Character, Community, Conviction: Finding Your Way to Good WorkExport this event to calendar

Friday, March 20, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT

University students are often obsessed with finding a good job. The underlying message -- spoken or assumed since elementary school -- is "study hard, excel at your studies, be creative, work your networks, and land a job that will set you up for life". But is this the whole story?

How might our faith cause us to ask different questions? How might these questions shape our approach to our future? What would it look like to pursue not only a good job, but good work. Join us as we explore these questions.

The Veritas Forum creates events engaging students and faculty in exploring life's hardest questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life.

Speaker:

Brian Dijkema is Program Director, Work and Economics at Cardus and senior editor with Comment. Prior to joining Cardus, Brian worked for almost a decade in labour relations in Canada after completing his master's degree with Cardus Senior Fellow, Jonathan Chaplin. He has also done work on international human rights, with a focus on labour, economic, and social rights in Latin America and China.

Brian can often be found making presentations on Parliament Hill, contributing to newspapers and periodicals across Canada and regularly speaks to industry and professional associations on labour, competitiveness and economic trends.

His primary research interest at Cardus are the institutional and policy relationships between government, civil society and the markets; with a particular view to exploring how a diverse civil society contributes to a vital and thriving market economy and stable government.

All of this, however, is chaff compared to the greatest accomplishment of his life: marrying his wife Nicole and being a father to their four children—an accomplishment memorialized recently by Gary Clement in the National Post. Brian and Nicole live with their children in a small villa on Hamilton's mountain brow.

Cost 
Free
Location 
MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
Room 2065
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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