In Session: Conversations with University Councillors – CFRC Podcast Network

In Session: Conversations with University Councillors – CFRC Podcast Network

In Session: Conversations with University Councillors with host Dinah Jansen features short conversations with members of University Council at Queen’s University. From each of the Councillors, we learn much about their time at Queen’s, their career pathways after convocation, and the many ways they give back to their alma mater including service on University Council. Subscribe and learn more!

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April 13, 2021 55 min

Welcome to the last episode of In Session: Conversations with University Councillors.  Queen’s University alumni and current University Councillors Kasmet Niyongabo & Samantha Cheung join us to shore up an amazing season of inspirational conversation.

In addition to their comments on inspirations to join University Council and sage advice for students and alumni to stay connected with each other and their Alma Mater through the...

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In this episode we chat with Queen’s University Councilors Kofi Adow, Dr. Anita Jack-Davies and Aziz Garuba.  Each share details about their work on University Council and advice they have for students and alumni to stay connected during the pandemic.  Adow, an Executive Management Consultant in Seattle, also shares insights about his lifelong love of business and finance that began in Ghana, fun activities he engaged in while stud...

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March 30, 2021 46 min

In this episode, we’re chatting with Bittu George about his career in law and municipal politics in Kingston, his extensive service to many community organizations as well as Queen’s University Council and the work he’s engaged in there.  He also shared memories of his time in student organizations including Model Parliament as a Queen’s undergrad and his time with the Law Students Society when he was undertook his law degree. Fasc...

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Join us again for the sixth installment of In Session: Conversations with University Councillors.  In this episode, we’re pleased to share conversations with Queen’s alumni John Armitage, Marcus Wong, and Michael Parsche.  Armitage shares much about his time at Queen’s and his lifetime love of athletics including his time in Varsity hockey and later joining the Gaels a as Head Coach, Rowing. Wong sheds much light on his fascinating...

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In our fifth installment of In Session, we chat with Queen’s University Alumni Association President Rico Garcia (ArtSci ’14), Tka Pinnock, (ArtSci ’07), and Susan Smith ArtSci ’91).

From Rico, we learn about his work on University Council in addition to his time at Queen’s including his time as an on air volunteer at CFRC and his service in student governance, his career at McKinsey & Company and passions for economic developm...

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In our fourth installment of In Session, we share conversations from early in the New Year with Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane and Queen’s alumni Sari Ohsada and Richard Baugh, all members of Queen’s University Council.

Principal Deane shares much about the fascinating, innovative and collaborative work he does as Principal to advance Queen’s University goals, the story of his journey from his time a...

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March 2, 2021 59 min

In our third installment of In Session: Conversations with University Councillors, we chat with Queen’s Alumni Opiyo Oloya and Mary Wilson Trider.

Opiyo Oloya chats about his arrival to Canada as an undergraduate student and his academic and career pathway in Education leading him to become the current Superintendent of Schools, York Catholic District School Board.  He also sheds light on the extraordinary work of managing the pand...

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In this episode, we chat with Daniel Tisch, Vice Chair of Queen’s University Board of Trustees, Queen’s Alumnus and member of University Council and Dr. Anjali Helferty, Queen’s Alumna, University Council Member and Interim Director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.  Both share memories of their time at Queen’s, their exciting career paths since graduation and their work on and motivations to join Unive...

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February 16, 2021 55 min

In the premiere episode of this illuminating new series, we chat with Jim Leech, 14th Chancellor of Queen’s University and Limestone District School Board Trustee Judith Brown, both Alumni members of Queen’s University Council.

From our conversations, we learn much about their long and respective career paths since graduation from Queen’s, how and why they give back to their Alma Mater, and the contributions each make on University...

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