Host a Talk

Discover ways to engage with and recruit students by participating in events such as employer information sessions, industry talks and guest lectures. Contact Us to book a time or find out more.

Recruitment Talk

One way to engage with Master of Data Science students and alumni is to give a one-hour presentation or talk.  If your company is currently recruiting you could give an “Employer Recruitment talk” where you can provide information about your company and the job opportunities that are available.

Industry Talk

We also welcome employers who want to build a company presence or who are interested in providing an educational talk to our students and alumni.  These “Employer Industry talks” are more informative in nature and can range from giving students a perspective of a day in the life of a Data Scientist, company projects, industry information or an educational presentation on a data science topic or skill.

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Past Talks

Numerous organizations such as EA Sports, Services Canada, Vancouver Coastal Health, and TD Bank have dropped by and given talks to our MDS students and many are alumni.

Province of BC Master of Data Science Employer Talk

Province of British Columbia

Apr 25 / 2023

Craig Hutton, PhD, Data Scientist with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (SDPR), dropped by to talk about his journey in data science, his work within SDPR, opportunities available and what skills and experiences they are looking for as well as the recruitment process and much more. 

Data SEA Consulting Master of Data Science

Data SEA Consulting

Mar 30 / 2023

Data SEA Consulting dropped by to give a talk to our current cohort of students to discuss some of the different analytics tools they use when building analytics solutions and some of the career paths available. Data SEA Consulting is a boutique, Toronto & Vancouver based Data Analytics Consulting firm that helps mid-sized businesses harness the power of their data by leveraging the latest analytics tools and techniques.

CCL Master of Data Science Vancouver

Connor, Clark & Lunn (CC&L) Investment Management

Feb 28 / 2023

Connor, Clark & Lunn (CC&L) Investment Management, Vancouver-based, global investment manager, gave a virtual talk to our students on quantitative investing.

Saffrin Granby Master of Data Science Computational Linguistics alumni talk

Vancouver Coastal Health

Nov 09 / 2022

Saffrin Granby (MDS Computational Linguistics, Class of 2022), a Decision Support Advisor at Vancouver Coastal Health, talked to our students about her experience coming into the MDS Computational Linguistics program, provided some tips for success in the program as well as her job hunt and transition into industry.

Data Science @ Microsoft


Apr 19 / 2022

We welcomed Maya Miller-Vedam, Senior Data Scientist, with the D365 Connected Reality team Microsoft. Maya talked about what is mixed reality to our MDS students as well as what a data scientist does on Microsoft’s Mixed Reality product team.

Chimaobi - Government of Canada

Government of Canada

Mar 28 / 2022

Chimaobi Amadi (MDS Vancouver Alumnus, Class of 2020) shared his experience applying and working for the government, as well as the perks and things to consider.

Ha Dinh


Mar 17 / 2022

Ha Dinh (MDS Vancouver alumna, Class of 2018), a data scientist with Shopify, dropped by to present a talk about Data Science and People Analytics to our current cohort of students. 

Sarah Watts


Mar 15 / 2022

Master of Data Science Alumna, Sarah Watts (MDS Vancouver, Class of 2019) virtually dropped by to discuss with our current cohort her journey to Google, what she enjoys about the company, her Product Management role and other types of roles students can think about beyond the Data Science job title

Derek - aDolus


Mar 03 / 2022

Derek Kruszewski (MDS Vancouver, Class of 2020) talked about his experience working as a Data Scientist for aDolus Technology, an industrial cybersecurity startup.

Jarome Leslie MDS Alumni Talk

TD Bank

Mar 02 / 2022

We welcomed Jarome Leslie (MDS Vancouver alumnus, Class of 2020) who presented a talk to our current cohort of MDS students on his data science journey with TD Bank, where he works as a data scientist

Want to Host a Talk

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