June 23, 2017:
Speaker: Mr Murray Rankin (Member of Parliament)
Our guest speaker for this event is NDP Member of Parliament Murray Rankin, who represents the Victoria constituency. MP Rankin will be explaining his role in Parliament; how he supports his constituency; how the public should bring their questions and concerns to him and how he resolves them in Ottawa.
He will be sharing the hot topics he is focusing on based on voters’ feedbacks. His main goal is to meet newcomers from out of province and out of country. He wants to have face to face dialogues with the attendees so he knows what is happening at the ground level. What are his people’s issues and concerns and how can he support his constituents?
MP Rankin’s visit will be very valuable to newcomers as they struggle to settle in Victoria. We encourage attendees who wish to bring issues to the Minister, to please present these in a succinct manner.
Mr Rankin’s bio:
A nationally-recognized expert in environmental and public law, Murray Rankin was first elected as Victoria’s Member of Parliament in 2012. He was re-elected in 2015 and now serves as the NDP’s House Leader in the House of Commons, having previously served as critic for national revenue, health and justice. Murray helped shape Canada’s new laws on medical aid in dying and Parliamentary oversight of security and intelligence services, and successfully fought for justice for victims of Thalidomide poisoning.
Prior to serving in Parliament, Murray built a successful law career and raised a family in Victoria. While a law professor at the University of Victoria, he helped build organizations like West Coast Environment Law, the Land Conservancy of BC and the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre. Working with the provincial government, Murray helped double BC’s parks system, negotiate treaties with First Nations, and craft BC’s laws for privacy and freedom of information.
June 23, 2017
5.30 pm – 7.30 pm (Registration opens at 5.00 pm)
Regus, Suite 301, The Atrium, 1321 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 0B6
Please scroll down to the map below indicating where you can get parking for this event.
July 20, 2017:
Speakers: Gerald Pash & David Aujla
Canadian Citzenship and Immigration
Gerald Pash is a Canadian Citizenship Judge
Please, read Judge Pash’s profile here
David Aujla is an Immigration Lawyer.
Please, read David’s interesting story and bio here
September 21, 2017:
Speaker: Sue Maitland
The 90% hidden Victoria job market
Sue Maitland is an experienced and results-oriented professional life and career transitions coach and speaker with a proven track record of successful personal and professional transitions across ten different disciplines. After a career spanning 25 years in information technology, Sue discovered her ideal vocation over four years ago when she became an ICF Certified Life & Career Transitions Coach. She focuses a specific area of her coaching practice on helping people make successful personal and professional transitions when moving to Victoria. Sue has helped hundreds of clients explore new career possibilities, discover the power and benefits of networking and helped them transition into more satisfying and fulfilling careers within their current discipline, or perhaps doing something completely new. She enjoys helping professionals who are considering leaving the corporate world to explore new career options including semiretirement careers doing something that inspires them and allows them to utilise the skills they most enjoy using.
Parking Details for events hosted at Regus
Parking at above parkades is free for the 1st hour and free after 6 pm. That means if you park at 5 pm, you will have free parking for the event. More details here.