Advisors

Kyle Baptista   Kyle is a community designer with a decade of experience in the fields of international development, environmental advocacy, civic engagement and creative exploration.  As a host and facilitator of over 700 events that have welcomed 75,000 people, Kyle is fascinated by the connections people make with each other and the community that forms around each of those connections.  Kyle's earliest memory of a bus was taking the TTC 85B GM Fishbowl to the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo to see the giraffes at the African Pavilion.

Kyle Baptista

Kyle is a community designer with a decade of experience in the fields of international development, environmental advocacy, civic engagement and creative exploration.

As a host and facilitator of over 700 events that have welcomed 75,000 people, Kyle is fascinated by the connections people make with each other and the community that forms around each of those connections.

Kyle's earliest memory of a bus was taking the TTC 85B GM Fishbowl to the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo to see the giraffes at the African Pavilion.

Karim Rizkallah   Jack of some trades, Jill of others, master of none, lately Karim is  playing with a video camera to see what can come of it.   As a hands on learner, he grasped Spanish and tango by living in South America for a year. To figure out how to sail, he crossed the Atlantic in a catamaran.    Karim now works at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto, where his wanderlust faded and his love of community grew.   Karim was an early supporter of BRWU, lending his audio equipment to Denise with near blind trust,   as she boarded a plane. This tremendous vouch of support will surely echo in the annals of public transit-themed art history.     

Karim Rizkallah

Jack of some trades, Jill of others, master of none, lately Karim is playing with a video camera to see what can come of it. As a hands on learner, he grasped Spanish and tango by living in South America for a year. To figure out how to sail, he crossed the Atlantic in a catamaran.

Karim now works at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto, where his wanderlust faded and his love of community grew.

Karim was an early supporter of BRWU, lending his audio equipment to Denise with near blind trust, as she boarded a plane. This tremendous vouch of support will surely echo in the annals of public transit-themed art history.

 

Susan Johnston   Susan is passionate about the transformative power of stories, and how they help us better understand each other and our communities. She currently works for the Prime Minister's Privy Council Office, with the Consultations and Public Engagement team. In 2014, she co-founded Ottawa (de)tours, a social enterprise with a mandate to help people explore and discuss contemporary issues.  Susan has been fascinated by public transit since her first internship in a bus factory, followed by chicken bus journeys on three continents.  She continues to be inspired by Rob McLennan's poem, "Number Two Bus", from the  Ottawa City Project .

Susan Johnston

Susan is passionate about the transformative power of stories, and how they help us better understand each other and our communities. She currently works for the Prime Minister's Privy Council Office, with the Consultations and Public Engagement team. In 2014, she co-founded Ottawa (de)tours, a social enterprise with a mandate to help people explore and discuss contemporary issues.

Susan has been fascinated by public transit since her first internship in a bus factory, followed by chicken bus journeys on three continents.

She continues to be inspired by Rob McLennan's poem, "Number Two Bus", from the Ottawa City Project.