On November 24, 2016, join national experts, students, researchers, professors and industry leaders in a dynamic discussion about how what you learn today can open the doors to future employment.
What’s the best way to set yourself up for future success, given the direction our world is headed in? What role does your educational background play in determining your future professional pathways? And what really matters when it comes to choosing your major, in the context of building a meaningful, rewarding life for yourself?
The evening will be of interest to prospective students, parents, higher education leaders, as well as guidance counselors and academic advisors.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Henry F. Hall Building in the Alumni Auditorium (H-110)
Our confirmed guests:
Rebecca Duclosis the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts. She’s interested in the movement to add “arts” to STEM education, transforming the science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum into STEAM.
Stephen Yeageris an assistant professor in the English department, specializing in medieval literature and culture. Yeager has a proven track record when it comes to finding creative ways to present students with challenging subject matter, including an online course that uses the works of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien to teach Old English.
Cheryl Kwaronhia:wi Lahache, a member of the Mohawk Nation of Kahnawake, mentors Indigenous students from across Canada at Concordia’s Aboriginal Student Resource Centre. She graduated from Concordia with a major in Human Relations and a minor in First Peoples Studies.
Nick Farkasis the founder of Osheaga Music and Arts Festival and vice-president of concerts and events at evenko. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Concordia.
Bonnie Schmidtis the president and founder of the educational outreach organisation Let’s Talk Science She was named to the Order of Canada in recognition of her efforts in education and youth development.
Denis Luchyshynbelieves employment is a journey, not a destination. Holder of a Bachelor of Commerce, Denis is the co-founder of youth advocacy and career advice firm Road to Employment.
Michael Kronishis executive vice-president of television and digital production at Vice Media Canada. He graduated from Concordia with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
Zeeta Maharajis an advisor with Concordia University’s Career and Planning Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Concordia and a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from McGill University.
Cédric Orvoineis a vice-president of human resources and communications at Ubisoft, one of the world’s most successful game development studios. He holds an undergraduate degree in French literature from the Université de Montréal.
Laura Shinedoctoral research towards a PhD in Humanities centres on alternative and emerging food practices, specifically entomophagy — the consumption of insects. Her work looks entomophagy through the lenses of anthropology, marketing and sensory studies.
Arun Dayanandan is an honours Biology student at Concordia University and president of the Biology Students Association. His research looks at the impact of stocking programs on salmon survival rates.
Gabrielle Morozis pursuing a BComm in Supply Chain Operations Management at the John Molson School of Business. Through Co-op, her degree program includes paid internships at Maax Bath Inc., Pratt & Whitney Canada and CN Rail.
Catharine Marsdenis an associate professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. As holder of the NSERC Chair in Aerospace Design Engineering, she leads the development of teaching and learning strategies in the field.
Erica Porter is an MSc candidate in Exercise Science at Concordia University. A past captain of the Stingers women's hockey team, Canadian Interuniversity Sport recognized her five times for achievement in athletics and academics.
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