Rob Macgregor brings decades of relevant industry experience and currently is a partner at a management consultancy, helping CEOs, executives, and business owners around the globe drive results. He is very knowledgeable about HR.
Steven Chen is a multi-skilled and competent professional with a versatile history. From 2013 to 2015, he worked as a Commercial Broker for the NAI Commercial, providing Commercial real estate brokerage service focusing on hotels and hospitality. He worked on the behalf of hotel and resort owners to facilitate smooth and successful transactions, and recommended hotel and resort development sites for selection and feasibility. From 2006 to 2013, Steven also was a Business Development Manager for the KC Group. He maintained industry and franchise standards, drafted and oversaw budgets, managed staff, sales efforts and operations of the Best Western Northgate Hotel, SummerSet Pub, Northgate Liquor Store, Northgate Plaza attached to the hotel and the North Vancouver Hotel in North Vancouver. Steven also has experience as a Sales Manager for the Sandman Hotel Group, where he developed sales and marketing plans for both properties, and achieved a budget of $500,000 for both properties in 2002 and 2003. He has received certificates for Certified Hotel General Manager Best Western International and Super Host customer service.
Daniel is a Vancouver-based (British Columbia, Canada) artist, philosopher, empath, healer, and counsellor with a passion for joy and inner peace, family and marriage. Since graduating from the Sauder School of Business (UBC) with a Bachelor of Commerce and a marketing major, Daniel has spent a lot of his time working in the entertainment and broadcast industries, both behind and in front of the camera. Currently he works as a YouTube content creator, video editor, composer, speaker, and DJ. In 2012, Daniel produced a video called "Pop Danthology 2012" that went viral all over the world. In just three days, the video gained over 10 million views. Daniel now goes viral every year with his annual music mashups and has been on CNN Live News, NPR, Forbes, Huffington Post, People, Mashable, USA Today, NBC News. Daniel's music mashups are enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. His YouTube channel has more than 100 million views.
Aaron, originally from Korea, lived in Australia for 8 years, studied in China for 2 years and has lived in Canada since 1997. Aaron studied at Simon Fraser University majoring in Economics. He has extensive experience in exchange traded financials and commodity futures and options since 2009 and joined RBC Dominion Securities in 2012. Aaron's knowledge of the markets and his dedication in providing excellent customer service allow him to understand and satisfy his clients' 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 knack for providing individuals and corporate clients an extra layer of protection by hedging the equity, currency, inflation and interest rate risks through futures contracts and options.
Grace Oh is the Crown Counsel for the BC Ministry of Justice and continue to be privileged with a career that she has loved since 1997. Born in the US and raised in Ottawa, she graduated from UBC Law School in 1993, was called to the BC bar in 1994 and have been among the many Provincial Crown Counsel responsible for criminal prosecutions since 1997. She is currently Crown Counsel at the Provincial Court in North Vancouver - focusing on all aspects of pre-trial decision making including charge assessment, pre-trial disclosure, plea negotiations and sentencings. I speak daily with justice system participants (victims, witnesses, police, social workers and counsel) within often emotionally charged and conflict laden contexts. She has prosecuted all manner of offences ranging from traffic matters to murder, working mainly in the downtown east side of Vancouver. She has mentored students and junior counsel through UBC Law School programs and annual Crown Counsel Conferences.
Alex Kwan 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 he finished 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.
After graduating with a major in Computer science from UBC, Jonathan Lee started his career in Info Tech industry as the Technical support of a CRM software company. After a year, he was assigned as a developer for maintaining software solution. Since then, he participated in multiple projects that vary from database development to mobile applications. He was also a scrum master/team lead of a mobile team for releasing crew management software in both Android and iOS. Recently, he joined Global Relay as a Frontend Web developer for developing enterprise level message archiving system.
Jin Kim is a University of Toronto Life Science Grad. He has done Start-up for over 10 years and has experience in import, retail, and distribution.
Jeff began his career as an art director in U.S. after graduating from Art Center College of Design in California. While working in Los Angeles, being surrounded by world renowned restaurants, he started to discover a new passion in life, food. Then a few years later, Jeff decided to pack everything up and head back to British Columbia to pursue his new dream in cooking. Now with over a decade of culinary experience under his belt, Jeff’s culinary resume includes opening Executive Sous Chef at award winning Blink Restaurant in Calgary and Executive Chef at Kensington Riverside Inn in Calgary. Most recently, a five-year stint as a chef de cuisine at Araxi, where he helped the restaurant rack up several accolades, including top 50 best restaurants in Canada by vacay.ca 4 years running. Jeff currently is working on his own restaurant in Squamish where he will be working closely with local farmers and ranchers from the sea to sky area.
