Recipients Top 40 Under 40 Award


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The Advisory Board of Canada's Top 40 Under 40TM met in February this year to select the 2008 recipients. The honourees were celebrated at an award gala on May 5, 2009 and featured in The Globe and Mail on Friday, May 1, 2009. Click here to learn more about the accomplishments of these remarkable individuals.

2008 Recipients

***The following titles and company names reflect positions held at the time of receiving the award.***

Josh Blair
Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Brian Chafe
Chief Operating Officer
Provincial Aerospace Ltd.

Michael Cole
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Bell Canada

Michael Copeland
Chief Operating Officer
Canadian Football League

John Corley
Vice President and General Manager, Canadian Operations
Xerox Canada

Dr. Fiona Costello
Assistant Professor University of Calgary, Hotchkiss
Brain Institute

Dr. Sam Daniel
Surgeon, Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
The Montreal Children's Hospital

Dr. Andrew Demchuk
Director, Calgary Stroke Program, Department of Clinical Neurosciences/Hotchkiss Brain Institute
University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services

Caley Denton
Vice President, Ticketing & Consumer Marketing
Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC

Mark Derbyshire
Chief Talent Officer, Wittington Fashion Retail Group (Selfridges, Brown Thomas, Holt Renfrew)

Jacques L. Drouin
President & Chief Executive Officer
ProSep Inc.

Jerome Dwight
President & Chief Executive Officer BNY Trust Canada
The Bank of New York Mellon

Wade R. Felesky
Managing Director
GMP Securities L.P.

Shane C. Fildes
Executive Managing Director, Head of Canadian Energy Investment & Corporate Banking
BMO Capital Markets

Shaun C. Francis
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Medcan Health Management, Inc.

Scott Gilmore
Executive Director
Peace Dividend Trust

Elissa Golberg
Director General, Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada

Sriram H. Iyer
President & Chief Executive Officer
ICICI Bank Canada

Ray Jayawardhana
Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics
University of Toronto

Mitch Joel
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Dr. Shana Kelley
Professor & Director, Division of Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto

Michel Kelly-Gagnon
Montreal Economic Institute

Jeff Kinnaird
Regional Vice President
The Home Depot Canada

Steven Koles
President & Chief Executive Officer
Hemisphere GPS Inc.

Dr. Julie Lessard
Principal Investigator
Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer

Cam Marshall
Chief Executive Officer
Maverick Group of Companies

Ryan Marshall
Vice President, Operating Systems
Research in Motion

Jessica McDonald
Deputy Minister to the Premier & Cabinet Secretary & Head of the BC Public Service
Premier's Office, Government of British Columbia

Prashant Shanker Pathak
Managing Partner
ReichmannHauer Capital Partners

Pascal Pilon
President & Chief Executive Officer

Cameron Piron
President, Co-Founder
Sentinelle Medical Inc.

Jason Potter
President Operations Atlantic Region
Sobeys Group Inc.

Marlo Raynolds
Executive Director
Pembina Institute

Dani Reiss
President & Chief Executive Officer
Canada Goose

Dr. Michael Taylor
Paediatric Neurosurgeon and Scientist
The Hospital for Sick Children

Scott Thomson
Executive Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Talisman Energy Inc.

Dr. Sam Michael Wiseman
Surgical Oncologist, Endocrine Surgeon, Head & Neck Surgeon, & General Surgeon
Department of Surgery St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia

Jennifer Wong
Chief Operating Officer
Aritzia LP

Sarah Young
MT&L Public Relations-NATIONAL Atlantic

Barbara Zvan
Senior Vice President, Asset Mix and Risk
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

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