Panel Three: Post Secondary Education
MODERATOR: CAL GOSSE, SENIOR LOCATION MANAGER, IBM
Dr. Brown is currently responsible for Cape Breton University’s International and Aboriginal Affairs and is the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies. www.cbu.ca/crawford. He is a member of the University’s Executive as well as Senior Management Group.
Prior to this position, Dr. Brown served as Associate Vice President, Development; Dean and Managing Director of Economic and Technological Innovation and Dean of Extension and Community Affairs within the Cape Breton University community. Beyond his career in higher education, he has held the positions of Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation and Vice President of Industrial Development with the Cape Breton Development Corporation. He also fulfilled several other senior management roles within these public sector corporations.
As Professor of Marketing in the School of Business at CBU, Dr. Brown has taught Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, International Business, International Marketing, Sales and Sales Management, Advertising and Tourism Marketing. He currently teaches in the MBA (CED). He has presented and published a wide range of academic papers and served as a guest speaker and panelist on economic development, Cultural tourism marketing and Aboriginal Economic Development.
He obtained a B.B.A. from St. F.X. University, Antigonish, N.S., a B.B.Ed. from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, N.S., an M.B.A.-Marketing from City University, Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A. and a Ph.D. Marketing (tourism consumer behaviour) from the University of Bradford, Bradford, England.
His research interests include regional economic development, cultural tourism marketing and Aboriginal Economic Development.
Jon Mikkelsen is a Professor of Teaching of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He is the Director of newly created program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering established to support the shipbuilding industry in Canada. His teaching responsibilities include Engineering Design, Naval Architecture, Engineering Laboratory Techniques, Statistical Analysis and Engineering Mechanics. His scholarly and professional activities are primarily focused on the areas of Naval Architecture/Ocean Engineering, Sustainable Fishing Gear Design, and Mechanical Design. He has co-authored several papers on a variety of subjects including an experimental and numerical study of vertical axis tidal turbines for use in British Columbia, improving ship hullform performance through waterline parabolization, and the design of live capture technologies such as “fishwheels” and “fish traps” for use on rivers and estuaries throughout the west coast. Having a strong interest in nature, he has studied the hydrodynamics of waterfowl, turtles, and tuna fish. Jon is a strong supporter of extra-curricular design activities and serves as faculty advisor for several student teams including UBC Sailbot, UBC Supermileage, and UBC Human Powered Submarine Team. He has been awarded the Wighton Fellowship for innovation in undergraduate experiments and is a Killam Teaching Prize recipient. Jon is active in several professional organizations and has recently served as technical chairperson of the Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has been elected as a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Whenever possible, he spends time with his family at his cottage on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC (Keats Island) participating in a variety of water activities.
Don Bureaux has been president of Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) since 2011. Don’s commitment to adult education spans over two decades working with adult learners at colleges and universities as well as professional designation granting organizations across Canada and internationally. At NSCC, he works to bring the college’s vision – transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time – to life.
Before becoming president of NSCC, Don served as vice-president, academic and vice president, people and planning at the college, and has served in many academic leadership roles throughout his career. His work has allowed him to collaborate with educational leaders across North America, Europe and Asia in creating entrepreneurial learning environments that are connecting to communities and industries.
Don holds a certificate in Adult Education and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia University and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. Don is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant and holds an international designation as a Certified Business Counsellor through the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). He’s been granted his Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) designation by CPA Canada and his Fellow Certified General Accountant (FCGA) designation by CGA Canada. In 2015 and 2016, Don was named one of the top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine and serves on the boards of many not-for-profit organizations in Nova Scotia.
Catherine Dutton is the Head of the School of Maritime Studies at the Marine Institute.
Catherine is a graduate of Memorial University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (1979) and a Master’s in Ocean Engineering (1986).
She left industry and joined the Marine Institute 1989 as an instructor, mainly teaching in the marine engineering program. Since joining the Institute she completed her Bachelor of Vocational Education degree (1992).
She has served in a variety of roles including Institute liaison with the Department of National Defence for the various contracts that relate to training for the Canadian Navy. In 2000, she became Head of the School of Maritime Studies which includes a number of marine related programs from certificate programs to masters degrees, industry response course, applied research, as well as the Centre for Marine Simulation.
In her role as Head, she represents the Institute on the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) and several of its sub-committees, and is currently President of the Canadian Association of Marine Training Institutes (CAMTI). In this role with CAMTI she works closely with Transport Canada on the implications of the Marine Personnel Regulations on the certification and training system in Canada. She has recently joined the Canadian Network for Innovative Shipbuilding, Marine Research and Training (CISMaRT). She is also active with and the primary contact person with the International Association of Maritime Universities of which the Marine Institute is a member.
Ms. Filbee has degrees from Acadia University (B.Sc. Biology) and Dalhousie University (MBA – LLB). She began her career with the law firm McInnes Cooper & Robertson in Halifax, where she practiced for 11 years, the last three as a corporate law partner. She left the practice of law to take up a position with Peat Marwick Stevenson & Kellogg (later KPMG Management Consulting), heading up the Atlantic Canada outplacement and downsizing practice for the firm. She later became President of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.
Following her term with the Council, she spent three and a half years with CIBC, first as Manager, Corporate Development in the field of Public Private Partnerships and then as Director, Commercial Banking. In 2001, she started a strategic consulting practice and later moved to Ottawa to take up the position of Vice-President, Operations for a start-up company providing web-enabled human resources tools. She joined the Public Service of Canada in Industry Canada's Industry Sector in 2002. In January 2009, she became Assistant Deputy Minister of Lands and Economic Development at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. In March 2014, she was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Atlantic Region, for Service Canada.
Allan Campbell is the Manager of Customized Training at Holland College in Prince Edward Island, a position he has held since October of 2016.
Prior to joining Holland College, Allan has a long history of diverse experience related to the marine sector in PEI. This experience began in 1989 when he was hired as a deckhand on his uncle’s lobster fishing boat, a position he retained for four years while completing his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Following graduation in 1992, Allan purchased a commercial fishing enterprise operating from North Lake, PEI and was owner operator for 14 years, fishing primarily lobster but also mackerel, herring, scallops, ground fish, and bluefin tuna.
In 2007 Allan was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island and in June of that year became the first core fisher in the province to be appointed as Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Robert Ghiz led government. In 2009, Allan was appointed Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning holding responsibility for economic development, post-secondary education, immigration and Labour Market Development.
In 2011, Allan was appointed Chief of Staff to the Premier of Prince Edward Island, a role he remained in until January of 2015. He returned to work in the fishery during the 2015 lobster season before joining a small consulting firm where he worked primarily reviewing the operation of Holland College’s Marine Training Center in Summerside PEI.
Allan resides in Souris River PEI with his wife Karen, son Dawson, daughter Cassie and their highly spoiled Shih Tzu “Ghizmo”.