EXTERNAL NETWORKING

McCall MacBain Scholarships 

Are you working to make a positive difference on campus or in the community? Interested in starting graduate school in 2022? You are invited to attend the Queen’s University information session for the McCall MacBain Scholarships on Tuesday, February 23, 4-5 PM ET.

The McCall MacBain Scholarships are Canada’s first comprehensive, leadership-based scholarship program for master’s and professional studies. Up to 20 fully funded scholarships and 60 entrance awards will be offered to Canadian students based on character, community engagement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, academic strength, and intellectual curiosity.

The McCall MacBain Scholarship covers:

  • Tuition and fees for an eligible graduate program at McGill University
  • A living stipend of $2,000 per month
  • Mentorship and leadership development opportunities

At Tuesday’s information session, you’ll learn more about the scholarship program and have time for Q&A with the scholarship recruitment director. A current finalist from Queen’s will be present to share her experience and provide tips on applying. Hope to see you there!

To RSVP for the scholarship information session, click here.  

STEMPowerment Mentorship Program

STEM Fellowship teaches students valuable STEM skills in fields including health science, computer science, and engineering. In particular, we provide specialized support for students typically underrepresented in STEM, including students identifying as Indigenous, economically disadvantaged, rural residents, refugees, and new immigrants, but we are open to anyone. The STEMpowerment Mentorship Program connects Canadian university students with high school students to help students explore their life, career, and/or academic goals over an extended period of time.

It is conducted through virtual calls and is entirely free of charge.

STEMNET Mentorship Program

Our new STEMNet mentorship program aims to pair undergraduate students studying STEM with mentors working or studying in STEM fields, including graduate/professional school students, researchers, professors, nurses, doctors, etc. Mentees would be paired with compatible mentors for a one-time meeting where the mentee can ask questions about careers, schooling, application processes, etc. Each mentor-mentee pairing will only meet once (approx. 30-60 minutes) and the program meeting(s) will occur between March-May, at the discretion of the mentor and mentee. 

An application form for undergraduate students interested in joining can be found here.

Young Women’s Tech Leadership Program (YWTL)

Are you a female with an undergrad or master’s degree (currently enrolled or recently graduated) in a technical field AND curious about tech entrepreneurship? Then we have the opportunity for you! TandemLaunch is launching their Young Women’s Tech Leadership Program (YWTL). The Young Women’s Tech Leadership Program (YWTL) is designed by TandemLaunch, as a way of giving back to the community by offering a free learning program to young women, to discover what it takes to lead and co-found a deep tech company. It is our hope that exposing young women tech leaders to the aspects of creating a deep tech company, they may be more inspired to pursue this type of opportunity as a career in the future.

The program will run for four weeks, starting on March 8, 2021 (International Women’s Day) and ending March 31, 2021. Participants will be introduced to concepts and activities that have been instrumental to TandemLaunch’s success such as, building an engaging narrative, conducting market studies, IP licensing, business validation, product development, developing an entrepreneurial mindset, venture capital fundraising and much more. 

You can apply by submitting a letter of interest, here, stating why you wish to pursue this learning journey, as well as uploading a 2-minute video, here, stating the same. Applications open February 1, 2021 and close February 22, 2021. Limit of 10 spots in the program, so apply early!

Criteria: currently enrolled or recently graduated (within two years) bachelor or masters level in a technical discipline with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. 

Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy

The Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy is pleased to share its portfolio of 2021 leadership programming for aspiring and current health leaders that focuses on learning, and unlearning, the necessary skills to navigate and adapt to our ever-changing health environment. HLA’s leadership programming has expanded this year to include the Emerging Leaders, Pathfinder and the new Shift programs. Applications are now open.

Emerging Leaders

Pathfinder

  • Chart your leadership journey in an applied leadership development with personalized coaching
  • Tailored to health leaders, young professionals and post-doctoral/graduate students
  • Offered virtually: Apr-Jun 2021 and Sept-Nov 2021
  • Register to learn more: February 10, 2021 at 12:30pm EST & February 25, 2021 at 8:30pm EST

Shift

The Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy is a joint venture between the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University.

Go Studio Innovation Jam

Go Studio is an in-house innovation studio with a focus on disruptive emerging technology and collaborative problem-solving. Its inaugural Innovation Jam is an engaging competition aimed at solving problems around a specific topic – how to better help older adults as they age in place. Our goal is to improve the lives of older adults through new ideas using emerging technology. We’re looking for participants who want to flex their creative muscles, collaborate with others, go big and get things done, all while solving a real-world problem. The event will take place entirely virtually March 26 – April 23, 2021. Registration is free for participants and is open to all in North America.

