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 November 9, 2016:
Stephanie Ciccarelli, BMus'06, Co-Founder and CBO, Voices.com
Ciccarelli is Co-Founder and CBO of Voices.com, the industry-leading
website that connects businesses with professional voice talent.
Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, this
respected mentor and industry speaker graduated with a Bachelor of
Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of
Western Ontario. Stephanie has found a unique way to apply her education
to the field of voice-over, bringing a fresh perspective to the
Don Evans, MBA'82, Vice President Finance, Culliton Inc.
Evans currently holds the position of Vice President of Finance at
Culliton Inc., a mid-sized Construction Company. Don’s key
responsibilities include financial reporting and analysis, cash
management, collections, accounts payable, costing systems, internal
controls, taxes, insurance, payroll, benefits administration, and
information technology. Throughout his career, Don has worked in both
large and small organizations and has also headed his own consulting
firm. Along with his experience in finance, Don has also worked in
sales, marketing, distribution, manufacturing, and quality improvements.
Jeff Skinner, BSc'99, HBA'01, MBA'04, Vice-President, Business Development, Valeo Pharma
Jeff Skinner is currently Vice-President, Business Development for Valeo Pharma, a Canadian Specialty Pharmaceutical Company. In this role, Jeff is responsible for a partnering and M&A activities, specifically identifying, negotiating and developing relationships with international Pharmaceutical company who have developed product that have never been launched in Canada. In addition, Jeff is VP Business Development for two early-stage biotech companies owned by the group.
Jeff has worked in all stages of pharmaceutical development. He founded a company developing a drug delivery system for siRNA drugs, has worked for companies in clinical development, for companies selling branded drugs, and a generic pharmaceutical company. Jeff is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Healthcare Licensing Association
Lore Wainwright, BA'89, PIllar Nonprofit Network
Lore Wainwright is a social enterprise champion who is supporting emerging and existing social enterprises in London and area to flourish. As the Social Enterprise Program Manager at Pillar Nonprofit Network, Lore is helping mobilize a strong social enterprise support system locally, provincially and nationally. Lore brings over 25 years of experience from the telecommunications industry as a project manager, communications and people change management specialist leading many national business initiatives.
Passionate about getting involved, sharing her knowledge and making a difference in the lives of others, Lore is Program Manager of ONERUN, a third party charitable organization focusing on breast cancer patient care that has raised over $749,000 over a four year campaign. In her spare time, Lore is a fitness instructor providing clients with increased health knowledge and attention to personal needs.
Dr. Jim Lewis, MD'82,Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Director Clinical Reseach Training Program
Dr. Lewis is currently a Professor of Medicine at Western University. He is a Respirologist and has been Co-Director of the Asthma Centre and is now Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program in London. Dr. Lewis has held appointments as Assistant Dean, Clinical Research and recently Director, Clinical Research Training Program. The latter appointment involves supervision of trainees in the various Clinician Scientist Training Programs including; SROP, SRTP, MD/PhD, CIP and RRCD programs. These programs all involve the integration of research experiences with clinical training from first year medicine through to fellowship completion. His research evaluates the role of pulmonary surfactant in acute lung injury and bacterial pneumonia and involves basic science approaches as well as clinical trials. Currently, he is evaluating the role of antimicrobial peptides combined with surfactant as a potential treatment for bacterial infections in the lung. He has had held grant support from various agencies including the CIHR for the past 25 years. He currently maintains a busy clinical practice, teaching and administrative responsibilities and an ongoing research commitment.