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Doug Beynon

Doug Beynon

Chair, CEO and President, Unisearch Associates

Doug Beynon is Chair, CEO and President of Unisearch Associates Inc, a manufacturer of spectroscopic instruments for environmental monitoring and process control. He has over twenty years of senior management and technology sector experience. Prior to his current position, he was Regional Vice-President at the Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement (OCETA) and President and Chief Operating Officer at Mindflight Corporation & Mindflight Technology Inc. and Waterloo Engineering Software.

Rocky Jain

Rocky Jain

Director, RED LAB, Manulife Financial

Rocky Jain creates innovative solutions using mobile technologies that provide people with intuitive, quick, and transparent access to their financial services.

Arlene Dickinson

Arlene Dickinson

CEO, Venture Communications

Arlene Dickinson is a 20-year veteran of Canada's marketing industry, and is chief executive officer (CEO) and sole owner of Venture Communications Ltd.

Jennifer R. Whitson

Jennifer R. Whitson

Assistant Professor, Stratford/Sociology and Legal Studies

Dr. Whitson is a sociologist who researches the secret life of software, the people who make it, and how both change our daily lives. Her current projects centre on digital media incubators, indie game makers, and on the surveillance implications of data-driven design, respectively

Paul Doherty

Paul Doherty

Continuing Lecturer (permanent faculty)

Currently a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Paul has also been a faculty member in the faculty of Engineering.

Tanya Markvart

Tanya Markvart, PhD

Adjunct Professor, School of Planning Director of Research and Programming, CHEC Initiative

​Tanya is passionate about doing interdisciplinary community-based research that combines her love for sustainability issues with art-based, digital media expressions of research findings.

Alan Quarry

Alan Quarry

Chairman, CEO, Quarry Integrated Communications

Mentor. Entrepreneur. Writer. Enthusiastic Twitterer. 

Greg McIntyre

Greg McIntyre

Media Technician

Greg McIntyre is a UW alumna, having studied Honours B.A. in Psychology, Arts & Business Studies, with an HRM Specialization. 

Ginny Dybenko

Ginny Dybenko

Executive Director - Waterloo Stratford Campus

Ginny Dybenko comes to the role of Executive Director of the new Centre for Digital Media at the Stratford Campus of the University of Waterloo following five years as the Dean of the Wilfrid Laurier School of Business & Economics and over 30 years of corporate experience. 

Philip J. Boyle

Assistant Professor, Stratford/Sociology and Legal Studies

Philip Boyle joined the University of Waterloo in July 2014 after spending two years in the Department of Sociology at York University. He holds a PhD in Sociology (2011) from the University of Alberta and has held postdoctoral positions in the School of Communications at Temple University (Philadelphia) and the Global Urban Research Unit at Newcastle University (UK).

Kevin Harrigan

Lecturer, Stratford/Drama and Speech Communication | Head of Gambling Research Team

Kevin Harrigan is a lecturer at the University of Waterloo where he teaches courses in multimedia and computer game design and conduct research on slot machine addictions. 

Glen Drummond

Glen Drummond

Instructor | Provocation Designer, Quarry

Fall 2014 marked Glen's arrival to the teaching team at UWaterloo's Stratford Campus. Glen has been a Guest Lecturer in the UWaterloo Digital Arts Communication (DAC) program in the past. He also leads a heavily subscribed fourth year class in the Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business and Economics on Creativity for Marketing Managers.   

Jim de Wilde

Jim de Wilde

Venture Capitalist, Management Educator, Ivey McGill Rotman

Throughout his career as an educator and venture capitalist, Dr. Jim de Wilde has focused on the issues of global competitiveness and the commercialization of knowledge through activities in both the private sector and the public sector. 

Katherine Schmidt

Katherine Schmidt

Experiential Learning and Events Coordinator

Katherine Schmidt is the Experiential Learning and Events Coordinator for the University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus. Katherine provides critical support for the delivery of all events, experiential learning and internship activities at the UWaterloo Stratford Campus.

Tracey Jennings

Tracey Jennings

Corporate Tax partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Tracey Jennings is Canadian Leader of PwC's Technology, Information, Communications and Entertainment and Media Practice and also the Entertainment & Media (E&M) Sector Leader for Canada.