Participants will enjoy some awesome benefits, including:

  • Giving back – Ideas that come out of this session could benefit their grandparents, their parents, or even themselves one day. We’re talking long-term improvements in older adult living.
  • Learn – We’ll have expert mentors, speakers, and presentations to enhance their knowledge in emerging tech, the creative process, and more.
  • Network – Participants will connect with professionals and aspiring professionals within their industry and across many others.
  • Have fun – Enjoy live entertainment and other fun activities!
  • Cash prize – $10,000 in prizes up for grabs.

More information on this event can be found here.

The Prosperity Project™ & Ontario Power Generation STEM Webinar Series

The Prosperity Project™ is a not-for-profit that was conceived by a diverse group of 60+ female leaders to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 on women in Canada. The Prosperity Project™ and Ontario Power Generation are hosting a webinar series that is all about Women in STEM. This series introduces women in the workforce to inspirational and encouraging speakers within STEM fields. Featuring motivated speakers, the free webinars are open to everyone with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • One-hour webinars take place on February 11 at 12 pm ET and February 25 at 2 pm ET.
  • Speakers from industry and academia will share their insight, success stories, opportunities, resources and provide valuable guidance.

To register and learn more, click here.  

Black Tech Matters Hackathon: Hacking General Wealth

The goal of the hackathon is to solve issues related to Generational Wealth. The three areas of focus are Housing Security, Open Banking, and Credit/Debt Management. Participants will spend the weekend “hacking” together solutions and pitching them to a panel of judges. The top teams will be offered an opportunity to become part of the Black Tech Matters Accelerator. This is event is open to anyone who cares about racism and wants to do something to help! Solutions can be prototypes or a presentation of your ideas. Whether you are a developer, designer, business specialist, or idea person – you will be a perfect fit for this event.

  • When: February 26-28, 2021
  • Where: Virtual This Hackathon is sponsored by the City of Brampton and the City of Toronto but will have participants from all over North America.

Morgan Stanley Asia IWD Women Who Inspire Series

We are very excited and pleased to share with you the launch of our 2021 Women Who Inspire series for university students who are interested in Morgan Stanley Asia. The objective of this series is for junior female talent to understand Morgan Stanley’s diverse culture and what it’s like working with us. The series includes a panel sharing session on March 8th, 2021, International Women’s Day, followed by a number of workshops for female talent to experience the work of different divisions throughout the month of March. 

Registration is required for all events, and can be found here

CPP Investments Intern Analyst

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of C$450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

Position Description:

If you are a student who is looking for work experience, we want to help set you up for a future career that matters in fundamental investing. CPP Investments is highly committed to the Internship Program which is designed to attract, develop and retain top-caliber students. Upon completion of your term, you will be considered into the Fundamental Investments Program.

The summer program begins with a week-long Intern Orientation for you to engage with fellow Interns and learn about the resources and programs available to you. We offer company-wide departmental overviews for you to explore more about what we do at CPP Investments and give you the opportunity to gain exposure to senior leadership across the firm. You will quickly advance your knowledge and expertise through skills-based training and stimulating on-the-job assignments. You will participate in additional summer programming such as our Intern Case Competition and our Speaker Series where each session focuses on a different aspect of our culture including Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion & Diversity and much more. We encourage you to bring your full self to work and take every opportunity to excel in your role to build your career at CPP Investments.

As a summer intern you will work in CPP Investment’s newest office, San Francisco, and can expect a dynamic but supportive learning environment. Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting research (including interviewing startups and Venture Capitalists) to identify specific technology trends and startups that may be able to provide transformative impact for the CPP investments’ departments and portfolio companies and prepare write-ups, presentations, and other forms of content to be shared with the relevant teams within CPP Investments.  
  • Supporting different investment teams in the San Francisco office (e.g., Venture Capital, Private Equity, Portfolio Value Creation) on their investment activities including market research, financial modeling, and writing and preparing research.
  • Providing support to other initiatives in the SF Office including planning and building seminars and forums for external speakers and partners in the Bay Area.
Qualifications: 

You are a rising college junior or senior ideally getting a degree in business, the social sciences, or physical sciences.  In addition:

  • You are passionate about disruptive technologies and the Bay Area startup ecosystem and how the activity here can impact larger corporations and investment decisions
  • You have an interest in investing and how decisions are made on investing across public and private markets
  • You excel at problem solving, attention to detail and ability to think critically and creatively
  • You demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with solid verbal and written communication skills

Along the way you will gain insights into the Bay Area (and beyond) startup ecosystem and technology trends, as well as CPP Investments and its underlying investment beliefs and business realities that drive investment decisions.  In return, we will invest the time, energy, and appropriate training, whereby our dedication to your success becomes a priority.

Deadline: 
Applications are due by March 4, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. For more information on this job opportunity, click here