Explore Your Future: Caring for the Earth
March 30, 2022
April 27 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
April 27, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
Explore Your Future
Explore Your Future is a series of FREE events to help Waterloo Region youth learn about some career options. While geared towards the early stage research needs of grade 7 to 10 students, it is open to any youth and family that are interested .
Note: This event takes place over Zoom. A link will be sent out to registered attendees about 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event.
Caring for the Earth
Climate change, oceans filled with plastic, species facing extinction. There are many environmental challenges facing us today that affect our quality of life in the future and the health of the earth and everything that lives on it.
We are increasingly taking action to address the harm we've caused and establish environmentally sustainable ways to live, work and play. There are many jobs and career paths that contribute to caring for the earth.
This session explores how your future job could help the environment.
Arcy Canumay, Travelwise program manager
Arcy is the Bicycle Mayor of Waterloo. He manages the TravelWise program as his day job. His passion is working with organisations to transform the way our community moves where most trips are taken by active transportation with the support of a public transit system.
Linda Churchill, senior environmental engineer
As an environmental engineer for the Region of Waterloo, Linda's job is a mix of science and technology and communication. In this role, she needs to be able to communicate environmental technology and science to not only other engineers but to contractors and the public.
Scott Cooper, owns solar design and construction business
Scott Cooper is an engineering graduate from University of Waterloo (Mech '02) and has been focused on climate action through building improvements ever since. He is the principal of Merlyn Power, a company specializing in residential and small commercial solar energy systems.
Sidney Howlett, engagement manager
Sidney completed a concurrent education program and began teaching full-time as a French teacher. Learning that the classroom wasn't the right place for her, she explored other options. As engagement manager with GreenLearning, Sidney helps educators across Canada teach about climate change, energy and the green economy.
Introductory remarks by panel (5 minutes each)
Q & A