Robson graduated from UBC Pharmacy in May 2012. During his time in school, he completed internships in a variety of Pharmacy related sectors such as Overwaitea Food Group, Cubic Health Inc and was involved as a student on the strategic planning of the UBC Pharmacists Clinic. He was involved in founding the BCPhA Student Ambassador program and also served as Co-President of UBC Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Fraternity (LKS). Through his experiences he developed a passion for pharmacy management. Robson is now Associate-Owner of Shoppers Drug Mart on Fraser and 29th Street in Vancouver. He is also a board member of PLoT - Pharmacy Leaders of Tomorrow.
Bettina is a Business Analyst working at O2E Brands, parent company to a number of home services franchise brands including 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. At O2E, Bettina works within the Enterprise Business Solutions team, helping the company scale and grow by leveraging new technologies and improving processes. Bettina began her career in 2001, when she joined SAP (then Crystal Decisions, followed by Business Objects), a market leader in enterprise application software. In her 14 years at the company, Bettina worked with the Global Finance Infrastructure organisation, driving process improvement and system automation, as well as supporting multi-billion dollars' worth of business annually in software sales and services. Bettina is currently Chair of the Little Flower Academy Alumnae Association Executive Committee, of which she has been a member since 2005 and is on the Board of Directors of the Jane Rowan Society.
Devon Yoo is a software engineer at ClearVision Tech and focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing. Devon is creating an automated quality inspection system in manufacturing industry and he is in charge of research and development on several projects in the company. He is a good mentor for those who are interested in choosing Computer Science as their major as he has helped many college students with their computer programming courses and job finding. He also has a successful settlement story after 13 years of international student life.
Anthony Tung is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Medication Use Evaluation for the Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services. He received his BSc(Pharm) from the University of British Columbia and his hospital pharmacy residency with the Fraser Health Authority. After practicing as a pharmacist at Surrey Memorial Hospital, he completed his Master of Business Administration at UBC Sauder School of Business. In his current role, Anthony supports appropriate medication use through reviews of the best available research evidence and monitoring prescribing patterns. Previously, he has collaborated with the Vancouver Division of Family Practice as a business analyst and served with the Canadian Forces as a reserve medical technician. In addition to precepting students and residents in research, Anthony also volunteers with the Youth Leadership Millennium at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. You can reach Anthony on LinkedIn and Twitter (@sayknow2drugs).
President, Boilingpoint Group, Past chair and director of C3 Society
Steve brings over sixteen years of expertise in strategic marketing, communications and business development gained from his experience within the new media, entertainment, technology and non-profit sectors to his role of President of Boilingpoint Group. Big into community building, Steve volunteers his time serving as Director of Place des Arts, Past President’s Council of the BC chapter of the American Marketing Association, Co-Founder/Director of C3 Korean Canadian Society, Director of Canada Korea Business Association, Member of the Economic Development Advisory Committee for the City of Coquitlam, and Member of the Multicultural Advisory Council. He is also a public speaker and writer for various marketing publications. Steve is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds a Master of Arts from Korea University, where he specialized in the study of venture-backed technology, business and industry.
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.
Senator Yonah Martin is a Senator of British Columbia who was appointed by The Right Honourable Stephen Harper in January 2009. She is the first Canadian of Korean descent to serve in the Senate of Canada and the first Korean-Canadian Parliamentarian in Canadian history. Born in Seoul, Korea, Senator Martin immigrated to Canada in 1972 and has lived in Vancouver, BC ever since. Graduate of the University of British Columbia in 1987, she spent 21 years as an educator; and earned a Master's of Education in 1996. With the desire to “bridge communities,” she co-founded the C3 Society in 2003, and currently serves as Honorary Patron. Since her appointment, she has become a champion of the Veterans of the Korean War. Her Bill (Korean War Veterans Day Act) which received Royal Assent in June 2013 enacts July 27th annually as a day of remembrance for all those who served in the Korean War.
Grace was a Middle school teacher in Coquitlam when she met her mentor Senator Yonah Martin, who was the Chair of C3 Society at the time. After volunteering in the community with C3 and political campaigns, she made the leap to pursue a career in politics. Grace began her political career as the Executive Coordinator for the Conservative Party of Canada and is currently the Chief of Staff of the Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Senate. In the recent Federal election, she was the Conservative candidate for Burnaby South.
