Advisory Board - Peel College of Professional Studies
Our Advisory Board
Our board of advisors consists of several distinguished persons who are leaders in their fields. They bring immense experience of a variety of careers to the table. Our course content in several programs is adapted according to their suggestions to make the programs more relevant to real jobs, businesses and careers. This helps us keep our programs contemporary and attuned to the changing requirements of prospective employers. We help our students stay abreast of the changing employment scene as we are continuously developing our spectrum of program offerings. New programs are developed to cater to evolving market demands.
Mr. Peter Di Santo
Mr. Di Santo is a graduate from the University of Toronto in Inorganic Chemistry, graduate from Brock University in Mathematics, and graduate from Brock University College of Education. After graduation he spent a number of years as a staff accountant and auditor at Deloitte – Toronto. He was a founder and president of an OSAP designated private career college for 17 years, after which he went on to manage multiple career college campuses and corporate training institutions in the Toronto area. Peter has accumulated over 35 years’ experience in the career college sector as an owner, a manager and as a Dean. During this time his focus was on developing business processes and procedures, government compliance, developing new diploma program curriculum, and overseeing student recruitment and retention.
Prof. Shashi is the Director of Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) Program at University of Toronto. Shashi is also Professor of Forest Resource Economics and Management at the Faculty of Forestry in University of Toronto, with emphasis on economics of sustainable forest management. He has published five books and more than 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters. He is leading a Global Research Initiative called New Frontiers of Forest Economics (NEFFE).
He is editor-in-chief of a book series, Sustainability, Economics and Natural Resources, published by Springer. He is Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research and Journal of Forest Economics. He has guest edited three special volumes of Forest Policy and Economics. He is a member of the selection committee for the Soren Wibe Prize in Forest Economics.
On February 27, 2018, Dr. Shashi Kant was awarded the Order of Ontario, the province's highest honour. The Order is bequeathed by the Lieutenant Governor, and is reserved for those whose contribution has left a lasting legacy in the province, Canada, and beyond. Shashi was awarded the 2016 Life Science Award from the AI Global Media Ltd, International Publishing Group. He is also the recipient of many awards: Queen’s Award for Forestry (2008), the Scientific Achievement Award of Canadian Institute of Forestry (2007), the Scientific Achievement Award of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) (2005), and the Ontario’s Premier Research Excellence Award (2004) for his research. He has also received International Students Excellence Award, City of Toronto, (2012). Shashi has presented many times at scientific meetings and seminars and conducted workshops all over the world on Sustainable Forest Management, Evolving Paradigms of Forest Management, Natural Resource Conservation, and many related topics.
Mr. Kundan Joshi
Mr. Joshi is the founder and CEO of TheAppLabb, a leading product innovation firm focused on strategy, design and development of mobile apps. With global offices in Toronto, New York, Hong Kong, Melbourne and India, TheAppLabb has created over 500 apps for clients ranging from leading enterprises, like Unilever, Samsung and Dell to exciting start-ups. Kundan is also the founder of 15 other companies including StartupLabb, an accelerator for tech start-ups, and InnovationLabb, an R&D lab for emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, IOT, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Blockchain. Joshi is a sought-after motivational speaker, well-known community leader, avid youth mentor, passionate start-up advisor and active advocate for new immigrants. Kundan serves as an advisor on several boards such as Centennial College, George Brown College's Digifest, among others. Joshi was recently awarded the Technology Achievement 2017 Award by Indo-Chamber of Commerce and Innovator of the Year award at Transformation Awards 2016. Kundan has a software engineering degree from Western University.
Mr. Yashwant Kanetkar
Mr. Kanetkar holds a BE from VJTI Mumbai in 1985 and M.Tech. from IIT Kanpur 1987. Yashavant is a well-acclaimed author of 43 Programming Languages and Computing Technology books. His book "Let Us C" is perhaps the most popular programming book. So far 13 editions of Let Us C have been published. Many of his books are published in India, USA, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Dubai and China. His books have been translated into Hindi, Gujarati, Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages. Almost all Engineering, MCA and IT students throughout India use his books not only during their graduation but also while pursuing their IT careers. His books are globally acclaimed and are recommended in many Universities of the world.
Recently IIT Kanpur honored Yashavant with Most Distinguished Alumnus award for his exemplary contribution and dedication towards IT education and for betterment of society. In recognition of his immense contribution to IT education in India, he has been awarded the Best .NET Technical Contributor and Most Valuable Professional awards by Microsoft for 5 successive years. Yashavant has spoken at and trained students at Davenport University, Michigan, USA. Yashavant’s books and Embedded System Board designed by him has been adopted for teaching students at Netherlands University. Yashavant’s Quest eLearning Videos have been adopted by University of NewYork, Tirana, Albania for teaching their students.
Ms. Candice McEachnie
Ms. McEachnie is the owner / operator of Active Kids Day Care www.activekidsdaycare.com
Candice has vast experience in early childhood education. She holds several degrees / diplomas required to work in this sector. After gaining experience in various organisations Ms. Candice decided to become an entrepreneur and opened a child care centre. Active Kids Day Care is in Mississauga and it’s a place where children receive quality education and care under the professional and highly qualified staff . Candice's guidance as an advisory member is valuable in maintaining the standards of ECA department of the college.
Ms. Sadia is the owner / operator of Little Folks Montessori. Sadia has vast experience as a Montessori educator. After moving to Canada, she acquired the credentials to work in the early childhood education sector. Little Folks Montessori is a product of Sadia’s vision, where children are taught and cared for keeping the Montessori philosophy as guide. Little Folks under the leadership of Sadia and her dedicated staff grew and now operates in Brampton, Mississauga and Guelph. Her guidance as an advisory member is valuable in maintaining the standards of ECA department of the college
Dr. Jagdish Prasad Yadav
Dr. Yadav is a qualified and experienced professional who currently focuses on post-secondary education and economic development in Toronto with particular emphasis on internationalization. He facilitates inter-institutional communication and collaboration, works with communities, industry and businesses, initiates innovative ways to enhance student experience, and facilitates dialogue among entrepreneurs, universities and colleges to promote innovation and entrepreneurial activities. His work for international students was acclaimed to be unique and outstanding, and recognized internationally. He started his career as a forest officer in India, later specializing into participatory natural resources management and multi objective resource planning. During early career, he managed a new plant based chemical company. He has published extensively including a book on micro planning. He worked in both the public and private sectors in different countries. As a Research Fellow at the University of Toronto, he worked on intellectual property rights; then later as Business Development Officer responsible for international research development for the top Canadian university. At various stages working in different capacities as administrator, researcher and community and business facilitator, he has supervised a large staff component, planned, implemented and monitored large scale developmental and conservation projects and mobilized resources. Dr. Yadav has a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh (UK), a Master of Biotechnology from the University of Toronto (Canada) and a Master of Science from the Kurukshetra University (India). In 1993, he was awarded Commonwealth Fellowship in United Kingdom. In addition, he is an authorized Canadian Immigration Consultant.
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