This fall, the Co-op and Career Development Centre brings you Career Talks Presented by RBC Royal Bank – a series of virtual career panels that will feature experts from a variety of industries. Each panel will focus on a different theme including hiring trends, science & tech, business, and more.
The panels are open for all registered students, they are held on Zoom and free to attend.
Career Talks Schedule
Human Resource Panel
Monday, September 28 | 10:30 am–12:00 pm | Register
Industry experts will speak to the hiring process, resumes, cover letters, interviews, and networking. This is an opportunity to gain insights and tips that can help you align your career interests.
- BC Hydro – Melissa Andruff and Orlando Cerrato, Recruitment Partners
- City of Vancouver – Elan Polo, Recruiter
- Government of Canada – Angela Foraaunet, Human Resources Advisor
- ICBC – Sandra Wu, Recruitment Specialist
- Modo – Bernice Paul, HR & Office Manager
- United Way of the Lower Mainland – Gabrielle Smith, Director of Human Resources
Industry Trends Panel
Thursday, October 1 | 12:30 pm–1:30 pm | Register
Industry experts will speak to growth and changes in their industry sectors as well as campus programs.
- Best Buy Canada – Kristen MacLellan, Director of Talent
- Rogers Communications – Hricha Thakur, Talent Acquisition Consultant
- RBC Royal Bank – Jeff Ollinger, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition (Campus)
- WorkSafeBC – Milah Woo, Talent Acquisition Specialist (Campus Recruitment)
Criminal Justice Panel
Thursday, October 22 | 12:30 pm–1:30 pm | Register
Industry experts and recruiters speak to careers in policing, fraud, parole, and other criminal justice careers.
- ACI Worldwide – Marc Trepanier, Principal Fraud Consultant
- Correctional Services Canada – Amanda Santiago, Parole Officer
- Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) – Tracey Watkins, Superintendent / Recruiter
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) – Cst. Kari Lagrandeur, Recruitment
- Vancouver Police Department (VPD) – Det/Cst. Christian Olver, Recruitment
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) panels include:
Monday, October 5 | 10:30 am–11:30 am | Register
Industry experts will speak to their careers technology, radiology, medicine, and more.
- BC Cancer – Carlos F. Uribe, PhD, MCCPM, Medical Imaging Physicist | PET Functional Imaging
- D-Wave Systems Inc. – Gaelen Marsden, PhD., Software Developer
- Lumerical Inc. – Ellen Schelew, PhD., Senior Solutions Engineer
- Salesforce – Naomi Galinski, PhD, Developer Writer/API Technical Writer (contract)
- University of British Columbia (UBC) – Corree Laule, PhD., MR Physicist, Associate Professor, ICORD Associate Director
Wednesday, October 7 | 11:30 am–12:30 pm | Register
Industry experts will speak to their careers in toxicology, biochemistry, organic, and medicinal chemistry.
- adMare BioInnovations – Tom Hsieh, PhD., Associate Scientist II, Medical Chemistry
- Barber & Co – Jamie Stanton, B.Sc. Chemistry, Cosmetic Chemist
- Precision Nanosystems Inc. – Dr. Adam M. Crowe, PhD., Analytical Project Team Lead
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) – Karen Chan, Forensic Alcohol Specialist, Toxicology Services Section
Wednesday, October 14 | 12:30 pm–1:30 pm | Register
Industry experts will speak to their careers in civil, mechanical, software, and environmental engineering.
- City of Surrey – Akber Pabani, BASc., Geological/Mining Engineer and Project Engineer Design and Construction
- Metro Vancouver – Andrew Ling, BASc., Civil Engineer and Senior Project Engineer
- McCue Engineering Contractors – Lynda Smithard, PEng., Environmental Engineer and Chief Operating Officer
- Translink – Derek Yau, BASc., Environmental Systems Engineer and Transportation Engineer
Thursday, October 15 | 12:30 pm–1:30 pm | Register
Industry experts will speak to their careers in biotech, molecular biology and more.
- Diamond Head Consulting Ltd. – Cassandra Cummings, MSc., Biology, Environmental Planning, and Natural Resource Management
- STEMCELL Technologies – Christine Genge, PhD., Biomedical Physiology, and Kinesiology
- Terramera – Amy Jancewicz, PhD., Cell and Molecular Biology
Health Care Panel
Tuesday, October 27 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Registration coming soon
Hear about careers in health care, education, practicums and the many career areas to explore on your career search.
- BC Cancer – Michelle Post RN MSN CON(C), Clinical Trials Nurse Coordinator
- Burnaby General Hospital – speaker TBA
- Sodexo - speaker TBA
- Therapia Centre for Massage - Joseph Lattanzio, RMT
- Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) – Kasia Chrzanowska-Radanov, Recruitment Advisor
Data Science/Data Analytics Panel
Thursday, October 29 | 4:30 pm–6:00 pm | Register
Industry experts will speak to their careers in technology, finance, health, and business.
- Amazon – Brad Davis, PhD., Data Scientist, and Supply Chain Optimization
- Aurora Cannabis Inc. – Zaid Haddad, Data Scientist
- BCAA – Leroux Marais, Data Science Manager
- TELUS – Daisy Ya, Masters Information and Data Science, Marketing Intelligence Manager
- Unbounce – Thomas Levi, PhD., Director of Data Science
Business panels include:
Project Management Panel
Tuesday, November 3 | 6:30 pm–7:30 pm | Register
Industry experts will speak to their careers in technology, construction, finance, health, and business.
- Convergence Concepts Inc. – John Scheidegger, Project Manager
- Fedex - speaker TBA
- Langara College – Lawrence Carrington, Project Manager, Information Technology
- Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) – Danea Avey, Project Manager
- TELUS – Fred Haiderzada, PMP, Manager, Technology Strategy
Tuesday, November 17 | 2:30 pm–3:30 pm | Register
Industry experts will speak to accounting practices from large firms to small companies.
- Bench Accounting – speaker TBA
- KPMG – Casey Chung, CPA, Senior Accountant
- Loren Nancke CPA – Rachael Reddy, Senior Account Manager
- PwC – speaker TBA
Wednesday, November 18 | 12:30 pm–1:30 pm | Register
Industry experts will speak to finance as a career.
- Bromwich and Smith Licensed Insolvency - speaker TBA
- Genus Capital Management Inc. – Margaret A. Lanthier, Partner and Portfolio Manager
- HSBC - speaker TBA
- RBC Royal Bank – Sam Wong, Community Manager, North Richmond
Westcoast Actuaries Inc. - speaker TBA
Thursday, November 19 | 12:30 pm–1:30 pm | Register
Industry experts will speak to business operations, supply chain, and human resources.
Tuesday, November 24 | 4:30 pm–5:30 pm | Register
Industry experts will speak to all aspects of marketing, advertising, and digital marketing.
- Out-Smarts Marketing Inc. – Mhairi Petrovic, Digital Marketing Strategist
- RBC Royal Bank – Sylvia Kerfoot, Regional Marketing Manager
- TELUS – Daniel Crough, SEO Performance Analyst, Technical Marketer, and Digital Marketing Strategist
Monday, November 30 | time TBA | Registration coming soon
Industry experts will share their stories on starting a business and there will be resources on how to start and fund your own business.
- Futurpreneur – speaker TBA
- RBC Royal Bank – speaker TBA
- Small Business BC – speaker TBA
- Other speakers will include Langara Alumni who have successfully started and grown their businesses
Employers are subject to change. Check this page for updates.
For any questions regarding Career Talks, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.