Conference Team


Victoria Ross

Hi there, my name is Victoria Ross! I am from Dorchester, Ontario and I am in my fifth and final year of my Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree. Event planning has been a huge part of my life for the past 8 years and I am passionate about creating a product that will give lifelong memories to those who attend. As well as the Chair of VILC, I am the Co-Chair for Fun@VIU, where we plan on-campus events for the VIU Community, and I am a Research Assistant for the Office of SRCA. My passions involve sports, plants, and learning new things and I am very excited to bring to you a conference that will be filled with connections in many different ways. I look forward to meeting you!


Kurtis Johnstone

Hello! My name is Kurtis Johnstone and I am a second(ish) year Digital Media Studies student from Cobble Hill, BC. My background is in technology but I have enjoyed expanding my horizons with both in-class and co-curricular learning throughout my experience thus far at VIU! In addition to my role with VILC, I am the Student Project Lead for VIU’s Co-Curricular Involvement App and a Director at VIU’s Students’ Union. Outside of university, I enjoy working on passion projects, fitness, music, and spending time with friends/family. Knowledge and learning have always been very important parts of my life and I am definitely looking forward to bringing a conference that you can connect and relate to. I hope to see you on VIU campus and at VILC 2022!


Harmeen Kaur

Hi there! My name is Harmeen Kahlon and I am in the last year of my MBA. I am from Germany and back in 2016, I visited Canada for the first time as an exchange student. I had a great time at Trent University in 2016 and that was when I decided to come back to Canada. I came to Canada in January 2021 and I am thankful for all the new experiences. I am interested in building new connections and working with others to develop my skills. In my free time, I enjoy meditating, going to the gym and taking care of my physical and mental health. I am very excited to work with fantastic people and to make the conference impactful for everyone involved. Hope to see you all soon!

Finance Coordinator

Aniket Kamble

My name is Aniket Kamble and I am the Finance Coordinator for this year’s Vancouver Island Leadership Conference. I am from Mumbai, India. I am in the first year of my MBA. I have recently moved to Vancouver Island and have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far. I have a background in finance and supply chain management. I am also a student representative of the Faculty of Management Planning & Priority committee. In my free time, I like to read, meditate, and explore new places. I am thrilled to collaborate with people from different backgrounds to make the conference a success and make memories through this journey.

Special Projects Coordinator

Malika Minotra

My name is Malika Minotra and I am the Special Projects Coordinator for the 2022 Vancouver Island Conference. I am from New Delhi, the capital city of India where I pursued my Engineering in Electronics and Communication and worked in the automobile sector. I am a second-year MBA student at VIU. I am also one of the Community Engagement Ambassadors at VIU and working as a Research Assistant at the Office of Co-curricular Engagement & Learning (OCCEL) at VIU. I have also represented VIU as a captain at the 2021 BC MBA Games. I possess a strong value system with a passion to learn and grow. I am excited and looking forward to organizing meaningful and relevant engagement avenues for everyone to take part in and learn from at the VILC 2022!

Registration & Logistics Coordinator

Tapiwa Shoko

Hey everyone, my name is Tapiwa Shoko but you can call me Taps. I will be the Registration and Logistics Coordinator for the 2022 Vancouver Island Conference (VILC). I am an international student from Zimbabwe and I am in my 3rd year of Hospitality Management. I am very much into getting involved and expanding on my co curricular learning. I also work as a Student Ambassador and Community Leader on campus. Outside of this, you can find me hanging out with friends/family or anything music related. I have always wanted to dip my toes into event planning and coordinating and so l am very excited to be part of this team and hope to see you all at the upcoming conference. It is going to be an awesome one!

Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

Reese Braybrook

My name is Reese Braybrook and I am the Social Media and Marketing Coordinator for the Vancouver Island Leadership Conference 2022. I’m in my first/second year of criminology with a background of event planning. I’m usually on campus but when I’m not, you can find me either at the library, working, or hanging with friends! I’m so excited to get to see you either on campus or at VILC!

Community Outreach Leader

Mayank Saini

Hello, my name is Mayank Saini, and I am a 2nd year MBA student at VIU. I am from India and have moved to Canada a few months back and I have really liked the experience of living here. I am a Mechanical engineering graduate with working experience in Lean manufacturing and process improvement. I will be working as a community engagement coordinator for VILC 2022, and I really hope to serve you all with an exciting and delightful experience on the day of the event. Hope to see you all at VIU and at VILC event.

Community Outreach Leader

Suchir Gupta

Hello! My name is Suchir Gupta. I am an international student from India, presently in first year of Masters in Business Administration. I am the Community Outreach Leader for 2022 Vancouver Island Leadership Conference. I love talking to people and am open to new experiences. I love to play basketball and go on treks in mountains. In my free time, I like to watch mystery and thriller web series. I have always enjoyed being part of events in and around the campus, and I am excited to be a part of VILC 2022 team. Hope to see you all in the event and around campus. Cheers!

Community Outreach Leader

Shivjit Deshpande

Hey everyone! I am Shivjit and I am the Community Outreach Leader for the Vancouver Island Leadership Conference 2022. I am from Baroda, India and have a degree in Hospitality Management. I have worked with the Taj Group of Hotels for more than 5 years and currently in my second year of MBA. I have represented the university in the 2021 BC MBA Games. When not in university and occupied with my work, I enjoy crosswords and practicing my French. I am curious by nature and apply this aspect in my learning process. I am looking forward to meeting all of you at the VILC 2022 and hope to make some truly great connections and create an amazing event!