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Tuesday, January 17, 2023 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Alumni Office Hour: Sustainability Careers in Natural Resources

The natural resource sector both affects and is affected by climate change. Join ERS grad Chris Adachi for insights on the future of sustainability related roles in the natural resource sector. As the Director of Climate Change at Teck Resources, Chris focuses on all dimensions of climate change, including the pursuit of decarbonization technologies and working with governments to support these technologies.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Alumni Office Hour: The Evolving Sector of Waste Management

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for a municipality? Curious about Canada’s various waste management systems? Get the answers to these questions and more in GEM grad, Olivia Kwok’s Alumni Office Hour. Olivia has over 11 years of experience working in the municipal waste industry across Canada. It’s a constantly evolving field, so join Olivia to learn about the opportunities in the industry, what it’s like working across Canada and to hear her tips on informational interviews.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Alumni Office Hour: Courageous Conversations

Erin Murray is an advocate for both environmental sustainability and mental health. In addition to her work supporting biodiversity with the Canadian Wildlife Services, Erin recently published her second book, a poetry collection called Courageous Conversations, an ode to mental illness that aims to remove the stigma surrounding mental health.  

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Alumni Office Hour: Soft Skills for Career Success

Soft skills – everyone has heard of them but what are they? Why do we need them? And how do you develop them?

Join ERS grad Catherine Coleman to hear insights on transferrable soft skills like networking as an introvert, building relationships from zero, integrating your interests/passion in your career path and the give-and-take of work relationships.

Thursday, February 16, 2023 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Alumni Office Hour: Discover your Niche by Digital Networking

There’s a saying “the riches are in the niches” and for grads facing an uncertain job market, it’s valuable advice. 2021 planning grad, Anika Abdullah found her niche as an accessibility specialist with DesignABLE Environments through digital networking and cold calls.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Alumni Office Hour: The Power of Saying Yes

You can’t underestimate the power of saying ‘yes’ while early in your career. From volunteering to trying out a different sector to starting a master’s degree, saying ‘yes’ has helped ENBUS grad Alice Bao grow her professional network and build her career in the financial services sector.

Thursday, March 23, 2023 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Alumni Office Hour: Lessons from Decades of Environmental Consulting

Derek Coleman is a PhD graduate (1974) from the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning. A pioneer in environmental policy in Ontario Planning, Derek started one of the first environmental consulting firms in the province in 1972- Ecologistics Ltd. Since then, he has completed more than 1,000 projects in Ontario and six other provinces over five decades.

Monday, March 27, 2023 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Alumni Office Hour: Sustainability, Government Relations and Professional Growth

Are you comfortable stretching beyond your comfort zone? Have you decided whether you’re going to be a generalist or a specialist in your field? Are you interested in the importance of government relations to help drive an organization’s sustainability strategy? These are some of the topics ENBUS grad, Ravi Chauhan will share in use Alumni Office Hour.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Alumni Office Hour: Managing Uncertainty in International Development

Being comfortable in chaos is no easy task. Just ask INDEV alum, Seyni Mbaye who works as a program officer at Results for Development supporting the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) and the Health System Strengthening Accelerator (HSSA) projects for the progress toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in sub-Saharan Africa.