STRIDE Leadership Program 

Monthly Seminar Series 

The seminar series constitutes a flexible platform for fostering the creativity and initiative of professors and students coming from cultures rich in diversity. Our seminars are scheduled once a month on from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.


Please note that virtual and in-person alternatives are available. 


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Topic: Communication in Rebuilding Together: What does it take to rebuild us? 

Speaker: Ph.D. Kirstie McAllum, Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Montreal


Thursday, November 18, 2021

Topic: The Strength of Human Relationships: How do relationships make us strong?

Speaker: Jennifer Sicilia, Vice President & General Manager at RYCOM 


Thursday, January 20, 2021

Topic: The Role of Critical Thinking in Human Relations


Thursday, February 17, 2021

Speaker: Gia D'Souza, Director of Strategy & Partnerships at Medical Psychiatry Alliance


Thursday, March 17, 2021

Thursday, April 30, 2021

Speaker: Natasha Barota, President at The It Factor Ltd

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Past Seminars 

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Eana, University of Waterloo

I loved this seminar. I was able to think about the reasons why we try to act "good" and the rational thinking that's unique for us. I'm actually inspired to start reading more about philosophy because I am not taking any courses related to that.

Guinevere, Carleton University

As an aspiring journalist I found Dr. Phalen to be a true inspiration, as she encouraged me to stay true to my principles in my future professional life.