Ula Zukowska, M.Arch

Biography

BEHIND THE RUNWAY

Ula Zukowska created her own label, Ula:She (www.ULASHE.com), which combines seemingly contradictory elements outside the traditional canons of the fashion industry. Her garments are sensual, effortlessly elegant, practical and wearable.

Ula:She uses rough fabrics, irregular shapes and unique scents to create a totally new vision of the attire as a whole. Designer Ula Zukowska combines rural and urban perceptions, and embraces the unintentional and unexpected, which provides inspiration for current and future collections. Each collection appears as a form of art installation.

www.ULASHE.wixsite.com/Ula-Zukowska.

Ula Zukowska has wonderful customers. “...Our clienteles are passionate about our products and we are passionate about our clienteles...”

For the past two years she is sharing her 25 years experience as a passionate teacher at Fashion Exchange. She is also part of George Brown College's faculty (Bridal & Evening Wear) and a mentor at the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation at Ryerson University (Design Zone).

Academic Credentials

BA, Structure Architecture Design, University of Silesia, 1983, PolandMaster’s Degree, Importance of Public Spaces in Residential and Commercial Architecture, University of Silesia, Poland, 1983

Areas Of Specialization

Power Sewing, Garment Construction, Bridal and Evening Wear in Fashion Department.

Areas Of Expertise

Fashion Strategy, Product Development, Collection Planning, Runway Production, Marketing & Promotion.

Career Highlights

2017-Present: Professor, Fashion Faculty, George Brown College2015-Present: Teacher at Fashion Exchange, George Brown College2016-Present: Mentor at J.F.Centre for Fashion Innovation in Ryerson University 2010-Present: Creative Director, ULA:SHE Inc. Canada2004-2010: President, President and Creative Director, Y5 Inc. Canada1995-2003: Vice President , Ula International Corporation, Canada1990-1995: Fashion Designer, Ula Design, Toronto1984-1989: Creative Designer, Miasto-Project, Poland

Other Activities

Advisor – Council for Client Relationships and Customer Experience, Conference Board of Canada.Board Member – Human Capital Executive Research Board, Market intelligence Arm of Talent Management and Diversity Education.

Awards

Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award, George Brown College, 2012Gold Medal for Entrepreneurship, MBA program, University of Toronto, 1997Nominated for iBBA/BBA Teaching Award 2008Nominated for iBBA/BBA Teaching Award 2007

Publications

(Forthcoming) Designing Curriculum for Real World International Business Needs,” Refereed Journal Article, Journal for the Teaching of International Business, with Wolf, Bernard.

How Does Brand-Related User-Generated Content Differ Across YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter? with Fischer,E., Journal of Interactive Marketing 26 102–113, 2012.

The role of inscriptions in producing a balanced scorecard. Accounting, Organizations and Society, with Cooper, M., Textbook, 36, 344-362. 2011.

“Outsourcing: Will Women-owned SMEs in APEC be Left Behind?” APWIN: Issues on Advancing Women's Digital Opportunities: Global Strategies and Policies. Review, V.8. Dec. 2006.

Competing through innovation in network markets: Strategies for challengers. Review, Academy of Management Review, 29: 3 59-377, 2004.