Career Conversations with Faculty of Health Grads

February 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Masters Dining Room (Stong College)

Wondering what to do with your Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Health? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in the healthcare field?

Connect with Faculty of Health graduates currently enjoying their careers in healthcare and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into the healthcare field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the healthcare field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre’s team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

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

Ariel Zohar
R Kin & Clinic Coordinator, Physiomed Vaughan
AlumniIcon Alumnus: BA Specialized Kinesiology and health science, 2015

Beginning my studies in Kinesiology and Health Science, I remember having a burning passion to help others understand their bodies but little direction to channel my energy.

My program exposed me to opportunities and a network that led me to my current workplace which is a multidisciplinary clinic. Here I work collaborate with a variety of therapists to deliver the best possible care to members of the community.

Rose Alquiza
Clinical Informatics Specialist, Southlake Regional Health Centre
AlumniIcon Alumna: BHS, Health Management and Health Informatics, 2012

Just like other kids I knew, I wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer. In fact, I was in the pharmacy world for quite some time. And then life happened...

We came to Canada in 2007 and my life changed. Part of embracing my new home was embracing a new school, for a whole new potential career. I took a completely different direction with an open mind. Little did I know, I was already on my way to where I was meant to be - at the intersection of healthcare and IT.

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.

Jillian Walker
Registered Kinesiologist/ Board of Director, UHN- Altum Health Toronto Western/ Ontario Kinesiology Association
AlumniIcon Alumna: BA,Kinesiology and Health Sciences, 2015

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, York University
Faculty: Faculty Health
Graduated: 2015
Current Career: Registered Kinesiologist- UHN Altum Health Toronto Western Hospital

At Altum Health I work within the WSIB specialty program, assisting with people's recovery from injury through functional movement. On the Board for The Ontario Kinesiology Association we strive to promote the engagement of Kinesiologists in the healthcare system.
I am also a passionate advocate of sport - which has made a significant impact on my life and career path.

Harjot Dhaliwal
Health Analyst -Communicable Diseases and Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health Ontario
AlumniIcon Alumnus: BHS, Health Studies, 2015

Each day I have the privilege of doing work in which I am able to make a difference in the lives of Ontarians. The journey, though convoluted and filled with curveballs, was rather interesting and worthwhile. I can attest that no matter what life throws at you, you will succeed if you just keep moving forward.