Hosted by Sean Kheraj, Associate Dean, Programs, LA&PS, this panel will explore career and life advice from successful grads of York’s Department of History.
• Kristen Buckley is Kids Help Phone’s Associate Vice President, Government Partnerships and Service Programs. She leads a multidisciplinary portfolio that plays a key role in developing partnerships — particularly with government partners across Canada — bringing new programs and projects to life that support young people coast to coast to coast. Kristen has been with Kids Help Phone for over 10 years, in roles from Coordinator to Executive team member. Kristen holds a Master of Information from the University of Toronto as well as a Master of History from York University. Outside of Kids Help Phone, Kristen is raising three little girls with her husband, doing all the things busy, working moms do.
• Karen Carter is a cultural sector executive who enjoys working in creative and educational environments. She has over 20 years of experience working and volunteering in a range of arts, culture and heritage settings in Toronto. Karen is the former Executive Director of Heritage Toronto, a City of Toronto agency responsible for the education and promotion of Toronto’s heritage. She is the founding Executive Director of Myseum of Toronto and co-founder and Director of Black Artists' Network and Dialogue (BAND), the organization is dedicated to the promotion of Black artists in Canada and abroad. Karen’s most recent project CArt is a Caribbean Art Fair to that launched January 2020 in Mandeville Jamaica. CArt is a contemporary art fair connecting artists from the Caribbean region to the international art world.
• Frank Cianciulli is a serial entrepreneur and founder of The Wish Group. Frank caught the entrepreneurial bug while studying at York University where he earned a History and Political Science Degree. His original plan of studying law was postponed indefinitely when, frustrated with the bureaucracy of a company he was working at, he decided to start The Wish Group with his first operating company Enunciate Conferencing in 2001 and become an entrepreneur. Enunciate Conferencing became a sensational Canadian success being recognized as Canada’s Fastest Growing company along with receiving several awards including Best Places to Work and Best Managed Company. Frank has personally been awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and York University’s prestigious Bryden Next Generation Award in recognition of his success.
• Tanya Rocca is Senior Counsel at Ontario Power Generation, supporting primarily Renewable Generation Supply Chain with procurement and contract negotiation. Tanya has experience with Integrated Industrial Project Delivery (I2PD) method of contracting and supports major overhauls and a variety of construction and other projects. Prior to joining OPG, Tanya practiced as an associate in the Advocacy group at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP where her practice included a variety of commercial litigation matters. Tanya has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and has prepared written submissions for the Supreme Court of Canada. Tanya earned her double major Honours BA in History and Law & Society from York University and her JD from Queen's Law. Tanya has two sons and is active on their school Parent Council and has volunteered as a Parent-to-Parent mentor through the Geneva Centre for Autism.
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