Industry Insider (Winter) 2022 - A Look at Careers

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INDUSTRY INSIDER - STEM EDITION

A Closer Look at Global Health/Humanitarian Careers
February 23, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Interested in knowing more about how to develop a humanitarian career as a medical/scientific professional? Come hear what Dr. Johnson, MD, MPH, Associate Professor at McGill, CEO of Humanitarian U and President of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians has to say about running a humanitarian start up that trains & certifies professionals for a career in humanitarian relief. (https://humanitarianu.com)

Speaker/Bio:

Dr. Kirsten Johnson MD, MPH, is a Health Advisor for the Canadian Red Cross’ Health in Emergencies Program. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill University and has spent the past fifteen years practicing Emergency Medicine at the McGill University Health Centre hospitals in Montreal, Canada. She also works as a physician in the Cree and Inuit communities of Nunavik. She is President of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians and CEO of Humanitarian U, a social enterprise that has trained over 33,000 professionals at the WHO, UN partner agencies, Emergency Medical Teams, academic institutions and humanitarian organizations.

Dr. Johnson has worked in emergency and disaster medicine, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian response, coordination and health sector capacity building throughout the world. Her research has focused on genocide, child combatants, sexual gender-based violence and conflict-related health, mental health and psychosocial support. She has worked extensively on the development of technical guidance and toolkits, briefings, publications, and book chapters across the emergency management cycle in fragile, conflict-affected and vulnerable settings including Humanitarian U’s Assessment of the Impact of eLearning on Humanitarian Aid work (2019), UNFPA’s State of the World Population Report (2015), Global Humanitarian Medicine and Disaster Relief in Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine (2015) and Médecins Sans Frontiers book on Professionalizing Humanitarian Action (2012). She is involved in humanitarian professionalization, working on the development of competencies and standards for the training, education and certification of humanitarian responders globally.


INDUSTRY INSIDER - WORK YOUR BA EDITION

Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Communications Careers

January 19, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wondering how to build a communications career with a BA? Come hear what Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, City of Côte Saint-Luc has to say & get your questions answered.

Speaker/Bio:

Darryl Levine was born and raised in Montreal. He graduated from Vanier College (Liberal Arts), McGill University (Philosophy), and Concordia University (Journalism). He has worked in marketing and communications for 20-plus years with stints at YES Montreal, I.C. Axon (e-learning), Kelly+Aylen Marketing Communications, Openface Internet, and the City of Côte Saint-Luc. Small teams require one to do a lot of things well (or well-enough), so he has added to his skill-set videography, video editing, website creation, graphic design, and social media management.


Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Public Relations Careers

February 2, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Seeking a career that lets you express your creativity or take advantage of an interest in pop culture? Then maybe what Meg Sethi, the CEO of Alchemysts Inc., a digital and PR agency serving the spirits, wine, beer, and RTD industries, has to share is for you!  Join us on Feb 2nd to get Meg’s perspective on how to shine in your interviews and get a PR job, what to expect when you start, how her agency wins new clients, and where she thinks the industry is heading.

Speaker/Bio:

Meg Sethi, CEO & Agency Director Alchemysts Inc. - https://www.linkedin.com/in/megsethi/

  • Featured in The Toronto Star, Product Magazine, Addicted Magazine and Metro News
  • Toronto Board of Trade “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year” Award Nominee; and Ontario Notable (PR & Communications) Award Nominee

Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Sustainability Careers

February 9, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wondering what to do with your BA in Environmental Studies & Development? Come hear what Jelena Lalic has to say about working in the private sector & the municipal government and how her athletics helped her in her work!

Jelena finished her BA in Environment and Development at the McGill's School of Environment and her Masters in Geography, Public Policy and Public Administration at Concordia University. She has been working for three years in the private sector at ERA Environmental and eight years of experience working for the City of Montreal in environment. Throughout her career at the city, she put in place the ISO 14001 environmental management system for the borough of Saint-Laurent which won at the Montreal Sustainability Gala in 2015 as the first public institution in Québec putting in place such a project. She also has experience in various projects related to the environment such as leading green alley projects, implementing organic waste, managing community gardens, working in partnership with local NGOs among other things. She also has 15 years of experience in coaching track and field at the provincial and national levels, working for the Saint-Laurent Sélect track and field club, that helped her throughout her career in environment.

