On November 6th to 8th, The Mosaic Institute hosted a weekend of professional development and training for our UofMosaic Fellows. 22 of our Fellows from 7 different campuses across Canada gathered in Toronto, where they had a chance to meet as a cohort, share ideas, and build skills and networks that they can take back to their campuses and communities.
The three-day event included workshops on topics such as diaspora leadership, facilitating dialogue, and understanding human rights in Canada. The Fellows also visited the MaRS Discovery District to meet with Studio [Y] alumni and learn how to apply social innovation tools to design their campus and community projects.
The training weekend also included a career panel, a session on personal branding, and networking opportunities for the Fellows to expand their professional networks and gain practical advice as they plan their careers.
We had an incredible group of guest speakers and workshop facilitators that joined us over the weekend to share their experiences and perspectives with our Fellows:
Ahila Poologaindran, Municipal Government worker, & former member of Mosaic's Young Canadians’ Peace Dialogue on Sri Lanka
Natale Dankotuwage, IDEX Accelerator Fellow, & former member of Mosaic's Young Canadians’ Peace Dialogue on Sri Lanka
Nadia Bello, Education and Communications Advisor at the York University Centre for Human Rights
Joyce Kaplan, Business and Career Coach, & Lawyer and Legal Consultant
Andrea Russell, Director of Academic Affairs at UofT, & International Human Rights Lawyer
Dr. Praseedha Janakiram, Family Physician, MD at Women's College Hospital Crossroads Clinicfor refugees, Coordinator of Global Health Program at UofT Department of Family & Community Medicine, & co-lead of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Family Medicine
Dylan Marando, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at UofT, & former Senior Advisor to the Premier of Ontario
We thank all of those who made this great weekend possible!