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Thursday October 12

 

What Employers Want and the Employable You - Humanities/Social Sciences

When: 9:00am - 11:00am

Where: Gordon Hall, room 324

Presenters: Dr Jennifer Campbell (Cultural Services, City of Kingston), Dr Becky Pero (School of Medicine), Miguel Hahn (Career Services)

Moderator for Humanities/Social Sciences:Dr Marta Straznicky (Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies).

Description:

Panelists will outline their own career pathway and address the following questions:  How do I begin to identify skills gained in my graduate program; How do I translate these skills into a non-academic setting?; What are employers looking for? - theory and practice; How employers hire.  Panelists will then offer some tips on how to present yourself when looking for work and highlight what employers look for when they are hiring.

What do employers want - presentation by Miguel Hahn (Career Services) - pdf 1.12MB

Presenter Bio

Presenter - Dr Jennifer Campbell
Manager, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Services, City of Kingston

Jennifer has worked in cultural heritage throughout her career and in a number of capacities; including work with community museums in Newfoundland, archaeological excavations in Ontario and northern Labrador, heritage assessment and development in Pakistan and India, and architectural documentation and analysis in up-state New York. Before joining the Cultural Services Department in Kingston Jennifer was an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York. She is the vice-president of the Canadian Archaeological Association, the Chair of their Heritage Policy and Legislation Committee, the Director of the Caravanserai Networks Project, and a research fellow at the University of Toronto and Trent University. Her work has always focused on the management of heritage resources and the use of new media to document and present heritage assets as well as to engage new patrons and to present tangible and intangible heritage to the public.

Presenter - Miguel HahnMiguel Hahn
Career Services, Queen's University

Miguel Hahn has worked as a Career Counsellor at Queen’s for the past 7 years, with a previous 7 years working in career education at the University of Toronto. His education includes training in education, counselling psychology, and business, with additional work experience in non-profit, education, and organic agriculture.

Presenter - Becky PeroDr Rebecca Pero
Educational Consultant, School of Medicine, Queen's University

Rebecca obtained a PhD in 2017 from Queen’s University. During graduate school, Rebecca advocated for and advised peers in various student government roles, and enhanced her communications skills through a position at the Ban Righ Centre. Prior to her graduate experience, Rebecca worked for a not-for-profit in Kingston as a fundraiser and development officer. Currently, Rebecca works at the School of Medicine as an Educational Consultant, to support the Faculty of Health Sciences’ transition to Competency-Based Medical Education. 

 

What Employers Want and the Employable You - STEM

When: 9:00am - 11:00am

Where: Gordon Hall, room 302  

Presenters: Dr Kristina Arseneau, Dr David Hyndman, Carlene Petes (S2BN)

Moderator for STEM: Dr Kim McAuley (Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies).

Description:

Panelists will outline their own career pathway and address the following questions:  How do I begin to identify skills gained in my graduate program; How do I translate these skills into a non-academic setting?; What are employers looking for? - theory and practice; How employers hire.  Panelists will then offer some tips on how to present yourself when looking for work and highlight what employers look for when they are hiring.

Science 2 Business Network - presentation by Carly Petes - pdf 302KB

Presenter Bio

Dr Kristina ArseneauPresenter - Kristina Arseneau
Research Projects Advisor (Health Studies), Grants & Institutional Programs, University Research Services

Kristina Arseneau graduated with a Ph.D. in Biology from Queen’s in 2014. Since completing her Ph.D., she has worked as a research projects advisor in University Research Services at Queen’s. In that capacity, she advises health sciences researchers about funding opportunities, grant submissions, and provides project management support. In the past, she has also worked as a reference librarian at the Royal Military College, and was active in teaching & learning work at Queen’s.

 

Dr David HyndmanPresenter - David Hyndman
Assistant Director, Industry Partnerships, VP (Research) Office

Dr. David Hyndman is a results driven manager at Queen’s University working in the Industry Partnerships unit within the VP (Reseach) office.  In his role as Assistant Director, David works to develop collaborative projects between Queen’s Faculty and resources and industrial partners, both large and small.  As part of this mandate David coordinates with Federal, Provincial and Regional funding and economic development agencies to develop and support business innovation and industrial competitiveness. He also works within the emerging start-up accelerator and incubator community in Kingston through Queen’s Innovation Park and its GrindspaceXL program.    Previous business experience in the renewable energy sector included independent consulting and as a manager within the Biofuels Division of a Kingston technology company, Performance Plants.  His earlier career supported research at Queen’s University as the Manager and then Director of the Protein Function Discovery Facility, a research and training facility focused on the use of proteomics and other analytical techniques for protein characterization.  Dr. Hyndman holds a PhD in Biochemistry from Queen’s University.

 

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A special keynote speaker - Advancing Knowledge and Talent for Canada’s Future

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (this session is for faculty only)

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202

​Presenters: Ursula Gobel (Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges, SSHRC) and Valérie Laflamme (SSHRC's Director of Rsearch Training)

Description: The talk will provide insights on the future of graduate education in the context of SSHRC’s support for talent development and with a focus on outcomes of SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative.


When: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (this session is for graduate students & post-docs only)

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202

​Presenters: Ursula Gobel (Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges, SSHRC) and Valérie Laflamme (SSHRC's Director of Research Training)

Description: This workshop will provide students with an opportunity to explore key themes such as  mobility, multi-disciplinary research and experiential learning, that are emerging and  affecting their graduate training and professional development.

Advancing Knowledge and Talent for Canada's Future - presentation by Ursula Gobel and Valerie LaFlamme (SSHRC) - pdf 2.16MB

Presenter Bio

Ursula GobelPresenter Ursula Gobel

Ursula Gobel was appointed associate vice-president, future challenges, at SSHRC in April, 2014.

In this role, Ursula works closely in collaboration with the research community and partners across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to advance the contributions of the social sciences and humanities to meet future, long-term societal challenges and opportunities.

Ursula brings 30 years of experience in leadership and management across public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Most recently in her role as director of communications at SSHRC, she has led numerous strategic initiatives to enhance engagement with internal and external stakeholders in support of SSHRC’s goal to build an enabling research and research training environment. Ursula holds executive leadership training from Queen’s University, and as well as business and economics diplomas from Algonquin College and John Abbott College.

 

Valérie LaflammePresenter Valerie Laflamme

Valérie Laflamme has worked at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) since 2012. She is Director of the Research Training Portfolio, responsible for the masters, doctoral and postdoctoral funding opportunities, as well as the Impact Awards.

Previously, Valérie worked as a manager at Employment and Social Development Canada. She integrated the public service through the Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program. Before moving back to Canada from France, she was a maître de conférences in sociology and demography at the Université de Lille, a researcher with the Institut national d’études démographiques and a municipal councilor (Tourcoing, France).

Following undergraduate and master’s studies at Université Laval, Valérie obtained her doctorate in demography and social sciences from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (France), receiving doctoral fellowships from both SSHRC and the Fonds de recherche du Québec. Her own research has focused on housing, urban policies, and the social and demographic history of urban families.