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Brett House is Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist at Scotiabank. He works with the Chief Economist to manage as global research team that provides Scotiabank and its clients with macroeconomic insights across the bank’s domestic and international business lines.
Prior to joining Scotiabank in October 2016, Brett was Chief Economist at Alignvest Investment Management in Toronto and Global Strategist at Woodbine Capital Advisors, a New York-based global macro fund. Earlier in his career, Brett served as Principal Advisor in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General and as an Economist at the International Monetary Fund. He cut his teeth in fixed-income markets at Goldman Sachs International in London and at the World Bank in Washington, DC.
Brett is a Rhodes Scholar with degrees in economics from the University of Oxford and Queen’s University at Kingston. In addition, he has taught at Oxford and McGill University in Montréal, and has held research roles at Columbia University in New York and Massey College at the University of Toronto.
Brett sits on the investment committees of Pearson College and the Canadian Rhodes Scholars’ Foundation. He received the 2014 Québec Notable Award in Finance and the 2015 Good Citizen Award from his hometown of Lincoln, Ontario. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010.
William is the Executive Director, University Relations and Chief Advancement Officer at Vancouver Island University. In addition he serves as the Executive Director of the Vancouver Island University Foundation. Under his leadership the VIU Foundation has doubled endowed funds and annual giving over the last five years, while at the same time tripled scholarships over the last three years.
Previously he held the position of Director, Advancement at Parkland College in Saskatchewan, leading the International, Marketing, and Fund Development departments including the first ever Capital Campaign for a Trades and Technology Centre.
William holds an Honours degree in International Business from Carleton University, a graduate certificate in International Development from University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Liverpool. William’s graduate thesis focused on the critical success factors for small colleges to engage in entrepreneurial activities as a source of institutional revenue and community economic growth.
He has lived and worked in New Brunswick, Ontario, British Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil.
Jennifer Johnstone is President & CEO of Central City Foundation, an organization that has been working to improve the lives of neighbours in need in Vancouver’s inner city since 1907. In the past 25 years, her career in non-profit management and community resource development has included key leadership positions with Vancity Community Foundation, Battered Women’s Support Services, Vancouver Status of Women, and Ballet British Columbia. She has also maintained a successful private consulting practice in fundraising and organizational development and is an instructor in the Fundraising Certificate Program at BCIT. An in-demand speaker about non-profit management, social purpose real estate, organizational innovation and inner-city issues, Jennifer is also a leader in the business community for her continued mentorship of women and youth. Jennifer remains passionately committed to social justice and community investment and currently serves as a Board member with a number of local organizations and is the President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Vancouver Chapter.