Events - 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Illustration of Jean Teillet

The Indigenous Speakers Series is pleased and honoured to present Jean Teillet, lawyer, author, teacher and artist, as the first of our 2021-22 speakers.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Join us for a Q&A session with Elizabeth Monier-Williams

Liz Gilbert writes in her book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, that it’s irresponsible to immediately expect your art to pay for your life. Doing so puts undue pressure on efforts that need time, practice and luck to flourish.

But many of us feel called to live a life outside the lines of corporate culture. Is it possible to do both?

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Event page graphic with featured alumni

Curious about what you can do with a BA? Wondering how you can stand out to employers? Don’t know what kind of career you want after graduating?

Monday, November 8, 2021 — 5:00 PM EST
hands talking with computer in background

Silicon Valley companies have brought digital technology into every sphere of modern life. But while Big Tech garners unprecedented power and profits, everyday existence becomes ever more deeply enmeshed in the circuits of capital. To what end? What are the limits of the digital frontier?

Thursday, November 4, 2021 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

What can you do for a bank or insurance company?

The financial services sector is one of the largest sector contributing to Canada's GDP. Join the diverse group of Arts alumni currently working in the sector.

Careers in the financial services are not limited to those studying econ, finance or accounting!  Meet the diverse group of Arts alumni who have made their mark in banking, insurance and capital markets.

Meet your Arts alumni!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Are you interested in working in Tech?

Join us as we chat with Arts alumni, about how they turned their Arts degree into a career in Tech.

Being a techie, and an Arts student is not mutually exclusive. Hear from Arts alumni about how they've been able to navigate the tech industry as an Arts degree holder. Collectively, our alumni speakers have worked for the likes of: Blackberry, IBM, Rogers, Point Click Care, Facebook, and many other startup and established tech companies. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Are you passionate about public service?

Join us as we meet Arts alumni working in various areas of the government to explore government jobs and career opportunities in public service.

Public Service Canada is the largest single employer in Canada, hiring nearly 300,000 people across the country (and abroad) in over 200 departments and agencies in the federal government. There are also hundreds of provincial, city and local governements that make up the Public Service sector. But what kind of jobs are really available in government?

Monday, November 1, 2021 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Do you think you have the next big idea?

Thousands of UWaterloo students have been behind the hundreds of startups, making Waterloo region the second highest density of startups in the world, according to Communitech.

Join us in an interesting discussion with a couple of entrepreneurs who have secured funding for their startups, an angel investor who has invested in multiple startups internationally, and public servant tasked to support underrepresented entrepreneurs in improving their economic participation.

Thursday, October 28, 2021 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Do you want to learn more about Careers in Emerging Industries?

Join us in a conversation with Arts alumni who are carving their own path in new and emerging fields of work.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Are you curious about career opportunities in Marketing and Communications?

Join us in a conversation with Arts alumni who are leading the way in the Marketing and Communication sector.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Do you want to be leading change and making a difference?

Join us in a conversation with Arts alumni who are leading the way in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sector.

Thursday, July 22, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Graphic that states the event time and date along with the alumni speakers that are being featured

Don’t know what kind of career you want after graduating? Wondering what you can do with a BA? Curious about working abroad?

Friday, May 14, 2021 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

As a key component of our health and wellbeing, mental health has a significant impact on how we think, act and feel. Stressful life events including the COVID-19 pandemic can have adverse reactions on our mental health. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Grad Send-Off Graphic with two Canadian geese with graduation caps


Congratulations to ALL the prize winners of Grad Class Send-Off 2021

Photo Submission Winners ($10 Starbucks gift cards)

  • Faleeha Rashid
  • Anna Houle
  • Lana Splettstoesser
  • Oreoluwa Malik-Yamah
  • Rachel Stymiest
Thursday, April 8, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Logan MacDonald illustration

The Indigenous Speakers Series second online event this term features Logan MacDonald, professor in the Department of Fine Arts and Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Art.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Alumni in the hub winter 2021 guest speakers

Are you in need of a pep talk as you approach the end of the semester? Are you curious about what you can do with your Arts degree?  Do you need early professional career advice?

Thursday, March 18, 2021 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Books and pens piled a top each other

Join us for this term’s Careers for English Majors event, virtual edition! 

Thursday, March 4, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Illustration of Evan Adams with strawberries and flowers

The Indigenous Speakers Series returns this term with the first of our online events featuring Dr. Evan Adams addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous communities in Canada.

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