Moving Forward: a new webinar series for meaningful conversations


The Dean’s Office in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) is launching a new webinar series titled Moving Forward, creating a new opportunity for engagement within the LA&PS community. This virtual series of lunchtime talks will allow our alumni, students, donors, retirees, faculty, and staff to connect during this difficult time of physical isolation. All are welcome to attend and participate.

With COVID-19 halting multiple outreach activities and community-building opportunities, this series will be a recurring regular event, starting September 24, 2020. The first six scheduled webinars are listed further below.

The Moving Forward series will look at how people and organizations are navigating the future with strength, determination, and skills needed to overcome unprecedented barriers and create a positive change.

Each webinar will feature a distinct aspect of tackling the future, with key leaders sharing their experiences from industry, government, the not-for-profit sector and the academy.

The series will explore:

  • How organizations are adapting in order to move forward through the global COVID-19 pandemic
  • How our communities and organizations are moving forward on issues of equity and social justice
  • How students can move forward in their career goals, through the advice and wisdom of alumni who are graduates of the same program

Each webinar will feature either a one-on-one interview or a panel discussion with high-level decision makers from various fields, offering unique insights gained through first-hand experiences.

The first lunchtime chat will be with Cait O’Donovan, VP, Digital Commerce at Cineplex and will showcase the innovation it’s taken to adapt to COVID. Cait’s conversation with Sean Kheraj (LA&PS Associate Dean Programs) will give insight into how her team has responded to this new business landscape. Please join us.

Moving Forward Fall 2020 Schedule

How we’re tackling COVID: Cineplex | Sept. 24, 2020

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Women in Leadership | Oct. 13, 2020

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How we’re tackling COVID: Canada Life | Oct. 21, 2020

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My History degree: what a great decision! | Nov. 5, 2020

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How we’re tackling COVID: Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking | Date TBD

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My Economics degree: what a great decision! | Dec. 3, 2020

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