Thinking about career options? Connect with political science alumni at a fun evening of relaxed networking. Meet alumni with interesting and varied career paths. Gain insider knowledge in fields that interest you. Don’t know which field interests you? Their experiences and stories may help you decide. Get tips, advice, make connections, and gain encouragement and inspiration.
- Reception with appetizers and drinks at 6 p.m.
- Dinner, Senate and Board Chamber at 7 p.m.
For tickets email Sherry Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org (Room 4-120, DAWB) or Aqsa at wlu.APSS@gmail.com.
Brief Bios of Guest Speakers
Simmer Anand, Class of ’12; Gold Medal Recipient, External Relations Advisor, Hydro One Networks Inc.
Anand works with corporate shareholders and elected officials at all levels of Government to ensure that issues and concerns related to Hydro One are addressed. He also manages media matters related to Hydro One. Prior to his appointment to Hydro One, he held other positions in the Government of Ontario, including political advisor to senior Cabinet Ministers.
Rebecca Innes, Class of ’97, Senior Manager, Federal Economic Development Agency
Innes’ has over 15 years of experience with the Government of Canada in Ottawa and the Ontario region. She has worked in both social and economic portfolios, including Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Industry Canada, and Human Resources and Skills Development. Innes has advised on cabinet and parliamentary affairs, developed policy, supported Canadian delegates at the UN and the OAS, and overseen grants and contributions as well as fiscal management.
David Prang, Class of ’98, Financial Advisor/Planner with Stepright Capital Planning
Prang works with young families and new businesses, helping them establish financial plans. He is also an active community volunteer with experience in several organizations including the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant, the Laurier/YMCA Athletic Centre, and the 2016 Brant United Way Campaign. His degree has served him well, giving him the background and experience to serve as a 13-year member, and six-year chair of the Downtown Brantford Business Improvement Area. He has also served on municipal advisory committees and political party organizations. Prior to his current position as a Financial Advisor, he held a number of positions at Laurier, including Director of Student Services.
Lorrie Stojni, Class of ’97, Family Lawyer at Giffen Lawyers LLP
Stojni’s expertise is in Family Law where she represents clients in the resolution of their custody/access issues, child and spousal support matters and property division. While settling matters outside of Court is always preferable, and she settles many matters, she also has a busy litigation practice and regularly attends Court in Kitchener. She has also had cases in Guelph, Stratford and Woodstock. She articled at the Giffen in 2000 and was hired as a lawyer in 2002 when called to the bar. She became a partner of the firm in 2011.