Breakout Sessions

Speaker Details

  Morning Time Slot 1 (9:50-10:45)   Morning Time Slot 2 (10:50-11:45)
1 Stressed to Kill

Stress is the silent killer stalking North America and one of the tools grads need to prepare for their careers is the ability to recognize stressful situations and deal with them effectively. Sylvia Marusyk is the stress management expert.

As founder and head of MindBody Works, Sylvia works with companies and organizations across the globe, creating and implementing strategies that identify and reduce employee stress, minimizing costly absenteeism and helping clients be more profitable and productive.

She can do the same for you, too! Check out this important presentation on ways to tackle stress head on; in the classroom, at exam time and on the job!

5 Ms. Kim Champion Taylor

Vice President, People Solutions at Assiniboine Credit Union

Assiniboine Credit Union’s business philosophy is guided by the principles of “values-based banking”. This means that the way we run our credit union ensures we remain financially strong while being socially, environmentally and ethically responsible.

2 Young Entrepreneur Panel

Founders from two of the hottest Winnipeg startups will tell their story.
RRC alum Martin Bshouty is the 24 year old Co-Founder of Geofilters Studio that employs 60 people. Former RRC Instructor Catherine Metrycki is the Founder of Callia Flower which is disrupting the floral industry.
Learn first-hand about the challenges and rewards, the excitement and frustrations of starting your business. Will you be speaking several years from now about your business?

6 Building North America’s Largest Inland Port

At 20,000 acres, CentrePort Canada is not only the size of Manhattan, but it is also the most important economic development project in Manitoba. Over 50 new companies are now operating on the footprint, employing more than 1300 Manitobans. Join the President and CEO of CentrePort for this presentation as she provides an overview of the inland port as well as exciting new projects that will lead to job opportunities for future graduates.

3 Bold Horizons! Winnipeg’s Bright Tomorrow!

Join Winnipeg architect Shane Solomon, Founder and Principal of Republic Architecture, and Mariette Mulaire, President and CEO of World Trade Centre Winnipeg, for an insightful and inspiring discussion about Winnipeg now and tomorrow. These two dynamic speakers will share their vision of our city’s future, how they see our city evolving and the kind of opportunities that will present themselves as we continue to grow and prosper.

The session will feature an address by both Shane and Mariette followed by an exciting Q & A.



7 From RRC to the Accounting Workplace

Brad Bokhaut, Bokhaut Chartered Professional Accountant Inc, will discuss the transition from student to the accounting workplace with Chantal Fulkerson, a recent RRC grad.

4 Mr. Chris Richard, CFA

Portfolio Manager at BCV Asset Management Inc.
BCV Asset Management Inc. is an asset management firm dedicated to building and protecting client wealth, seeking to maximize long-term returns while minimizing risk. We offer an alternative to mass-market investment products, creating customized investment portfolios within Separately Managed Accounts.




8 Community Marketing and the $1.2 Million Business Plan

Can you raise over a million dollars from investors with a business plan? Can you build a great local brand without an advertising budget? Kevin Selch, the Founder of Little Brown Jug Brewing has and he will share his experience with you. Kevin will tell the story of the building of LBJ as well as his successful use of community co-branding to build a powerhouse brand and grow the West Exchange District.