Ric Phillips

Co-Founder, York Entrepreneurship Development

Richard "Ric" Phillips is an executive Communication Coach and corporate trainer. He founded his company 3V Communications in 2007, which uses a holistic approach for business communication skills development to help business leaders, consultants, entrepreneurs, managers and their teams.

Percy Poon


Percy is a Management Consultant with 14 years of experience in the retail industry, including 7 years leading store operation teams; 4 years in merchandising and planning roles; and 3 years leading teams in transforming merchandising and supply chain processes at a US mass merchant in Canada.

Dr.Lingxuan Liu

Former Lead Researcher At The Sustainability Consortium, Lancaster University

Lingxuan Liu joined Pentland Centre in March 2016 as a Lecturer of Sustainability at Management School of Lancaster University.His research interests include ethical supply chains, corporate sustainability strategies, environmental information disclosure & reporting, environmental policy and climate policy.

Dr. David Tyfield

Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

David's current research develops his interests in the normative and political/power dimensions of the processes of knowledge production and their interaction with issues of global cultural political economy, especially regarding critical analysis of the emergence of a globalised "knowledge-based" economy, climate change and the rise of China.

Tammara Soma

Project Manager & Principal Investigator at Food Systems Lab

Tammara is a 2014 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholar and the Project Manager/Co-Founder of the Food Systems Lab. She is a food system planner and a Doctoral candidate in urban planning at the University of Toronto with a specilization in food waste. She brings to the Lab extensive experience working in food justice advocacy, having worked with organizations such as Sustain Ontario and FoodShare Toronto.

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