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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.

According to statista.com, the size of the legal adult-use cannabis market in Canada stood at $2.6 billion in 2020 and by 2026, forecasted to reach $8.62 billion (CAD). Meanwhile, according to dailyhive.com, Harvard Business Review once called Data Scientists “the sexiest job of the 21st century.”, and aerial drones technology can now give oil and gas images and data that were impossible to get before. But what does this mean for jobs in these emerging sectors? 

Meet your Arts alumni!

Julie Ford (BA '07, English)

Photo of Julie FordJulie Ford began her marketing career as a content marketer more than 14 years ago. She has since grown to become a marketing strategist and leader. Julie has been building and leading high performance marketing teams since 2013 in technology companies as well as her own marketing agency. In her current role as Vice President of Marketing at SkyX, a high growth startup in the drone and aerial data space, Julie is focused on building and scaling the marketing team. Julie was previously Head of Marketing at Leonardo where she completely repositioned the company, refreshed the brand and digital presence and significantly increased marketing’s revenue contribution. Julie has also scaled her own marketing agency over eight years working with numerous Toronto-based tech companies and many notable brands, including Tridel, SickKids Hospital, Peller Estates Winery, Henry’s Camera.

Tulu Makonnen (MA '06, Economics)

Photo of TuluBio coming soon.

Sean Rozon (BA '15, Economics)

Sean is the President and Co-Founder of BlackRose Reserve Inc. a Craft Cannabis Company. Sean is an Operations leader with a keen understanding of business execution built through hands-on experience in multiple fast-paced industries such as logistics, manufacturing, food service and construction management. Sean has strengths in resource management, process improvements, communication and people management, achieving performance targets, and project management. Repeatedly promoted to leadership and management positions in all different industries and operations throughout career. Most recently by promotion to lead treasury officer responsible for all Canadian cash operations for Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

*Bio prepared by the Arts Advancement Office.

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