Alumni Office Hour: Engaging community, changing direction and finding your passion with Laura Galbraith
Sometimes it takes a change of direction to chart a path to a career you love. Laura switched programs in her second year and tried on a few careers before creating a position for herself that connects to her passion to give back and make a difference. From finding connection points within your community to volunteering your way to a happy life, join us for a career AMA with a true community leader.
Join us Tuesday, February 9, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Zoom - link will be provided
Submit your questions for Laura when you register or ask them during the event
Director of Community Impact at Vidyard
Laura Galbraith is Director of Community Impact at Vidyard; she is responsible for building and implementing Vidyard’s social impact programming. As part of her role, Laura works to introduce giving back through volunteering as a way of life, and business at Vidyard. Laura was born and raised in Waterloo and has spent her career working in tech in a variety of capacities and roles. Before joining Vidyard, Laura worked at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Educational Outreach, working with students, teachers and the general public which helped spark her interest in student STEM/STEAM outreach programming.
Laura graduated from the University of Waterloo and decided that there was no better place to live and work than this region. She is one of the founding organizers behind Plugin, a local non profit helping to connect the tech community to charitable organizations to help increase awareness and local volunteerism.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her six year old daughter, Binny- exploring, rock climbing or doing science experiments together. Volunteerism has always been a part of her life. In addition to Plugin, Laura spends her time volunteering with a variety of student mentorship programs in the region; LAUNCH, Catalyst (ESQ) and with the WRDSB, to name a few. Laura and her family, (including her daughter, Binny) volunteer together with the House of Friendship.
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ALUMNI OFFICE HOURS, A Leadership Series Event
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The Leadership Series was created in 2016 to provide Faculty of Environment students an opportunity to connect with, and learn from, a broad range of faculty alumni through themed discussions and small-group networking. Building on its success, Alumni Office Hours was launched in winter 2021 to facilitate bi-monthly online events hosted by alumni on a variety of career-related topics. The series gives students a chance to connect with alumni in a smaller, more comfortable setting to learn about career paths, broaden their perspectives and hone desirable career skills.