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Workshift: The Emerging Workforce

February 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MaRS Toronto

The world of work is rapidly changing. The job market is expanding as companies seek and compete for talent at the global level. Workers are demanding jobs that are more mobile, flexible and fluid. And both workers and workplaces must constantly adapt in order to keep up with the increasing speed of technological change. It’s clear that the rules of the workplace are evolving.

Join us on February 29 for a discussion about the new rules of the Emerging Workforce. We’ll explore topics including the shifting career landscape, how startups are bridging the gap between education and employability, and how to succeed in this new world of work.

We’ll also present the results of a data-driven study about young professionals, conducted in partnership with SteadfastBeta and Tack, and offer insights into how employers can attract the right millennials.

Shape the future of work with our two-minute questionnaire

The MaRS Work & Learning team is investigating the expectations of the new generation entering the workforce. Help us put data behind our assumptions by completing our two-minute survey in partnership with SteadfastBeta and Tack.

Workshift Panelists

Alec Levin, Entrepreneur
Co-founder of Steadfast Beta

Alec Levin is co-founder of SteadfastBeta, a user research startup helping tech companies get feedback from their target market during product development. Before co-founding SteadfastBeta, Alec worked at Meta (a.k.a. Sciencescape) doing user research and user testing with biomedical researchers from top institutes in Toronto and Boston.

Farah Momen, Innovation & Human Rights Advocate
MaRS Venture Services

Farah Momen supports the operational side of the MaRS Venture Services team, including events, service provider and investor engagement. She holds a B.A. in Geography from McGill University, and has previously worked for organizations including Global Poverty Project, the Clinton Foundation and Journalists for Human Rights.

Spyri Karasavva, Capital Market & Global Financial Services
BMO Millennial Leaders Advisory Council

Spyri Karasavva is a second year international business student at Carleton University. She’s currently completing a nine-month internship at Suske Capital, a private equity firm focusing on real estate, renewables and emerging technologies. Spyri is also an advocate for women advancement in leadership roles. She is currently a student ambassador for Women in Capital Markets (WCM) and an advisor at BMO Millennial Leaders Advisory Council.

Firas Kamal Eddine, Engineering & Design
Co-Founder of MagniWare

Firas Kamal Eddine is the co-founder MagniWare Ltd., a Toronto based startup combining hardware, software and advanced material science to develop a novel bio-sensing platform. Prior to co-founding MagniWare, Firas received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and gained over two years of industry experience designing chips for leading gaming consoles.


February 29, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


MaRS Discovery District


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