Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Gwenna Kadima '18 BComm
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by University of Alberta Alumni Association
5d ago
Gwenna Kadima is a BIPOC Career Activator and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant. Through her consulting business, Gwenna works with BIPOC students and professionals to help them reach their career potential, and with diverse organizations to address systemic workplace barriers. In this episode of WTJ?, we discuss her unexpected career journey, how the pandemic played a role in her starting her own business, and how organizations can make DEI meaningful and impactful. Gwenna Kadima is a recipient of the Globe and Mail Report on Business magazine’s 2022 Changemakers award: an annual lis ..read more
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From Cruise Ship to Venture Capital
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by University of Alberta Alumni Association
1M ago
Arden Tse '95 BSc, '99 BCom, '13 MBA Investment Manager, Yaletown Partners discusses the “talent scout” side of investing, his work history that includes working on cruise ships and in a casino, and how to become a great networker. WTJ is sponsored by TD Insurance. Got a question? Email us at: wtj@ualberta.ca What the Job? is a University of Alberta Alumni Association podcast Hosted by: Matt Rea Produced by: Jennifer Jenkins and Matt Rea Music: Cottages by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 ..read more
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The Business of Murals with Alixandra Jade ‘16 Fine Arts/Business
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by University of Alberta Alumni Association
3M ago
How do you make a living doing large scale Design? Alixandra Jade’s work is prominent (and lovely to look at) across Edmonton and for international clients such as Lululemon, Amazon, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Rogers Place, Boston Pizza, and Nascad. Jade discusses the importance of business savvy, focus and drive in creative careers. To see more about Alixandra Jade and her work, click here. https://alixandrajade.ca/?gclid=CjwKCAjwwL6aBhBlEiwADycBIGVtsNwz8_gJ_2ogRzwCqsihpEzQej9RgToYfSbNGbQv9unF77ZSVhoCmsUQAvD_BwE WTJ is sponsored by TD Insurance. Got a question? Email us at: wtj@ualberta.ca What ..read more
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Careers in Education
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by University of Alberta Alumni Association
4M ago
Robert Gardner ‘86 Education, ‘00 MEd, retired teacher, discusses how to get the most out of your career as a teacher. Gardner has been involved in curriculum and textbook development and managed to add a lot of variety to his career teaching. This podcast Includes advice about how to avoid politics, burnout and how he managed to get a master’s degree while teaching full time ..read more
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Life After University- Non-Linear Career Paths
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by University of Alberta Alumni Association
5M ago
This episode was recorded as alive session for the Life After University Conference to demonstrate how professionals from various backgrounds have had non-linear career paths and overcome adversity to find success in their careers. Panelists: Christina Rinaldi, Professor, Faculty of Education (Educational Psychology) Evan Hu, ’87 Eng and Founder, Alto Sante Jessica Vandenberghe, ‘00 Eng, ’03 MEng, Asst. Dean Faculty of Engineering, President Elect of the Alumni Association Nisha Patel, ’15 BCom and Regional Writer-in-Residence, Strathcona County WTJ is sponsored by TD Insurance. Got a question ..read more
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Creating your own job
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by University of Alberta Alumni Association
10M ago
Hear from Vince Tedjasapustra ’17 PhD KSR about how he wrote his own job description and proposed it to a prospective employer when he saw a need. The position he created utilized his scientific expertise and his ability to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences to advance understanding and support of causes. Before becoming the Director of Scientific Communications at the American Lung Association, Vince was the University of Alberta’s official Canadian Anthem singer and a Science Policy Fellow in the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at the National Science Foundation in ..read more
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ImposterSyndrome
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by University of Alberta Alumni Association
1y ago
If you're ever feeling like a fraud at work, you're not alone. It is estimated that nearly 70 per cent of us go through feelings of "imposter syndrome" at work or at school. For this episode, we talk to registered psychologist Rebecca Ponting, '04 MEd. Rebecca currently provides psychological services at the University of Alberta and delivers workshops on imposter syndrome. Listen and learn about what imposter syndrome is and some tricks for working through it. Rebecca also discusses what it has been like counselling students throughout the pandemic. Reference: Stop Telling Women They Have Imp ..read more
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Tech for Good with Sheetal Mehta Walsh '94 Arts
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by University of Alberta Alumni Association
1y ago
Sheetal Mehta Walsh is a frequent TEDx speaker and has received awards from Her Majesty the Queen and the UK Prime Minister for her work in social entrepreneurship In this podcast Mehta Walsh speaks about learning and working around the world. After earning her Arts degree at the University of Alberta, it was expected that she would enter Law- instead she studied at London School of Economics, worked for Bill Gates at Microsoft and in investment banking in the middle east, Silicon Valley and Vancouver. After contemplation at an ashram in India and reconfiguring her purpose, Mehta Walsh founded ..read more
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Teaching on Screen with Selwyn Jacob, ‘70 BEd
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by University of Alberta Alumni Association
1y ago
As a Trinidad-born Black teacher in small town Alberta, Selwyn Jacob, ’70 BEd, turned to filmmaking to tell the stories of Black settlers in the province. Today, the documentary producer continues to explore the experiences of Black Canadians and Canada’s multicultural communities. Hear Selwyn Jacob’s thoughts on being a new Canadian telling local stories, the importance of community as a sounding board and taking a pragmatic approach to a career in the arts. Connect with your UAlberta community on Switchboard at uab.ca/sboard. WTJ is sponsored by TD Insurance. Got a question? Email us at: wtj ..read more
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Creative Careers With Nisha Patel, ‘15 BCom
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by University of Alberta Alumni Association
1y ago
Nisha Patel, ‘15 BCom, is an award-winning Indo-Canadian poet, artist, and public speaker as well as the former Poet Laureate for the City of Edmonton BUT her career almost took her on a very different path. Listen in to find out how Nisha learned to trust her gut and made the life-altering decision to pursue her passion. This episode of WTJ was recorded with a live audience over Zoom as part of the 2021 Life After University Conference. Connect with your UAlberta community on Switchboard at uab.ca/sboard. WTJ is sponsored by TD Insurance. Got a question? Email us at: wtj@ualberta.ca What the ..read more
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