Phone: (613) 288-3859
Val Walker leads the Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER). Made up of the heads of Canadian companies, universities and colleges, BHER works to support young Canadians as they transition from education into the workplace, strengthen research collaboration between institutions and industry and help Canadian employers as they adapt to the economy of the future.
Beyond this work, Val consults and advises government officials, academics and private sector leaders on changing trends in training and skill development.
Prior to joining the Council, Val was the Director of Policy at Mitacs. She holds a PhD from McGill University and is an alumna of the Government of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program.
Phone: (416) 220-4191
As Director of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) Isabelle leads BHER’s external communications and supports its goals of boosting private sector and post-secondary research collaboration, boosting employment opportunities for young Canadians and helping businesses adapt to the economy of the future. Prior to this role, she worked as the Business Council’s communications officer, as a research fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a BAH in history and political studies from Queen’s University and a Masters in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo.