Prior to joining UTSC, Bill worked at several major financial institutions in Toronto and Hong Kong, with expertise in portfolio modelling, trade management and securities brokerage. Bill holds several professional designations including, CFA, FRM and CAIA. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto (Victoria College).
Entrepreneurship and Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
Entrepreneurship and Work Integrated Learning Program Coordinator with the Department of Management. Dave is an alumnus of University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts. He joined UTSC in 2016 working in Business Development with the Arts and Science Co-op Program. Dave has over 10 years of direct sales experience in the medical technology field working for both publicly traded, and start-up companies. He will focus on fostering entrepreneurship and connecting industry partners with work-integrated learning experiences for students.
Liaison Librarian, Management, and Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Mariana Jardim is the Management Liaison Librarian. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Arts degree from Western University and a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto’s iSchool. Mariana has held positions at the University of Toronto as a library liaison, as an instructional technologist and as an educational developer. Her professional areas of interest include information literacy, universal design, web accessibility, and online teaching and learning.
Prof. Bill McConkey
Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
In addition to teaching courses in Product Management, Entrepreneurship and Consumer Behaviour, Bill supervises students who wish to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. Bill is involved in several student organizations, including MCC (Management Consulting Club) TMG (The Marketing Group) and the LIVE conference. Bill sits on the Board of Advisors and Board of Directors of a number of Canadian companies.
Prior to joining UTSC, Stephanie worked at a large Canadian investment bank as a research consultant. Stephanie holds a Masters in Library & Information Science from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto (Victoria College).
Sarah holds a Masters of Information and an Honours Bachelor of Science both from the University of Toronto. Sarah comes to The BRIDGE as a veteran organizer of hackathons, and has experience connecting with venture capitalists both as a Science Librarian previously at Centennial College, and at York University with the Lassonde School of Engineering. She is an advocate for open innovation and spoke on its importance in a TEDx Talk Innovation is for Everyone. Learn more about the entrepreneurship services Sarah coordinates at UTSC.
Abigail completed her undergraduate degree at Concordia University, and earned her Library and Information Technician Diploma from Seneca College. From 2016-2018 Abigail was based in the United Kingdom, working for an investment bank in London. Abigail was a senior associate with the information management team, responsible for managing electronic document management systems, providing user support, and training all staff on information systems and policies. In her role at The BRIDGE Abigail will oversee the daily operations and administration of The BRIDGE facility; providing research assistance to students while supporting the Management Librarian and BRIDGE Supervisor in curricular and co-curricular instruction. Abigail will also work on special projects and act as a mentor to the BRIDGE Student Assistants.