Claire Seaborn graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in 2014 and is currently an articling student at Torkin Manes LLP in Toronto. She completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Geography from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Claire has been an unpaid intern at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC and at the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto, where she had very positive experiences. In June 2012 Claire founded the Canadian Intern Association because she is concerned about how internships will affect her generation; is interested in learning about the legal aspects of this issue; and enjoys being an advocate.

Tom Haxell recently completed a Post Grad Certificate in Event Management (Humber College 2013), and also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Acting (Ryerson University 2009). He has worked as an actor, director, and is now venturing into program coordination and event management. He believes in a fair wage for fair work. Tom has spoken at universities and colleges about the growing issue surrounding internships within Canada. He currently resides in Toronto and has an undying passion for his hometown Leafs.

Kyle Iannuzzi is a graduate of George Brown College’s Event Planning and Destination Tourism program.  He is working in a Community Outreach role at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Organizing Committee.  Kyle’s experience with managing complex projects and tight budgets includes, the first Celebrate Yonge, various initiatives with MP Olivia Chow, and the national tribute network to Jack Layton through the Movember movement.  Kyle is committed to fair wage practices in industry today and was successful in a claim to seek unpaid wages following an unpaid internship.

James Hunter is an investment analyst at Manulife Financial. He joined the company in 2010 as part of the Investment Division Rotational Program. Upon completion of the program, James worked for the firm’s proprietary trading desk until his recent transfer into the private placements group. James holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and a Master of Science in Finance & Investment from the University of Edinburgh. James feels fortunate to have enjoyed several paid internships which contributed to his success following university.

Krista Brown is currently completing a Bachelor of Technology at Ryerson University, with a major in Graphic Communications Management. She previously graduated from The Art Institute of Vancouver in Fashion Design and Merchandising with a double full-tuition scholarship. Her professional work experiences brought her to Vancouver, Toronto, New York, and Hong Kong where she travelled for work in the fashion, health, wedding and event planning industries. She is now on the Board of Directors for the Ryerson Students Union, and President of the FCAD Internship Committee at Ryerson University.