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Dean's Council

The Dean’s Council serves to provide expert and industry-specific guidance on topics such as curriculum, market positioning, international expansion, and technology and trend evaluation. Dean's Council members also serve as ambassadors for TRSM within their industries or sectors.

Dean's Council members were chosen from local, national and international organizations based on their genuine passion for shaping post-secondary education and career opportunities for a diverse student body, as well as a willingness to promote the school’s plans for growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic advice: Communicating ideas and concerns about academic programs
  • Student engagement: A willingness to interact with students on varied topics and issues
  • Building relationships: Enhancing the school’s brand and profile by fostering relationships on its behalf within the business community
  • Acting as ambassadors: Advise and assist the school in promoting itself locally, nationally and internationally as it seeks to attract a diversity of students
  • Fundraising: Support and guide the school’s fundraising efforts by identifying potential funding sources and participating in fundraising events.

In fulfilling these key responsibilities, members of the Dean’s Council work to advance the four central strategic objectives of the TRSM Academic Plan:

  • Redefine experiential learning for the 21st century
  • Enhance graduate programs and scholarly, research and creative (SRC) activities
  • Cultivate a reputation for community building
  • Improve internal governance, communications and structures to enable lasting innovation
Andrea Barrack, VP, Global Corporate Citizenship at TD Bank Group

Andrea Barrack

Global Head, Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group

Vito Curalli, Dean's Council

Vito Curalli

Executive Director, Sales for Canada, Latin America and International Hilton Worldwide

Craig D'Souza, Head of Intelligence & Investigations (GSII, Global Security, Facebook

Craig D'Souza

Head of Global Investigations, Intelligence & Protective Intelligence

Serge Gattesco

Serge Gattesco

Former National Managing Partner, Strategy & Operations, PwC Canada LLP

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John Kamel

Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young

Jan Kestle, President and CEO of Environics Analytics

Jan Kestle

President and CEO of Environics Analytics 

Lisa Kimmel

President & CEO, Edelman Canada

Veronica Maidman, Former President of Equifax Canada

Veronica Maidman

Former President of Equifax Canada

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Pina Melchionna

President and CEO, Canadian Institute for Traffic and Transportation

Marilyn Monk

EVP, Clinical, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

John R. Morrison, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

John Morrison

Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust


Robert J. Schauer, Dean's Advisory Council

Robert J. Schauer

Chief Financial Officer Funds & Head, Business Transformation N.A., BMO Global Asset Management

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Shafiq Shamji

Director Cloud Security, Scotiabank

Godyne Sibay, McCarthy Tétrault's Regional Managing Partner for Ontario

Godyne Sibay

McCarthy Tétrault's Regional Managing Partner for Ontario

Jim Reid, Chief Human Resources Officer, Rogers Communications

Jim Reid

Chief Human Resources Officer, Rogers Communications

Phil Soper

Philip Soper

President and CEO, Royal LePage and Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc.