Project Description

Thomas Carey

Currently serves as Executive-in-Residence for Teaching and Learning Innovation with the British Columbia Association for Institutes and Universities – which includes serving as “connector, coach and catalyst” for a complementary initiative to develop workforce capability in emerging learning and knowledge practices – and as Visiting Scholar at institutions in the U.S., Australia and Europe. Tom’s past leadership roles include numerous cross-sector innovation collaborations in Canada and beyond – including an award-winning 15-year partnership with Dr. Karel Vredenburg and IBM Canada’s Centre for Advanced Studies.

Andrew Maxwell

Is an Associate Professor and Director of the Lassonde School’s BEST (Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology) program, which integrates social sciences, innovation and creativity with traditional engineering studies. Dr. Maxwell has a distinguished record of achievement in innovation and innovation management, as an industry practitioner, researcher and teacher at the undergraduate and executive education levels. Andrew has been Chief Innovation Officer of the Canadian Innovation Centre for 15 years, as an innovator subject matters expert for the Research Institute, and a member of ISPIM and IAOIP.

Anahita Baregheh

Is an Associate Professor at Nipissing University’s School of Business. Her research focuses on innovation management (both process and orientation), innovation decision-making, and innovation leadership. She is currently working on a SSHRC funded project on innovation decision making among manufacturing SMEs by focusing on risks faced, actions taken to deal with the risks and the associated success. The aim is to develop a consultative tool to help managers with their decision- making throughout the innovation process. Dr. Baregheh’s past research on developing a multidisciplinary definition of innovation and an innovation type-mapping tool has been received well by the academic community.

Blake Melnick

One of Canada’s foremost experts in the field of Knowledge Management (KM). Blake is currently the CEO and Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) for the Knowledge Management Institute of Canada and serves on the Conference Board of Canada’s Council for Information and Knowledge Management.

Peter Wolf

An administrative, strategic and operational leader with over 20 years of educational development, educational technology and learning spaces experience in higher education. A passionate advocate for the continuous improvement of educational culture and evidence-based practices. A proven track record using a well-established collaborative systems-based approach to capacity building in teaching and learning.