Mar 24, 2020 ǀ 7-9 pm ǀ RPL Brighouse Branch ǀ Program Room

Interested in the IT/Tech industry? Chat with local professionals and hear their story. Whether you're a new grad, newcomer to Canada, or an experienced professional looking for opportunities, this is the event for you.

*Q&A session

  • Wei Fu, Team Lead @ SkyHive

  • Sergiy Voshchykov, Senior Software Developer @ SkyHive

 

More to come! Check back later.

Interested in the IT/Tech industry? Chat with local professionals and hear their story. Whether you're a new grad, newcomer to Canada, or an experienced professional looking for opportunities, this is the event for you.

  *Light refreshments provided

  *Q&A session

Mamata Patil,  Senior Technical Recruiter & Engineer  |  Quartech

Jamie Couper,  Recruitment Consultant  |  Gurulink

Neha Batta,  Quality Assurance Manager  |  CYMAX

More to come! Check back for updates.

Career Connections - Non Profit Sector

Thursday Mar 28, 2019  |  7pm - 9pm
Richmond Public Library 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC

Chat with industry experts in the non-profit sector in small group settings and leave with valuable career advice and resources. 

 

       *refreshments provided
       *make sure to register, as seats are limited
       *industry expert bios below (check back for continuous updates)

Michael Lam |  Program Director, Employment Services, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Michael Lam has his bachelor's and master's degrees in policy making and administration from England. He has worked in the field of employment services and training since 1990. Michael is currently the Director of Employment Services at S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and works closely with the federal and provincial governments to address skill shortage issues and various programming for the under-represented populations, including immigrants, youth, mature workers, women, etc.

Michael introduced the very first funded job mentoring program in B.C. with support from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Thanks to his strong passion with the Foreign Credential Recognition agenda, Michael has been initiating local and national partnerships with various industry sectors and piloted bridging programs for internationally-educated professionals as well as unique support services for employers to hire, develop and retain immigrants.

Michael represents S.U.C.C.E.S.S. on different local and national committees such as the National Visible Minority Labour Force Development Council, Overseas FCR Projects Working Committee, National Newcomer Labour Market Partnership, BC Canadian Asian Workforce Strategy Advisory Committee, BC Employment Access Strategy for Immigrants Leadership Council and BC’s Prior Learning Action Network.

Alpana Sharma |  Business Advisor , Women’s Enterprise Centre

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women launch, lead and scale their own businesses. WEC provide business loans, skills training, mentoring, advice and resources from its three offices in Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria. As a Business Advisor, Alpana works directly with women business owners to provide one-on-one complimentary business guidance. Innovative and entrepreneurial, Alpana has operated her own import business successfully for several years. She is a Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) professional and supports clients who plan to export or import and grow their business internationally. Alpana also keeps WEC connected through social media and public relations efforts, supporting WEC’s brand and culture.

Samantha Kearney |  Manager of Social Enterprise and Resource Development, Battered Women’s Support Services

Samantha Kearney for the past 20 years has been advocating and supporting women’s equity and safety. Since 2005 she has been with Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) in the role as Stopping the Violence Counsellor and currently as the Manager of Social Enterprise and Resource Development. Engaging and inspiring community to join the efforts to end violence against women and girls towards a future that is safe, just, and equitable for girls and women is Samantha’s passion and mission. It is through My Sister’s Closet, a social enterprise of BWSS, that Samantha not only builds funds for the services and programs BWSS offers but also a community invested in a future free of violence.

Past Events

Sunny Leung |  Director of Philanthropy, BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Sunny Leung has been in the non-profit sector for over 12 years, working in leadership positions in both SUCCESS Foundation and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Currently working as Director of Philanthropy at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, he has served in various capacities in the areas of major gift, planned giving, capital campaign and annual program development.

 

He has worked extensively with community philanthropists and leaders across different corporate sectors and cultures, and together with his ethnic background, he is currently leading the development and direction of the organization’s Chinese-Canadian fundraising effort.

 

Before transitioning into the non-profit sector, Sunny spent three years with J. Walter Thompson, one of the largest national full service marketing and advertising agencies.  Working closely with clients in the telecommunication, financial and retail industries, Sunny led various marketing and advertising campaigns that delivered on his clients’ needs.

Career Connect

Thursday Mar 14, 2019  |  6pm - 8pm
 Blusson 11901 , Blusson Hall, SFU Burnaby Campus

Chat with industry experts in small groups and leave with valuable career advice and resources. 

 

       *refreshments provided
       *make sure to register, as seats are limited
       *industry expert bios below (check back for continuous updates)