Keith Ahamad – Addiction Physician
A decade and a half later, Dr. Ahamad is the Physician Lead of the St. Paul’s Hospital Addiction Medicine Consult Service, Clinician Researcher with the Urban Health Research Initiative (UHRI), Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Director of the Addiction Medicine Enhanced Skills Training Program at UBC and Division Lead for Addiction in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Providence Health Care.
He has maintained certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine since 2015 and the International Society of Addiction Medicine since 2013. He obtained his MD from UBC in 2010 and completed his residency in Family Medicine at UBC in 2013.
Lotte Davis – One Girl Can
In addition to building her company into a well-renowned and respected beauty brand, Davis has worked tirelessly to demonstrate that AG Hair cares. Having grown up in the dawn of the apartheid movement in South Africa, she was acutely aware of the legacy of mistreatment and lack of opportunities for women in particular.
In 2008, she began building schools for girls in some of the poorest regions in Africa with funding from AG Hair promotions and AG’s salon partners.
In 2013, she developed her own NGO called One Girl Can expanding the scope of the work she does in Africa to include scholarships for girls to secondary and post secondary schools. She continues to build infrastructure at these schools to create more dynamic learning environments, and now mentors and coaches hundreds of girls each year to help them realize their potential through goal setting and confidence building.
Since 2008, Lotte has raised more than $3.4 million, is building her sixth school in Africa, and has 163 girls on full scholarships in university and secondary school.
Lotte is the 2016 winner of the YWCA Women of Distinction award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Erick Lichte – Artistic Director of Choir Leoni
As a founding member, singer and Artistic Director of the male vocal ensemble Cantus, Lichte created and sustained one of only two full-time vocal ensembles in the United States. From 2000-2009, Lichte’s programming and artistic direction were heard in over 60 concerts a year and he has collaborated with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, the Boston Pops, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, Minnesota Orchestra. His work with Cantus garnered the 2009 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the highest honor for the professional choral organization Chorus America.
As a choral conductor, Lichte has served as conductor for many professional, educational and amateur choral ensembles. In January of 2013, he began his tenure as Artistic Director of Chor Leoni Men’s Choir. Lichte is an active clinician and guest conductor, and is especially passionate in his work to get young men singing. Lichte is a published composer and arranger, especially known for his writing in All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 which has been taken on seven North American tours.
Kim Peacock – Chang Navigator
Kim has coached, moderated, and spoken extensively on change management, leadership, and traditional- and digital-communications strategy. In 2015, she was named one of B.C.’s 50 Most Influential Women by B.C. Business magazine. She currently serves as board chair for Emily Carr University, which will move to its new campus in September 2017.
Joseph Dahmen- Soft Architecture
Richard Hulbert – Architect, Urban Designer, Photographer
Rick Hulbert’s Photography is informed by his background as an international award winning Architect, Urban Designer, and Teacher of Photography. He is both an Academician in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
He served as the Lead Architect for the Overall Development Permit phase of Concord Pacific Place, the mixedHuse residential development on the North Shore of False Creek. In addition, Rick was the Lead Urban Designer for the two residential neighbourhoods comprising the Coal Harbour community in Vancouver.
Rick’s teachings on Urban Photography are highly acclaimed and each year he conducts photographic workshops in Europe and North America. This coming year, Rick will be instructing at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.
In 2015, Rick was honoured to be one of only 2 photographers from North America to be selected to participate in the World Art Games, held in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Patrick Lucas – Trails, Mountainbikes, Reconciliation
Emelia Symington-Fedy – Writer, Comedian, Radio Host
Emelia Symington - Fedy
Emelia has been requested for interviews, speaking gigs and assignments by Huffington Post, Recovering Yogi, Origin Magazine, Westender, The Sunday Edition (CBC Radio), Definitely Not The Opera (CBC Radio), and NXNW (CBC Radio) and TEDX Women.
When she has the time, she tells personal stories and makes documentaries for CBC radio.
Emelia loves her husband, Christie, and their two little boys Arthur and Obidiah.