Trina McQueen

Trina McQueen is Co-Director of the Arts, Media and Entertainment program at Schulich School of Business, where she has developed and taught courses for the program. In her professional career, she was Head of CBC Television News (where she launched and oversaw the development of Canada’s first news channel), founding President of Discovery Channel and …

Mia Nielsen

Mia Nielsen is the Director of Art Toronto, Canada’s art fair. With a keen interest in developing art and cultural experiences for public space she has curated and produced exhibitions, performances, and collections for a wide range of sites including galleries, festivals and public spaces across Canada and beyond. Most notably, she built The Drake’s …

Jolene Cuyler

 Jolene Cuyler is a Canadian artist based in upstate New York. Her professional reputation was established working as a designer, art director, and ultimately, creative director, at important publications in New York City when print magazines were at the height of their cultural influence. The titles Cuyler worked on, Rolling Stone, The New York Times …

Carolyn Loucks

Carolyn, aka “Cal” as she is known in the Biz, graduated from YORK UNIVERSITY in 1984 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and a minor in Dance therapy. She established herself in the early days of the Toronto film industry as a creative force in Production Design. Her filmography includes Set Decorator of …

Weyni Mengesha

Weyni Mengesha is a Canadian film and stage director known for her ground-breaking work and community engagement. Mengesha has directed plays that have gone on to break box office records, tour nationally and internationally, and have been developed into television shows playing on CBC, Global, and Netflix. She made her U.S debut in 2016 at …

Vanessa Wang

Vanessa Wang is a senior technologist and author who innovates and builds education and technology programs, and creates scaled initiatives to empower underrepresented communities. She co-founded Code for Good Week and San Francisco HTML5, which connect people with civic open source projects and web technology education.

Beth Janson

Chief Executive Officer, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Beth Janson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. With over two decades of experience in the film, television and cultural sectors in both Canada and the United States, Beth has been the creative force behind some of the most …

Liz Ogbu

A designer, urbanist, and spatial justice activist, Liz is a global expert on engaging and transforming unjust urban environments. From designing shelters for immigrant day laborers in the U.S. to a water and health social enterprise for low-income Kenyans, Liz has a long history of working with communities in need to leverage the power of …

Mariel Marshall

Mariel is an interdisciplinary artist and tech entrepreneur based in Toronto, Canada. She is a core member of the Toronto/Brooklyn experimental performance collective bluemouth inc. The company’s latest work, Cafe Sarajevo, premiered January 2020 at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival and toured to Toronto’s Progress Festival in February 2020. Mariel started coding back in 2015, …

Lisa Jackson

Toronto-based Lisa Jackson is an Anishinaabe filmmaker (Aamjiwnaang) whose documentary and fiction films and VR work have garnered two Canadian Screen Awards, been nominated for a Webby, broadcast widely, and screened at top festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Berlinale, and HotDocs. Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier won best doc at imagineNATIVE and is one …