Bring IT, Together 2017


Leigh Cassell
Avon Maitland District School Board
Mike Clare
Ontario History and Social Science Teacher's Association, UOIT Fac of Ed (ret)
Candide Dovey
Trillium Demonstration School, Ontario Ministry of Education
Heidi Mannhardt
Waterloo Region District School Board
Enzo Ciardelli
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Candace Bamber
A.Y. Jackson Secondary School, Toronto District School Board
Nicole Batte
Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board
Austin Gagnier
Lambton Kent District School Board
Jennifer Kranenburg
Lambton Kent District School Board
Jen Burgess Rissanen
Ontario Ministry of Education
Mike Filipetti
Thunder Bay Catholic School Board
Laura Suppa
York Region District School Board
Tricia Dwyer-Kuntz
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Kimberlee Hall
Simcoe County District School Board
Heather Williams
Simcoe County District School Board
Jamie Reaburn Weir
Huron Heights Secondary School, WRDSB
Melissa Roth
Upper Grand District School Board & OSAPAC
Scott McKenzie
Waterloo Region District School Board
Ramona Meharg
Thames Valley District School Board - Arthur Voaden Secondary School
Brock Baker
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Kimberly Pollishuke
York Region District School Board
Brenda Sherry
Ministry of Education
Sean Heuchert
Jared Bennett
Hamilton Wentworth District School Board
Diana Hale
Toronto District School Board
Jen Taylor
Waterloo Region District School Board
Tina Giannpoulos
Waterloo Region District School Board, Vista Hills P.S.
Robert Long
Ottawa Catholic School Board
Donna Fry
Superior Greenstone District School Board
Sari McDowell
Waterloo Region District School Board
Andrew Bieronski
Waterloo Region District School Board
Chris Duncan
Halton District School Board
Annie Slater
Toronto District School Board
David Hoang
Toronto District School Board
Jeff Brown
Waterloo Region District School Board
Richard Reid
Durham District School Board
Steven Floyd
London District Catholic School Board
Jim Cash
Peel District School Board
Cathy Beach
A Kids' Guide to Canada
Christian Lemke
Waterloo Region District School Board
Heather Leatham
York Region District School Board
Jessica Weber
Waterloo Catholic District School Board
Carlo Fusco
Waterloo Collegiate Institute
Sylvia Duckworth
Laura Collins
Toronto District School Board
Richard Parker
Halton District School Board
Stephanie Morris
Waterloo Region District School Board
Megan Lowe
Waterloo Region District School Board
Marie Swift
Simcoe County District School Board
Kristy Luker
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Lindsay Ridgley
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Peter Skillen
Ontario Educator
Amy Szerminska
Simcoe County District School Board
Kari Scott
Thames Valley District School Board
Zoe Branigan-Pipe
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Larissa Aradj
Toronto District School Board
Lisa Noble
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Miriam Lapeare
Grand Erie District School Board
Diane Ballantyne
Upper Grand District School Board
Aviva Dunsiger
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Daniel Pitre
Sarah Pritchard
Elke Baumgartner
Waterloo Region District School Board
Tina Zita
Peel District School Board
Marcie Greatrex
Sunnybrae PS, Simcoe County District School Board
Alfonso Licata
Anita Brooks Kirkland
Canadian School Libraries
Julie Balen
Wikwemikong Board of Education
Stéphanie Girard
Conseil Scolaire catholique Providence
McNamee Don
Petra Overweel
Derek Galipeau
Nadina Lupu
Expert Software Applications
Valerie Steeves
Valerie Steeves is a Full Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her main area of research focuses on the impact of new technologies on human rights. As the lead researcher for MediaSmart’s Young Canadians in a Wired World research project, she has been tracking young people’s use of new media since 1999. She also co-leads the eQuality Project (with Jane Bailey), a partnership of researchers, educators, advocates, civil society groups, and policymakers who are interested in examining the impact of online commercial profiling on children’s identities and social relationships. Professor Steeves has appeared as an expert witness before a number of Parliamentary Committees regarding privacy legislation, and has worked with a number of government departments to develop privacy education curriculum and materials. Her Web-based educational game Sense and NonSense won the first annual Excellence in Race Relations Education award from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation in 1998 and her game Privacy Playground was awarded the Bronze Medal at the 2006 Summit Creative Awards Competition, an international competition involving thousands of entries from 26 countries.
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Jane Bailey
Jane Bailey is a Full Professor in the Common Law Section (English), who teaches cyberfeminism, technoprudence, contracts and civil procedure. Her research focuses on the impact of evolving technology on equality, privacy, freedom of expression and multiculturalism, as well as the societal and cultural impact of the Internet and emerging forms of private technological control, particularly in relation to members of socially disadvantaged communities. She has spoken, written and published on a variety of topics, including: cyberbullying and cyberviolence; sexting; internet hate propaganda; copyright and freedom of expression; online child pornography; women's e-quality; privacy, and; webcamming.
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Brian Beamish
Commissioner Brian Beamish began his career at the IPC in 1999, as Director of Policy and Compliance. He was later appointed to Assistant Commissioner in 2005, where he directed the Tribunal Services Division, investigating privacy complaints and resolving access to information appeals. In addition to overseeing Tribunal, Brian also served as an executive policy advisor, playing a key role in executing the mandate of the IPC and supporting several initiatives, such as bringing universities and hospitals under FIPPA and ushering in PHIPA. Prior to joining the IPC, Brian held a number of positions within the Ontario Public Service, including the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Ministry of Correctional Services. Brian is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a graduate of the University of Toronto Law School. In 2016, he received the Ontario Bar Association Karen Spector Memorial Award for Excellence in Privacy Law.
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Michael Geist
University of Ottawa
Lisa Floyd
Fair Chance Learning
Donna Forster
Carolyn Mussio
Julie Millan
Stan Hunter
Derek Tangredi
Jaclyn Calder
Bea Meglio
Ministry of Education
Jeff Dumoulin
Grand Erie District School Board
Jenni vanRees
David Dowhaniuk
Jessica Webb
Brian Reid
Renfrew County DSB
Jonathan Pratt
Alex Harris
Oliver Gallery
Catherine Veteri
London District Catholic School Board
Pierre Sarazin
Lynne Riutta
Nathalie Clément
Ministry of Education of Ontario
Noémie Bergeron
Martine Charbonneau
Rémi Larose
Mariza Bozzato-Bissonnette
Carl Bull
Jacqueline Leardi
Alison Bullock
Jennifer Giffen
Amanda Paterson
Craig Spencer
Daniella Petras
Colleen Elson
Steve Oberman
Gino Russo
Casey MacDonald
Jacquelyn Burkell
University of Western Ontario
Jacquelyn is the Assistant Dean of Research and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Burkell’s research focuses on the empirical study of the interaction between people and technology, with a particular emphasis on the role of cognition in such interactions. Specific aspects of this research include the impact of presentation on information use and understanding, the design of human-computer interfaces, and the social impact of technology. With respect to this latter topic, she is interested in the impact of computer mediation on communication and the perception of self. Much of this work focuses on anonymity in online communication, examining how the psuedonymity offered by online communication is experienced by online communicators, and how this experience changes communication behaviour and interpretation.
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Artemis Manoukas
Chris Bates
Grand Erie DSB
Christy Wood
Melanie Mulcaster
Peel School Board
Lisa Pilgrim
Jennifer Hearn
Chris Heywood
Sandy Gill
Lightspeed Technologies
Arianna Lambert
Paula Landry
Integra Data Systems
Jason Andrews
Heather Black
Brandon Pachan
Nadia Bearcroft
Peter Anello
Karen Woods
Amyn Pirmohamed
Aruba Networks, an HPE company
Mario Asta
Microsoft Canada
Mario Asta is the current Program Manager and Team Lead for the Learning Consultant Program at Microsoft Canada. Prior to joining the Education team in September 2015, he spent two years in Ontario classrooms as an elementary educator. He has taught students from ages 3-15; and is passionate about integrating technology in classrooms that improves student learning and enhances 21st century learning skills. During his time with Microsoft Canada, Mario has trained thousands of educators; and continues to enjoy the excitement and enthusiasm of more teachers finding success through programs such as OneNote, Sway and Minecraft. Outside of the classroom, Mario enjoys everything outdoors! On the weekends you can find him sailing blue waters, hiking tall mountains, or spending quality time with family and friends. Mario is genuinely excited to meet you and looks forward to working with you to help enable educators achieve more!
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Ammar Aquil
Microsoft Canada

