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Career Industry Trends and Events – January 29, 2017 

Submitted on Monday, January 29, 2018

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,

Industry Trends:

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January 30

The Future of Automated Healthcare (w/ Frank Rudzicz)

Concentration: All
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Centre for Ethics, Room 200, Second Floor, Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Place
Fee: Free

Description: As artificial intelligence and software tools for medical diagnosis are increasingly used within the healthcare system generally, it will be important that these tools are used ethically. This talk will cover recent advances in machine learning in healthcare, current approaches to ethics in healthcare, likely changes to regulation to allow for increased use of AI, and new challenges, both technical and societal, that will arise given those changes.

February 1

YNCN Startup Summit 2018

 Concentration: UXD/ISD/KMIM/CIPS/C&T
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Thompson Toronto, 550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4
Fee: Free

Description: Share your thoughts with representatives from 70+ startups spanning both Earth and MaRS. Relax with refreshments and food, chat with people as passionate about their projects as you are about yours, and launch into the startup space! What better way to meet startup representatives than over a game of giant Jenga or ping pong?

February 2

YNCN Startup Career Expo 2018

Concentration: UXD/ISD/KMIM/CIPS/C&T
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7
Fee: Free

Description: Thinking of working at a startup? Want to meet with the founders? Want to understand if the startup culture is the right fit for you? Whether it’s your last year or your first, Startup Career Expo 2018 is for you! Canada’s LARGEST startup career fair is back! With over 75 attending startups hiring from all years and disciplines, this is your chance to take your career into your hands and land that dream job!

February 3


Concentration: UXD/ISD/KMIM/CIPS/C&T
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Location: York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Fee: Free

Description: Ecohacks is a hackathon – a thinktank and competition aimed to encourage youth to solve some of the pressing environmental issues we face today by utilizing computer software in new and innovative manners. Keynote speakers with expertise in the fields of technology and environmental science will aid students in the realization of their ideas.

February 7

2nd Annual Franklin Forum: The AI Revolution in Academia

 Concentration: All
Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Location:  Massey College Upper Library, 4 Devonshire Place
Fee: Free

Description: Join us on Feb 7th at Massey College to discuss how AI can transform academic research. Our panelists will explain the capabilities and limitations of AI approaches to analyze data and generate insight for STEM and social science research. We will explore what types of investigative problems can be tackled with AI techniques.

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