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Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

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The Leadership Series: International Edition

The Leadership Series was created to give students from the Faculty of Environment an opportunity to connect with and learn from a broad range of faculty alumni through themed discussions and small-group networking.

The focus for our Fall 2019 event is international experience. Whether you are considering studying abroad, moving for work or traveling for pleasure, come and learn from more than twenty Faculty of Environment alumni to learn their top tips for getting the most out of the experience and leveraging your time abroad to help you stand out and get ahead. This event will feature a special presentation by Atul Nanda, an alumnus of our School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) and president of Recyclable Materials Marketing.

Atul Nanda headshot

Atul Nanda studied at the University of Waterloo in the 1980s, and his coursework and international experience in India was so impactful, he has dedicated his entire career around helping people, trying to improve their lives one step at a time. The highlight of his time in India was during a resource management course, which was part of a second-year field studies trip. Atul had the chance to interview New Delhi city workers and rag-pickers in open-air landfill sites, which gave him a new perspective on recycling, a deeper appreciation of different cultures, and a sincere desire to make a difference.

"Be receptive to learning by watching, listening and participating in activities overseas. Try not to have preconceived notions, and don't try to impart our ways of doing things on others overseas."

Event Schedule:

  • 5:00 p.m. - Arrival, registration and mingling
  • 5:30 p.m. - Opening remarks with Dean Jean Andrey
  • 5:35 p.m. - Presentation on Going Global with Atul Nanda
  • 5:45 p.m. - Small-group roundtable discussions (five rounds of 15 minutes)
  • 7:20 p.m. - Closing remarks and group photo
  • 7:30 p.m. - Reception
  • 8:00 p.m. - Event concludes

This event is free but capacity is limited to 100 students. Dress is business casual and refreshments will be provided by UW Catering. 

Registration is now closed. If you would still like to attend this event, please contact the alumni office.  

Meet Our Table Anchors:

Jodie Baker headshotJodie Baker

MDP 2015, Development Practice

CEO, Stelpa International Inc.

Faryal Diwan headshotFaryal Diwan

BES 2015, GEM

Social Planning Associate, Social Development Centre Waterloo Region

 
 
 
 
 
 

Jessica Fisher headshotJessica Fisher

BES 2002, ERS
MAES 2006, LED

Senior Partnership & Social Impact Advisor, The Co-Operators

Iman Hassani headshotIman Hassani

MES 2018, Sustainability Management

Business Strategist, ApplyBoard

 
 

Daniel Hussey headshotDaniel Hussey

BES 2010, ENBUS

Senior Consultant, Wayne Hussey Consulting Inc.

Rachel Johnson headshotRachel Johnson

BES 2014, ERS

Transport Management Planner, City of Hamilton

 
 

Mike Labbe headshotMike Labbé

BES 1975, Planning

President, Options for Homes Non-Profit Corporation

Anne-Marie MaraisAnne-Marie Marais

BES 1995, Planning

Owner, Long Legs Productions

 
 

Michelle Metzger headshotMichelle Metzger

BKI 2013, KI

Service Learning Program Coordinator, St. Jerome's University

Atul Nanda headshotAtul Nanda

BES 1989, ERS

President, Recyclable Materials Marketing

 
 

Jordan Nottrodt headshotJordan Nottrodt

BKI 2012, KI

Freelance Content Marketer, Content Dragon

Jocelyn Pan headshotJocelyn Pan

BES 2014, GEM
MES 2017, Planning

Market Access & Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Miovision Technologies Inc.

 
 

Kai Reimer-Watts headshotKai Reimer-Watts

MCC 2014, Climate Change

Creative Director, The People's Climate Foundation

Wanda Richardson headshotWanda Richardson

MAES 2010, Planning

Vice President of Federal Services, AECOM (Retired)

 
 

Amanda SillsAmanda Sills

BES 2003, GEM
MSC 2006, Earth Sciences

Vice President, Water Without Borders

Carolyn Smith headshotCarolyn Smith

BES 2006, ERS
MES 2008, ERS

Secondary School Teacher, Waterloo Region District School Board

 
 

Bryan Tuckey headshotBryan Tuckey

BES 1978, Planning
MA 1980, Regional Plan & Resource Dev

President & Consultant, Self-employed

William Turman headshotWilliam Turman

BKI 2018, KI
MA TBD, Planning

Teaching Assistant, University of Waterloo

 
 

David Wade headshotDavid Wade

BES 1987, GEM

President, Premier Environmental Services

Elena Weber-Kraljevska headshotElena Weber-Kraljevska

BES 2011, GEM
MES 2014, GEM

Energy Conservation Officer, Catholic District School Board

 
 

Want to learn more?

We reached out to some of our alumni currently living and working in other countries to ask what they've learned and their best advice to make the most of an international experience. Click 'Expand All' to read what they have to say.

Location 
FED - Federation Hall

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
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