In 2020, the LA&PS Dean's Office launched new webinar series titled Moving Forward, creating an opportunity for engagement within the LA&PS community. This virtual series of lunchtime talks allows our alumni, students, donors, retirees, faculty and staff to connect and explore how people and organizations are navigating the future with strength, determination and skills needed to overcome unprecedented barriers and create a positive change.
The series explores:
- How organizations are adapting in order to move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic
- How 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 features 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. All are welcome to attend and participate.
No regrets: How my Liberal Arts degree Set me up for Success
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Liberal Arts programs teach skills employers are looking for. They prepare you to think critically and help you express yourself well, among many other benefits. Come hear leaders from business and the community—each of whom studied in a Liberal Arts subject area at York. They will explain why the humanities and social sciences are essential building blocks of a great career, and how they also contribute to a richer life. Our panelists will share insights about their own career paths, and they’ll take questions and give advice that will help you in yours! Our Panelists:
- Alessandro Colarossi, BA, Philosophy ‘13
Customer Success Manager, Channel Partners and Agencies at Google
- Angela Lawrence, BA, English and Mass Communications ‘87
Chief Culture Officer at Gusto 54 Restaurant Group
- Ayesha Shah, BA, Public Policy Management ‘07, Psychology '10
Founder & Managing Director at C-Potential
- Domenic Di Paola, BA, Political Science ‘93
Global Head, Risk & Control at TD Securities
Hosted by Sean Kheraj, Vice Dean and Associate Dean, Programs. Includes Q&A session.
How our alumni are strengthening Black Communities
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2022
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Join us for a talk with York graduates who are active in various initiatives addressing anti-Black racism and contributing positively to Black communities, families, and students. Hosted by Michele Johnson, Associate Dean, Students. Includes Q&A session.
Thriving with my English Degree
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Hear from graduates of York’s Department of English who are currently in leadership roles as they share their career journeys with you. Join us as we discuss their path to success and receive valuable advice. Hosted by Lily M. Cho, Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement. Includes Q&A Session.
Women in Leadership
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Featuring women graduates from York who are currently in leadership roles as they share their career journeys with you. This webinar will talk about what inspires these women leaders, how they have overcome obstacles along their career paths, and more. Join us as we discuss their path to success and hear valuable advice and insights. Hosted by Lily M. Cho, Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement. Includes Q&A Session.