The Faculty of Arts is proud to present the event Arts|innovation taking place on Friday, November 18th, 2016. Join us for this event featuring keynote speakers and panellists with arts degrees — alumni, professionals, partners — who have gone on to become entrepreneurs or who have arrived at their current jobs via non-linear routes. Also on the bill: a Dragons’ Den-style pitch competition!
Entrepreneurial mindset: taking your Faculty of Arts degree in an innovative direction
Richard Carleton, BA Arts (uOttawa)
CEO of Canadian Securities Exchange
Richard Carleton is the CEO of CNSX Markets Inc. In this role he is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Canadian Securities Exchange. Prior to this appointment, Richard served as Vice-President Corporate Development with responsibility for the technology, operations and trading sales teams for the CSE.
Remy Attig, B.A., M.A. Spanish
Operations Manager - Quebec & Atlantic Canada at David Suzuki Foundation
With an academic background in Spanish literature and a professional focus on environmental and social justice work, Remy has held a variety of leadership roles in social change organizations. Currently the Operations Manager at the David Suzuki Foundation's Montreal office and consultant on nonprofit operations and financial management, he has also worked as the Director of Teva Quebec, a Montreal-based Jewish environmental organization, as well as at Project 10, an organization supporting LGBTQ+ youth, since relocating to Montreal in 2013. Remy is passionate about pickling, sewing, knitting, American Sign Language, and, most recently, surfing.
Sean Lynch, B.A.
VP Strategic Accounts at You.i TV
Sean has gained a solid reputation for delivering creative and integrated marketing solutions for clients across North America and abroad. Known for his unique energy, creative thinking and outstanding communication skills, Sean approaches every initiative with enthusiasm and determination.
Véronique Rivest, BA German and Spanish
Sommelier, wine writer and educator
Véronique Rivest is the top female sommelier in the world. She is also owner of renowned wine bar, Soif. http://veroniquerivest.ca/
Arts and entrepreneurship: starting a business
Julie Findlay, B.A., B.Ed.
Host on Daytime Ottawa.
Julie Findlay is Mom in the Know, a spokesperson for all things related to raising a family and living a happy, healthy and balanced life. A wife and mother of two, Julie has turned her teaching career into a lifelong passion of sharing with others: Promotions, Research, Brand Development, Public Speaking, spokesperson, Media Relations, Content Development, Product Marketing, social media marketing.
Laura Morris, B.A., M.A. Art History
Laura Morris is a certified Feng Shui consultant, author and artist. Laura was the Feng Shui expert for the internationally syndicated lifestyle show Steven & Chris, and is the author and creator of Your Feng Shui Bedroom Design Guide. She is also the Director of Community Engagement for the International Feng Shui Guild, a large worldwide network of Feng Shui professionals. Laura is currently working on her new book A Year of Harmony: 12 Feng Shui Inspired Design Projects. Learn more at Morrisfengshui.com