The New World of Work Forum

The ‘New World of Work’ Forum, funded through a generous gift by Arts & Science alumnus, Bruce Miyashita, was first announced on Friday 10 March 2017 at the “Milk & Cookies” Social. The Forum is designed to provide hands-on project management experience to four students chosen to serve on the Student Project Management Team as well as to bring in speakers and presenters to interact with Arts & Science Program students on topics that reflect the world of work in the 21st century. It aims to provide invaluable networking opportunities for the students, to give them a broader and deeper understanding of the new world of work, including in the business world, and to inspire them to think about the many ways in which business, humanities, the sciences, and other disciplines are interconnected and mutually synergistic. It is expected that the workshop will bring in top-notch speakers to talk about 21st-century realities in the world of work. These may include, for example, topics related to technology, such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics; or to workplace skills/competencies, such as self-awareness, emotional and intercultural intelligence, and analysis/solution mindset; or to sustainable ecological consciousness and practice.

The 2017-18 Forum is scheduled for Sunday 4 March 2018 at McMaster Innovation Park.

The 2017-18 Student Project Management Team:
Danielle Canagasuriam, Nick Maizlin, Sophia Silverton

The 2017-18 Forum Alumni Mentors:
Jackie Brown, Evan Jones, Stephanie McLarty, Bruce Miyashita

Please visit Bruce’s website: xray-delta.com. Bruce has written hundreds of blog posts and personally selected the following as the most relevant to Artsci students:

An Arts & Science Approach to Business (Part I)
An Arts & Science Approach to Business (Part II)
Why Following Your Passion is Bad Career Advice
Working for a Small vs. Large Organization
Self-Assess Your Entrepreneurial Instinct
Shape Your Job; Don’t Let the Job Shape You
Work and Life Coaching: The Immaterial (Part I)
Work and Life Coaching: The Immaterial (Part II)
How the Future of Work is Already Here
Black Belts Take Heart: Big Demand for Statisticians
The War for Talent in China
Incompetent and Unaware

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