Human Resources | HR Generalist at Metrie, BMW and Philips
Gelsey is currently pursuing Master of education in Adult Learning. Since graduating from Sauder in 2011, she has been working in the HR Generalist capacity for companies including Metrie, BMW and Philips. Overseeing talent management processes throughout the employment life cycle, she focuses on applying positive psychology in the workplace which helps creating the right environment for people to better utilize their strengths. Once an international student at UBC, Gelsey is also interested in international education. She cares about the success and struggles of international students at a personal level. She hikes a lot in summer, but it's winter now, so her goal at the moment is to learn playing songs on guitar.
Technology | Software Engineer at Microsoft
Alex is currently a software engineer at Microsoft Vancouver. Over his career he has worked at wide variety of roles in contracting, startups, and large enterprise companies such as BlackBerry and Microsoft. He grew up on Vancouver Island and came to Vancouver for post secondary education. His skill level jumped up many magnitudes when he had gone to BCIT and finished his post secondary at SFU where he was able to work with BlackBerry and network throughout Waterloo and Ontario. He moved back to Vancouver and worked at a startup, QuickMobile, working on BlackBerry and Android applications. Working with the startup scene was very enlightening on the realities of users wants and needs. He later saw an opportunity moving to Microsoft and made the transition to empower even more users than ever before by working on OneNote at the Microsoft Canada Excellence Center. He looks forward to mentoring and helping to shape the future in both technology and the industry itself.
Engineering | Engineering-In-Training at Hatch Ltd
Katherine Miller is a UBC Civil Engineering 2012 alumna, who works for Hatch Ltd. She works as an engineer-in-training in the Rail and Transit Group of the Infrastructure Division. Katherine is currently working on the Calgary Green Line LRT Project as a track designer, which involves designing the track alignment and coordinating with many different disciplines to develop an innovative and integrated city-shaping transit project.
Finance | Associate Investment Advisor at CIBC World Markets
Steven is a wealth professional with experiences in various areas of finance including private banking, discount brokerage and wealth management. In the last eight years, he has demonstrated true leadership experience in sales, service and community involvement. Whether through one-on-one meetings, in-house seminars or engaging with the local community, Steven aims to educate, identify and tailor his approach to each individual.
In 2015, Steven joined CIBC Wood Gundy – The Pravin Kumar Group, where he now spends the majority of his time on business development, client relationship management and investment management.
Steven's passion is in meeting people who are motivated to make a change, open to new ideas, and wants to build their lifestyles through the help of an advisory team. He helps clients meet their goals by creating solutions that are market resilient, tactical and measurable.
Marketing | Market Research Advisor
A couple of years ago, Joanne shared her goal of doing her Masters and getting promoted at the Leadership Conference. She is happy to say that she has achieved all since then and more.
She started her career at Confirmit, a market research software company, as a Project Coordinator then became a Project Manager, delivering research projects for clients around the world. After a couple of years of work, She decided to go back to school for deeper education in the subject matter, so she went to Spain and got her Masters in Market Research and Consumer Behaviour from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. After coming back to Vancouver, she went back to Confirmit and this time focused on Voice of Customers programs for clients around the world, including Best Buy, Walt Disney, and Hyundai Capital.
Currently she just started her new job at ICBC as Market Research Advisor, where she is the subject matter expert to carry out research initiatives and translate data into insights.
Marketing | Marketing Specialist at Vanity
Grace is a marketing specialist at Vancity, a values-based financial institution that puts people before profit. She believes in building a career with purpose and working for Vancity has allowed her to not only drive results but also do the right thing by activating impact in the community. She’s focused on learning, growth, and the pursuit of challenges as part of her constant career journey. She has held a variety of roles in project management, sponsorship consultation, brand activations and event management.
