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Thank you to our 2022 - 2023 Adopts and Guests

The MBA Program in Arts, Media  & Entertainment Management is fortunate to have the support of industry experts who volunteer their time to share their expertise with the next generation of industry leaders. Their contributions provide invaluable exposure for students to the realities facing current industry leaders and enrich our curriculum in so many ways. Thank you all for your contributions and continued support of the program and our students.

Adopt an Executive Program

Broadcasting in a Digital World - 6340

  • Marly Allan, VP, National Sales, Course Entertainment

  • Alicia Barin, CRTC, Commissioner, Quebec and Interim Vice-Chair, Broadcasting

  • Rene Bourdages, Vice President Cultural Portfolio Management, Telefilm Canada

  • Nancy Chapelle, Executive Director, Bell Fund

  • Gerard Doyle, VP Product and Marketing, PElmorex/The Weather Network

  • David Errington, President & CEO, Accessible Media Inc.

  • John Ferri, VP, Programming & Content, TVO

  • Scott Garvey, Senior Vice-President, Shaftsbury Films 

  • Monica Ille, CEO, APTN

  • Gave Lindo, Head of Content Programming, North America At TikTok, Bytedance

  • Lawrie Schneider, Associate Director, Content Distribution, CBC

  • Justin Stock Man, Vice-President, English Content Development & Programming, Bell Media

Business Solutions for Digital Media - 6360

  • Ryan Andal, Secret Location Immersive, President & Founder

  • Nancy Chapelle, Bell Fund, Executive Director

  • Alan Cross, Host of A Journal of Musical Things / Brain Dead Dog Productions, President

  • Gerard Doyle, Pelmorex/Weather Network, VP Product & Marketing

  • Barbara Escoto, Bell Media, VP Digital Product

  • Richard Kanee, CBC, Executive Director, Digital Strategy and Product

  • Lucie Lalumière, Interactive Ontario, President & CEO

  • Margaret McGuffin, Music Publishers Canada, CEO

  • Arif Noorani, CBC, Executive Director of CBC Podcasts

  • Marguerite Pigott, City of Toronto, Film Commissioner & Director of Entertainment Industries

  • Kim Temple, High Priestess Publishing, President / Six Shooter Records, Director of Licensing

  • Karen Thorne-Stone, Ontario Creates, President & CEO

Guest Lecturers

Cultural Policy - 6300

  • Samah Ali, Distributor-Film Programmer and Board Member of the Black Screen Office

  • Doug Barrett, Lawyer at McMillan LLP, Businessman, and Schulich Professor

  • Laurie Biderman, Manager of Strategic Granting Initiatives at Canada Council for the Arts

  • Dean Collver, Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture for the Town of Collingwood

  • Mila Dechef-Tweddle, Associate Director at Nordicity

  • Paul Deegan, President and Chief Executive Officer of News Media Canada

  • Robert Foster, Founder, President, and CEO of Capital Canada

  • Donna Goodwin, Economic Development Officer for Arts & Culture at the City of Kawartha Lakes

  • Nikitha Gopal, Consultant at Nordicity

  • Peter Grant, past chair of McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Technology, Communications, and Intellectual Property Group

  • Carol Kehoe, Director, Marketing and Communications at Symphony Nova Scotia

  • Christine Maestracci, CEO and General Manager of the Quebec Film and Television Council

  • Garry Neil, President of Neil Craig Associates

  • Bernie Riordon, Director Emeritus, Beaverbrook Art Gallery

  • Kerry Swanson, Executive Director of the Indigenous Screen Office

  • Kate Taylor, Visual Art Critic at the Globe and Mail

  • Sheila Wisdom, Executive Director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra

  • Gabriel Zamfir-Enache, Director of Research, Measurement and Data Analytics Section at the Canada Council for the Arts

  • Akhaji Zakiya, Program Manager, Career Accelerator, Black Screen Office

  • Joyce Zemans, Senior Scholar, University Professor Emerita and former Director, AM&E Program, SSB: former Director Canada Council for the Arts

Issues in Arts & Cultural Management - 6301

  • Sara Angel, Founder & Executive Director, Art Canada Institute

  • Sarah Bay-Cheng. Dean of the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design. York University 

  • Patricia Bradley. MBA Schulich School of Business. Adjunct Professor Queen’s University. Ontario Arts Council Officer: 2002-2019

  • Brendan Healy, Artistic Director. Monica Healey, Executive Director: Canadian Stage theatre company

  • Jean LaRose, President, Dadan Sivunivit media corporation,  President Aboriginal People’s Television Network 2002-2020. 

  • Ann Marie Madurai. MBA Schulich School of Business. Owner:  Madurai &Associates Financial Advisors 

Broadcasting in a Digital World - 6340

  • Valerie Creighton C.M., President and CEO, CMF

  • Jessica Lea Fleming, Director of Growth and Inclusion, CMF

  • Raja Khanna, CEO and Co-Founder Lumeto

  • J. Johnson Founding Partner, Sinking Ship Entertainment.

  • Kirsten Hurd: Executive Producer TVOKids, TVO;

  • Rennata Lopez, Creative Producer and Georgina Lopez, Executive Producer, Lopii Productions

  • Jane Jankovic, Executive Producer, Documentaries, TVO

  • Michael McMahon, President and Executive Producer, Primitive Entertainment Inc.

  • Lisa Clarkson, Executive Director, Business and Rights and Content Optimization, CBC

  • Barb Mckergow, SVP National Sales, Corus Entertainment

  • Wade Oosterman, President, Bell Media, and Senior Vice President, BCE and Bell

The Business of Creativity - 6350

  • Glenn Cockburn, Founder/CEO Meridian Artists

  • Leslie Ann Dominy, Global Partnerships Director, Lighthouse Immersive Inc. 

  • Mark Starowicz C.M. O.O., Founder/President: Great Media Passage, Journalist, Documentarian.

Business Solutions for Digital Media - 6360

  • Roanie Levy, Access Copyright, President & CEO; Prescient Innovations, CEO

  • Steve DeNure, Wildbrain (DHX Media), Former President and COO

  • Graham DeNure, Kidoodle.TV, SVP Data Strategy

  • Randall Foster, Symphonic Distribution, Chief Creative Officer & Nashville GM

  • Kristian Roberts, Nordicity, Co-CEO & Managing Partner

  • Burt Gidaro, Edwards Creative Law, Entertainment Lawyer

  • Rob Bolton, ent! Marketing, Account Director

  • Rina Espiritu, Senior Manager, CBC Listen Apps & Loyalty Experiences

  • Morgan Hayduk, Founder & Co-CEO of Beatdapp

  • Valentine Goddard, Founder & ED, AI Impact Alliance / Member, Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence of Canada

  • Henry M. Kim, Associate Professor of OMIS / Co-Director, BlockchainLab, Schulich

  • Murat Kristal, Associate Professor of OMIS / Special Advisor, AI & Business Analytics, Schulich

  • Andrea Shipka, Little Symphony Records, Artist Branding & Engineer (asynchronous)

  • David Shoults, Little Symphony Records, Co-Founder & Producer (asynchronous)

  • Doug Barrett, Adjunct Professor, AM&E Schulich / Principal of barcode SDG

  • Lisa de Wilde, Bell Media Professor of Media Management, AM&E Schulich

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