Queen's University

ELCSxQueens: Defence and Security Career Workshop

ELCSxQueens: Defence and Security Career Workshop

Thursday March 10, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online Workshop over Zoom


Join us as we map out Canada's security and defence sector and introduce Emerging Leaders in Canadian Security to the Queens U community!

About this event

How do I break into Canada's the security and defence sector?

This workshop takes upper year and graduate students through the different sub-sectors within Canadian security and defence, while introducing career opportunities across the industry that are available to those with backgrounds in social science, especially international affairs, history, and political science. We'll provide practical advice and guidance for breaking into the field.

This event is co-hosted by Emerging Leaders in Canadian Security, the Centre for International and Defence Policy, and Women in International Security Canada - Queens University.


Rachel babinsAbout the Moderator:

Rachel Babins currently works in incident response (cybersecurity) at a major Canadian telecommunications company, and previously held positions in threat intelligence. In 2021, she co-founded Emerging Leaders in Canadian Security (ELCS), an organization focused on resourcing, connecting, and unifying Canada's next generation of security practitioners; ultimately working to build a more diverse, skilled, and secure Canada.

In 2019, Rachel received her MA in Russian Studies, where she wrote her thesis on Russian ICS-tailored malware targeting critical infrastructure in Ukraine, the US and Canada. She also did a second thesis looking at Russian disinformation targeting NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence mission in the Baltics.