Medicine | Entering PGY-1 Resident Physician of UBC Psychiatry Residency Program
Dr. Jay Sung is an international medical graduate born in South Korea who moved to Montreal at age 9. He grew up in Vancouver and attended UBC, obtaining a degree in Cell Biology and Genetics. During this time, he was actively engaged in various volunteer activities, including serving as Director of Operations at the C3 Korean Canadian Society. Dr. Sung pursued medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada and completed all of his clerkships in Canada and the US. After obtaining his M.D. degree, he got involved in research at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York in Neurocritical Care and Infectious Diseases. Since returning to Vancouver, Dr. Sung pursued his interest in psychiatry at various hospital sites in the lower mainland. He recently matched into the UBC Psychiatry Residency Program and will be starting his PGY-1 training in July.
Medicine | Resident Physician at Vancouver Coastal Health
John Kim was born in Korea and immigrated to Canada at age 14. He studied physiology at UBC for his undergrad, and did his master's degree at U of Alberta in molecular biology and immunology. He attended UBC medical school and currently is in his final year of residency in family medicine.
Accounting | Senior Associate at Deloitte LLP
Michael is a Senior Associate in the Vancouver M&A Transaction Services team. Michael provides financial due diligence and M&A advisory services to both buy-side and sell-side clients. Prior to joining the Transaction Services team, Michael worked in the Audit group in Deloitte Vancouver for four years.
Accounting | Senior Consultant at KPMG LLP
Stacey Lee is a Senior Consultant at KPMG's Risk Advisory Services in Vancouver, and has experience in financial statement, IT and internal audit. Served clients from various industries including mining, government/crown corporations, and public/private companies. She's also involved with campus recruiting for KPMG Risk Advisory group. Stacey is one of the Directors of CPA Vancouver Community Outreach Committee, where they look for opportunities for accounting professionals to give back to their community.
Stacey was born in Korea and immigrated to Canada at age 12. She's a CPA CA, and graduated from UBC Sauder School of Business with a concentration in Accounting.
Public / Community Relations | Communications & Engagement, St. Paul's Hospital Redevelopment Project
Angela MacKenzie has worked on several multi-million dollar health-care and transportation infrastructure projects in Metro Vancouver.
Angela MacKenzie is an experienced communicator who has worked on major health-care and transportation infrastructure projects in Metro Vancouver.
Currently at Providence Health Care, Angela supports the St. Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment Project, providing best-practice public engagement and communications expertise to support and enable stakeholder engagement in health services planning and decision-making. Angela previously worked on the B.C. Children’s and B.C. Women’s Redevelopment Project on behalf of the Provincial Health Services Authority, where her responsibilities included issues management, media relations and crisis communications. Prior to that, she was the community relations manager for the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project, B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Angela spent more than a decade as a journalist. She was also the first Korean-Canadian woman elected to the board of directors of S.U.C.C.E.S.S and served on the board for six years.
Technology | Vice President at Ranstad Technologies
A member of the Randstad team since 2004, Mike began his recruitment career running a 360 degree desk, working with both clients and candidates. He was a President's Club winner in five of the next six years. In 2010 Mike became the Branch Manager for Vancouver and during this period he lead a team of 15+ salespeople, both recruiters and account managers. He became the Vice-President for Western Canada in October of 2016.
During his recruitment career he has worked with a variety of clients to provide them recruitment solutions and candidate delivery for contract and permanent requirements. In some of these relationships Randstad has been an exclusive vendor. Many of these relationships have been very long-term.
A Vancouver native, Mike’s career has included assignments in Calgary, Copenhagen and Prague. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University, Business Administration. Prior to his recruitment career he worked for 10+ year in the Advertising business as a VP for client services.
Pharmacy | Manager, Specialty Pharmacy and Services at London Drugs
Josh started his career as a pharmacist at London Drugs in 2002. After experiencing pharmacy management positions and some clinical roles such as certified diabetes educator, he is currently assuming a role at the head office as Manager of Specialty Pharmacy and Services, responsible for a various programs in the area of biologics, diabetes and hepatitis C.