Lulu Kim moved to Vancouver 4 and half years ago from Korea, studied law in Korea. She has experienced working for logistic industries, working 3 years in Korea and over 4 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. Now she is involved with Korea-Canada Trade traffic, went to Korea as Trade Mission delegation with Minister of International Trade in 2015, and signed MOU with Korean Agent. As Air freight Manager, managing team, and increase business volume, helping clients to find the best shipping solution with competitive freight cost.
Sandy Lee is a former MLA for Range Lake in Northwest Territories and Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister Responsible for Status of Women, Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities, Minister Responsible for Homeless and Minister Responsible for Seniors. She is the first Korean born Canadian to be elected to a provincial/territorial legislature jn Canada. She is also the second woman MLA (1999 - 2011) and the first woman to sit on the NWT Cabinet from the NWT Capital City of Yellowknife (2007-2011). Ms. Lee obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with High Honours from Carleton University (Ottawa, 1989) and a law degree from Dalhousie University (Halifax, 1997). She also studied Business Administration in Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Calgary, 1985). Most recently (2001-2015) she served as the NWT political advisor to Federal Ministers. Sandy Lee currently resides in 108 Mile Ranch House in British Columbia.
Born in Korea, grew up in Thailand and now living and working in the world of finance in Vancouver. Kyubak currently works for Cambridge Global Payments, helping companies manage their international payments and develop a risk management policy and strategy. Kyubak works with clients all over the board, from the manufacturing industry to commodity trading companies to the energy sector.
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.
Craig Deveau's current role is a Private Banker with Scotia Wealth Management. Craig deals with a select group of high-net worth individuals and their families to provide financing solutions tailored to meet lifestyle needs or customized credit to help them take advantage of investment opportunities. Craig graduated from Okanagan College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Craig is a member of the Scotia Young Professionals Association and also a big supporter the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Born American and naturalized Canadian citizen, graduated Ohio Wesleyan University as a Biology Major and earned his Masters Degree in Science Education from Columbia University Teachers college, NYC in 1994. He has a combined 22 years of professional experience as a certified Science Instructor and professional sales person. He has worked for the New York City Department of Education, the Vancouver School Board, Xerox Corporation in both NYC and Vancouver and ACL Services Ltd. (Vancouver based software and consulting firm). He currently represents Euler Hermes Canada as a certified Agent for British Columbia providing Trade Credit Insurance coverage for commercial clients seeking to protect their Account Receivable assets and increase liquidity with commercial lenders.
Received an Associate's degree in Fashion Design and a Bachelor's degree in International Trade and Marketing from Fashion Institute of Technology, located in New York City, Yoona Kim has in-depth understanding of the apparel and textile industry. The four-year hands-on experience in apparel production and quality assurance and her personal project, which she traveled to different regions in South Korea to interview twelve Korean traditional textile artists and published a book, prove her passion and persistence. One of her current projects is to organize a group exhibition with a number of North American natural dyers to educate public audience about the alternative way of producing sustainable colors. She gets inspiration from Korean traditional craftsmanship, mainly those involving weaving, natural fibers and traditional colors; it won’t take too long to see her promote the craftsmanship by researching and writing about people behind the artwork in near future.
Stephanie Suhwa Seo, MA, RCC, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Stephanie graduated from UBC with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2011, and later obtained a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC. Through her thesis, "Traversing the Border of Two Cultures: Understanding Internalized Cultures of Korean-Canadians," Stephanie studied the psychological adjustment of Korean immigrants in Canada and explored how they maintain resilience in their experiences. As a co-founder of Seo & Wu Counselling Services, Stephanie continues to serve individuals and families with diverse background, and wishes to act as an advocate for the Korean-Canadian population, giving back to the community that supported her as a new immigrant. Please find more information at www.seowucounselling.com.
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 prosecutor, David conducts criminal prosecutions involving various offences of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Eric Kim started his banking career with TD Canada Trust in 2008 after completing 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. He recently accomplished the National Champions Club award in 2016. Eric is a member of the Visible Minority community within TD and helping organize the TD Korean Autumn Festival Dinner every year to promote Korean culture within TD. Eric is an avid traveler and a food adventurer.
Frank has been a police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for the past 11 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. When Frank isn't examining cadavers and chasing murderers, he is a graduate student pursuing Christian theological studies at Regent College in UBC, with an interest in exploring the integration of spirituality and work. 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.
