Events - 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Amber Wutich

Join Dr. Wutich as she illustrates how the missing key to solving water insecurity is hidden in the social infrastructure all around us and how social infrastructure—informal economies, social networks, and cultural norms—can be leveraged to distribute water in fair and just ways.

Monday, December 6, 2021 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Adeboye Oyegunle

Chances are your career path won’t be linear but getting clear on your purpose and being adaptable can help you navigate change and carve out your niche.

Thursday, December 2, 2021 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Get to know our outstanding 2021 alumni award recipients

You're invited to join dean Jean Andrey and each of this year's exceptional award recipients:

Thursday, December 2, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Prof. Saran Stewart

The Faculty of Environment invites you to attend a special Speakers Series on Decolonizing Methodologies for Respectful Sustainability Research

Sessions will take place during the last week of each month. The third session, featuring Professor Saran Stewart from Neag School of Education and the University of Connecticut, is on December 2nd from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. 

Following the Speaker presentation, STEC will share information about post-talk interactive reflection sessions.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Sunny Jumbhale

Join Captain Sunny Jambhale as he shares some of the best lessons he’s learned navigating his way into professional aviation - from the importance of networking as a student, to building your professional reputation in the industry.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Graeme Reed

If you are interested in climate policy, First Nations, international work, or the intersection of all three where alumnus Graeme Reed works, don’t miss this Alumni Office Hours discussion.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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ENV Grads, are you curious about non-traditional career paths and careers outside of academia? Are you interested in how you can leverage skills from your degree after graduation? Do you want an opportunity to connect with Faculty of Environment Grad Alumni?

Thursday, November 11, 2021 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST
Sanjay Govindaraj

Having changed career paths multiple times, Local Economic Development graduate Sanjay Govindaraj has learned to embrace change.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Scott Bohachyk

Whether you’re interested in international work or internships, climate change or careers in conservation, join alumnus Scott Bohachyk for a robust discussion about his path to become Director of Ocean and Climate Literacy at Ocean Wise.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EDT
Professor Deborah McGregor

The Faculty of Environment invites you to attend a special Speakers Series on Decolonizing Methodologies for Respectful Sustainability Research

Sessions will take place during the last week of each month. The second session, featuring Professor Deborah McGregor from York University, is on November 3rd from 12:00 - 1:15 pm. 

Following the Speaker presentation, STEC will share information about post-talk interactive reflection sessions.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Professor Julian Agyeman

Join renowned Professor Julian Agyeman for a conversation on challenges and opportunities facing PhD students from different backgrounds, including thesis work, publishing, job applications, career trajectories and other topics relevant to PhD students in the Faculty of Environment. 

Dr. Agyeman will begin the session with a reflection on his own PhD studies and career trajectory, followed by ample time for questions and open discussions. This session is open to all current PhD students and post-doctoral students in the Faculty of Environment. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Suzanne Seiling

No matter what sector you work in, climate change will affect it. Join alumnus, Suzanne Seiling (Perdeaux) to find out how to incorporate climate change education into your field.

Friday, October 22, 2021 — 4:00 PM EDT
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Sarah Tang

Interested in sustainable finance? Not sure how to use LinkedIn for networking? Unsure how to stand out during your coop term?

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Matthew Klassen

If a career in politics or the public sector interests you, join KI alumnus Matthew Klassen, as he shares insights on getting your foot in the door, evaluating opportunities, navigating job changes and how the pandemic has affected public policy.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Chris Rickett

Join planning alumnus, Chris Rickett as he shares insights from his work leading the City of Toronto’s economic response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Chris will highlight how in the early days of the pandemic, public servants had to adapt quickly and come together to collaborate on solutions that could be rapidly implemented.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Mariam Gill

What exactly does a consultant do and how do you get into the field? Join ERS grad, Mariam Gill, to learn about her career as a Sustainability and Climate Change consultant and insights and resources on networking, mentorship, career planning and more. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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The Faculty of Environment invites you to attend a special Speakers Series on Decolonizing Methodologies for Respectful Sustainability Research this fall. Sessions will take place during the last week of each month. The first session, featuring Dr. Ranjan Datta from Mount Royal University Calgary, is on Sept 29 from 12- 1:30 pm. 

Thursday, September 23, 2021 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Cai de Ridder

Finding your dream job sometimes means playing outside of your lane. Whether you are interested in learning about a career in active transportation or tips to navigate towards your ideal career in a different field, join geography grad, Cai de Ridder 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Yoshi Matsuzaki

After 18 months of pandemic restrictions, many people feel lost and disconnected. Join recent ENBUS grad, Yoshitake (Yoshi) Matsuzaki, as he shares insights on creating connections, reconnecting with people you've lost touch with and how helping others helped him find direction and clarity about his future.

Saturday, June 5, 2021 — 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
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While we can’t reconnect in the way we planned, we hope you will join us on June 5, 2021!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the University is taking steps to limit the spread and risks of the disease in our community. As a result, Alumni Weekend 2021 will be a virtual event hosted online.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Alumni Office Hour: Leaning in, making connections and breaking into tech with a non-tech degree with Insiya Cuttleriwala (BES '18, ENBUS)

When an 8-month coop job at Facebook caught her eye, Insiya Cuttleriwala (BES '18, ENBUS) didn’t feel qualified. But having recently learned in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In that most females only apply for jobs they are 100% qualified for, she decided to throw her hat into the ring filled with engineering students, and she landed the job. Turning a co-op placement into a full-time job, however, took time, patience and maintaining connections.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 — 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
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Green and social finance has grown rapidly in recent years, especially in the private sector. As economies across Asia and the Pacific work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, how can governments nurture green and social finance to ensure that the recovery is inclusive, resilient, and sustainable?
 
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) explored these issues in a recent report forecasting the drivers and impacts of green and social finance and its prospects in the region. 

Thursday, May 27, 2021 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Each year, the Faculty of Environment Awards Banquet brings together student recipients with the generous donors who have contributed to their success.

Join us virtually on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm -7:00 pm to honour the outstanding generosity of our donors and to celebrate together the accomplishments of our deserving students.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Alumni Office Hour: Success within the Environmental Consulting Industry with David Wade

Have you ever wondered what environmental consultants do for a living?  David will walk you through many aspects of a successful career as an environmental consultant, providing tips on finding the right company to work for, pointers for a successful interview, and an outline of many of the typical tasks carried out by environmental consultants both in the office and in the field.

Find out what is involved in pursuing a career within the environmental science and engineering consulting industry, how to approach getting a job in the industry and what makes a successful environmental consultant.

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