Besides, he has been active in entrepreneurial activities such as partnering in an international trade and consulting company and running a private music institution with his wife. He recently completed a part time MBA program at Simon Fraser University.
Josh truly values the importance of networking and has served at a number of non-profit organizations and community groups. Some of his recent involvements include HYPE (Hanin Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs), nCBMC (next generation Connecting Business & Marketplace to Christ) and OKTA (Overseas Korean Traders’ Associations) Western Canada chapter.
Culinary | Chef at EBO Restaurant Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Center
Raphael Cho graduated the International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver. He gained experience in several restaurants, including La Pentola Della Quercia Opus Hotel. He currently works as a cook at EBO Restaurant Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Center.
Marketing | eCommerce Business Specialist at Best Buy Canada
Jason Yang is an eCommerce Business Specialist at Best Buy Canada. He provides the oversight, insights, and support necessary to drive sales, optimize conversion, and for his own web customer experience. He manages and supports site merchandising, promotional planning, inventory program, and SEO/analytics. He studied Marketing from SFU.
On the side, he co-owns a cafe in South Surrey. He is also working as an independent brand experience consultant.
Accounting | Senior Manager at KPMG LLP
Jamie is a Senior Manager in the KPMG's US Corporate Tax practice in Vancouver. With 13 years of practicing US corporate tax in Toronto, San Francisco and now Vancouver, she has a wide-range of experience in advising clients on US tax consulting and compliance matters. She integrates Canadian - US tax rules to provide relevant advice and strategic planning to her clients. She has a diverse client base, which includes both privately held and public companies with a focus on the consumer and industrial markets.
Born in Korea and raised in Vancouver, Jamie is a US CPA and a graduate from the Sauder School of Business at UBC.
Real Estate | Realtor at Hanna Realty Ltd
Richard Park is a Real Estate Agent at Hanna Realty with 9 years of experience in the most conversed about occupation in BC. Shortly after beginning his career, Real Estate in Vancouver was hit hard by the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008. The constantly changing environment that followed allowed him to acquire a strong grasp on market dynamics, the need to constantly evolve in one's occupation, as well as the role of a Value REALTOR®. Currently Richard specializes in strata wholesale and development sales, and works with some of the largest developers and Real Estate investors in BC.
Medicine | Family Physician at The Well Medical Clinic
Dr. Emily Sung was born in Seoul Korea and moved to B.C. at age 3. She was raised in North Vancouver and attended Handsworth Secondary School. Growing up, she had a lot of mentors in school, piano, and sports who encouraged her to pursue her dreams and achieve her goals. With a strong work ethic, Dr. Sung taught piano (completed ARCT piano), swimming lessons at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre and Vancouver Park Board pools, and worked at the pharmacy throughout her schooling. Having graduated from Pharmaceutical sciences at U.B.C., she worked as a pharmacist in various communities in B.C. After a couple of years, Dr. Sung pursued medicine at U.B.C. in Vancouver, graduating with an M.D. in 2009. She completed her family medicine residency at McGill in 2011. Since 2011, Dr. Sung has been working as a dedicated family physician in Coquitlam, B.C. During her spare time, Dr. Emily Sung enjoys running marathons, half marathons, trail running, swimming, hiking, skiing, and travelling.
International Trade and Logistics | Inventory Control / Operations Administrator at ContainerWorld Forwarding Services
Michael Lee was educated at the Sauder School of Business of University of British Columbia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce specialized in Transportation and Logistics. He has professional experience as a former logistics assistant at the World Duty Free Group at YVR, and is currently the Inventory Control / Operations Administrator at the ContainerWorld Forwarding Service Inc. He is the CEO / Director of the raincoat optical tailor, importing sunglasses and eyeglasses to distribute it to North America (Canada/USA). Michael is also the vice president of OKTA, which is the Overseas Korean Traders Association.