Leanne Perreault

Leanne Perreault

Administrative Officer

Leanne Perreault has worked for leading organizations in diverse sectors, including aviation, the arts, and higher education. Working closely with Ginny Dybenko, Executive Director, at the University of Waterloo's Stratford Campus, Leanne provides strategic guidance and planning support for the development and management of its growing operational and administrative structure.

Hira Javed

Hira Javed, BBA, MDEI

Instructor | User Experience Design and Usability Specialist, CBC

Hira joined University of Waterloo in 2012 and teaches User Experience Design for the Global Business and Digital Arts program. Her area of interests includes digital memory, online communities, ephemeral messaging, gamification, and user experience research.

Jonathan Baltrusaitis

Jonathan Baltrusaitis

Instructor

I come from a film and television background. Most of my career work has been as a writer/editor. I have recently made the move into interactive content production, creating educational apps for kids.

Stephenie Koerne

Stephenie Koerne, MFA

Instructor

​Stephenie Koerne is the Digital Media Instructor and Multimedia Technician for the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) program at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Lisa Birke

Lisa Birke

Instructor

I situate between the tradition of painting, video, photography, digital imaging and performance art. I received my MFA (with distinction) from UW Fine Arts in 2013 and started teaching as an adjunct faculty member during my studies. I recently spent a semester (Winter 2015) teaching Video Art and Photography and Digital Imaging at the University of Victoria and at the Vancouver Island School of Art.

Gary Maavara

Gary Maavara (Emeritus)

Vice President and General Consul, Corus Entertainment

Gary A. Maavara is Vice President and General Counsel for Corus Entertainment Inc., overseeing all legal and regulatory affairs associated with the Company's extensive operations in radio, television, programming, films, books, music, toys and websites.

Martin Lundie

Martin Lundie

Partner, Ernst & Young

Martin Lundie is GTA Market Leader for Knowledge Based Industries, which includes media, entertainment, technology, telecommunications, cleantech and life sciences.

Karin Schmidlin

Karin Schmidlin, MDM

Instructor | Manager, Virtual Incubation Program

Karin is a passionate teacher, she loves being surrounded by smart, driven students that inspire her and keep her on her toes. She feels very fortunate that the things she loves also pay the bills. She brings 14+ years of design and digital media experience to the table and currently teaches User Experience (UX) and Applied Leadership.

Olivia Ozlem Mesta

Olivia Ozlem Mesta, PhD.

Lecturer, Economics

I completed my graduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the United States. Since my undergraduate degree is in mathematics, my interests were divided between mathematics, economics and business finance.

Brandi Gillett

Brandi Gillett

Manager, Outreach and Events

Brandi Gillett is the Outreach and Events Manager for the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. Overseeing community relationships and events management, Brandi's responsibilities include the development and execution of programs related to community partnerships, outreach and engagement activities, student-community relations and alumni affairs. 

Victoria Bambrick

Victoria Bambrick

Recruitment and Admissions Manager

Victoria Bambrick is the Recruitment and Admissions Manager for the academic programs at the Waterloo Stratford Campus including the Master of Digital Experience Innovation and the Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts programs. 

Mayor Dan Mathieson

Mayor Dan Mathieson

Mayor of the City of Stratford

Dan Mathieson has been the Mayor of Stratford since 2003 and has served on Council since 1995 as a Councilor and Deputy Mayor. 

Chip Vallis

Retired President and CEO, Covington Capital

Chip Vallis has been an active and respected member of the private equity and venture capital investment world, and is now serving as Chair of the Board of Governors for the Stratford Festival.

Christine McWebb

Christine McWebb, PhD

Director, Academic Programs Stratford | Professor, French Studies

I am the founding director of the academic programs at the Stratford Campus and have enjoyed this work tremendously. Building a wonderful campus (yes, I did have to wear a hard hat at times during the construction phase of the campus) and brand new programs from scratch has been challenging and extremely rewarding. I would do it all again!

Lennart Nacke, PhD

Lennart Nacke, PhD

Associate Professor, Stratford/Drama and Speech Communications

Dr. Lennart Nacke is an Associate Professor and Director of the HCI Games Group at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Nacke's work is located within the information and communication technologies, design, psychology, computer science, and human-computer interaction space, but also ties closely into the areas of human health and wellness. He uses biotechnology (namely, physiological sensors) and much of his research is located in the field of user research, where he is focused on evaluating physiological signals elicited by humans when playing games.

