Our Team

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Bill Chau

The BRIDGE Supervisor

Bill is The BRIDGE Supervisor and is a sessional instructor in the Department of Management. 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 a Master's degree in Management Analytics from Queen's University and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto (Victoria College).  

Andre Cire

Andre Cire

Associate Professor and Academic Director, The BRIDGE

Andre Augusto Cire is Academic Director of The BRIDGE, and an Associate Professor at the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, cross-appointed with the Operations Management area at the Rotman School of Management. Andre's research investigates new methodologies to address large-scale, difficult optimization problems arising in organizations, with a recent focus on discrete optimization, scheduling, social good, and healthcare applications. To this end, Andre's research agenda considers rigorous approaches that incorporate concepts from mathematical programming, dynamic programming, and artificial intelligence to derive actionable insights and computationally efficient techniques.


David Fenton

Industry Partnerships, Innovation, and Work-Integrated Learning Lead

Dave is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  He is also an alumnus of the University of Toronto earning an Honours Bachelor of Arts.  Dave joined the U of T Scarborough Community in 2016, bringing over 10 years of experience as a corporate account manager and territory sales manager for start-ups in the medical technology field. 

Dave is currently the Industry Partnerships, Innovation, and Work-Integrated Learning Lead with the Department of Management at University of Toronto Scarborough working through their innovation centre The BRIDGE.   

His portfolio focuses on creating multi-disciplinary work-integrated learning projects in The Department of Management through collaboration with faculty, industry, and community partners.  He also supports entrepreneurs in The New Venture Program, and The African Impact Challenge, among other projects.  Dave has presented the team's innovative work at the World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE) World Conference.  



Mariana Jardim

Liaison Librarian, Management, Entrepreneurship & Co-op

Mariana Jardim is the Liaison Librarian for Management/Economics, Entrepreneurship, Co-op and Computer and Mathematical Sciences. She has held positions at the University of Toronto as an instructional technologist and as a faculty developer, and her professional areas of interest include information literacy, universal design, web accessibility, and online teaching and learning. Mariana holds Masters degrees from the University of Western Ontario and the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.

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Bill McConkey

Academic Director, New Venture Program, and 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. 


Stephanie Perpick

Director of Operations & Library Services, The BRIDGE

Stephanie is a business librarian and is Director of Operations & Library Services of The BRIDGE. She joined UTSC in 2013 managing the UTSC Library Finance & Trading Lab. Prior to joining UTSC, Stephanie worked at BMO Capital Markets for six years in the Investment & Corporate Banking division 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.  

Abigail Warnock

Abigail Warnock (on leave until September 2022)

Library Technician - The BRIDGE


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.