The Centre for Career Action acknowledges that our work is on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our institution is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.The active work by the University of Waterloo toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.
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Career advisors will provide information and options for health-related careers, as well as tips on assessing your career fit within this broad field. A rep from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN will talk about programs and admission requirements.
Erin Gaiger, BSc, MSc OT, Robyn Ibey, BSc, MSc PT, and Jennifer Phillips, BASC, MHSc SLP, will talk about the professions of occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology. A career advisor will provide information on what to consider if interested in audiology, and general admission information.
Matt Iley, OD will talk about his experience as an optometrist and operating a private practice. A career advisor will provide general admission requirements and application resources.
Ken Potvin, BScPhm, MScEpi (Pharm), will talk about his experience as a pharmacist, and the ideal attributes of competitive candidates for admission to pharmacy programs. A career advisor will provide general admission requirements and application resources.