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 from 7:30 - 8:30pm.


Please note that virtual alternatives are available. 


Thursday October 29, 2020

Topic: Pragmatism in Choosing a University Major. Comprehensive Formation or Springboard to a Well-Paid Job?

Speaker: Crystal Mason


Thursday November 12, 2020

Topic: Sustainable Business Ethics

Speaker: Dr. Michael Ryall


Thursday December 3, 2020

Topic: Intellectual and Cultural Growth 

Speaker: Dr. Patricia Phalen


Thursday January 14, 2021

Topic: The Power of Reflection: Going beyond Immediacy

Speaker: Dr. Susana Christiansen


Thursday February 11, 2021

Topic: Food for Thought, the Business of Feeding the World

Speaker: Greg Howard


Thursday March 18, 2021

Topic: So You Want to Be a Leader? What Leaders Need to Know about Emotional Intelligence

Speaker: Leticia Garcia 

Thursday April 8, 2021

Topic: Getting to the Bottom of Higher Education

Speaker: Dr. Randy Boyagoda

Past Seminars 

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.

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.

Guinevere, Carleton University