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HR Student Summit 2021

Date: March 18, 2021
Location: Online

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**This event is closed for registration - if you didn't receive the invite calendar with zoom meeting URL, please email fcastro@cphrbc.ca at least 2 hours in advance prior to the event start**
Be part of the first ever HR Student Summit held by CPHR BC & Yukon!
This is an opportunity for all HR focused students and new graduates from across BC & Yukon to come together virtually, learn from successful HR professionals and propel your future HR careers forward. You will gain career advice, learn real-world HR skills and what it takes to develop into a thriving HR professional. Hear from HR leaders and rising stars who will share advice, knowledge and hacks to succeed in today’s ever changing work environment.
This powerful event is FREE to CPHR BC & Yukon Student Members & New Graduate Members. Non-members can register for a $10 fee (which you can get back see below*).
We are delighted to bring you these subjects and presenters:
  • Getting A Hand Up: How A Network & Mentor Can Make All The Difference with Mandy Bhullar, CPHR - Manager Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action Partnering at lululemon
  • Nailing It: How To Land Your First Job in HR with Adam Bishop, CPHR Candidate - Senior Strategic Talent Acquisition Specialist at BC Transit
  • Making the Leap: Moving From Student to HR Professional With Success with Kate Fenton, CPHR - National Human Resources Manager with Starbucks Canada
  • Looking Ahead: HR Innovation & The Future of Work with Monica Tsai, CPHR - Chief of Staff at Kabam Games
There will also be short bonus sessions, prizes and you'll hear from Sheh Shojaee, CPHR Director of Operations & Strategic HR with CPHR BC & Yukon.

2021 Student Summit Presenters

Mandy Bhullar
Adam Bishop
CPHR Candidate
BC Transit
Kate Fenton
Starbucks Canada
Monica Tsai
Kabam Games
Mandy Bhullar, CPHR
Adam Bishop, CPHR Candidate
Kate Fenton
Monica Tsai

Mandy Bhullar, CPHR is Manager Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Action Partnering at lululemon. She is an awarded Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practitioner who has worked across many industries & functions, primarily centered on fostering inclusion of historically excluded communities. She is a business partner to various corporate functions including HR, Technology, Legal, Innovation (R&D), & Finance. Mandy is a UBC & BCIT alumni, and a mentor with CPHR BC & Yukon.
Adam Bishop, CPHR Candidate leads BC Transit's Strategic Talent Team. He is passionate about matching people at all levels to jobs that get them fired up to come into work every day. Holding a degree in HR & Labour Relations, he has over 10 years of experience in large unionized organizations with deep experience in Recruitment & Retention, Labour & Employee Relations, Disability Case Management, OHS & Violence Prevention. Fun fact, prior to working in HR he had his own sports radio show in Edmonton!
Kate Fenton, CPHR is a senior Human Resources professional with a solid track record of over 18 years of progressive leadership roles within the retail industry. Kate has worked for Loblaw Companies Ltd., The Home Depot, and is currently a National Human Resources Manager with Starbucks Canada. Kate holds a diploma in Technology, Human Resources Management from BCIT and is also a Certified Executive Coach.
Monica Tsai, CPHR is Chief of Staff at Kabam Games where she oversees the People & Talent Acquisition function and is responsible for driving & delivering business & operational initiatives to support the company's strategic vision & long-term goals. She is a CPHR & a certified professional coach with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SFU, a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University, where she is currently pursuing her Doctoral of Social Science degree.

This will take place online on Zoom
5:00 - 7:00pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). March 18, 2021

Click the REGISTER button at the top of this page.
Please register by the date indicated below.  You will receive your Zoom link by the close of business on March 17, 2021 as a calendar invite.
Questions about this event can be directed to Tim Read, Member Relations Manager

Registration Deadline - March 16, 2021                
Registration Fee
CPHR BC & Yukon Student & New Grad Members    
Included with Membership
Student Non-Members $10.00*


*  Those registering as non-members who then join before April 30, 2021 will receive a credit of $10 towards your membership purchase.
(If paying the registration fee presents you with financial difficulty please reach out to Tim Read, Member Relations Manager to make arrangements.)