Gupta, Deepak

Deepak Gupta Associate Vice President, Research Kwantlen Polytechnic University Richmond, British Columbia   Dr. Gupta is an award-winning academic executive who has led innovation, productivity, and entrepreneurial initiatives over an impactful career across three countries. A global citizen and an innovation broker, he has lived or worked in 12 cities, speaks four languages, and has…

Forsyth, James

James Forsyth Director, Regional Development BC Housing Coquitlam, British Columbia   James is a Director of Regional Development at BC Housing. He develops affordable housing for family & seniors, supportive housing for the homeless, transitional housing for women & children and Indigenous housing. Recently he received a Premier’s Award for developing modular supportive housing. He…

Foster, Teresa (Teri)

Teresa (Teri) Foster Chair, North West Region British Columbia Nurses’ Union Prince Rupert, British Columbia   As a nurse in rural and urban British Columbia since 2004, Teri has additionally held the elected role of Regional Council Member, representing the North West of British Columbia since 2016. Her region includes a varied demographic population in…

Davey, Adam

Adam Davey Director, Community Services & Public Safety City of Prince George Prince George, British Columbia   Adam currently serves as the Director of Community Services & Public Safety for the City of Prince George, in British Columbia. Previously, he was the Chief Administrative Officer for the Village of Valemount. Adam is a former infantry…

Dame, Jessy

Jessy Dame Certified Registered Nurse Vancouver Coastal Health Vancouver, British Columbia   Jessy is a very proud self-identified Two-Spirit, gay, Métis Registered Nurse in his last semester of the Master of Nursing at UBC. He would like to acknowledge that he is a guest on the lands of which he lives and give thanks to…

Byers, Kristine

Kristine Byers Union Representative British Columbia Regional Council of Carpenters (BCRCC) New Westminster, British Columbia   Kristine is a Red Seal Journeyperson Carpenter from New Westminster, B.C. and is currently employed as a Union Representative and safety and equipment Instructor for the British Columbia Regional Council of Carpenters. She is passionate about diversifying the workforce…

Barajas, Jose

Jose Barajas CEO & President Infinity Enterprises Group Whistler, British Columbia   Pepe Barajas is an entrepreneur in British Columbia and is at the helm of 7 companies as owner/CEO. Held under Infinity Enterprises Group, the companies consist of food and beverage operations mainly. Mr. Barajas has been awarded Best Immigrant Entrepreneur from Business BC,…

Alexis, Norman

Norman Alexis Manager, Finance Binche Whut’en First Nations Fort James, British Columbia   Norman is a member of the Tl’azt’en First Nations and currently works for the Binche Whut’en First Nations as their Finance Manager. He has worked as the Emergency Program Coordinator for Tl’azt’en Nation for over 11 Years, He has also received his…

Prasad, Deepak

Deepak Prasad RCMP Officer Royal Canadian Mounted Police Nova Scotia Lakeside, Nova Scotia   Deepak loves to boat, ATV, cheer on the Vancouver Canucks, learn about new things, and volunteer with his dog, Fin. He is currently posted to Halifax as an RCMP Officer and assigned to the Wellness Unit. He is an Honorary Aide-de-Camp…

Pothier, Denise

Denise Pothier Vice-President, Indigenous Relations and Practice Services Stantec Consulting Halifax, Nova Scotia   Denise has a background in Chemical Engineering and more than twenty-five years of industry experience. She is currently the Vice President of Practice Services and was the first-ever Vice President of Indigenous Relations at Stantec. She is a firm believer that…