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1. 9 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.
Harris Rosen, Co-Founder of MyPath.Global™. Introductory Remarks about the company, its mission, its people, its services, and the choices that exist in higher education (10 minutes).
9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Cathryn Sawicki Immigration lawyer and Co-Founder of Ontario Bar Association Immigration Law Section. Current state of entry requirements, COVID19 update, and Post-Graduate Work Permits.
9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Harris Miller, Board Member, Campaign for Free College Tuition, former CEO of US Career College Association. Mission of the Campaign for Free College Tuition and discussion about college tuition finance.
9:50 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
Dione Chen, is a Stanford alumna (BA, MBA) and college/graduate school admissions advisor. She’ll tell us about what it takes to get into the Ivies and other highly selective schools, as well as the importance of “school fit” (there are some 4000 options in the US alone).
10:10 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
Tashmia Ismail Saville. Former CEO of YES South Africa and current VP Innovation at MARS Discovery District, Toronto. Talks about how she helped create 50,000 jobs in the world’s most unequal country, and the importance of skills development globally.
10:25 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Dr. Adrian Saville, a long-time business professor at GIBS Business School in Johannesburg, gives an eye-opening presentation on country openness, and the relevance of “gini-coefficient” to opportunity for students. In short, why Canada and the United States are great choices for international students.
Harris has practised law in Canada since 1994. He has headed up a regulatory department in a public company, engaged in private practice, and raised venture capital into his own business. Harris represents private equity groups large and small on the purchase and sale of private post-secondary education institutions. His clients have included private career colleges, private high schools, language schools, students, and other law firms (on higher education transactions).
His passion for higher education led Harris and a talented team of co-founders in 2020 to create Career Path Intelligence™, a free platform whereby students could view purpose-driven changemakers from around the world for career inspiration. This was especially important to him at the onset of the COVID19 pandemic when in-person learning came to a grinding halt. As the world’s colleges and universities face enormous challenges with in-person enrolment and students everywhere, struggle to make the right education pathway decisions, Harris and his team see a glaring need to ensure that students can find the appropriate pathway for themselves and higher education is accessible to them. Accordingly, in August of 2021, Career Path Intelligence™ has become MyPath™. MyPath™ will seek to help introduce “apple” institutions to “apple” students while also providing unique concierge services to parents whose children are studying in “host” countries. These services will evolve according to need and ongoing parental and student feedback.
Cathryn Sawicki, Senior Partner at Serotte Law Canada, is a lawyer in good standing with the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Ontario Bar Association and a member of the Law Society of Ontario. She completed her law degree at Osgoode Hall and is the co-author of a book called “Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law: A Practitioners Handbook” which is currently in its second edition and distributed by Emond Publishing.
Cathryn has been designated as a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Citizenship Law by the Law Society of Ontario. She has particular expertise in the area of compliance, strategic immigration solutions, and immigration processing.
With more than 20 years of experience in citizenship and immigration law, Cathryn can provide sound advice to multi-national companies, small businesses and individuals. She can assist clients with long-term and short-term immigration solutions. Cathryn has extensive experience and expertise in various aspects ranging from employer compliance, Federal Court matters and global mobility solutions.
She has leading case law before the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. Moreover, Cathryn obtained one of the largest immigration settlements in the 50-year history of one of the law firms she worked at.
She has appeared on various radio and television shows as a guest speaker. She has lectured across Canada for various entities, has been interviewed for various newspapers and online articles and has taught immigration law at various colleges and law schools across Canada.
Tashmia Ismail-Saville thrives on purpose-led work which has found a perfect outlet in YES (the Youth Employment Service), which she established and where she serves as Chief Executive. YES is a joint initiative between business, government and labour, created to address South Africa’s mighty, youth unemployment challenge. Together with her dedicated team, 1010 corporate partners and in 16 months, YES have created over 35 000 work experiences for youth with over R1.4 billion in salaries going back into the economy via youth wallets.
Tashmia has started 4 businesses, served as business school faculty, lecturing in innovation management and inclusive business, for over 8 years in SA, Rotterdam and at the Kelley School of Business in the US. She has co-authored a book called New Markets, New Mindsets, along with several case studies and research papers based on company innovation experiences in multiple countries. Locally and internationally, areas of focus include innovation, inclusive business, digital training and behavioural research. Some awesome apps and content have emerged from this work, with over 13 000 marginalised youth clocking close to 5 million minutes of online business training on smartphones, over a year and across the country-4IR in action.
Contributions have also found form in research, consulting and building models for multinational firms, multilateral agencies such as the World Bank and governments. She started with a medical qualification in dentistry (WITS), practised as a dentist, then completed an MBA at the Gordon Institute of Business Science and is a PhD fellow at UNU Merit- University of Maastricht (Netherlands). She would like to say someday she is a recovering chocolate addict, but not quite yet.
Adrian Saville’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (cum laude), M.Com (cum laude) and PhD (Economics), which he completed at the University of Natal in 1997 and for which he was awarded the Economics Society of South Africa’s Founders Medal. He is a UNESCO laureate and a matriculant of Linacre College (Oxford). He has completed programmes in value investing and competitive strategy at New York’s Columbia University and Harvard Business School in Boston.
In 1994, while completing his doctorate in economics, Adrian formed an investment vehicle that became the forerunner to Cannon Asset Managers, founded in 1998. In 2017 Bidvest Financial Services acquired Cannon Asset Managers. Today Adrian serves as Chief Executive at Cannon Asset Managers.
Adrian has experience in managing all the major asset classes and has successfully combined teaching and business, having lectured at the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Pretoria, London School of Business, Kelley School of Business, Rotterdam School of Management and the Estonian Business School. He has held a Professorship of Economics, Finance & Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) since 2003, where he teaches in the fields of macroeconomics, investment finance and strategy. Adrian has received the Excellence in Teaching Award at GIBS on ten occasions since 2007. In 2012 he was nominated for the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Business Professor of the Year Award. In 2014, he received the Central and East European Management Development Association award in teaching excellence. Adrian’s successful career has encompassed consulting widely to government and the corporate world, including serving as an economic consultant to Visa South Africa. He has presented to global audiences in many destinations, including Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Estonia, France, India, Japan, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, United Kington, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe.