Alumni Notes

2014

Casey Burgess, CQEMBA, is beginning his second term as Mayor of the City of Wilmer, Texas, after running unopposed in this year's general election.
Published in: Summer 2016
Stewart Campbell, CQ-EMBA, accepted a new role at Roche Genentech’s global headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, where he heads up Global Product Strategy for the Breast Cancer Franchise, the company’s largest portfolio. Roche leads all biopharmaceutical firms in oncology product development in pursuit of finding a cure for cancer, spending more on R&D than virtually any other company in the world, Stewart reports. 
Published in: Winter 2016
Jessica Lui, BCom, has accepted a consulting position at Deloitte in Toronto after having spent much of the past year involved in United Nations initiatives and working as a strategy consultant at Global Professionals Practicum, a professional coaching firm. In July, Jessica attended the annual UN Youth Assembly in New York as a Canadian Representative. She was one of 600 invited international delegates and reported on her experience in The Huffington Post.
Published in: Winter 2016
Steven Sapinsky, EMBA, and his wife Loren announce the April birth of their son Taylor, who joins big brothers Kingston and Carter in making the family’s household more energetic than ever.
Published in: Winter 2016
Celine Tarrant, BCom, launched Smart Girls Sweat, a "sweatworking" group that combines working out and networking for professional women in the Toronto area interested in meeting like-minded people and maintaining an active lifestyle. The December inaugural event sold out, attracting 30 professional women for an evening of working out, healthy refreshments and a presentation by Laurel Walzak, EMBA’14, COO of Fitneff Inc. (profiled in QSB Magazine, Winter 2015). Visit smartgirlssweat.com for news of upcoming events.
Published in: Winter 2016
Curt Walker, EMBA, was named Chief Administrative Officer of the First Nations Health Authority in Vancouver, B.C., in September. He joined the organization following a four-year term as CAO for Lil'wat Nation. Curt is a Certified Management Accountant and was recently awarded a fellowship by the Society of Management Accountants of Canada for his contributions to society and the advancement of professional management accounting.
Published in: Winter 2016
Patrick Wong, AMBA, was named CFO of Toronto-based Retail Ready Foods Inc., a private, multinational that trades and distributes physical protein assets. 
Published in: Winter 2016
Joseph Edgar (CQEMBA) has started a new company, TenantCloud.com, a marketplace for tenants, landlords and service professionals that provides free renter resumés and property-management software. The company has grown substantially, and its software is now used in 25 countries.
Published in: Summer 2015
Jennifer Robertson (PhD, MSc’09) and QSB professor Julian Barling have co-edited a new book, The Psychology of Green Organizations (Oxford University Press), which reviews leading research in different areas of environmental sustainability in organizations.
Published in: Summer 2015
Yoanna Sayili (MSc) and her husband Koray are happy to announce the Sept. 2014 arrival of their firstborn, Michael—a happy and healthy child, Yoanna reports. They are looking forward to taking Michael on his first trip to Europe this summer to visit his grandparents, meet his cousins, and swim in the Mediterranean.
Published in: Summer 2015

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