Raynald Macher-Poitras obtained his B. Eng. at McGill University and then his M.Sc. in environmental science at UQAM. After more than 10 years working in sustainable urban redevelopment at Ville de Montréal, he is now head of the ecological transition section at Le Sud-Ouest where he manages a team of professionals working on climate change adaptation projects, urban agriculture and sustainable transportation.


INDUSTRY INSIDER - PUBLIC SERVICE CAREERS EDITION

Are you curious about career paths in the public service? Here’s your chance to get an insider’s look at the public service! Join us for a McGill CaPS Industry Insider speaker event with a public servant who will share their experiences and answer your questions about government careers.

Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Communications Careers

January 19, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wondering how to build a communications career with a BA? Come hear what Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, City of Côte Saint-Luc has to say & get your questions answered.

Speaker/Bio:

Darryl Levine was born and raised in Montreal. He graduated from Vanier College (Liberal Arts), McGill University (Philosophy), and Concordia University (Journalism). He has worked in marketing and communications for 20-plus years with stints at YES Montreal, I.C. Axon (e-learning), Kelly+Aylen Marketing Communications, Openface Internet, and the City of Côte Saint-Luc. Small teams require one to do a lot of things well (or well-enough), so he has added to his skill-set videography, video editing, website creation, graphic design, and social media management.


Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Sustainability Careers

February 9, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wondering what to do with your BA in Environmental Studies & Development?  Come hear what Jelena Lalic has to say about working in the private sector & the municipal government and how her athletics helped her in her work!

Speaker/Bio:

Jelena finished her BA in Environment and Development at the McGill's School of Environment and her Masters in Geography, Public Policy and Public Administration at Concordia University. She has  been working for three years in the private sector at ERA Environmental and eight years of experience working for the City of Montreal in environment. Throughout her career at the city, she put in place the ISO 14001 environmental management system for the borough of Saint-Laurent which won at the Montreal Sustainability Gala in 2015 as the first public institution in Québec putting in place such a project. She  also has experience in various projects related to the environment such as leading green alley projects, implementing organic waste, managing community gardens, working in partnership with local NGOs among other things. She also has 15 years of experience in coaching track and field at the provincial and national levels, working for the Saint-Laurent Sélect track and field club, that helped her throughout her career in environment.

Raynald Macher-Poitras obtained his B. Eng. at McGill University and then his M.Sc. in environmental science at UQAM. After more than 10 years working in sustainable urban redevelopment at Ville de Montréal, he is now head of the ecological transition section at Le Sud-Ouest where he manages a team of professionals working on climate change adaptation projects, urban agriculture and sustainable transportation.


INDUSTRY INSIDER - HEALTH EDITION

Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Dietetics Careers
March 9, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Wondering what to do with your Nutrition or Dietetics degree?  Curious to learn more about what its like working as a healthcare professional in business? Come hear what Janna Boloten, Nutrition Science Advisor, at Abbott has to say & answer your questions.

Speaker/Bio:

 Janna Boloten is a registered dietitian with 10 years of work experience across healthcare and business settings. Since 2017, Janna has worked at Abbott, on the Nutrition Science team, where she collaborates with other departments, including Research & Development and Marketing, as well as external healthcare professionals, to translate the most relevant nutrition research and guidelines into practical actions for care providers and people. In her role, she specializes in diabetes and healthy aging. 

Prior to joining Abbott, Janna spent 3 years in private practice and as a clinical dietitian at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. She also worked for 3 years as a medical nutrition sales representative for Nestle Health Science, where she gained sales, marketing and business development skills. Janna is now pursuing a Masters' in Health Management, and has a B.Sc. in Dietetics and Human Nutrition and a B.A in Psychology from McGill University in Montreal. 


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