Calendar 2022

At Ascend Canada, we pride ourselves on the ability to bring the Pan-Asian community together and provide our members with the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships. We make it easier to learn, navigate and develop a career in a virtual world by exploring new ideas to help our members engage, express and excel.
Join us at our upcoming events – Registration for upcoming events will become available on this page


Year End Gala

Cafe events

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Career planning and mentorship. Hilda Gan, President and Chief People Officer, People Bright Consulting Inc.
Power of the brand and best ways to manage. Marlon Reid, Community General Manager at CIBC
Information technology industry in current times. Student Only Session – Tech Panel
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A M&A risk mitigation framework that can generate value for buyers from proprietary AI systems. Aditya Narasimha, Manager Deal Advisory, KPMG
Career planning, work-life balance and the pursuit of having it all. Gary Hong, Senior Manager, TD
Ask me anything. Vincent Liu, Senior Product Manager, Square
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The Great Resignation and the Future of Career Planning on Bay Street. Farah Qasemi, Partner, EY and Ascend Board Member
How to Turn DEI Goals into Action Through Mentoring and Networking. Alexander Peh, EVP, Ascend Canada and Dave Wilkin, Founder, Ten Thousand Coffees
Trends in the Real Estate Market. Tzen Goh, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault and Ascend Board Member
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Careers in Risk Management. Bruce Choy, Managing Director, Research, Global Risk Institute
Ask me anything. Muriam De Angelis, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), EY
All things sponsorship – what it is, the difference between sponsorship and mentorship, creating a sponsorship action plan, and more! Sacha de Klerk, Head of diversity, equity & inclusion at Norton Rose Fulbright
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Ask me anything. Mayuran Yogarajah, Head of IX Labs and Distinguished Engineer at Index Exchange
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Ask me anything. Abeed Ramji, Head of Canadian Debt Capital Markets, TD Securities
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Career development planning, how to tackle it, and how to adjust as environments and other considerations change. Nisha Malik, AVP Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability Operations, TD
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How to Create A Connected Talent Experience in the New World of Work. Soula Courlas, Interim Chief People Officer, PwC , Sara Blanchard, Director & National Culture Lead, Workforce of the Future, PwC & Dave Wilkin, CEO and Co-Founder 10KC
The power of vulnerability & empathy to unlock more of who we are. Christina Cleveland, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, RBC
Tips and tricks for navigating your career as you progress through an organization. Kevin Chan, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer & Partner at PwC Canada
Ask me anything. Muriam De Angelis, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), EY