Industry Insider (March-April) 2021: A Look at Careers

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INDUSTRY INSIDER - GREEN CAREERS EDITION

Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Science Advisor Careers at DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

March 16, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Interested to know what a Science Advisor does? Come hear Amanda Winegardner, Senior Science Advisor with the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has to say. Amanda will talk about her job, working at DFO and the Government of Canada and will answer your questions.

Interested to know what a Science Advisor does? Come hear Amanda Winegardner, Senior Science Advisor with the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has to say. Amanda will talk about her job, working at DFO and the Government of Canada and will answer your questions.
 

SPEAKER:

Amanda Winegardner

Bio: Amanda is a Senior Science Advisor with the Environment and Biodiversity Science Branch at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), where she works on files related to freshwater fish habitat and contaminants in aquatic systems. She completed her PhD in biology at McGill University and has a BSc and MSc from the University of Guelph. She has worked for the Government of Canada since 2016, starting first in Iqaluit, Nunavut and is now based in Ottawa, Ontario.


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Industry Insider - A Closer look at Sustainability & Climate Change Careers

March 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Interested in learning more about Sustainability & Climate Change Careers? Come hear what Harshita Bisht, Biodiversity and Climate Change Consultant at UN Environment Programme, has to say.

SPEAKER:

Harshita Bisht

Bio: An environmental sustainability professional with 8+ years of research, project management, business development and consulting experience in climate change, sustainability and social innovation sector. Extensively involved in analytical research, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge development and technical advisory for integrating climate change and sustainability products/services in government policies, corporate strategies and investments in Canada, UK and South Asia. Experience in developing risk assessment frameworks and climate resilience strategies, implementing institutional and governance reforms and building partnerships for marketing sustainability services across developing and developed countries. Managed relationships with government, banks, green funds, universities, private sector, NGOs, networks, multilateral organizations, and think tanks.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshita-bisht-56342527/

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Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Creating your Career in Sustainability

March 17, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Are you passionate about changing the world? Would you like to create a career where you are paid to do just that? If so, please join us on March 17 to hear from two McGill alumni who work full time as sustainable changemakers.

SPEAKERS:

David Van Seters (class of ’82) is a serial entrepreneur who has established 5 green businesses and will share his thoughts on how you can become a sustainable business enterpreneur.

Emily McGill (class of ‘12) has founded, co-leads, and held roles in organizations from micro to multi-national, tackling issues with a sustainability lens from urban food supply to waste prevention and collaborative governance. She will share

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Industry Insider - Career Conversations with Environmental Professionals
March 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Come listen to how these professionals got their careers started and what they do in the environmental field. Learn how they transitioned from school to work, and how they built their careers around making a difference. Ask questions and find out what paths might be open to you!

SPEAKERS:

Andrew Stein: Research Agent, City of Montréal, Public Works Dept of the LaSalle Borough

Bio: A two-time Mac alum, Andrew works for the City of Montréal in urban forestry and shoreline management. He contributes to projects such as systematic tree pruning, shoreline audits, and ecological restauration all through the lenses of climate change, ecosystem services, and systems thinking. (MSc 2018 IWRM (Integrated Water Resource Management); BSc 2017 McGill School of Environment (Ag & Env, Specialism Land Surface Processes and Environmental Change), minor Philosophy

Michael Williams: Director of Sales, Triumvirate Environmental

Bio: 21 year employee of Triumvirate Environmental. Originally from Massachusetts spent first 10 years in Massachusetts doing field work and operations management, spent the second 10 years in Maryland managing our top clients while helping manage and grow the business in the regional office. Currently the director of sales responsible for developing our newer technical sales representatives in the company. (BA Biology / Environmental Science)

Steven Powers: GM Facilities, Triumvirate

Simon Naylor: Vice President, Viridis

Bio: Simon has more than twenty years’ experience in recycling residual waste from municipalities, agribusiness and pulp and paper industries. In 2009, he founded Viridis Environnement, which quickly became the leader of it’s field with over $ 15 million in sales and around 50 employees, Viridis now recycles 600,000 tons of organic waste per year. Highly involved in his community, Simon sits on several boards of Directors, give many conferences on waste recycling and collaborate with Quebec Government on several policies and regulation in environment. (Agronomist B.Sc. and Masters in Biological Sciences)

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INDUSTRY INSIDER - STEM EDITION

Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Machine Learning Engineer at Apple
March 17, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Wondering what a Machine Learning Engineer at Apple does? Then what our guest Erik Partridge has to share will be of particular interest to you.  

SPEAKER:

Erik Partridge

Bio: Erik Partridge is a machine learning engineer at Apple. He will talk about his career experience, especially as someone without a formal computer science education. Erik has worked in a number of domains of machine learning, ranging from computer vision to recommendation and natural language.

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INDUSTRY INSIDER - FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EDITION

Industry Insider: Federal Government Edition - A Closer Look at Global Affairs Canada
March 25, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Industry Insider: Federal Government Edition - A Closer look at Correctional Service Canada
April 14, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Interested to learn more about what it is like to work at Correctional Services Canada?  Hear what Anne-Marie Cloutier has to say about her experience as a Correctional Program Officer and Behavioural Counsellor and have her respond to your questions.

SPEAKER:

Anne-Marie Cloutier

Bio: Anne-Marie Cloutier has been a correctional program officer for inmates at the Federal Training Center-6099 for nearly 5 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in sexology and has worked in the ministry (Correctional Service Canada) for over 13 years. Her experience is in intervention, in a helping relationship. Before working with male inmates, she worked at the Joliette Institution, with female inmates as a behavioral counsellor. As a correctional program officer, she works with inmates who have committed crimes of a sexual nature, but also with those who have committed violent or drug-related crimes.

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