Career Conversations: Speed Networking with Psychology Alumni

March 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Masters Dining Room (Stong College)

Registration is required. You may register for this event on Experience York (you will be able to sign in using your Passport York and register for appointments and events on the system).

Participating Panelists:

Emma Isai
Forensic Psychometrist, CAMH
AlumniIcon Alumna: BA Honours History and Psychology, 2009

I am a forensic psychometrist at CAMH, whose clinical duties include conducting cognitive and risk assessments, providing individual and group therapy, and coordinating the Substance Use Community of Practice for inpatient and outpatient forensic clients. My areas of interest include cognitive and risk assessments in individuals who have violently and sexually offended, addiction treatment, psychopathy, and treatment of men who have sexually offended.

Clayton Rhodes
Community College Professor, Durham College
AlumniIcon Alumnus: BA Honours Psychology, 1996

Degree: Honours Bachelor of Arts, York University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Graduated: 1996
Current Career: Community College Professor

I have not meet anyone in the Ontario college system that thought he or she would work for a community college, but we all enjoy it! I am the same! Teaching at Durham College has given me the opportunity to work with hundreds of fantastic students; each one with his or her own unique gifts and talents. When teaching adults, no day, week, or semester is the same!

Kevin Westwood
Employment Counsellor, YMCA
AlumniIcon Alumna: BA Health, 2010

After graduating from York, I took a 2 year trip to South Korea. When I got back I worked in market research for a toy company. I realized I didn't care for the corporate life so I pivoted into a Literacy and Basic Skills instructor position. After 9 months an Employment Counselor position came up which I applied for and received. I love helping people realize their career related goals.

Sarika Gundu
Senior Manager, Wellness and Benefits, Deloitte
AlumniIcon Alumna: BA Psychology, 2007

I lead Deloitte Canada’s wellness and benefits program including their mental health strategy. I formally pioneered the development of a national workplace mental health program at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), National Office called the Workforce Mental Health Collaborative. I am currently a technical committee member for the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace via the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). I've held previous board positions including board director for Links2Care and vice chair for the Canadian Mental Health Association (Halton Branch). I hold a Master of Science in Health Services Administration and a Bachelor of Psychology.

Ashley Carr
Social Worker, University of Toronto/Private Practice
AlumniIcon Alumna: Specialized Honours BA, Pyschology, 2010 

Having always been interested in the mental health field, studying psychology was an easy choice. My honours BA at York laid the groundwork for my current career as a social worker, providing mental health and therapy services for young adult/adult populations. My passion for providing safe and authentic spaces for people to feel accepted, heard, and supported has only grown throughout my years in this field.