Andrea West

Andrea West

Academic Administrative Assistant

Andrea West is the Academic Administrative Assistant for the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. She provides administrative support to our Director, Academic Programs as well as providing support to the Students and Faculty at our campus.

Sebastian Siebel-Achenbach

Instructor

Trained in history and business, and supplemented with business practice. A teacher for two decades now, broken by almost a decade as a manager of a company. Enjoyed meeting people and making them contented customers, but found teaching young adults even more of a challenge and stimulating. Try to be passionate about every course, regardless of the content.

My wife and two daughters keep me rooted.

Don McDougall

Don McDougall

President and CEO, Rambri Management Inc. & eJust Systems

Don is President & CEO of Rambri Management, a real estate development company and eJust Systems, a software firm focused on the justice sector, both located in Stratford, Ontario.

Sylvia Chrominska

Sylvia Chrominska

(Retired) Group Head Global Human Resources, Scotiabank

Sylvia Chrominska has long been a leader in the human resources, communications and corporate social responsibilities areas. Her work in advancing careers of women has earned her many awards.

Guy Lazure

Guy Lazure

Instructor

Guy is the founding principal of Projectit Performance Solutions Inc., a professional services firm dedicated to improving the delivery of strategic initiatives within organizations.

Vivian Yang, PhD

Lecturer, Stratford Campus/Economics

Before I joined University of Waterloo, I worked with Deloitte LLP as a Senior Manager in transfer pricing (prices for intercompany transactions within multinational firms).

Gerald Voorhees

Gerald Voorhees

Assistant Professor, Stratford/Drama and Speech Communications (on leave)

I teach classes in digital culture and media analysis at the Stratford campus as well as classes in public communication and social justice in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication. I am also faculty advisor for the online publication FirstPersonScholar.com, which publishes articles about games and game cultures aimed at both academic and public audiences.

Raymond Pirouz

Raymond Pirouz

Instructor

Raymond Pirouz is an author, consultant and lecturer making sense at the intersection of design, technology, commerce & culture.

Douglas Peers

Douglas Peers

Dean of Arts, University of Waterloo

Douglas Peers joined the University of Waterloo on 1 July 2011 as Dean of Arts and Professor of History. 

Craig Haney

Craig Haney

Manager, CT Innovations, Canadian Tire

Craig Haney has the task of bridging technical capabilities with opportunities to inspire retail experiences.

John Baker

John Baker

President, Desire2Learn

John Baker founded the eLearning or Learning Management Systems (LMS) company Desire2Learn in 1999 after identifying his own unfulfilled need for learning online while studying Systems design engineering at the University of Waterloo. 

Jennifer Roberts-Smith

Jennifer Roberts-Smith

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Theatre and Performance

I am a faculty member in the Theatre and Performance program, where I teach acting and performance analysis. As Associate Chair for Theatre and Performance, I've been occupied over the last few years with developing and implementing our exciting new project-based curriculum. 

Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson, MFA

Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies, Stratford | Assistant Professor, Hybrid Media, Stratford/Fine Arts

Jessica Thompson is a media artist whose practice investigates urban environments through interactive artworks situated at the intersection of sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her current research investigates the ways that sound reveals spatial and social conditions within cities and how these conditions may be articulated through networked performance, gestural interaction and data visualization. Before coming to Waterloo, Thompson taught courses in sound, media and urban practice in the Department of Visual Art at Brock University and the Department of Media Study at SUNY at Buffalo.

Linda Carson

Linda Carson, MFA, MSc, PhD

Lecturer

I came to the University of Waterloo for the first time as a teen-aged student. I'm proud and bemused that my journey brought me back here to teach.

Paul Salvini

Dr. Paul Salvini

CEO, Accelerator Centre

Dr. Paul Salvini is Chief Executive Officer of the Accelerator Centre, a world-renowned not-for-profit facility dedicated to developing and strengthening technology-based businesses. He also holds appointments as Associate Vice President of Research Commercialization at the University of Waterloo and as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science in the Graduate School of Computer Science at the University of Toronto.

Alfredo Tan

Alfredo Tan

Group Director, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook Inc.

