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Team

Alex Gill

Alex Gill, Director (and unofficial godfather of social innovation) 

Alex is a social entrepreneur who founded and leads Mendicant Group, a social issues consulting firm. He has also moderated the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance since its inception in 2010 and regularly speaks aroung the world on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. Alex was one of 50 nonprofit leaders to be invited to attend Stanford University's Business School in 2013 and was named one of Canada's "Social Justice All-Stars" by This Magazine in 2015. He is known for his ability to make tasty puns and even tastier cookies for #CaffeinatedInnovators.

Sarah Brigel

Sarah Brigel, Coordinator (and resident DJ)

Sarah graduated from the Environment and Urban Sustainability program at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2016. During her time as a student she founded Microbe Hub, a startup that diverts organic waste from landfills using worms and uses this as a tool to engage classrooms in environmental stewardship and science. Sarah has been working to increase sustainability on campus and is a passionate advocate for social justice. She will try and match Alex on his puns, and if the moment takes her, will attempt to bake something for #CaffeinatedInnovators.

Brigid Savage, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Brigid graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University in 2020 with a Master’s in Communications & Culture. She is passionate about social justice, particularly issues around food security. In 2016, Brigid founded Wishbones Magazine, an online food magazine that seeks to provide readers with diverse, accessible recipes and inspiration. She isn't the best baker, but she is confident in her abilities to craft a delicious savoury snack to bring to #CaffeinatedInnovators.