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

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INDUSTRY INSIDER - FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EDITION

Industry Insider: A Closer Look at Parks Canada
March 17, 2021
2:30 pm -3:30 pm

Join this presentation to learn all about Parks Canada and what they do across the country. In addition, Michelle will go over a wide variety of student and youth employment opportunities offered by Parks Canada, and the “where” and “how” to apply for these amazing jobs.

SPEAKER:

Michelle Pelletier-Roy
Advisor, Student and Youth Programs, Staffing Centre of Expertise
Parks Canada / Government of Canada


Industry Insider: A Closer Look at Global Affairs Canada
March 25, 20211:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Curious about careers in international affairs within the Canadian federal government? Join us for a conversation with public servants from Global Affairs Canada to get the inside scoop on careers at GAC.

SPEAKERS:

François Picard, Head of Cooperation of Canada’s international assistance programs in Mali and Niger

Graduated from McGill University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in General Management, Concentrations in Organizational Strategy and International Business). Hired in 2006 at the Canadian International Development Agency as a Grants & Contributions Procurement Officer in Africa Branch through the Post Secondary Recruitment Process. Occupied 8 different positions over 15 years, all within CIDA or GAC in various capacities. Travelled for work to Senegal (x2), Mozambique, Mali, Indonesia, Tanzania (x2). Posted to Kandahar, Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011 as a Whole-of-Government Contracts Officer. Posted to Bamako, Mali in 2018 as Deputy Director in charge of the governance and health sectors. Since June 2020, Head of Cooperation of Canada’s international assistance programs in Mali and Niger. Lived in 6 countries, visited over 40. Speak and write 3 languages

Andrew Ng, Deputy Director (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan)

Andrew Ng is a Canadian foreign service officer, currently deputy director responsible for Canadian foreign policy with India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. He has previously served in various political, economic and public affairs capacities in postings to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, the United States and Mali. Most recently, he managed Canada’s relationship with Mali and the resident UN stabilization mission as political counselor during Canada’s peacekeeping mission. Before joining government, he was a junior fellow in the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University in Government.

Valerie Vachon, Deputy Management and Consular Office – HR & Protocol, Islamabad


Industry Insider: A Closer look at Correctional Service Canada
April 21, 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.


Industry Insider: Canadian Workplace Culture edition
May 12, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Are you curious to learn more about Canadian workplace culture? Then this talk is for you.

Matt Adolphe, an international communication expert, will share some unwritten rules of the Canadian workplace and address:
• why certain behaviours don’t work in the Canadian workplace
• what your boss really means by “can you do me a favor?”
• why it’s not all about work at work, and
• how building relationships can lead to a promotion

SPEAKER:

Matt Adolphe, B.A., M.A.

Matt Adolphe teaches writing and communication courses at various post-secondary institutes, including the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, and SAIT. At SAIT, he teaches a variety of leadership and professional communication courses online. He holds a B.A. in Indigenous Studies and History form Laurentian University, and an M.A. in Communication Management from the University of South Australia. Beyond teaching, his professional life has been punctuated with experiences as a political organizer, volunteer, career coach, consultant, actor, radio DJ, studio musician, speech writer, and media presenter (the first English speaking TV news presenter in Macao). Moreover, he is the author of two books: "Canadian Workplace Culture: Mastering the Unspoken Rules" and "Would You Hire You?" Both books are aimed at helping people achieve success in their careers.


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.

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

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the talk start time. All confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following the course. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.


Industry Insider: A Closer Look at Parks Canada
March 17, 2021
2:30 pm -3:30 pm
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Join this presentation to learn all about Parks Canada and what they do across the country. In addition, Michelle will go over a wide variety of student and youth employment opportunities offered by Parks Canada, and the “where” and “how” to apply for these amazing jobs.

SPEAKER:

Michelle Pelletier-Roy
Advisor, Student and Youth Programs, Staffing Centre of Expertise
Parks Canada / Government of Canada


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)

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)

Steven Powers: B.S Chemistry-Boston College, General Manager, Triumvirate Environmental (Canada), Inc.

Bio: Steven Powers is the General Manager of Triumvirate Environmental (Canada) Inc. Steve has over 30 years of technical hazardous waste and environmental management experience. Of that, 25 years has been involved with the management of hazardous waste transfer, storage and disposal facilities. Steve has been a member of Triumvirate since 2008. Previous to being a member of the Triumvirate team, Steve was VP of Operations for Jones Environmental in MA and Operations Manager for Laidlaw Environmental Services/ Safety-Kleen in North Andover, MA.

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INDUSTRY INSIDER - STEM EDITION

Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Machine Learning Engineer at Apple
March 18, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 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.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. All confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following the course. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.NOTE: All registrants will be sent a link to the recording if they cannot make it to the live session

NOTE: All registrants will be sent a link to the recording if they cannot make it to this live session



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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