Our Team

Expertise within The BRIDGE Team

Service  

       

Contact  

Industry partnerships - research  

 

Bill McConkey  

Industry partnerships - work-integrated learning and events  

 

Dave Fenton  

Same-day research support for students  

 

Walk-ins at The BRIDGE are welcome  

Space inquiries  

 

Abi Warnock 

Student and Faculty research appointments  

 

Mariana Jardim  

Teaching/instruction requests 

 

Mariana Jardim 

 

 

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Bill Chau
bchau@utsc.utoronto.ca

Bill Chau is the BRIDGE Supervisor. Prior to joining UTSC, Bill worked at several major financial institutions in Toronto and Hong Kong, with expertise in portfolio modelling, trade management and securities brokerage. Bill holds several professional designations including, CFA, FRM and CAIA. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto (Victoria College).  

Dave

David Fenton
dave.fenton@utoronto.ca

Dave Fenton is the Entrepreneurship and Work Integrated Learning Program Coordinator with the Department of Management. Dave is an alumnus of University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts. He joined UTSC in 2016 working in Business Development with the Arts and Science Co-op Program. Dave has over 10 years of direct sales experience in the medical technology field working for both publicly traded, and start-up companies. He will focus on fostering entrepreneurship and connecting industry partners with work-integrated learning experiences for students. 

Mariana

Mariana Jardim
mariana.jardim@utoronto.ca

Mariana Jardim is the Management Liaison Librarian. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Arts degree from Western University and a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto’s iSchool. Mariana has held positions at the University of Toronto as a library liaison, as an instructional technologist and as an educational developer. Her professional areas of interest include information literacy, universal design, web accessibility, and online teaching and learning.

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Prof. Bill McConkey
bill.mcconkey@utoronto.ca

Bill McConkey is the Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at UTSC. In addition to teaching courses in Product Management, Entrepreneurship and Consumer Behaviour, Bill supervises students who wish to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. Bill is involved in several student organizations, including MCC (Management Consulting Club) TMG (The Marketing Group) and the LIVE conference. Bill sits on the Board of Advisors and Board of Directors of a number of Canadian companies. 
 

Research Interests:

Exploring the interface between dynamic market motivations and product management cultures that are highly responsive to changing product requirements

Creative methods of promotion in psychologically saturated environments 

The role of corporate idiosyncratic (jargon) language in customer service dissatisfaction 

Stephanie

Stephanie Perpick
stephanie.perpick@utoronto.ca

Stephanie Perpick is the Coordinator of The BRIDGE. Prior to joining UTSC, Stephanie worked at a large Canadian investment bank as a research consultant. Stephanie holds a Masters in Library & Information Science from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto (Victoria College).  

Sarah

Sarah Shujah
sarah.shujah@utoronto.ca

Sarah Shujah is the Entrepreneurship Librarian. Sarah holds a Masters of Information and an Honours Bachelor of Science both from the University of Toronto.  Sarah comes to The BRIDGE as a veteran organizer of hackathons, and has experience connecting with venture capitalists both as a Science Librarian previously at Centennial College, and at York University with the Lassonde School of Engineering.  She is an advocate for open innovation and spoke on its importance in a TEDx Talk Innovation is for Everyone.  Learn more about the entrepreneurship services Sarah coordinates at UTSC.

Library Technician
abigail.warnock@utoronto.ca

Abigail Warnock is the Library Technician at The BRIDGE. Abigail completed her undergraduate degree at Concordia University, and earned her Library and Information Technician Diploma from Seneca College. From 2016-2018 Abigail was based in the United Kingdom, working for an investment bank in London. Abigail was a senior associate with the information management team, responsible for managing electronic document management systems, providing user support, and training all staff on information systems and policies.  In her role at The BRIDGE Abigail will oversee the daily operations and administration of The BRIDGE facility; providing research assistance to students while supporting the Management Librarian and BRIDGE Supervisor in curricular and co-curricular instruction. Abigail will also work on special projects and act as a mentor to the BRIDGE Student Assistants.