Human Resources and Education | Instructor at Langara College
Shelley-Anne Vidal is a highly motivated professional who is passionate about cross cultural communication and teaching. She has over a decade of combined experience as a: Business Professional, Educator, Career Practitioner, Facilitator and Curriculum Developer.
Shelley earned a BA in Communications with a minor in Sociology and is certified in: the “Provincial Instructor Diploma”, “Train the Trainer,” “Personality Dimensions” and the “Job Finding Club.”
In 2009, Shelley began facilitating interactive and engaging workshops to: Aboriginal communities, International Professionals, and Post-Secondary students. She has delivered workshops on the following topics: Writing Resumes/ Cover Letters, Interview Preparation, Job Search Skills, Networking, Communication in the Canadian Workplace, Job Retention, BC Employment Standards Act and Self-Employment.
Shelley is passionate about utilizing her facilitation skills to EMPOWER, INSPIRE and MOTIVATE others to reach their full career potential. Currently she works full-time as a Post Degree Diploma Program Instructor in Langara College’s Co-op & Career Development Centre. When she is not in the classroom, Shelley enjoys travelling, hiking and meeting new people.
International Trade and Logistics | President of Global Supply Trade LTD
Jin is a young entrepreneur who has started doing business at a young age. He started to import stuffed toys and tried to sell them to different stores within greater Vancouver. Since then, he has grown slowly and now import many container loads of stuffed animals and distribute to many different outlets within Canada US and UK. His job involves travelling the world to source best quality and price factories and procuring orders from companies. It requires skills from sales, accounting, import/export brokerage.
International Trade and Logistics | Air Import Operation Supervisor at Kuehne + Nagel
Lulu Kim has moved to Vancouver 5 and half years ago from Korea, and studied law in Korea. She has experienced working for logistic industries, working 3 years in Korea and over 5 years in Canada now. It wasn't easy for her to find a job in Canada, applying her experience in Korea to the job in Canada, and the language barrier was also another challenge. She previously worked for a Canadian Local freight forwarder for 4 and half years, and recently joined Kuehne-nagel, which is one of top International Freight forwarding company, as Air freight Import supervisor managing team, and increase business volume, helping clients to find the best shipping solution with competitive freight cost.
Government / Politics and Law | Former MLA and Minister
Sandy Lee is a former MLA for Range Lake and a cabinet minister of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories (NWT). She was elected to the Legislature in 1999, 2003, and 2007. She was also the Conservative Party candidate in the NWT riding of Western Arctic in the 2011 General Election. Between 2011 to 2015, she served as the Director of NWT Regional Affairs for the Federal Government.
She is the first Korean born Canadian to be elected to a provincial/territorial legislature and to serve as a cabinet minister in Canada. She was also the first woman cabinet minister from the NWT Capital City of Yellowknife in the NWT Legislature.
Ms. Lee has a B.A. in Political Science with High Honours from Carleton University and an LL.B from Dalhousie Law School.
She lived in Yellowknife, NWT, between 1978 and 2015. She is now retired and lives in 108 Mile Ranch, British Columbia.
Accounting | Group Controller at Transpac Group
Wayne Cho was born and raised in Korea and immigrated to Vancouver at age 20. He started his career with Deloitte LLP’s Assurance practice in Vancouver as an articling student and subsequently moved on to the firm’s Enterprise Risk Advisory group. During his 8 year term at Deloitte, he had served a number of public/private companies and crown corporations in various capacities focusing on assurance services and business process optimization solutions.
Wayne is currently the group controller at Trans-Pac Group of companies, a large group of private companies that provide vertically integrated forestry products and services. Wayne has strong belief in the power of mentorship and looks forward to mentoring and being inspired by many young talents at the C3 event.
Wayne is a CPA CA, CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) and a graduate of SFU with Accounting major.
