Current students are invited to stop by The Wave,
grab a coffee and engage in some casual career conversation with guest
alumni networkers. This is the perfect place to ask questions and start making
There is no cost to attend this complimentary
event, and the coffee and treats are on us. Students are requested to
register online by Monday, January 12, 2015.
Want to attend but unsure what to ask our guest networkers? Make the most of the event experience by reviewing this quick module prepared specifically for Career and Coffee event attendees. Once logged into OWL, click the "Join this worksite now" button.
Please register for the event using your @uwo.ca email address.
Guest alumni for January's Careers and Coffee event:
Michelle Foote, HBA'88, Client Relationship Manager, Scotiabank
Michelle is currently a Relationship Manager at Scotiabank –
Commercial Banking. Michelle’s career has been in the Banking industry in
various roles in Corporate Human Resources, Corporate Marketing and Commercial
Banking. Key projects/roles include developing international salary policies,
individual sales and service tracking, national customer service initiatives
and commercial banking sales and underwriting. Michelle is also very involved in
the community, particularly in local hockey administration and management and
support for local health non-profits such as the Thyroid Foundation and the
London Distress Centre.
Joyce Thomas, BA'06, JD Law'09, Associate, Lerners LLP
in the Commercial Litigation Group at Lerners LLP in London, Ontario where she practices aboriginal law
which includes advising first nation communities in the areas
of business law, human resources, policing and treaty administration.
Joyce also practices in the areas of employment law, labour law,
workplace investigations, contract disputes, human rights law, and
social media law. Joyce has appeared before the Divisional
Court, Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice and
various administrative adjudicative bodies.
She also serves
as an executive member for the Young Lawyers Division of the Ontario Bar
Association, volunteer board member for Orchestra London, coach for
Western University’s Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
moot team, supervising lawyer for London’s Small Claims Court Project,
and volunteer adjudicator for Litigation Practice at Western University
Faculty of Law.
Janet Tufts, BA'81, BEd'84, Director, Community Partnerships & Investment, United Way London & Middlesex
Janet Tufts is the Director of Community
Partnerships & Investment at United Way London & Middlesex where she
oversees the organization’s Community Impact Agenda. Prior to this role, Janet
was the Executive Director of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame responsible for
engaging stakeholders nationwide to ensure the future growth and sustainability
of this non-profit organization. Janet’s experience also includes serving as a communication
consultant at St. Joseph’s Health Care London providing support to the mental
health leadership team. A qualified teacher who has instructed courses at Continuing
Studies at Western, Janet is an active community volunteer and a member of the Rotary
Club of London. In 2008, Janet traveled to Africa with a team representing Canadian
Aid for Southern Sudan (CASS) to raise awareness of the dire situation in this
part of the world. Janet holds a MBA from Athabasca University, and two Bachelor
Degrees (English and Education) and a Professional Certificate in Communications
& Public Relations from Western University. Her passion is distance running
which she tested out in two Boston Marathons (2006 & 2007).
John Van Kerrebroeck, BA'87, Distribution Manager, JL International
John is the Distribution Manager for JL International, a premier food
service broker in Canada representing forty food manufactures from Mexico,
Europe, Unites States and Canada. John is responsible for managing key
distribution accounts with annuals sales exceeding $10m. Prior to his current
position at JL International, John was an Account Manager at H.J. Heinz Company
of Canada Ltd. John also owns and operates Green Tree Nursery, where he grows
and supplies over 40 varieties of trees to commercial and residential customers
in the London Region.