Stephen Shea is EY Canada’s managing partner, Talent. He is responsible for lead-ing
all facets of the firm’s people strategy for both partners and staff. With extensive
experience in the life science, healthcare and resource sectors, he’s also the global
coordinating partner for one of the firm’s largest Canadian clients in the resource
sector. Throughout Shea’s career, he has provided leadership through counselling
and mentoring to people at all levels within the firm. Shea is co-chair of the EY’s
Inclusiveness Steering Committee and a frequent speaker on topics related to di-versity,
inclusion and human-equity at EY and in the business community. Read
the article he co-authored about hidden biases in Canadian workplaces, starting
on page 26.
Lauren Garris is the author of the white paper, “Emotional Intelligence: Can
Companies Really Feel Their Way to Success?” and is the client relationship man-ager
for UNC Executive Development. Joining the UNC team in 2012, she works
to identify and develop strategic relationships for the benefit of UNC Executive
Development and UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Garris has a background in sales and marketing in retail, business and health-care
environments. She studied psychology, earning her degree at Duke University.
Read her article on the role of emotions in organizational success, starting on
Zabeen Hirji is RBC’s chief human resources officer with global responsibility for
human resources as well as brand, communications and corporate citizenship. As
a member of RBC’s Group Executive, she is one of eight executives responsible for
setting the overall strategic direction of RBC. She assumed this role in February
2007. Hirji’s community leadership includes serving as Co-Chair of the Toronto
Region Immigrant Employment Council, member of the Governing Council
for the University of Toronto and director of the Greater Toronto CivicAction
Alliance. In 2012, through the Women’s Executive Network, Hirji was inducted
into Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame. Read the article she
co-authored about hidden biases in Canadian workplaces, starting on page 26.
Evan Green is a partner at Green and Spiegel LLP in Toronto. His undergradu-ate
studies were at the University of Toronto and York University. After attending
the University of Ottawa, where he graduated with an LL.B. cum laude, he was
called to the Ontario Bar in 1990. Green has extensive experience in all areas of
Canadian immigration and U.S. immigration, and is the firm’s lead in the area of
U.S. immigration. He has specialized in corporate immigration and, specifically, in
the transfer of senior executives and workers into both Canada and the U.S. Green
has been named as a leading Canadian Corporate Immigration Attorney in the
Who’s Who Legal of Corporate Immigration, as well as selected by The Best Lawyers
in Canada editions for the specialty of Immigration Law. Green writes about what
HR professionals should know when hiring foreign nationals in Canada, starting
on page 31.
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