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 some
There is no cost to attend this complimentary event, and the coffee
and treats are on us. Students are requested to register online.
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 Careers and Coffee event attendees. Once logged into OWL, click the "Join this network now" button.
Please register for the event using your @uwo.ca email address.
Careers and Coffee is presented in partnership between Western Alumni and The Student Success Centre
Guest alumni for October 12, 2016:
Erin Verbruggen, BA'02, Manager of Client Services, LifeMark Corp.
Erin Verbruggen is a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Ergonomics Specialist, and currently works as a Manager of Client Services for LifeMark. Erin has worked for LifeMark for 12 years, first working within a clinic performing FCEs, Ergonomic and Work Site Assessments, as well as designing exercise programs and working with patients. In her current role, Erin manages a team of Account Managers who are responsible for national contracts for Assessment Services, including FCEs, Ergonomics Assessments, Work Site Assessments and Pre-Employment Testing as well as Rehabilitation Services for Long Term Disability Providers and Employers.
Erin is also a WorkWell Faculty Member, acting as an instructor and mentor for Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Kinesiologists and Chiropractors performing functional assessments.
Donna Chute-Dolan, HBA'78, Human Resources Consultant, Western University
A Human Resources Consultant in Western's Human Resources Division specializing in total compensation, position evaluation, salary surveys, metrics and data security.
Certified Human Resources Leader as awarded by HRPA
An Honourary Life Member of the Human Resources Professionals Association in recognition of her significant contributions to the HRPA. A former President of the Human Resources Professionals Association of London and District.
Shantal Feltham, BA’91,
President & CEO, Stiris Research Inc
Shantal Feltham is President & CEO of Stiris
Research Inc. and Stiris Research USA Inc, Clinical Trial Management
Organizations that conduct Phase I through IIIB Clinical Trials for the
biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. Shantal is a graduate of
Western University, received her business training at the Tuck Executive
Program and the Ivey Business School, and began her clinical research career in
1993. Shantal holds a Director position on the Board of Directors for
TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario and the London Economic Development
Shantal and her team are recipients of the PROFIT Top50 Emerging
Growth Companies, six-time recipient of the PROFIT W100 Top Female Entrepreneur
award, two-time recipient of the PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s fastest growing
companies award and were recognized by the London Chamber of Commerce as
Business of the Year.
Marya Shabbir, BMOS’13, Finance
& IT Manager, Family Service Thames Valley
Marya Shabbir is currently the Finance & IT Manager at Family Service Thames Valley, a non-profit counselling agency serving the Thames Valley region including Middlesex County. As the Finance & IT Manager, Marya is responsible and accountable for leading and managing key corporate and administrative operations at FSTV including financial planning and management, information systems management, and business processes development. Marya's key responsibilities include: financial reporting and analysis, cash management, internal controls, payroll & benefits management, information systems management, as well as procurement, asset management and insurance.
Marya holds a Bachelor of Management & Organizational Studies (Specialization in Finance & Administration) degree from Western University and has her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation.