Ernest Fung – Co-President
Ernest missed his first class at UBC on the first day because he was lost. Two years removed from that and entering his third year at Sauder, he has found his interests in accounting, entrepreneurship, and psychology. Having been on the Enterprize Canada team last year, Ernest hopes to demonstrate to his peers that entrepreneurship is not just about start-ups and new ventures; it is a mindset that is necessary in order for a business to thrive amongst its competitors. Taylor Swift and Ernest have many things in common; in short, they are both “happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time.”
Katrina Ma – Co-President
Katrina is a third-year student at the Sauder School of Business specializing in Marketing. One of her favourite quotes is, “the price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” Enterprize is the most valuable experience in her life right now. With the team, she hopes to inspire students to approach entrepreneurship not only as a viable career choice, but also as a platform for igniting their own passions. In her spare time, Katrina loves reading, cashmere, cats, and One Direction.
Toby Kwan – Vice-President, Conference
Toby – also known as Tobes, Tobbles, Tobywankanobe, whichever you prefer – is a second year student at the Sauder School of Business. While at times an awkward person, she has found that she seems to get along well with the rest of her Enterprize family. With a love for travelling and a passion in exploring all things new, entrepreneurship has always been a fascinating topic for her. She can’t wait to work with the Enterprize 2014 team to create something that leaves an impact on both the team and everyone who gets involved. Also, Toby loves to eat and you will rarely find her without a snack in hand.
Barbara Wong – Vice-President, Competition
Barbara is a third year student at Sauder with high aspirations in accounting and marketing. With this being her second year on the Enterprize Canada Organizing Committee, she is thrilled to be given another opportunity to be a part of such a great organizational culture and to tackle the admittedly daunting task of creating the vision for the 2014 Business Plan Competition. She is an avid fan of all things British, and being a part-time Barista helps fuel her love of tea. She “gets by with a little help from her friends” and is quite the sucker for an interesting accent.
Tique Chandler – Vice-President, Community
Tique Chandler is from the rural, 125-person town of Scandia, Alberta, where she grew up working with bees at her family’s farm. Tique graduated from high school at 16 and moved to Vancouver to go to her dream school at Sauder, and has fallen in love with Vancouver, sushi, squirrels, and nude beaches. She is a Human Resources major and cannot wait to hopefully own her own business one day. To her, entrepreneurship is about creating value where there was none before, as well as seeing the potential in both people and ideas. She is excited to work with Enterprize as VP Community, and hopes to inspire others to become as passionate as she is.
Alex Chau – Vice-President, Marketing
Alex’s biggest fear in life is monotony. Although he is able to comfortably settle into a regular work schedule, he enjoys partaking in extracurricular activities such as Enterprize that keep him on his toes. As an avid photographer, Alex believes that taking photos helps him remember the things that matter the most — unflattering moments of people eating. He also enjoys exploring new parts of the city and telling strangers that he hopes they are having a great day. On occasion, one can find Alex staring blankly inanimate objects, most likely daydreaming about something more interesting.
Helena Wong – Corporate Relations Director
Helena is a third year student pursuing the accounting option. Having been a delegate for the past two years, the most memorable part of the conference for her is leaving inspired – inspired to work harder, more passionately and more creatively. Entrepreneurship is born of great leadership. There is definitely no shortage of that in our community. Her vision for the upcoming year is to connect student leaders with professional leaders to instill that same sense of inspiration. Her spare time is consumed by her obsession with Beyoncé, cute pictures of cats and makeup.
Joyce Li – Administrative Director
Joyce is a third year student at the Sauder School of Business pursuing a double option in Marketing and Human Resources. Through Enterprize, she hopes to inspire others to understand and embrace the entrepreneurial mindset, to innovatively approach all the different aspects of life, and encourage the pursuit of one’s passion. When Joyce isn’t studying or working, she loves to read and write, blog, try out new teas, and spend way too much time in Sephora. She adamantly believes that life does not begin until halfway through your morning cup of coffee.
Janice Leung – Logistics Director
Having been inspired by miniEnterprize back in high school, Janice is currently in her third year of being involved with Enterprize Canada. Previously the Logistics Director for miniEnterprize 2012, she has found her passion within logistics and is super excited to be back as the Conference Logistics Director this year. Currently in her second year at the Sauder School of Business, Janice is aspiring for a future in Human Resources. She loves everything mint and edible. Janice also loves to go camping at least once every year. In her spare time, you can find her eating frozen yogurt.
Minyoung Hwang – Plenary Director
Minyoung is a second year student at the Sauder School of Business pursuing a double option in Accounting and Marketing. As someone who is fuelled by passion and inspiration, Minyoung has always believed in the power of people and the potential they hold, especially youth. Through Enterprize and the speakers she brings to the conference, Minyoung hopes to open your eyes to the limitless future that entrepreneurship unlocks. Outside of studying and working, Minyoung enjoys trying out new restaurants, watching Disney movies, and chatting with strangers.
Steven Tanaka – Business Plan Director
Steven Tanaka is a third year student at the Sauder School of Business, planning to option in Accounting. He views entrepreneurship as a culture that is accessible to people from all fields of study. In his spare time, he enjoys daydreaming of what the future holds, being anywhere with friends, or watching some of his favourite TV shows (such as Friends and HIMYM). His favourite quote is “though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or find it not.”
Celine Zacharias – Community Events Director
Having grown up in Germany, been educated in England and now finally settled down in Vancouver, Celine has learned how to conquer social and academic challenges in international environments. As a 2nd year Student at the Sauder School of Business, Celine particularly enjoys studying Marketing and is fascinated by the breadth of opportunity that this field of study holds in today’s business world. Being a member of the Enterprize Team 2014 and an entrepreneur herself, Celine knows about the struggles aspiring entrepreneurs face and thus hopes to encourage motivated individuals to live their dream. When she’ s not currently studying, chances are you will find her riding the slopes in Whistler or having beer and Schnitzel with her friends. As the Community Events Director, Celine seeks to use her German efficiency, British humour and Canadian spirit to make sure everyone is on time and has a good time.
Frederic Ho – Creative Director
Fred is a second year student at the Sauder School of Business. He is drawn to entrepreneurship through his interest in innovative and creative projects. The creative solutions and alternatives offered through entrepreneurship, particularly those which seem extremely simple in hindsight, are what attract him most to the field. In his spare time, Fred enjoys watching and participating in theatre, film and improv.
Melissa Chau – Communications Director
Melissa is a third year student at the Sauder School of Business interested in marketing and finance. Passionate about social media, she is very excited to be a part of the Enterprize Canada 2014 team as the Communications Director. To her, entrepreneurship means passion, innovation, and persistence. In her role as Communications Director, Melissa hopes to attract and share this wonderful organization that aims to inspire young entrepreneurs to reach their goals. In her spare time, you can find her mindlessly surfing the net, sipping tea, tweeting, or quoting Mean Girls.