Wed., Nov. 25 | Details will be shared with participants

Careers in Sustainability: Expert Panel discussion

In this expert panel discussion, learn from these young sustainability leaders about their journey, the roadblocks they have faced, and tips for people to get into the sustainability field.
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Careers in Sustainability: Expert Panel discussion

Time & Location

Nov. 25, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Details will be shared with participants

About The Event

Join us on November 25th to hear from young leaders working in sustainability in Ottawa, here we discuss their career paths that they have taken. Listen to their tips for starting and building your own careers in this field.

This panel event is for you if you are an early to mid-career professional or student currently looking for a job in sustainability, or are already working in the field but hoping to gain traction in making a larger impact in your career.

This event will be virtual. 


1. Michael Shoesmith: Senior Technical Consultant, Stratos

2. Phil De Luna: Program Director, National Research Council

3. Nivatha Balendra, CEO and Founder, Dispersa

Virtual event: Zoom link will be shared with registered participants closer to the event

This is the third part of the larger series organized by CEP Ottawa: 

Developing a career in sustainability

As a global pandemic rages on it is reshaping economies around the world. The need for sustainable practices is even more urgent. However, with reduced in person interactions and cancellation of events such as job fairs, job search is even more difficult.

Responses to CEP Ottawa survey tells us that one of the most important topics for environmental professionals currently is job search during a pandemic. Hence, CEP Ottawa will focus on that topic for the next few events by introducing a new series: 'Developing a career in sustainability'.

This 4 month series will focus on expert panels, workshops, events to support professionals looking to develop their careers in the environmental sector. CEP Ottawa will also create a dedicated virtual community of environmental/sustainability professionals using online platforms such as discord. Participants who register for the series will have access to the following:

1. Expert panels

2. 4 workshops focused on

  • Resume writing
  • Creating an elevator Pitch
  • Networking
  • Interviewing

3. We will also provide free resume reviews

  • Event Tickets
  • Series tickets

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