Alfredo Tan leads a team responsible for strategic marketing relationships with agencies and Fortune 500 companies across Canada.

Carol Leaman

Carol Leaman

CEO, Axonify

Carol brings more than 20 years of leadership and technology executive experience to our board along with Gamification industry insight.

Vikas Gupta

Vikas Gupta

CEO, Big Blue Bubble

​Vikas is passionate about start-ups, digital media, and loves the creating, building, and strategic growth aspects of interesting companies that are striving to change the world. He has a strong track record with private and public companies.

Jane Tingley

Jane Tingley

Assistant Professor, Stratford/Fine Arts (on leave)

Jane Tingley is a recipient of the Kenneth Finkelstein Prize in Sculpture and holds a BFA honours from the University of Manitoba, as well as an MFA from Concordia University. She is an Assistant Professor in Hybrid Media in the Department of Fine Arts and teaches classes at the University of Waterloo on the main campus and the Stratford Campus.

Brian Lau

Lecturer

I was born in Canada and have lived and worked in many different places around the world. I am a graphic designer by profession having founded my award winning design studio 15 years ago. 

Kevin Tuer

Kevin Tuer

Managing Director, Open Data Institute

Kevin Tuer is Managing Director of the Open Data Institute and Vice-President, Digital Media for Communitech

Kent Wakely

Kent Wakely

Managing Partner, Fruition Interactive

Kent Wakely is managing partner of Fruition Interactive. He has been dedicated to helping businesses get found, get leads, grow sales and find true love since 1993.

Gordon Lownds

Gordon Lownds

Canadian Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Sleep Country Canada and Listen Up Canada

Gordon Lownds, co-founder of Sleep Country Canada and Listen Up! Canada, is a successful Canadian entrepreneur. 

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

EVP of Global Market Solutions at Christie Digital

​Jennifer is a senior executive with more than ten years of management experience in a complex, global, technology and manufacturing environment.

Jordan Mandel

Jordan Mandel

Instructor

Jordan Mandel is the Digital Media Lab Instructor whose primary role bridges the creative and technical needs of the Stratford Campus and its GBDA students.

Annaka Willemsen

Annaka Willemsen

Instructional Support Coordinator

Annaka Willemsen is the Instructional Support Coordinator at the Stratford Campus. 

John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson

President & CEO, Wilkinson Insight Incorporated

Former Ontario Cabinet Minister John Wilkinson was first elected in 2003 as the ​member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Perth- Middlesex.

Antoni Cimolino

Antoni Cimolino

Artistic Director, Stratford Festival

Antoni Cimolino is the Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival - a man who is passionate about enriching the lives of others through education and practice of the arts.

Gary Bartholomew

Gary Bartholomew

Managing Partner Galt Global Capital

Gary Bartholomew has created over 15 startup companies, involved from concept to public offering or acquisition. He now applies this knowledge to building unique investment products for GALT's global investor base. With an inherent understanding of the culture and DNA of a startup, he has first-hand experience in defining the winning formula for creating a performance driven culture that can be scaled to commercialization profitability.

Alex Chepovetsky

Alex Chepovetsky

President at Havas Worldwide Digital Canada

​With over twenty years of Digital experience, Alex firmly anchors Havas’ digital capability in Canada as a full service Digital Agency with Digital Strategy, User Experience, Creative, Development, Social, Mobile, Integration and Analytics all delivered by an integrated team. Alex is also responsible for strategic partnerships with major technology partners and is an active member of Havas Global Digital team.

Susan Cole

Susan Cole

Internship and Experiential Learning Manager

Susan Cole is the Internship and Experiential Learning Manager for the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.  She is responsible for ensuring the full participation of all undergraduate and graduate students in the experiential learning components of their programs, both the Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) and the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI).          

Gary Wreford

Gary Wreford

(Retired) Vice President - Central Processing Technology, Scotiabank

Since 1990, Gary Wreford has worked in the banking industry in Canada originally with National Trust and subsequently with Scotiabank.

Sheri Maguire

Sheri Maguire

Administrative Assistant

​Sheri was born and raised in Stratford, Ontario. She resides in Stratford with her husband Douglas and her two boys, Andrew (15) and Brett (14) as well as her 8-year-old chocolate lab.

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