Industry Insider Fall 2021: A Look at Careers


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Industry Insider:  A Closer Look at Philanthropy Careers

September 22, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Interested in working in the non-profit sector and exploring a career in fundraising? Wondering what else you can do with your graduate or law degrees and which skills are most helpful in the field of philanthropy? Come to this Industry Insider talk where Alysa Batzios will share her insights and answer your questions.


Alysa became a professional fundraiser after graduating from McGill’s Faculty of Law. She now has extensive experience raising money for higher education, healthcare, politics, and the arts.

Industry Insider: A Closer Look at Ghostwriting Careers

October 6, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Do you enjoy working independently? Seeking to apply your humanities research skills? Ever find yourself losing track of time while writing?


When Emily Donaldson left McGill with a PhD in 2016, she envisioned finding a job teaching or maybe doing social sciences consulting. When she stumbled upon an opportunity in ghostwriting (also known as collabo), she was intrigued and somewhat skeptical. Why would anyone want to write without being recognized? The answers, she has since found, are myriad. She now works as a full-time ghost writer. And she hasn't looked back.

Dr. Donaldson studied social anthropology and archaeology at Harvard, the University of Chicago and McGill, where she became a Vanier Scholar in 2013. She secretly enjoyed writing her doctoral thesis, which explored sustainability and the spiritual power of heritage in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Her subsequent book, "Working with the Ancestors" (University of Washington Press, 2019), gave her a taste of what it means to be an author. She has previously worked as an archaeologist, landscape historian, assistant museum curator and freelance researcher. Like most people, Emily had barely heard of ghost writing before she stumbled into it in 2018. She is excited to share what she has learned about this little-known field, including the process and the skills you need to become a ghost writer.

Emily C. Donaldson (she / her)
MA, PhD Anthropology
Marquesas Blog<>

Industry Insider: A Closer Look at Broadcast Journalism Careers

October 13, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Interested in a closer look at video-journalism, reporting daily news, with a specialization in producing arts & entertainment segments for TV & Radio, come listen to Christine Long who will address the role of media literacy & critical thinking skills needed in this profession.


Christine Long has a BA in English Literature & a Certificate in Public Relations Management from McGill. She was at CKUT for one year which launched her career! She also worked at CHOM as a DJ while finishing her undergraduate degree.

Industry Insider: A Closer Look at Cultural Consulting Careers

October 20, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wondering what Cultural Sector Consultants do? Then what our guest, Natalie Lynn Maclean at Lord Cultural Resources has to share will be of particular interest to you.

Industry Insider: A Closer Look at Careers in Film and Television and Beyond

October 27, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Interested in learning more about how your creative, writing, and business skills can be used to build a career in film, television, and other arts?

Come learn more from Christos Sourligas on how and have your questions answered.


Christos Sourligas is an award-winning and bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, actor, innovator and disruptor. His debut feature ELEPHANT SHOES was the darling of the film festival circuit, winning awards and selling out screenings across the world. His second feature film HAPPY SLAPPING was the world’s first feature shot entirely on smartphones. Christos’ short film PARK EX. was awarded the Canadian Multicultural Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He produced the documentary DOCKSIDE TO BEDSIDE: 100 YEARS OF HERZL about Canada’s first free family medical clinic which premiered on CityTV. He produced and directed the lifestyle series GEEK ME! for Bell Media and MONTREALERS for Videotron. Christos recently co-authored a #1 bestselling cookbook with his mom based on her Greek food recipes and is distributed worldwide through publishing behemoth Simon & Schuster. He also stars in nationally-renown filmmaker Tony Asimakopoulos’ short film, MOONSHADOWS.

In his previous career, Christos worked as a comedy television series distributor and producer. During his 12-year tenure as Vice President, Television Sales for the world-renowned comedy production company Just For Laughs, television properties entered the homes of over 1.5 billion television viewers worldwide, the shows airing in over 140 countries and on 100 airlines. What’s more, when JUST FOR LAUGHS GAGS was licensed to ABC (USA), it became the first made-for-Canada television series ever to be broadcast on a primetime US network. Following that, Christos went on to work for prestigious production companies such as QuebeComm, Encore Television, Dakota Pictures (Los Angeles), and Media Ranch.

For over 20 years, he’s been mentoring emerging and veteran filmmakers, storytellers and other creatives. Christos has also served as a volunteer with various awards events and festivals (International Emmy Awards, Banff World Television Festival Awards, ACTRA Awards, Yorkton Film Festival, Amerasia Film Festival, Professional Writers Association of Canada), and non-profit organizations (Montreal Film Group, Youth Employment Services, French for the Future) in various roles including programming and promotion, as a board member, jury head and juror. As well, he’s an advisory committee member for Water For African Women; a Senegalese non-profit organization that enhances the economic development, dignity and quality of life for West African women and their families through solar-powered market gardens which grow harvests of food and related returns.

One Man Band Films Inc. 3618-B Aylmer Street, Montreal, QC H2X 2C2

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The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.

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