Lab Research | Research Associate at the University of British Columbia
Soyon is a neuroscientist whose research interests lie in understanding the role of the dopamine system in the healthy brain, and how dysfunction or degeneration of this system leads to psychiatric and neurological illness. Specifically, her goals are to identify and develop novel drug treatments for diseases of the dopamine system, such as Parkinson’s disease. She is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC, and a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Canadian Association for Neuroscience and the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology. She holds a BSc from McGill University and a PhD in Neuroscience from UBC.
Accounting | Director at KPMG
Henry Chung has 7 years of IT audit, risk consulting, SOC, project supervision service experience with KPMG. He currently serves in GVA ITA practice and takes director role of KPMG Korean Practice across Canada.
Henry serves Korean clients for any of services including audit, tax, and advise to connect their needs with right resources within KPMG. He is an official Korea Desk appointed by Global Korean Practice in KPMG Seoul office and has deep network with KPMG US’s Korean Practice as well to support Korean clients’ business requirements in North America.
Education | Career Educator at Langara College
With over 12 years of experience in the post-secondary milieu assisting 500 students+ yearly, Hannah puzzles over career development (with students) and job development (with employers) to find complementary intersections between the two. As a current career educator at Langara College's Post-Degree Diploma program, and formerly an academic advisor at SFU's Beedie School of Business, she continues to create safe spaces for students explore their potential and curiosity.
Originally from Montreal of Filipino-Chinese descent, she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management with a minor in Operations Management from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business. Bitten by the travel bug, she once attempted a year-long backpack trip westward around the world without winter and ended up in Argentina for three months dancing tango and learning Spanish.
Beware: this consummate networker will immediately put you at ease while connecting you with random strangers.
Social Work | Director, Risk Management for BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority
Edward was a member of the Canadian Naval Reserves during and after graduating from UBC Social Work. Currently, Edward is the Director for Risk Management for the BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. Edward is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of risk management programs.
Prior to Risk Management, Edward worked as a Social Work Case Manager for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. There he was responsible and accountable for providing case management services to clients in need of community-based health care services.
In addition, Edward is currently the Vice President of a Board for a non-profit organization in his community, the Lynn Valley Services Society (LVSS). He is leading the development of their website to better support the community members to access local social programs and participate as volunteers.
Legal / Law | Associate Counsel at Simpson, Thomas & Associates
S. Esther Chung graduated from UBC with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies which allowed her to pursue many of her interests including History and Psychology. She continued her studies at the University of Manitoba where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2008. She was called to the B.C. Bar in 2009 and has practiced in areas of corporate/commercial, real estate, secured lending and wills and estates. In April 2016, she changed her practice focus to join her husband at Simpson, Thomas & Associates where she now practices exclusively in ICBC Personal Injury Law. Esther serves on the board of directors of the Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and the Rose of Sharon Foundation. She has written a legal column for the Korea Times, has been a course presenter in the Continuing Legal Education program, and speaks at various legal education and mentorship seminars for the public hosted by organizations such as S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and C3.
International Trade and Logistics / Law | Partner at Gowling WLG Canada LLP
Yong-Jae Kim is a partner at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP in the corporate finance department. Yong-Jae was recognized as a Leading Lawyer Under 40 in Canada by Lexpert in 2014 and a Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyer by Lexpert in 2015. He has extensive experience working on M&A, share and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, takeover bids, and restructuring for public companies in the resource and energy sector. Yong-Jae also has significant cross-border experience, having advised on a number of transactions and inbound investments from Korea (multinational conglomerates and state owned entities) and elsewhere, including Latin America, Middle East and Europe.
Banking | Investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities Inc
Aaron’s commitment to his clients and business is purpose driven, his investment discipline performance-oriented and he is led by principles encompassed by integrity. Aaron has extensive experience in exchange traded financials and commodity futures and options since 2009 and joined RBC Dominion Securities in 2012. His knowledge of the markets and his dedication in providing excellent customer service allow him to understand and satisfy client needs. His constant drive for market knowledge makes him especially competent in providing up-to-date advices for the ever changing market. Aaron has a talent for providing individuals and corporate clients an extra layer of protection by hedging equity, currency, inflation and interest rate risks through futures contracts and options.
