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April 2017

Mon
24
Apr
UBC Alumni Lunch Learn
Networking
UBC Alumni Lunch & Learn

Attend an upcoming lunch & learn:

Slowly Down the Ganges with Adrienne Fast, PhD’15

Monday, April 24, 12pm-1pm, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

Antarctic Circle Expedition with Aaron Lawton, BSF’07

Thursday, May 11, 12pm-1pm, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

Culinary Vietnam with Paula Swart

Wednesday, May 24, 12pm, Le Petit Saigon in Victoria, BC

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Thu
20
Apr
Networking
A Budding Industry: The Future of Cannabis in Canada

In the coming months, the government of Canada is expected to table legislation legalizing and regulating the sale, possession and use of cannabis. While the benefits and drawbacks of legalization have been debated for years, the complexity of doing so has become clear now that legalization is imminent. Join our panel of experts in Toronto for a discussion about what this means for the evolution of the cannabis growing industry, the medical challenges and opportunities, and what lawmakers have considered and should consider when designing a cannabis legalization framework.

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Wed
19
Apr
Networking
Amazon - Recruitment Reception: Accounting

Amazon is a fast paced, dynamic, high-tech company with accounting positions based in Seattle. Amazon’s finance team is searching for bar-raising financial accounting professionals who consistently exceed expectations, who thrive when given big challenges, and who can actively contribute to our talented team.

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Thu
06
Apr
Other
McKinsey Luminary Series #2: Women Disruptors

In an effort to build a stronger network and increase dialogue among working women in Toronto, we are launching our second Luminary Speaker Session this spring in collaboration with Google. This event will focus on Great Women Disruptors who are truly changing the landscape of the industries they work in here in Canada.

Target Audience: Young, female working professionals with 1-7 years of work experience
Format: Speaker panel and networking

"Apply" by submitting your resume by March 31st to join the event.

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Wed
05
Apr
Networking
Great Trekker Series: Calgary – With Dave Mowat, BCom’78

President and CEO of ATB Financial, Dave Mowat, BCom’78 is known for his inspiring leadership and open communication style. This accessible and community-minded leader can often be seen engaging with Albertans, whether he is leading citizens’ groups, conversing with customers on Twitter, or heading up Alberta’s oil and gas royalty review. Join him for an entertaining and enlightening evening where he will share stories from his personal journey since graduating from UBC as well as some of the lessons he has learned about life, learning and leadership.

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March 2017

Thu
30
Mar
Other
Rethinking Gender: How do we break free from stereotypes?

From the day we are born, we’re given messages about who we are, who we ought to be, and who we can be based on our perceived gender. These traditional, binary ideas of gender have created norms, roles and expectations that have become entrenched in society. In recent years, however, our understanding of gender has expanded and traditional gender roles have been challenged. How will these changing perceptions of gender reshape communities, educational institutions, and governments?

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