Event Recap: Attain Career Success

On July 10 2014, IWIS held another event focusing on sharing tips to achieve career success in BC as well as providing information to newcomers and graduate students. About 25 people with diverse backgrounds, including engineering, nursing, dentistry and transportation, attended the event. Afshan Basaria, a certified career development practitioner, was the speaker. She started […]

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IWIS Event: Using Foreign Credentials to Attain Career Success

Using Foreign Credentials to Attain Career Success   Date: July 10, 2014; 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM (networking starts: 1:00 PM, presentation starts: 1:30 PM) Location:Room: SUR 3280, Simon Fraser University, 250-13450 102nd Avenue, Surrey. RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/n2e76zc                         Ticket: $5 (member or SFU Graduate Students); $10 non-member Event Description: Internationally trained professionals receive their education […]

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IWIS Event: Deciphering Canadian Culture: What’s Appropriate? What’s Expected?

New to Canada? Want to know “what, when and how” to demonstrate professionalism at work? Date: Tuesday June 3, 2014 Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm Location: The Wicklow Pub, 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3Z1 Cost: $5 SCWIST members / $10 non-members RSVP:  http://tinyurl.com/m2stu8b Event Description: Being new to a country may require adapting […]

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Event Recap: “Cancer Prevention: It’s Not Just Your Genes”

On April 3 2014, IWIS hosted the third Cafe Scientifique to discuss the risks factors and preventive strategies of cancer. Our first speaker was Dr. Carolyn Gotay, who is a Professor at UBC and Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention. She shared important facts related to cancer prevalence and incidence in Canada, comparing […]

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