Our Team

Bill Chau

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).  

Dave Fenton

Dave Fenton

Assistant Director, External Relations, UTSC Management

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.  


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Shagaana Gunabalasingham

Operations & Events Assistant

Shagaana joins as the Event and Administrative Assistant at The BRIDGE. She is a recent graduate of UTSC Management's BBA. She has held several positions within the Department of Management supporting in event coordination, marketing, student support and engagement. Shagaana is also taking courses in Project Management to deepen her knowledge in the field. 

Mariana Jardim

Mariana Jardim

Liaison Librarian, Management, Entrepreneurship & Co-op

Mariana Jardim is the Liaison Librarian for Management/Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Co-op. 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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Sam Maglio


Associate Professor and Academic Director, The BRIDGE

Sam Maglio is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Marketing area at the Rotman School of Management.

He conducts research at the interface of cognition, motivation, and emotion, with an emphasis on implications for consumer behaviour. Specifically, he studies how situational cues shape consumer thoughts, feelings, and behaviours as well as conditions that help people to mentally transcend such contexts.

He received his B.A. in Psychology and English from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from New York University.

Bill McConkey

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. 

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Celestine Nema

Program Coordinator, Entrepreneurship and Work-Integrated Learning

Celestine is the Project Coordinator at The BRIDGE supporting many of The BRIDGE’s initiatives and collaborations, particularly, the African Impact Initiative. Celestine is a BSc. graduate from U of T St. George with a career that spanned public service for almost a decade.  She also completed a post-graduate certificate in Public Administration, which led to her working in the public sector for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario, as well as the City of Toronto. Celestine has a passion for entrepreneurship, youth education, and youth development and employs this in her work at The BRIDGE.

Stephanie Perpick

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.  

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Arjuna Thaskaran

Industry Partnerships, Innovation, and Work-Integrated Learning Lead

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Di (Woody) Wu

The BRIDGE Supervisor

Woody is a recent graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics from the University of Toronto Scarborough. Prior to joining the BRIDGE, he worked as an equity research analyst, with expertise in financial modelling and valuation. He is currently pursuing the CFA and FRM designations.