The Student Advisory Board (SAB) was established in May 2020 to provide advice and recommendations to BHER’s leadership with the goals of supporting organizational priorities and initiatives as they relate to preparing students and creating job prospects for the future of work. The purpose of the BHER Student Advisory Board is to provide a student perspective on strategic priorities and initiatives, connect BHER to students on campuses, and provide relevant expertise on potential barriers for students engaging with BHER stakeholders.
The SAB is selected through a application and interview process set out by BHER to serve a one year term beginning May 1 until April 31 of the following year. Following the beginning of their term, the SAB internally elects a Chair and Vice-Chair to assist BHER staff in organizing and leading the SAB’s activities.
Eric is a fifth year Business Technology Management student at Ryerson University. He is the founder of Kumovate, a medical device startup. As a passionate entrepreneur, he believes in the power hands-on learning has for students to become the leaders of tomorrow. On the side Eric enjoys marathon running, studying Mandarin, and cooking vegan recipes.
Aisha is currently completing her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at University of Toronto. As a Student Advisory Board Member, she is excited to advocate for young Canadians who are facing the challenges of navigating the modern workforce. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, hiking, and sitting in the sun (weather-permitting).
Georges-Philippe studies Mathematics and Psychology at Bishop’s University and is passionate about ensuring that decisions are data-driven and made in a spirit of sustainability, accessibility, inclusivity and social justice. Georges-Philippe is currently the VP Academic Affairs for Bishop’s Students’ Representative Council and a Stephen A. Jarislowsky research fellow in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence.
Ariette is a fourth year student at the University of British Columbia majoring in Political Science. She has completed co-op terms with Employment and Social Development Canada, the UBC International Student Initiative and the U.S Consulate General Vancouver. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, baking and doing crosswords.
Dean looks forward to sharing valuable WIL ideas and initiatives from a student perspective as a member of the newly established Student Advisory Board. He is going into his final year at the University of Windsor, majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Applied IT. Dean spent the past year at 3M Canada completing an internship in the marketing operations and sales space. He also volunteers as Co-President for social entrepreneurship group, Enactus Windsor.
Anne is a fourth year Political Science (Honours) student at Western University. She has worked in policy and human rights at the Senate of Canada and with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders. Anne is looking forward to building off of her experiences with the Canadian Council of Young Feminists and as Associate Vice President at the Western University Students’ Council to ensure that young peoples’ voices effectively shape policy and future opportunities.
Will is a fifth year History and Sociology student at StFX University. He has been involved in student politics for a number of years and has worked for a number of local non-profit organizations in his hometown of Antigonish. Will is actively involved in his community, coaching the local high school debate team, and volunteering his time on a number of issues.
Rose is excited to join BHER’s first Student Advisory Board cohort. She recently completed her Co-op designation working at the University of Calgary and the Health Quality Council of Alberta. She holds a Unit Clerk certification and is in her fourth year pursuing a combined degree in Sociology and Law and Society with a minor in Data Science. Rose possesses a strong passion to go above and beyond to help others.
Tim is a third year Mechanical Engineering Technology student at SAIT Polytechnic. He is also a second-term elected student leader on the board of the SAIT Students’ Association, pushing towards initiatives that improve the lives of post-secondary students. When not working or studying, Tim enjoys hiking and climbing in and around Calgary.
Himanshu is a fourth-year Honours BBA Hospitality student at George Brown College. He brings knowledge about volunteerism and post-secondary education from previous experience such as working with the Canadian Cancer Society, becoming a Dean’s Ambassador at GBC and receiving the Lieutenant Governor’s community award for exemplary contributions to the Province of Ontario. He’s also lived in a national park, runs a cooking channel on Instagram and has previously worked as a kindergarten teacher’s assistant.