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Webinar #3

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Casting the Net Wide: Exploring Careers other than Faculty Positions

This one-hour session will begin with a brief overview of what a career as a university-based academic in Canada looks and feels like in the everyday world of practice. We will then direct our attention to exploring what employment possibilities exist inside and outside the university milieu more generally. We will proceed by exploring the idea of working to ones’ strengths, while discussing the opportunities and challenges in doing so. We will conclude in an active and dialogical back-and-forth format, which will give all participants the chance to take turns listening, querying and sharing ideas. To get the most benefit out of this session, I strongly suggest that students will want to prepare by reflecting carefully on specific issues of concern, and then formulating these into questions or comments that they send to me at least two days before the session so that I am well poised to assist.

Dr. Laura Bisaillon, Ph.D. is a social scientist of medical inadmissibility and HIV-related policy in Canadian immigration law. She is Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society and the Department of Social Justice at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her three-time award-winning dissertation has been reformulated into a book. Screening and Screaming in Exile: Medical Examination and the Immigration Health Work of People with HIV is currently under review with the University of British Columbia Press. Dr. Bisaillon’s broader work examines medico-legal borderlands in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran and Romania.


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March 11
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm