Philip McMaster, work background and connections


Research Assistant, Rogers-J.A.Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship HEC Montréal 2005

Teacher  HEC Montréal (MBA Program Lecturer) “Entrepreneurship - Sector Analysis” 2005

Graduate,MBA   (École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, HEC Montréal)                     2002

President, Association MBA HEC Inc. (Leadership/Personnel Development, Business Networking)     2001-2002


Elected first anglophone president of the MBA association of French-language business school by student peers in 2001, as president, developed networking program to match students and business leaders.


In 2005 hired by the same business school to teach first-time course in English, “Sectorial Analysis” to MBAs.


Based on demonstrated strengths in global business matchmaking and networking, further hired as researcher for Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) to develop global network of researchers investigating entrepreneurship phenomena.


HEC Montreal is Canada’s oldest buisness school (1907) and the first business school in North America with all three accreditations: (U.S.) AACSB international, (European) EQUIS and (British) Association of MBAs . Courses offered in English and French, with over 55% international students. Rated as one of the top 10 in the world by the Wall Street Journal in the 2004 edition of the Guide to the Top Buiness Schools and number 10 of the 18 best MBA programs outside the United States, according to the MBA 2002 classification by BusinessWeek.


The HEC Rogers-J.A.Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship utilizes the resources of  Rogers Communications, a diversified Canadian communications and media company engaged in wireless voice and data , cable television, high-speed Internet access, telephony, data networking services and video retailing with media assets in radio, television broadcasting, television shopping, publishing and sports entertainment.  and Bombardier, a Canadian aerospace, transportation and financial services giant



Course Developer, Instructor, Dawson College (Centre for Imaging Arts & Information Technologies)            2003


11 years after studying professional photography at Dawson, made proposal to develop courses based on experience. Contracted to develop and teach Event, Sports and Adventure (ESA) photography.


Dawson College is one of Canada’s premiere photographic arts colleges, incorporating the leading edge Centre for Imaging Arts & Information Technologies. The College's student population numbers approximately 10,000, with day and evening students enrolled in more than 50 fields of study. The College is named for Sir William Dawson, a McGill University principal from 1855 to 1893. His leadership helped McGill to build a solid foundation in academia and in material acquisitions, which has, in turn, established the institution as one of the great seats of learning in North America.



Chief Consultant, Explorasport A.C.G. Inc.  (Adventure Tourism Consulting)                1997-2004


Explorasport ACG Inc. founded in 1980, has been promoting adventure travel and consulting in sustainable tourism development to national governments, NGO’s and the U.N. World Tourism Organization in Brazil, Cuba, China, and throughout Latin America and North America.





Vice-President, Communications, SpacePort Canada (Akjuit Aerospace Inc.)                   1994-1998


SpacePort Canada and its parent company Akjuit Aerospace, was a Canadian space launch facility consortium operating in the 1990’s. Hired on as Vice President of Communications from the first months of operation and tasked with creation and coordination of integrated marketing communications with partners Raytheon, an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space and information technology, ( ) Smith Barney  investment bankers, advisors and underwriters for the project ( ) and STC Complex, Moscow.  More information: ( )





Freelance producer/ photojournalist, Freelance Professionals (LaPresse, Camel Trophy, Discovery) 1993-1994


Freelance Journalist with Freelance Professionals, performing day to day contract photojournalistic work with LaPresse newspaper,( in Montreal Canada (1993) and special assignments in Chiapas, Mexico (1994) . Sold images through Megapress International, Canadian Press, Reuters, Associated Press to the Gazette, Edmonton Journal, Globe and Mail, Montreal Mirror.  Produced freelance program for Discovery Channel, audio and video news feeds from participation in Camel Trophy (1995) 





Managing Editor, Gallery Publications (Canadian Sailings & Seaports and Shipping News) 1992-1993


Canadian Sailings is Canada’s première Maritime Shipping Industry information magazine with industry news, appointments and correspondence from ports around the world. In 1992, led the transition from old galley type to modern in-house computer technology compostion of magazine production. Close production coordination with printer and ultimate cost-saving merger of two related magazines into one. Company was sold by Gallery Publications to North American giant, Commonwealth Business Media in 2001.





