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Career Industry Trends and Events – December 5, 2017

Submitted on Tuesday, December 05, 2017

On this page, you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range industries. Career trends may range from areas such as recruitment practices, top organizations to work, to career exploration strategies. Events are external to the iSchool and will often take place in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

For questions related to this information, please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer,

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December 5

CARE 2017: Digital Health Night – JLABS @ Toronto
Concentration: UXD, CT
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: JLABS @ Toronto 661 University Avenue, Suite 1300, Mars Centre, West Tower, Toronto
Fee: Free
Description: CARE encourages the diffusion of new technologies to improve clinical care, reduce care costs, and boost consumer wellness. CARE assists french digital health companies in building long-lasting relationships with Canadian & US healthcare stakeholders.

December 6

Women in Leadership: 5 Essential Skills to Actualize Your Potential
Concentration: All
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Women’s Art Association Of Canada, 21-23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2
Fee: $23
Description:On December 6, 2017 join the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce as we welcome Ann Marie MacDougall, founder of LeaderBoom Inc, to discuss the key characteristics of what makes women’s leadership so important – and so different – in today’s business world.

Ann Marie will speak about:

• Key skills to empower your unique potential
• Why developing a Global Mindset and building self-awareness are game changers for driving performance
• Global trends influencing 21st Century leadership


Panel Discussion on “Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare”
Concentration: ISD, CT
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Fleck Atrium (Ground Floor, North Building), Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto, 105 St George Street
Fee: $25
Description: A panel of experts will discuss Big Data in Healthcare

December 7, 2017

Polish Your Resume – Get a Job! One-on-one Consultation
Concentration: All
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Toronto Public Library – Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Room number will be emailed to you after registration
Fee: $25
Description: Our Career Coach Larysa Grant will reveal secrets to a resume that becomes a magnet to fantastic jobs. She brings in experience in recruitment and career coaching, both in Canada and internationally.

You will have a chance to have your resume reviewed by Larysa and receive recommendations as to its improvement. Larysa will talk about major do’s and don’ts of the job search process that very few people know about.


2017 Recordkeeping, Access, and Privacy Symposium: Breaking Barriers
Concentration: ARM, CIPS
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: MacDonald Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Y4
Fee: Free
Description: The goal of this event is to share best practices from the broader Recordkeeping, Access and Privacy communities. Attendees will gain insight into developing trends, learn from firsthand accounts, and be able to implement the ideas presented.


hackABILITY Finale – Finalist Pitches + Networking

Concentration: UXD, ISD
Time: 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Location: Blind Duck Pub (University of Toronto Mississauga), 3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
Fee: Free
Description: hackABILITY will raise awareness about emerging technology opportunities in the area of assistive technology, as well as support collaboration between educational institutions and established businesses. hackABILITY is facilitating the rapid prototyping of devices that may be considered for further development and commercialization.


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