Advisor & Consultant
Jennifer has been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health at York University. In this role, she has helped to design a course on Agents of Change as part of a new Global Health degree program. She has served as a Judge for the following contests, scholarships and Award Programs:
  • 2012 Young Education Leaders Award (by Microsoft and British Council)
  • 2011 Weston Youth Innovation Award, Ontario Science Centre
  • 2011 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership Award
  • World Summit Youth Award 2010
  • Democracy Video Challenge High-Level Jury 2009 & 2010 (US State Department)
  • 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge
  • Act NOW! 2010 National Playwriting Competition
  • World Summit Youth Award 2009
  • aids2031 Young Leaders Summit 2009 Advisor
  • QuantumShift TV's 'Be the Change! Share the Story!' Video Contest Judge, 2008
  • 2008, 2007 and 2006 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Judge
  • International Schools CyberFair 2006 Judge, Global SchoolNet Foundation
  • ITU Teleccom World 2006 Youth Forum - Selection Committee for Canada
  • 2005 Youth and ICT Awards, 2005 World Summit Youth Award Judge

Jennifer has provided strategic input and creative insights to a range of organizations in an Advisory capacity including:

  • The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation and the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation (ICN) Public Engagement Knowledge Hub on the theme of Youth-Based Public Engagement 2012
  • Education Fast Forward Fellow 2011/2012
  • Canadian Education Association General Council member 2009-2012
  • WTI World Transforming Initiatives
  • CIVICUS Children and Youth Task Force
  • Museum of Science and Industry Fast Forward Advisory Committee 2009-2010
  • The Belinda Stronach Foundation Advisory Board 2009-2010
  • 4th World Youth Congress Organizing Committee Representative, 2008
  • York University Alumni Association Board, 2008-2010
  • United Nations Global Alliance on ICTs for Development (GAID) Member of the Steering Committee and Strategy Council hosted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2008-2009
  • UN GAID Committee of e-Leaders for ICT and Youth, 2008-2010
  • Youth Employment Summit Organizing Committee Member, 2001 - 2010
  • Conference Committee, International Society for Technology in Education, 2006 - 2010
  • Mentor, Women's Executive Network Mentorship Program, 2008
  • International Advisory Council of World Computer Exchange, 2007-2009
  • Member of Youth Advisory Group for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, 2007
  • York University's Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability, 2005-2007
  • Steering Committee for the Teen and Young Adult Strategy, YMCA, 2006
  • External member to the Laidlaw Foundation's Nominations Committee
  • Canadian Policy Research Network's Advisory Committee on Youth, 2004-2006
  • Engage Canada, an initiative of D-CODE, 2005
  • Chat the Planet and Global Youth Action Network, 2003 - 2008
  • Member of the Official Canadian Government Delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society, September - December, 2003
  • Member, Atkinson Student-Alumni Mentorship Advisory Committee, 2003
  • Pollution Probe Youth Champion, 2001 - Present
  • World Youth Centre Advisory Committee, 2002 - 2004
  • Canadian Association for AIDS Research, 2001
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2001
  • Youthfluence.com (initiative of the Institute on Governance), 2000 - 2001
  • Canadian Digital Dignitary for 3Com Planet Project, 2000
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 1999
  • City of Vaughan Youth Advisory Council, Ontario, 1998 - 1999
Since 1997, Jennifer has worked on a range of consulting projects related to understanding, reaching and motivating youth as customers, employees, students and citizens. Jennifer has provided strategy consulting to an array of clients including MDS, McDonalds, Nike, Swatch, HP and VanCity Credit Union. Jennifer has been an Advisor to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and was the editorial team for an award-winning book and multimedia CD-ROM entitled "It's Your Future" which was produced for the Toronto-Dominion Bank in 1998.

In 2000, Jennifer was brought into Microsoft to develop and implement a company-wide strategy to raise awareness and action around the next generation of workers. During this time, she worked with Worked with over 15 different product groups to assist them with strategic decisions and planning and advised group vice-presidents on developing products and services for, marketing to, and developing strategies to attract, the "Net Generation". In 2004, was the Coordinator of Recruitment for Microsoft's Information Worker Board of the Future. This project involved leading the recruitment of 15 dynamic college/university students from 14 countries who traveled to Redmond for one week to share experiences and ideas as well as to advise Microsoft senior executives on the future of work & technology. Jennifer also developed and implemented an online Youth Advisory Team for the Ontario Science Centre as part of the process of informing the Weston Family Innovation Centre.





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