Our

Workshop facilitators


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Emily

Coolidge

Emily is inspired by education and has taught secondary science and math in public, independent, and international schools. Currently, Emily is a Biology and Theory of Knowledge teacher at Pearson College-UWC, and will take on the role of Dean of Studies in January 2017.

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David

Knapp-Fisher

World Traveller, Speaker and Storyteller. All my life I’ve been on a quest to do as many things as possible, both personally and professionally.

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Tiffany

Poirier

Tiffany is a national award-winning teacher, author, speaker, gifted education specialist, and parent who believes that “every child has infinite gifts.”

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Mike

Vardy

Mike Vardy is a writer, productivity strategist, and the founder of Productivityist. He has contributed to 99u, Lifehacker, The Next Web, SUCCESS Magazine, The Huffington Post, and is the creator of The NOW Year™ Method.

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Lisa

Ziebart

Lisa is committed to making a difference by creating change-makers; her passion is to help people discover what is important to them and how they are going to be a contribution to that cause through action. She teaches senior years social studies and serves as the Global-Minded Learning Leader.

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Kate

Landreth

Kate is passionate about authentic and experiential learning. She continually blends her educational facilitation and coaching experience, with community, connection and mindfulness.

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Chris

Burdge

As co-founder Social Media Camp, Canada’s largest conference dedicated to the exploration and sharing of ideas and insights around social media, Chris uses social media to build brands.

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Carlie

Kilduff

Carlie Kilduff is a writer, speaker, teacher, and spoken word artist who shares passionate and powerful messages of love, joy, peace, healing, shifting world, and self-value. Previously a high school teacher, Carlie loves learning with youth and looks forward to Summit at the Pier.

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Eric

Bedard

Eric Bedard is one of Canada’s busiest entertainers performing close-up magic and stage comedy magic shows.

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Trevor

MacKenzie

Trevor MacKenzie is an award winning English teacher, Instructional Coach, and graduate student from Victoria, BC. Trevor teaches at Oak Bay High School and is the author of the book Dive into Inquiry, a resource for educators looking to adopt an inquiry model into their own classroom.

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Rebecca

Bathurst-Hunt

Passionate about being inspired, inspiring others and collaborating together to create positive change and growth.

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Frances

Litman

Frances Litman is passionate international award-winning accredited Master photographer, photographic adjudicator and international speaker, community connector, and founder and managing director of the Creatively United for the Planet Society.

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Aimee

Lampard

Aimee Lampard is an Indigenous Education Teacher in the Saanich School District and was selected as a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow in 2014.

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Sonya G.

Chandler

Sonya is an RN and adjunct professor at UVIC with a long history of working in sexual and reproductive health, and street outreach with marginalized youth.

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Greg

Demmons

He is a veteran English language instructor and president of a worker co-op in the English language learning industry. He has been teaching English for 13 years, including South Korea, Japan, and India. He’s currently the President of Real English Victoria Language Co-op, a English as a second language school.

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Jeanne

Puritch

Jeanne is an instructor at Camosun College. Jeanne values a student-centred teaching philosophy that fosters critical reflection and creative and divergent thinking.

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Claire

Clarke

Claire is an experienced facilitator who aims to support students in achieving their goals through creativity, hope, and active engagement.

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Rachel

Mason

As a professional educator working with youth since 2002, Rachel focuses on youth engagement and innovation in education. She’s been blessed to have worked with Indigenous youth leaders. Helped found Pacific School of Innovation & Inquiry. She loves encouraging youth to share ideas, and is looking forward to hearing what youth have to say at the Summit.

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Coralie

McLean

Coralie is founder and principal of Coralie McLean Marketing where her and her team execute custom strategies to help grow local businesses. She is also Manager of Western Canada for a global nonprofit, Entrepreneurs’ Organization. She was once one of the youngest business managers for BMW in Canada and previously ran social media for and had a technology segment on CTV Vancouver Island.

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Tanya

Lee

Tanya Lee teaches at St. Michaels University School. Her approach to teaching is to nurture curiosity through inquiry-based programming. Redefining what the word “classroom“ means, she can often be found with her students out and about the city, investigating real world examples to answer the questions that drive inquiry.

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Adam

Kreek

A seasoned corporate trainer, Adam teaches strategies of high performance to clients globally. He began training students as a young athlete, then moved into corporate training after his team won Olympic Gold in 2008. Adam is well read and a columnist with CBC Sports; in his columns he shares health and wellness strategies for Peak Performance.

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Maxine

Machan

Maxine Machan holds a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Analysis & Management from Royal Roads University. Her current research interests are in the areas of youth education and development, neuroscience, educational technology with respect to the use of gamification in education for youth.

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Jeremy

Loveday

Jeremy is passionate about making Victoria more affordable, sustainable, and vibrant. A City of Victoria councilor, he made headlines with spoken word poetry about gender violence. Founder and Director of Victorious Voices Youth Arts Festival and a champion of the City of Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate Program.