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Events listed below are coordinated by the Arts & Science Alumni Office as well as by various Arts & Science academic units. For a list of general U of T alumni events, please see the U of T Events Calendar.
b2B Backpack to Briefcase – English Career Panel (Winter 2019)
February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Not sure what to do with your English degree? We’ve got a Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) English Career Panel Discussion for that!
A panel of successful English alumni will discuss their U of T education, the value of their degree, and their pursuit of successful careers. This is a great opportunity for you to network with alumni, faculty and peers to discuss the various avenues you can take in your career after graduation. Bring your questions to ask during the panel discussion or chat more informally after the panel, when food and refreshments will be served! The event will take place at The Faculty Club on February 25 at 6:00-8:00 pm.
- Ann Y.K Choi, Author and Educator, Freelance writer, York Region District School Board
- Jason Cawthorn, Vice President and Head of Sourcing Execution, Strategic Group, TD Bank
- Daniel Harney, PhD, Grants & Awards Editor, Office of the Vice Dean, Research & Innovation
- Professor Richard Greene, Professor of English, University of Toronto – (Moderator)
Ann Y.K Choi, Author and Educator, Freelance writer, York Region District School Board
Ann attended the University of Toronto where she studied English and Sociology (1992), and Education (2001). She is also a graduate of the Humber School for Writers (2009), the Creative Writing Certificate Program at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies (2012), and National University’s Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing (2016).
Published by Simon & Schuster Canada, her debut novel, Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, was a 2016 Toronto Book Award finalist and one of CBC Books’ “12 Best Canadian Debut Novels of 2016”. Her essays and poems have appeared in several literary magazines and online publications. Ann is also an educator with the York Region District School Board, working primarily with students who have academic and social-emotional needs. Some of her previous jobs include working as an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) and editor.
Jason Cawthorn, Vice President and Head of Sourcing Execution, Strategic Group, TD Bank
Jason Cawthorn is the Vice President and Head of Sourcing Execution within the Strategic Sourcing Group. In this role he is accountable for the overall category sourcing strategy, as well as leading the operationalization of procurement requests from intake through to fulfillment for $8.5B in good and services that TD Bank spends with third parties on an annual basis.
Prior to joining TD, Jason held procurement leadership roles at EDS, Hewlett-Packard, Agrega (ABInBev and BAT) and Ever Corporation, where he was responsible for sourcing categories across many industries and globally across over 170 countries. With over 20 years’ experience in procurement, Jason brings both procurement expertise and thought leadership to the table. He is also a board member of the Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council.
Professor Richard Greene, Professor of English, University of Toronto – Panel Moderator
Richard Greene is a professor of English at the University of Toronto. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University and has nine books to his credit. A biographer and poet, he has won both the Governor General’s Literary Award and the National Magazine Award.
Daniel Harney, PhD, Grants & Awards Editor, Office of the Vice Dean, Research & Innovation
Daniel Harney received his PhD in English from UofT in 2013. For three years, he has worked with researchers from disciplines as diverse as chemistry, philosophy, history and molecular genetics to develop their writing skills and refine their grant proposals. He is currently the grant editor for the Faculty of Medicine at UofT where he works one-on-one with UofT’s medical science researchers to help them submit competitive proposals to federal funding agencies. He also frequently speaks to groups of postdocs and trainees at UofT’s affiliated hospitals about strategies to improve their science writing.