2018 HR Professional of the Year: Michelle Sing, CPHR of YWCA Metro Vancouver Champions the Employee Experience

Anchored by the belief that YWCA Metro Vancouver's employees are everything to them, Michelle Sing, CPHR has spent the past 26 years elevating and executing the profession of HR. The past 22 of those years have been committed to YWCA...

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Talking Island Time w/ 2018 Rising Star Tierra Madani, CPHR candidate

When the owner of Muskoka Brewery purchased Vancouver Island Brewing, a business that had changed little over the course of decades with a team of 35, the need for the unexplored role of human resources became clear, and Tierra...

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2016 HRMA Rising Star: Christina Seargeant, CPHR

While a passion for technology steered Christina Seargeant, CPHR towards MediaCore over three years ago, a professional passion for HR quickly took hold. Developing a full-suite of HR programs for the start-up, Seargeant elevated her organization and made it...

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Brad Karsh: The Politics of Presence and the Art of Feedback

As a keynote speaker, generational guru and CEO of JB Training solutions, Brad Karsh has garnered a following in the leadership community—all based on his commitment to learning, presence and productivity. Karsh accrued those wisdoms during his 15 years in...

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Cindy Dopson, CHRP: HR Professional of the Year—Know Your Business

As BC HRMA’s 2013 Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year, Cindy Dopson holds firm her belief of HR professionals also being business professionals.  With an MBA, the CHRP designation and 15 years of both operations and HR...

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Jeremy Gutsche: Exploiting Chaos, Embracing Culture

Calgary-born Jeremy Gutsche, MBA, CFA has his finger on the pulse of innovation. As the founder of Trendhunter.com and the award-winning author of Exploiting Chaos, he has been described as "a new breed of trend spotter" by The Guardian,...

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Christine McLeod: Innovating at Impact99

As the founder of Impact People Practices, Christine McLeod’s vision is to become the trusted adviser for all things related to the “HR of the Future.” Drawing upon her prior executive and operational leadership experience within the hospitality and...

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Wayne Balshin: HR Professional of the Year

Wayne Balshin is the executive director employee relations at Vancouver Coastal Health. Most recently, Balsihin was announced as the winner of the Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year 2011 at BC HRMA’s 49th Annual Conference.  Recognized for...

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