Founding Publisher Les Medias UpNorth Ltée.  (UpNorth Reporter / News, Journal J - newspapers)             1987-1992


Founded newspaper in Laurentian tourism region of Quebec, Canada to serve community and visiting English-speaking tourists. Initially controlled and operated every aspect of sales, editorial, illustrative, composition, printing and distribution work. Soon had staff of 8 producing a variety of published products including newspapers, guide books and event management. Strong relationship with local enterprises and national brands, including Government of Canada, Intrawest and Mont Tremblant. Changes in postal rates, introduction of VAT on publications and severe downturn in economy severely affected advertising and conspired to shut down publication in 1992.











Member, Le Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (International Trade Relations Council)      2005

Liason with national and international leaders, including Henriqe Cardoso past president of Brazil, in the promotion of entrepreneurship and micro-enterprises, in addition to major government contacts and commercial enterprises doing business with Canada.






Grantee, Dell Computer Recycling “No Computer Should go to Waste”Cool to be Canadian Corp,              2005  (Animation)


One of only two grantees for introduction of DELL computer recycling program to Canada. Proposed and developed successful computer collection and recycling event, recruiting sponsors from government and private sector – Recyc-Quebec, the Provincial recycling authority, Ville de Montreal, the City of Montreal, Ecosys Canada, Canada’s premiere recycling company, Mackie Moving Systems, a Toronto-based large inter-city shipping and moving firm, as well as Polarweb, R4, Benevoles2, Mohawk Internet Technologies, Humaniterre, Little Animation Inc.,  and non-profits Dans La Rue, Old Brewery Mission and ReBoot Montreal.






Member, Board of Directors -Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network – (Historical/Cultural Support)            2003


High-level strategic corporate planning and development meetings to structure funding proposals. Successfully supported by the Government of Canada, Canadian Department of Heritage, to develop websites, publications and flyers serving the interests of stakeholders.






Delegate, World Tourism Organization EcoTourism Certification  (Regional Conference - Brazil)    2003


Sponsored (travel and accommodation expenses paid) to attend high-level planning discussions on environmental issues related to sustainable tourism issues in Brazil. Strong relationships with WWF Brazil, SOS Mata Atlantica, Friends of the Earth, SAPI (Society of Friends of the Itaúnas State Park),





Delegate, United Nations Summit on EcoTourism  (U.N./WTO Quebec City Summit)      2002


Sponsored (travel and accommodation expenses paid) by HEC Montreal to attend summit and discuss eco-certification issues with leading travel and sustainable tourism development organizations, including ,  Government of Canada.





Recipient, Eco Sense Award  (Concordia University, Montreal)                                           1999


For organizational excellence and creative initiative on environmental issues, was selected by Concordia University to receive award and financial bursary.






Founder, EcoTaskForce  (Alliance of Government, Industry & Consumers, Hong Kong)      1998


Recognizing the need to attract and involve citizens in environmental activities, coordinated government, industry and citizens to participate in Ecological Tasks in Hong Kong and surrounding islands.





Recipient, STC CUBE  (Award from Scientific Technical Complex, Moscow)                      1996


Recognized by engineers and managers with STC Complex in Moscow for my marketing efforts in promoting the conversion of SS-25 ballistic missiles into peaceful satellite launching boosters from the SpacePort Canada development.





Founder, Cool to be Canadian Corp.  (Non-profit volunteer promotion organization)           1992


Founder and manager of non-profit civic organization since 1992. Designed, developed and initiated many civic and environmental projects over the years, including emergency volunteer response to flooding in Manitoba, ice storms in Quebec and Ontario, Canada Day parade festivities and computer recycling events.









Master of Business Administration MBA  (École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, HEC Montréal)           2002


Elected President of MBA association during MBA studies. Created Global-E Networking to help MBA students meet and learn from business leaders.






Bachelor of Applied Human Sciences AHSc. (Concordia University, Montreal)             2001

AHSc. Program


Winner of EcoSense award during studies, and recognized for integrating business studies and social sciences in programme work , the Leisure Science specialization involved a multi-disciplinary base including: History Sociology , Psychology , Biology , Philosophy and Exercise Science