After completing my bachelors of arts in politics and history at the University of Toronto, I went abroad to teach English as a Foreign Language in South Korea for four years. I loved it so much I came back to Canada and enrolled in a Masters of Teaching program through the University of Toronto OISE. The Masters of Education Program also gave me the opportunity to be employed as a Teacher Researcher, which allowed me to assist with ongoing studies on the implementation of language learning policy in Ontario through the Heritage Languages Program. My knowledge of 21st century teaching pedagogy was further refined through my Masters of Teaching Research Paper, through which I immersed myself in studying and sharing the experiences of educators using commercial videogames in the classroom.

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Liz Finlan
Mika Ilic
Lauren Kowalczyk
Stephanie Kuntz
Coulter Lewis
Microsoft Canada

After graduating with a double major in Elementary Education  Psychology, I moved to Australia for a year of travel. I returned to obtain my Master's in Education degree from Niagara University.

I decided to use teaching as a way to travel the world. With teaching stops at international schools in Dubai, Melbourne and most recently, San Francisco teaching second grade. Working within the international private school sector, technology was very prevalent to utilize, communicate and collaborate with students, parents and colleagues. Once I became familiar with the systems I recognized how convenient and important it was to the success of our community. My new role as a Microsoft Learning Consultant provides me an opportunity to assist others using technology and make it as simple as possible. 

This role also allows me to be mobile and on the road which is what I love to do. I have a real passion for travel and exploration. I love the outdoors and have played in both professional soccer and hockey leagues. While my traveling has provided me vast opportunities, in my opinion there is no place like home. 
I look forward to sharing my passion and knowledge of educational technology along with Microsoft tools and tips to support teachers in their classroom!    

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Lisa Boate
Amanda Gray
Michael Timpano
Michael Quinn
Andrew Dobbie
Anne Shillilo
Sarah Ashwood
Doug Peterson
Barb Seaton
Jen Apgar
Emma Reay