ideas and inventions to market. If you are a researcher interested in the commercial potential of your idea or invention, or looking for a commercial partner to help,  Brad is who you want to talk to!

 

Workshop Moderator:
Career Conversation: Enterprising Researcher

Louisa received her PhD degree from the University of Toronto investigating the molecular mechanisms of tumor progression in childhood cancers, followed by postdoctoral studies at McMaster University developing novel cancer immunotherapies. Her exploration of alternative career paths began as a student through the organization of career development seminars, attending professional development workshops, requesting informational interviews, and finding work experience. Join Louisa as she navigates you through her story of academic success, fixing her ego problem, and how she successfully addressed the problem of being “overeducated and underqualified” after graduate school. Louisa currently works as a commercialization research officer at Brock University to foster academic-industrial partnerships. Her roles include assisting students with internship and entrepreneurial activities and will conclude her talk with a guide to funding agencies and programs available to students at Brock.

 

Workshop Moderator:
Career Conversation: Enterprising Researcher

Marty has been a Health Promoter for Niagara Region Public Health since 2005.  He is currently an Acting Manager in the Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention division, supporting health promotion work related to health equity and youth engagement. He is dedicated to making Niagara a healthier place for everyone to live, learn, work and play. At home Marty tries to be a role model for his healthy message by staying active with his wife and 13 month old baby girl, running, reading, writing and volunteering in the community.

Workshop:
Career Conversation: Community Leadership 

Heather Gordon grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and completed her undergraduate at Trent University in Peterborough, where she had the privilege of doing research in a chemistry professor’s lab every summer.  Heather then came to Brock University for her MSc in Chemistry.  She went with CUSO to Nigeria to teach chemistry and math in a highschool in a small town outside of Ibadan.  On her return to Canada, she first became a research assistant and then started her PhD studies at the University of Guelph.  After that, she did postdoctoral research at the National Research Council of Canada in both Ottawa and Winnipeg, at the University of Toronto, and worked for a nascent biotechnology company at Queen’s University, Kingston before coming to Brock as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Centre for Biotechnology.

Workshop:
The Academic Interview

Scott Henderson is an Associate Professor, and past-Chair, in the Department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He recently completed two years as Chair of Brock’s Senate, having previously served as Vice-Chair for one year. He studied at Trent University (BA Honours, English and History, 1988) and at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (MA, 1989 and PhD, Film Studies, 2007). He has been a visiting Professor at the University of Mannheim, Germany, Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and the International Institute for Popular Culture at the University of Turku, Finland. His research examines the relationship between popular culture and identity, including specific focus on the impact of new technologies and post industrialization on local cultural industries.

Workshop:
The Academic Interview

Ebru Ustundag, an Associate Professor of Geography at Brock University. At Brock, Ebru is also affiliated with the interdisciplinary MA program Social Justice and Equity Studies. Her research areas are intersections of citizenship studies and feminist geographies. She is also a proud member of Niagara Sex Work Alliance, Great Lakes Feminist Collective and Graphic Justice Research Alliance. Ebru received her PhD from York U. She earned her MSc in Urban Planning and BSc in Political Science and Public Administration from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Workshop Moderator:
Career Conversation: Working for Change

Will has a passion for science and for creating meaningful opportunities for graduate students. As the Relations and Programs Manager for Industry Link. Will is part of a student-led initiative dedicated to providing first hand-experiences for grad students by connecting academia to industry. William earned his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo, where his superb academics propelled him into a career in research. He enrolled in the McMaster Medical Sciences graduate research program, where he ultimately transferred into the doctoral stream, becoming a PhD candidate. William’s success in various fields of life and health science research are affirmed by over a dozen competitive awards and scholarships, including two consecutive NSERC USRA scholarships and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation doctoral award. His science communication and grant-writing skills have leveraged hundreds of thousands of dollars in research grants and salary stipends. He possesses scientific expertise across a range of topics, including plant physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, and the molecular biology of cancer. His passion for education has led him to mentor and teach hundreds of students from the elementary to the undergraduate level, in laboratory, tutorial and lecture settings.

Will believes his work with Industry Link has provided him with a platform to utilize his scientific and educational skillsets and spur innovation and commercialization to empower the Canadian health sciences sector.

Career Storyteller:
Career Conversation: Enterprising Researcher

Steve is the Manager of the Generator at one, a full-service interactive digital media facility that houses world-class technology, talent and experience. Steve oversees all business aspects and responsibilities of the Generator at one facility and works with all of the facility’s portfolio companies, post-secondary institutions and technology partners. Steve is a life-long Niagara resident and Graduate of Brock University. Passionate about entrepreneurship and community involvement since his University days as a chapter Vice President of Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship, Steve was awarded Jaycee of the Year by JCI St. Catharines in 2012 as the most outstanding member in the fields of professional development, community engagement and charitable work in Niagara. Steve was recognized as one of the top 40 business professionals under the age of Forty in the Niagara Region.

Contact us

Contact information

905.688.5550 x4830
vitae@brocku.ca

Location

MacKenzie Chown
MCC 207

Hours

Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm