Vancouver career series event: Where could my degree take me? Nov 21

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Whether you’re a recent grad, building on your career, or looking for something new, CFLSE Vancouver invites you to join us for our exciting inaugural ‘career series’ event. The evening will feature talks from several LSE alumni representing a variety of careers, informal roundtable sessions with each presenter, and also include a tutorial on how you can make your resume stand out from the crowd. Find out about some of the diverse places your degree can take you while getting a chance to network with fellow alumni. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 5:45-7:15 p.m.
Venue: Gowling WLG Vancouver, 550 Burrard Street #2300
Tickets: FREE, but please register in advance here. 


Ollie de Boer

Ollie is an enterprise risk and project management professional who works for Satarla, a consultancy specialising in enterprise-wide risk management, delivering training and consultancy to everyone from charities and governments, to industries such as mining, energy, healthcare, agriculture, and the financial sector. Born and educated in the UK, with a Masters from the LSE in The Sociology of Crime Control and Globalisation and a Bachelors in Social Science from the University of Bath, he has previously lived in Alberta, Canada and upstate New York, USA. Prior to moving back to Canada in November 2016, he was the Group Risk Manager at G4S, the world’s largest security services provider. When not working Ollie likes an outdoor adventure, such as skiing, biking, hiking or camping.


Valerie Shapiro

Valerie Shapiro is a member of the executive committee of the Alumni Association, Canadian Friends of the LSE (CFLSE) Vancouver. She is a past President of the Canadian International Council, Vancouver Branch and former executive member and Events Planning Chair of the Women Lawyers Forum (WLF), Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia. Valerie has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer and consultant in private practice, federal/provincial government, corporate sector, and post-secondary academic institutions in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Valerie was a marine policy advisor to the BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways, consultant to the executive producer of the CBC television series, Legal Wise, and author of a course textbook, Legal Aspects of Financial Counseling, for the Institute of Canadian Bankers. In addition, she has served as assistant executive director of a national non-for-profit organization. Among other Certificates, she received the Directors Education Program (for-profit organizations) and the Governance Essentials Program for Directors of Not-For-Profit Organizations Certificates from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Valerie has a BSc and LLB from Dalhousie University and an LLM from the London School of Economics, University of London, England.

Sean Lee

Sean is the Head of External Relations at TRIUMF – Canada’s particle accelerator centre. In this role, Sean oversees TRIUMF’s relationships with government and international stakeholders, and also actively supports the laboratory’s engagement with its university members. Prior to joining TRIUMF, Sean served in a number of various positions in Washington, DC and Ottawa, ON, including as a Senior Innovation Officer with Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (now Global Affairs Canada). In addition to volunteering with the Canadian Friends of LSE at both the national and local levels, Sean is active in Brazilian Jujitsu and also has a keen interest in all things automotive. Sean holds a MSc in Comparative Politics (Conflict Studies) from LSE, as well as BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.



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