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Mapping Your Future
Tuesday, Nov. 20,
4:30 to 6:45 p.m.
A panel discussion about the journey from graduate studies to careers and the opportunities and challenges along the way.
Graduate students can expect that their careers will take them in many directions. Recent statistics indicate that whether by circumstance, necessity or choice, a working life will involve as many as seven job changes.
A panel of speakers will share experiences and advice on the career decisions they have made and a professor of psychology will discuss the stress factors when changes occur in life.
Following the individual presentations by the panelists, Michael Plyley, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, will moderate a roundtable discussion with the group and will invite questions from the audience.
• Don Cyr, Interim Dean, Goodman School of Business, and Associate Professor of Finance, commenced his career as a uranium exploration geologist with a BSc in Geology. Ultimately he completed a Masters in Economics and PhD in Finance.
• Alan Rigby is a Canadian Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist who operates clinics in Niagara. He recently began his doctoral studies in Applied Health Sciences with a research focus on improving patient care and scientific understanding in his field.
• Ashley Short, Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara, was looking forward to a teaching career but changed the course of her career plans after graduating with an MA in Child and Youth Studies.
• Philip Wright, Associate Vice-President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, went from lecturing about the great thinkers of our time as a professor of Philosophy to working in the world of high-tech.
• Cameron Muir, an Associate Professor of Psychology, studies the effects of stress on one’s physiological, psychological, and emotional health, and the mechanisms and strategies of coping with stress.
Everyone is welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to email@example.com so that we ensure enough refreshments are ordered for all to enjoy.
The presentation is the first event in this year’s Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Students Research Conference lineup organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies in partnership with the Graduate Students’ Association
and Brock Research.