The Program

Location

Main Floor, Life Sciences Building, York University (Keele Campus) Click for Directions

For our main event, we have organized two dynamic panels for alumnae to share their experiences with the audience. We will be seeking an additional speaker–more details to follow shortly!. We have also arranged for a lunchtime conversation with a Science Career Advisor. In addition, throughout the day at the event, York University student STEM clubs will be showcasing highlights of their club activities.

Join us at the Main Floor, Life Sciences Building, York University (Keele Campus)

Special Update!

Please note that this celebration is not affected by the Labour Dispute at York University. However, due to the strike, public transportation vehicles will be stopping in alternate locations. Please see the follow map below for details of how to get to the Life Sciences Building.

Event Programme

Welcome

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Gillian Wu, Professor and Dean Emerita, Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Panel A: Alum with Non-Traditional Science Careers

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Panelists

  • Karlene Harry (B.Sc. Mathematics) – Entrepreneur
  • Tracy Tanentzap (B.Sc. Biology) – Lawyer
  • Wendy Graham (B.Sc. Psychology) – Founder of Science Riot Girls
  • Julie Tomé (B.Sc. Physics and Astronomy) – Teacher at the Royal Ontario Museum
  • Dr. Barbara Kerr (B.A. in Geography) – Education Developer in the Lassonde School of Engineering

Moderator

David Cappadocia – Currently a Ph.D. student in Kinesiology

Agenda

10 min self-introduction by panelists followed by a mediated conversation with the audience.

Bring your questions!

  • I have a degree in STEM, what do I do with it?
  • How can I balance work and career?
  • How did you transition to your current field?

Lunchtime Career Advising Conversation with
Nicholas Luong and Dean Emerita Gillian Wu

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

More details to follow soon!

Panel B: Alum with More Traditional Science Careers

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Panelists

  • Zoe Davis (B.Sc. Environmental Science) – Currently a Ph.D. student in Earth and Space Science and Engineering
  • Jennifer Grixti (B.Sc. Biology) – Scientist for the Ministry of Environment
  • Sherry Boodram (Ph.D. in Chemistry) – Works in the Canadian Environmental Impact Assessment Agency
  • Anna Doudina (B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics) – Currently an actuary in Sun Life Financial.

Moderator

Lisa Cole – Currently a M.A. in Education at York University and President of Ontario Association of Physics Teachers

Agenda

10 min self-introduction by panelists followed by a mediated conversation with the audience.

Bring your questions!

  • I have a degree in STEM. What careers are available in my field?
  • How can I balance work and career?
  • What advice do you have for young people in your field?

Networking Opportunities

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

An opportunity to network with other alums, professors, guests, and students over some refreshments.

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