Accounting | Senior Manager at Deloitte
Deals and Transactions. Advising on millions or even billions of $$$ exchanging hands. All of this sounds sexy. Accounting? Not so much. But the numbers are essential to make a deal happen as they tell a story. This is what Sandra has been doing for the past 10+ years: storytelling with numbers so that buyers and/or sellers can make a decision.
Sandra has been with the same firm Deloitte for the past (gulp!) 16 years. What keeps her going? The people around her who constantly motivate and challenge her. Witnessing how she can bring her experience to add value to her clients. Being introduced to new industries, new issues, new service line (having worked in audit, valuation and M&A services), new office (Vancouver being her fourth office with Deloitte) to name a few.
Sandra is CPA CA, CBV (Chartered Business Valuator), and US CPA, and a graduate of McGill University. She is fluent in English, French and Korean.
Legal / Law | Criminal Prosector of British Columbia Crown Counsel
David has been a criminal prosecutor with the Provincial Crown Counsel office in Vancouver, BC for the past 15 years. Born in Vancouver, BC he received his BA from the University of Alberta in Political Science. Following a term in the KLA program at Yonsei University he returned to the University of Alberta, receiving his LLB from the Faculty of Law. A persecutor, David conducts criminal prosecutions involving various offences of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Education | Director at Fraser Health Authority / Believe In Your Child / Fusion Education
Tom Kim has a record of success in driving academic, operational and service improvements yielding superior customer/graduate outcomes and financial results. He is a graduate of McGill University’s Master of Business Administration (Finance) and Bachelor of Commerce programs.
Tom is a hands-on leader with over 11 years of senior education leadership experience in such roles as Campus President, Campus Director, Director of Finance and Operations, and Vice President – International Business Development. Tom is passionate about meeting and exceeding students’ and customers’ expectations with respect to quality, outcomes and value. Prior to pursuing a career in education, Tom held several head-office positions in logistics, sales and marketing for large U.S. and Canadian corporations within the mining, industrial gas, packaging, and chemical industries.
Government / Politics | MLA Candidate at BC Liberals
Steve Kim is the BC Liberals MLA Candidate for Coquitlam-Maillardville. In this role, he brings over seventeen years of expertise in strategic communications, community building and grassroots outreach gained from his experience as a small business leader working in the new media, entertainment, technology and non-profit sectors.
Big into community building, Steve currently volunteers his time serving as director of Place des Arts, member of the Economic Development Advisory Committee for the City of Coquitlam, and as director of the CKBA. Previously, Steve was the chair of C3, a member the Multicultural Advisory Council of BC and the past president for the BC chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Arts from Korea University, where he specialized in the study of venture-backed technology, business and industry.
Finance | Associate Director of Finance at UBC Faculty of Medicine
Allison is an Associate Director of Finance with Faculty of Medicine at UBC. She has worked in various industry including post-secondary education, hotel management and manufacturing. Her 15 years’ experience includes strategic management, business process re-engineering, organization re-alignment and financial/management reporting. She holds Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Ryerson University and also a member of Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) of Canada. Born in Seoul, raised in Toronto and she has worked across Canada from Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and to Vancouver.
Technology | Senior IT Support at DHX Media Ltd
Kevin Kwok is a Systems Analyst at Cynerix and Senior Support at DHX Media. Cynerix is a consulting firm that specializes in designing and building centralized network systems for small to medium-sized businesses. DHX Media is a creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of children’s animation such as My Little Pony and Transformers: Rescue Bots.
Kevin’s broad experience in IT has given him the opportunity to work for SK Telecom, a large telecommunications firm in Seoul, to streamline IT support operations and tie multiple systems together for better communications and increased security. When he is not looking at code, Kevin’s interest is in food nutrition with a focus on urban agricultural systems. His passion for technology and agricultural farming has led him to work with a research and development firm in China that tests urban and sustainable agricultural products.
