Speakers

Featuring Our 2022 Conference Panelists

The Importance of Soft Skills in Today’s Workplace

Trevor Buttrum

Executive Director, Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)

Trevor Buttrum is an award-winning leader who, over the last 20+ years, has honed his craft in campus recruitment strategy, career education and experiential learning, fostering inclusive talent pipelines and workplaces, and building relationships to attract, engage, and retain, early career talent.

In the Spring of 2022, Trevor was named the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE). CACEE provides a national voice, leadership, events, resources, and a niche community of practice to empower members to excel in their meaningful and critical work supporting students in their transition from post-secondary to career.

Diana Kawarsky

MA CCPThe Soft Skills Group Inc.

 
Diana is President of The Soft Skills Group Inc., an on-the-job learning boutique firm based in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. She is a senior training & development professional with over 20 years of experience in delivery, design & consulting with Fortune 500 companies, Universities & Colleges in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia. Diana has worked with organizations in many industries, including finance, legal,
telecommunications, health care, manufacturing, transportation, natural resources, not-for-profits, and crown corporations. Her experience has breadth from working with various professionals, from new hires to seasoned executives, totalling over 20,000 clients.

Donna Marshall

MA, RP, CEO, Workright Ltd.

 
Donna Marshall is a thought leader, professional speaker, lecturer, curriculum developer, and writer specializing in soft skills, managing and preventing workplace and school bullying and harassment, ensuring psychological safety, and promoting interpersonal skills training.

Donna has written and facilitated leadership curricula for the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and has appeared numerous times on a CBC television affiliate as a specialist in bullying and harassment. Her articles on bullying and harassment in the workplace and in schools are published in HR Professional magazine. She has presented at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Lancaster House, legal and HRPA conferences, Health and Safety forums, and other notable national and international conventions.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Hiring and Workplace Practices

Trevor Buttrum

Executive Director, Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) (Moderator)

Trevor Buttrum is an award-winning leader who, over the last 20+ years, has honed his craft in campus recruitment strategy, career education and experiential learning, fostering inclusive talent pipelines and workplaces, and building relationships to attract, engage, and retain, early career talent.

In the Spring of 2022, Trevor was named the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE). CACEE provides a national voice, leadership, events, resources, and a niche community of practice to empower members to excel in their meaningful and critical work supporting students in their transition from post-secondary to career.

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Josh Basile

Community Relations Manager, accessiBe

 
Meet Josh Basile a C4-5 quadriplegic, power wheelchair user, disability rights advocate, and lawyer. In 2004, at the age of 18, Josh was paralyzed below the shoulders in a beach accident. Soon after he formed a 501(c)3 nonprofit to empower newly injured families. He created the world’s largest paralysis video mentoring network on SPINALpedia.com with 22,000 videos searchable by physical functionality. As a medical malpractice lawyer and disabilities rights advocate, Josh serves persons with disabilities both in the courtroom and through policy initiatives. As a community leader and changemaker, Josh works tirelessly to improve the quality of life the people with disabilities and to continuously break down existing barriers to access and inclusion. To improve web accessibility and usability, Josh joined accessiBe as the Community Relations Manager.
 

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Devon Peterika

Regional Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Worley

Devon has had opportunities in a variety of industries including Higher Education and Resources and Energy. During her 20 years as an HR professional in various roles, she has been recognized for providing HR leadership for over 5,000 employees throughout 30 states and Puerto Rico while maintaining compliance with all regulations. Currently, Devon serves as a Regional Diversity and Inclusion Manager for America’s Market at Worley.

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Tara Monoghan

Campus Recruitment Program Lead, Export Development Canada

Tara Monaghan is the Campus Recruitment Program Lead at Export Development Canada, where she started in 2020 on the Talent Acquisition team. After completing her Human Resource Management diploma at Algonquin College in 2015, Tara held various HR roles in the high tech and aviation industries before finding her way to EDC. She has recently found a way to bridge her personal interest in disability advocacy and her work in HR by joining EDC’s DiversABILITY Employee Resource Group (ERG) as a Supporter and she continues to learn and collaborate with the ERG to bring changes to the Campus Recruitment Program at EDC.

The Post-Pandemic Workplace

Ariane Lamy

Campus and Diversity Recruitment Program Manager, SNC-Lavalin

Ariane Lamy has more than 15 years in recruitment for different industries. She is now leading the Canadian campus recruiting initiatives at SNC-Lavalin, a worldwide well known engineering consulting company. She understands the importance of having a great plan to integrate and develop young talents, and she launched the graduate development program last year with that in mind. Ariane is a true thinker and innovative person, she is always able to realize in real life what was a concept before.

Mehak Shoeb

Senior Manager, Early Talent Engagement, CIBC

Mehak leads Student Engagement and internal programming for co-ops and interns enterprise-wide at CIBC. Her and team are on a mission to provide the best-in-class experience for our future leaders of tomorrow and connect them with the right opportunities at the right time to retain top talent at the bank. ​
Fun Fact: When she’s not living her glamorous life as an HR professional, she’s always out exploring new restaurants. Her life goal is to go to every restaurant in Toronto.

Whitney Perrett

Lead Recruiter, International Field Selection, Chick-fil-A

Whitney Perrett serves as the Lead Recruiter supporting Chick-fil-A, Inc.’s international growth. She loves sharing the story of Chick-fil-A through recruiting, and enjoys the opportunity to coach and advise job seekers in their career search. Before her current work, she spent more than a decade in the nonprofit sector focusing on international development and working to empower and unite leaders around the world to have a positive impact while promoting human flourishing.

Mental Health in the Workplace

Minami Alguire

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition at Bell Canada

 
Minami Alguire leads the campus talent acquisition team at Bell. She joined Bell in 2017 as an intern, and completed Bell’s Graduate Leadership Program in HR before finding her fit in the campus recruitment space. Passionate about developing early talent, Minami and her colleagues have hired and onboarded thousands of student hires.

Dr. Stephanie Bot

Owner and Chief Psychologist at Dr. Stephanie Bot & Associates & President of Workright Inc

Dr. Stephanie Bot is the Principal Psychologist at Dr. Stephanie Bot and Associates, Executive Director and Founder of the 3yr Psychotherapy Program and TICP Community Clinic, President and Co-Founder of Workright and Co-Founder and Developer of The Would You Date You program for relationships.

Chelsea Hill

Human Resources Generalist at Vale

 
 
Chelsea Hill has been working at Vale for the past 6 years. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier with a Bachelors in Business Administration and joined Vale shortly after graduating. Chelsea has worked in a variety of roles within the HR department and was responsible for launching the Global Trainee Program in Canada and Indonesia. This program won Talent Egg’s Best Grad Program award in 2020 . More recently, Chelsea has been a huge advocate for mental health at Vale and has led mental health training for all employees in the GTA.

New Trends for The Future of Campus Recruitment

Shalise Goffe

Senior Manager, Campus Strategy & Recruitment at CIBC

Jennifer Smith

Founder/CEOEverything Podcasts

Jennifer Smith is an award-winning senior executive and entrepreneurial business strategist with over 20 years of extensive media, broadcast, and digital marketing experience. In addition to spearheading six prosperous startups, she has held executive positions at Roundhouse Radio, CBC, Bell Media, and Headline Media Group.