The Leader-in-Residence Program is designed to bring outstanding and accomplished leaders to share their experience, insights, wisdom and advice to the students of Pickering College.
Drawing from the world of business, the arts, politics, athletics, sciences, not-for-profits, philanthropy, education and the social sector, Leaders in Residence (LIR) are people of outstanding character and accomplishment who can be a model for the students of Pickering College and recognize this as an exceptional opportunity to positively influence young people.
Thank you to our past Leaders in Residence:
Uzma Jalaluddin - Journalist, Author of "Ayesha at Last"
Olga Morawczynski, PhD - Founder and CEO, Bounc3
Garrett Mac Sweeney - Ethics Professor, Ryerson University
Nick Lavalle ‘13 - Comprehensive Designer, Clean Valley
Meghan Findlay - Freelance Writer
Lotem Baram - Pickering College Guidance Counsellor
Jeff Moburg - Freelance Sound Designer and Music Maker
Beth Allan '01 - Storm Photographer
Quinn Ross '94 - Lawyer and Managing Partner, The Ross Firm
Lawrence Taylor '78 - Marine biologist and Entrepreneur
Isaias Medina '85 - Former senior Venezuelan diplomat to the United Nations
Dr. Alexander Zetzl '05 - Director of Operations, MMIS Inc.
Dr. Ian VanderBurgh - Director of CEMC, University of Waterloo
Peter Dobbs '87 - CEO of Enginess, Simplify Wireless
Dr. Jason Wilson - Juno Award-winning musician
Dr. Walid Hejazi - Associate Professor of Economic Analysis & Policy, Rotman School of Management
Dr. Louis Charland - Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
Alex Mazelow '02 - Entrepreneur & Business Owner, Carbon and Carbon Copy
Antonia Edwards - Marketing Director, Clean River
Radha Bhardwaj and Stephanie Lau - Blue Door Shelters
Rebecca Shields - CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association
Martin Vroegh - Senior Director, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Technologies
Angela Tessier - Educator in Northern Iraq
Rex Taylor - Founder, The Small Project
Daniele Zanotti - CEO, United Way
Dr. Samir Sinha - Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System