Dr. Karine Rashkovsky holds a PhD in Education Policy and a Masters in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (OISE), and is currently a senior research associate with York University’s Faculty of Education. In addition to her academic research and policy efforts on SSHRC’s (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Insight Grant (2019 winner, collaborator team: UBC, YorkU, WesternU, UofT, WindsorU; “International students in Ontario secondary schools: Policies, protocols, and practices”), she is also an award-winning entrepreneur and the director of Brain Power Enrichment Programs – Canada’s award-winning enrichment learning center for bright and talented youth. Additionally, Karine is a judge for both NASA’s UofT Space Hackathon and Canada’s #1 Inspirational Public Speaking competitions (Speaker Slam), speaker and member of Windfall Ecology Centre Green Communities, and she is both an Ontario VBEC mentor and professional speaker and educator (OISE – Master Classes). Her most recent accolades include: CSPN Entrepreneur of the Year – Canada (2019), Toronto City Mogul (2019), Top Business and Entrepreneur City of Vaughan (2019, 2018), York Region’s Passion into Practice Award (2018), Canada Green Building Council Award and others. Karine is committed to impact, advocacy, and social change and leads the way forward through her pursuits.
Sean Morley is a partner in the business law section of the law firm of Fasken Martineau and a member of the firm’s strategic counsel practice group. He was formerly an executive assistant and senior advisor to the president and chief executive officer of the Ontario SuperBuild Corporation. Mr. Morley has also held a variety of senior policy positions in the Ontario government, including senior policy advisor to the Minister of Education and Training, and senior policy advisor to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.