Graduating Class of 2020/2021 & Capstone Projects

Bernadette Arreola, prev. Manager of Community Engagement, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
Capstone Project: “Components Required to Apply a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens to Community Investment Programs”.

Nabil Ali, Director, Programs and Operations, International Development Relief Fund (Ontario)
Capstone Project: “IDRF’s Sustainability Toolkit – Solutions to implement DE&I & SDG Impact Reporting”.

Jodi Frers Baxter, Director, Corporate Partnerships Children’s Hospitals (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “PARTNERING FOR IMPACT: Building alliances to achieve greater social impact for the epilepsy community in Canada”. President’s Capstone Honourable Mention.


Marcel Buerkler, Director Policy, Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (Ontario)
Capstone Project: “Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability in the Asset-Based Finance Industry: A CSR Roadmap for the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association”.


Julie Branscombe, Director, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Cogeco Inc. (Ontario)

Kristen Brown

Kristen Brown, Community Engagement Specialist, University of Calgary (Alberta) Capstone Project: “Sustainability Knowledge and Practices Assessment”.

Brett Clapperton

Brett Clapperton, Social Impact Specialist, Green Shield Canada (Alberta)
Capstone Project: “Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan”. President’s Capstone winner.


Joseph Der, Sustainability Analyst, WSP (Alberta).
Capstone Project: “GHG Emissions in2021: Making the Case for Organizational Climate Action”.

Diana de La Cruz, Associate Director, Anti-Money-Laundry Quality Assurance for International Operations, Scotiabank (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “An Analysis of How Technology can be used to divert Organic Waste from Landfills”. President’s Capstone Honourable Mention.

Patricia Echegoyen

Patricia Echegoyen, Program Officer, Canadian Baptist Ministries (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Opportunities and challenges for refugee employment: The role of businesses to contribute to the refugee integration into the Canadian workforce”.

Linda Feeney, Manager of Government Affairs, State Relations, Source America (Seattle, Washington).
Capstone Project: “Determination of a Household Carbon Footprint”.

Kayleigh Fisher, Director, Accounting, Dundurn Press (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Business Sustainability Through Governing for an Ethical Corporate Culture: A guide for small and medium sized private enterprises”.

Stephanie Fox

Stephanie Fox, Vice President, Sustainability, BDO Canada (New Brunswick).
Capstone Project: “Identifying Shared Value in Private and Non-Profit Sector Cross-Boundary Partnerships”.

Chris Garrard

Chris Garrard, Client Relationship Manager, Corporate Traveller Canada (British Columbia).
Capstone Project: “Decarbonizing Business Travel: The Role of the Travel Management Company”.

Kate Gardner, Communications Specialist, Loyalist College (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “The Case for a Pardons Ecosystem”. President’s Capstone Winner.

Sara Gelgor

Sara Gelgor, Chief Compliance Officer, Concentra Bank (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Climate-Related Risks and Opportunities: Building An ESG Strategy”.

Kathryn Gardner

Erica Marie Glueck, Operations Lead, Efficiency Canada – Carleton University (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Toward a Reciprocal Funder and Social Purpose Organization Relationship: Bridging the Gap by Standardization of Impact Reporting”.

Kathryn Gardner

Jacqueline Gorman, Practice Area Lead – Risk and Remediation, Trace Associates (Alberta).
Capstone Project: “Itracks Sustainability Program Development”. President’s Capstone Honourable Mention.

Gillian Henry, Manager, Social Purpose Canada, Canopy Growth Corporation (Ontario)
Capstone Project: “Here’s to Future (Sustainable) Growth: Embedding a sustainable purpose and ESG performance in a global cannabis company”.

Kathryn Gardner

Sasi Gouravarum, Senior Director, Finance, Publicis Sapient (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Pathway to Greening the Digital World: Measuring Business Activity to Limit Carbon Footprint”.

Angela Hart, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Canadian Red Cross (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Adapting to Canada’s Disasters: Amplifying the Impact and Reach of the Disaster Response
Alliance at the Canadian Red Cross”.

Charlotte Harman

Charlotte Harman, Associate Lawyer, Kim Spencer McPhee Barristers (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “THE REGENERATIVE LAW FIRM: Transforming the Law Firm Culture of Work Through Living Systems Thinking”. President’s Capstone Winner

Andrew Hoskins

Andrew Hoskins, Sr. Environment Advisor, Major Projects, Enbridge (Alberta).
Capstone Project: “Evaluation of a Net Zero Plan in the Oil Sands”.

Kathryn Jocsak, Manager, Corporate Sustainability, IGM Financial Inc. (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “A Look at Understanding Key Pressure Points in Sustainability Change Management”.

Colleen Keilty, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisory, Plan International (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainability Reporting – Improving Reporting on Social Impacts”.

Justine Kim (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Decentering Scarcity Within Circular Models: Reframing The Fashion Industry’s Paradox Of Resources”.

Lynn Keays, CSR Consultant, Sysco (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Implementation of Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR)Program”. President’s Capstone Honourable Mention.

Dominik Legault, Senior Consultant, Odgers Berndtson (Quebec).
Capstone Project: “A Community Investment Strategy for Odgers Berndtson: Sponsoring Climate Governance Training for a Sustainable Future”.

Roshni Mathews, Engagement Assistant, Volunteer Toronto (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Understanding Corporate Engagement – Strategy and Action in Developing Purpose Driven Social Responsibility Programs”.

Jennifer McMahon, Operations Manager, Energy and Technical Services, Housing Services Corporation (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Silfab Solar Sustainability Roadmap: A path towards becoming a Green Giant in the Solar Industry”.

Kenneth Obiakor, Leadership Development Foundation for Civic Literacy and Edphil Global Resources (Nigeria).
Capstone Project: “Corporate Governance, Complexity and Social Responsibility: The Sustainability Case for System Theory in driving Strategy”.

Trang Phan, Senior Advisor Corporate Affairs, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Sustaining Corporate Social Responsibility Through Changing & Disruptive Times: Case Study of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)”.

Laura Reinholz,Head, Workplace Experience, GTA, BMO Financial Group (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Improving alignment to organizational Purpose Commitments:
Pivoting from an events-based marketing program to a national business
grant program supporting woman-owned businesses during the 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Adel Ratansi

Adel Ratansi, Senior Revenue Operations Manager, Avanti Software. (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “Embedding Sustainable Strategies in High Growth (Private) Firms”. President’s Capstone Honourable Mention.

Sarah Riley Rosen, Director of Strategy, R and G Strategic Inc. (Nova Scotia).
Capstone Project: “Stakeholder Engagement Primer, Light House, Engaging and Amplifying Diverse Voices”. President’s Capstone Honourable Mention.

Rosana Rampersaud,Director, Client Strategy, Public Inc. (Ontario).
Capstone Project: “How Shared Value Can Impact Social Progress: A Look at Current Trends”.

Farrah Rooney, Director of Partnerships, Driven (Ontario)
Capstone Project: “Playing for Good Corporate Social Responsibly and the Video Game Industry”.

Kait Tyschenko, Project Manager, Sustainability/Social Innovation, Pomerleau (Quebec)
Capstone Project: “Exploring the opportunities of Life Cycle Assessment (‘LCA’) Utilizing Building Information Modelling (‘BIM’) within Pomerleau Construction”.

Adnan Zaman

Adnan Zaman,ESG Consultant at Stratos Inc. (Ontario)
Capstone Project: “Adopting Sustainable Supply Chain and Local Procurement strategies to conform to Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs)”. President’s Capstone Honourable Mention.