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University to welcome Grade 9 students


Holly Black gained a new perspective on her future after job-shadowing her father during last year’s Take Our Kids to Work Day.

“Because the experience let me be creative, I know for sure I want to pursue a career in the arts,” says Ms Black, who spent the day with Greg Black, the manager of visual design and photography in Marketing and Communications.

Ms Black followed her father on several photography assignments. She learned how to properly set up the photography equipment, adjust the lighting and edit pictures.

Mr. Black said the university community welcomed and engaged his daughter. He recommends other faculty and staff participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day.

“It allows children to see a side of their parents’ lives they otherwise might not, and exposes them to a professional environment, all of which are beneficial as they begin to plan their future careers,” he says.

Grade 9 students can job-shadow their parents, legal guardians or sponsors on Wednesday, November 2. Some areas of the university are off-limits to students. For complete details and to download a registration form, please visit the Human Resources website or contact event coordinator Allison Bailey by email or at ext. 78345.

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