Architecture | Architectural Technologist at Chris Dikeakos Architects
Eric attended SFU for two years of Physics after his dream to study architecture was once turned down; although the subject was interesting he could not see himself doing Physics for his life. So he made a turn and sought to pursue architecture again at BCIT. After completing a bachelor degree in Architectural Science, he has been working at Chris Dikeakos Architects for about 4 years, gaining experience and preparing to go to graduate school of architecture to become an architect.
Real Estate | Real Estate Appraiser at BC Assessment Authority
Yohan Lee is an accredited Real Estate Appraiser at BC Assessment Authority, a provincial Crown corporation producing annual property assessments for all property owners in BC. He is responsible for overseeing the valuation of various IC&I properties including retail, office, warehouse, parking, hotel, institutional, and special use properties. His work includes valuation of properties in the Robson/Gastown/Yaletown/Chinatown Shopping Districts, Olympic Village, Woodward’s Building, University Market Place at UBC, and Marriott Pinnacle Hotel. Since 2008, he has successfully defended assessed value in excess of $2.9 billion on properties in Vancouver.
Born in Korea and raised in Vancouver, he received the Bachelor of Business in Real Estate degree from the Sauder School of Business at UBC, specializing in real estate appraisal, assessment, development, and management. He currently holds the AACI, P.App, and LEED GA designations, as well as seven real estate-related certificates.
Finance | Branch Manager at TD Canada Trust
Bill is a branch manager at TD Canada Trust. He graduated from SFU with a concentration in Finance. He has over 15 years of banking experience working with TD Canada Trust in various roles within retail branches and head office. Bill spends time volunteering with the Friends of the Environment.
Public / Community Relations | PMO Joint Support Ship - Deputy Detachment Commander at Dept of National Defence
Hyung-wook Kang is a naval officer with specialties in marine systems engineering, project management and shipbuilding. He's served the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) for 16 years, and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He spent the majority of his sea time, including the Head of Dept tour, in the Pacific Fleet onboard HMCS ALGONQUIN, OTTAWA and VANCOUVER. He also has extensive experience in training development, engineering maintenance and HR management.
He currently works in Vancouver with Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyard who's building the RCN's Joint Support Ship as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy. He leads a team of engineers to oversee various engineering and project execution activities, and provides onsite support to Seaspan on behalf of the RCN.
An advocate of employment equity, he served as the Military Chair for Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group in the Pacific region, identifying systematic barriers for visible minorities in the defence community.
Marketing and Performing Arts | Digital and print content creation, editing, strategy and management
Grace Chin is a content sifu. She contributes a content, project and event management skill set towards effective online, digital and print content and campaigns for SME, enterprise and not-for-profit clients, in both international and North American markets. Her 17 years’ experience includes clients in technology, insurance, entertainment, hospitality, travel, retail, media, healthcare and social services, as well as traditional and digital marketing agencies. Grace has a BA in English Literature (Hons) from the University of British Columbia and accreditation in journalism from Langara College. A published author and a playwright and producer, she is a member of the Playwrights’ Guild of Canada and the Union of British Columbia Performers/ACTRA, Festival Director of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, and has served on various boards, committees and panels at the local and provincial level.
Banking | Branch Manager of TD Canada Trust
Eric Kim started his banking career with TD Canada Trust in 2008 while majoring in Economics degree in UBC. Since joining the bank, Eric has held a number of progressive roles within retail banking. Currently he is a Branch Manager at the Ottawa street branch in Port Coquitlam and he is involved in many community events: the Poco Car shows, Poco Mayday Festival, Korean Heritage Festival, International Drum Festival, etc. TD is very engaged in Korean community and Eric and his team organized seminars for newcomers on 'How to write Resume in Canada and Interview Tips'. He accomplished the National Champions Club award in 2016 and 2017 and received the Change Leadership award in 2016. Eric also led the TD Korean ChuSeok Employee Dinner event committee in 2015 and 2016 promoting Korean culture within TD. Eric is an avid traveler and a food adventurer.