Michael is a Senior Client Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking Mid-Market at Scotiabank's Metro Vancouver practice. As a senior member of the Commercial Banking team, Michael is responsible for drafting and executing the business development strategy in the Vancouver area. Through partnership with business ownership group & management, Michael strives to facilitate strategic discussions and provide customized financial solutions to mid-market businesses and their ownership group, management and employees. Michael completed Honors in Business Administration at Richard Ivey School of Business in 2012 and obtained his accounting designation (CPA, CMA) in 2015. Michael enjoys travelling, playing sports & music, and volunteering in his spare time.
Debby Kim is a Provincial Teacher and Assistive Technology (AT) consultant at Special Education Technology of British Columbia (SET BC), a Ministry of Education Provincial Resource Program established to assist school districts in utilizing technology with students whose access to the curriculum is restricted.
Debby graduated from UBC with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education and started her career as a secondary school Math teacher in 2008. She joined SET BC after she obtained a Master's degree in Educational Technology from UBC in 2013. As a Provincial Teacher and AT consultant, Debby facilitates Professional Development activities which help build BC educators' understanding of how technology can be used within current educational frameworks.
Wayne Cho is Controller at Transpac Group, a company focused on log trading and lumber sales.
Wayne is a chartered accountant with over 9 years of experience in both public accounting and industry position.
Tammy Lee is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and serves as a Board Director for the BC Chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). She has an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biological Anthropology from the University of Toronto. Currently, she works as a clinical practice leader for the vocational rehabilitation counselling program at the Vancouver Coastal Health. Her work focuses on leading the counselling team and providing vocational counselling services to clients with physical and cognitive disabilities by identifying their occupational goals, determining return to work barriers and developing suitable rehabilitation plans. She also has a private counselling practice in Vancouver where she specializes in providing practical solutions to issues related to anxiety, career and relationships. Please find more information at: www.sjlife.ca.
S. Esther Chung graduated from UBC with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies so that she can pursue many of her interests including History, Psychology and Science. She continued her studies in the University of Manitoba where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2008. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2009 and currently practices at Lando & Company LLP with a focus on real estate development and business law. Ms. Chung serves on the board of directors of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, the Rose of Sharon Foundation, and Hanin Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs. She has participated as a speaker for the Continuing Legal Education program, and at various legal education and mentorship seminars for the public hosted by organizations such as S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and Sharons Credit Union.
JungIn Park graduated from Trinity Western University in 2011 with Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During her university years, she was involved in the student leadership program for 3 years, and volunteered on E. Hastings for homeless people. All these experiences helped her shape how she wanted to use her gifts for people in need. She has been working with the general surgery team at royal columbian hospital for 5 years, and now is continuing education at BCIT to specialize her nursing profession in high acuity area.
Emily Sung was born in Seoul Korea and raised in North Vancouver. After graduating from UBC Medical School, she pursued Family Medicine Residency at McGill University. After residency in Montreal, she moved back to beautiful Vancouver as she realized it was the best place in the world! When Emily is not treating patients, she spends her time with her family and friends. She spends a lot of time outdoors staying active and fit. She enjoys traveling, swimming, trail running, running half marathons, hiking trails such as the Grouse Grind.
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 Olympic Village, Woodward’s Building, University Market Place at UBC, Vancouver House, Chinatown Plaza, Westin Grand Hotel, and Marriott Pinnacle Hotel. Since 2008, he has successfully defended assessed value in excess of $2.2 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.
Soon Kim is a Chartered Accountant, Managing Partner for Soon Kim Inc., Chartered Accountant and Chief Executive Officer for Newgen Group of Companies. Active in his community, Mr. Kim is currently a member of the Cross Culture Round Table on Public National Security. Previously he was a member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Peaceful Reunification of Korea and the National Budget Advisory Committee. He also was involved in a number of committees for various groups for the Metro Vancouver area Korean Canadian Society. Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
Grace Chin is a content sifu. She contributes a content, project and event strategy and management skill set towards effective online, digital and print campaigns for SME, enterprise and not-for-profit clients, in international as well as North American markets. Her 17 years’ experience includes the technology, finance, insurance, entertainment, hospitality, retail, media and not-for-profit sectors. 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.
Born and bred in Vancouver, James Lee initially trained as a mechanical engineer, then studied and graduated from Emily Carr University with a bachelors in Industrial Design. After graduation, he freelanced and was contracted as the lead Industrial Designer for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games. During his time there he was responsible for designing and overseeing elements for the Victory Ceremonies including the 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 f rom consumer products, to prefabricated architecture, to high profile international sporting events. Sample of his work can be found here: http://www.jamesleeid.com/.