Sales | Director of Business Development at BMC Networks
Sam has extensive experience in bringing results and delivering complex revenue cycles. He has achieved consistent success in serving diverse client types, ranging anywhere from small local shops to Fortune 500 companies. As a technology-and marketing-savvy growth executive, he is always eager not only to absorb new knowledge, but also to exhibit it in practical situations. He is highly self-motivated and enjoys working with synergistic teams. He believes that a client's success is his own success, and he surpasses expectations on every front—excellent sales, uncompromising work ethic, and infectiously fun energy.
Law Enforcement | Homicide Investigator / Media Spokesman of RCMP
Frank has been a police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for the past 13 years. He is currently a member of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), a specialized unit responsible for investigating homicides, high-risk missing persons and suspicious deaths in over 30 communities in the lower mainland of BC. Among his many roles as an IHIT investigator, Frank's favourite is digging through crime scenes much like in TV shows such as CSI: Miami. Frank has been a C3 mentor since the very first C3LC. Frank continues to closely mentor 5 RCMP officers; all of whom he met through the C3LC. Frank is passionate about policing and life, and is eager to meet the next batch of potential RCMP recruits, ready to lead and serve their communities. Prior to joining the RCMP, Frank received his BA in History from UBC.
Legal / Law | Associate at Miller Thomson LLP
Sharon is an associate at Miller Thomson LLP. She has a Bachelor of Art's degree in Psychology from University of British Columbia and Juris Doctorate degree from Queen's University. She was called to the British Columbia bar in 2009 and to the Saskatchewan bar in 2013. Her primary areas of practice is in commercial litigation and immigration. She has been actively involved in the community including Pro Bono Students Canada, Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan, Burnaby Multicultural Society, Immigration PLEI Consortium, and People's Law School. During her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking.
Finance | Senior Client Relationship Manager at Scotiabank
Scotiabank Commercial Banking is an integrated Commercial Bank which provides comprehensive solutions. As a senior member of the Commercial Banking team, Michael executes business development strategy in the Metro Vancouver area. Through partnership with business ownership group & management, Scotiabank partners and industry professionals, Michael facilitates strategic discussions and provides customized financial solutions to mid-market businesses and their ownership group, management and employees. Michael previously worked at BMO Bank of Montreal and HSBC, progressing through different roles in Commercial Banking. Michael is a graduate of Richard Ivey School of Business and holds CPA, CMA.
Public / Community Relations | Manager, Consumer and Stakeholder Relations at Insurance Bureau of Canada
Mike Lee is the Manager, Consumer and Stakeholder Relations with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). He provides expertise in strategic communications, engagement and government relations representing Canada’s private home, auto and business insurers.
Previously, Mike worked for the Government of British Columbia serving as a political advisor to B.C.’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Minister of State for Multiculturalism and to the Minister of Social Development. In addition, he has been active in politics at all levels having aided a number of campaigns as a campaign manager.
Mike was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, spent his childhood in Korea and was educated in Canada. He holds a BBA from SFU with a double major in Business (Concentration in Marketing) and Communications. He is currently a board member at C3 Society.
Fine Arts / Performing Arts | Senior Product Developer at Bocci Design
Born and bred in Vancouver, James Lee initially trained as a mechanical engineer, but realizing his true calling was in a creative field, James attended and graduated from Emily Carr University to study Industrial Design. Upon graduation, he was contracted as the lead Industrial Designer for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games. During his time there he was responsible for the designing Victory Ceremonies podiums and presentation trays for medal presentations. James then founded his design studio where he has been working with a team of designers, engineers and creatives on a wide variety of projects from consumer products, to prefabricated architecture, to high profile international sporting events. His work can be found here: www.jamesleeid.com
Additional to his private practice, James has recently taken on the role as Senior Product Developer for an award winning and international lighting brand Bocci:www.bocci.ca