The Alumni Panel Series
Career Days 2021: A Virtual Alumni Speaker Series
In a typical year, Career Day is a highly anticipated event for both alumni and students. It’s normally a fun day that allows our students to learn about post-secondary institutions and career pathways during a full day of interactive sessions with alumni professionals.
This spring, sixteen alumni participated in delivering virtual speaker presentations to give current students advice about career paths and professions, including law, medicine, aerospace engineering, computer science, environmental science, nursing and midwifery and entrepreneurship. During four of these sessions, current Grade 10, 11, and 12 students were also able to question the panelists, live on Zoom, about alternative post-secondary paths and requirements for a possible career in these categories.
Although we missed the “buzz” of the traditional Career Day experience, with the support of teachers, students and alumni, we embraced the opportunity to connect virtually and learn about the diverse pathways of our alumni!
Thank you to all the speakers who helped support this event.
To view the eight alumni speaker series videos, please click the links below:
Becoming a Lawyer: Alumni Law Professionals
Featuring Kahlil Jessa ’07 & Arjun Hair ‘12
Careers of the Future: Aerospace and Lunar Engineering
Featuring Joshua Rasera ’08 & Hugh Podmore ’08
Starting Your Own Business: Alumni Entrepreneurs
Featuring Elaine Van ’06 & Kevin Reid ‘08
Working in Healthcare: Alumni Medical Professionals
Featuring Dr. Amit Kainth ’06 & Justin Buttar ’13
Studying in the USA
Featuring Devin Ma ’18 & Kai Lung‘18
Working in Healthcare: Nursing & Midwifery
Featuring Taylor Sonnenberg ’11 & Kelsey Martin ’08
Environmental Science: Geology & Geochemist
Featuring Ryan Lick ’11 & Cassia Armstrong ‘14
Careers of the Future: Computer Science
Featuring Dr. Chris Elder ’10 & Jason Lee ’06
At Southridge, contribution is at the heart of what we inherit and pass on, and 25 years into our journey, we remain grateful for the visionary contributions of our parents, students, teachers, leaders, alumni, and alumni families. Reaching this important milestone as a community is a testament to the people who worked tirelessly to establish our school. The foundational principles they embedded in the Southridge culture have created a close and connected community, and they have had an enduring impact on our over 1,200 graduates.
This past March, we welcomed back to campus alumni and alumni
As part of the 25 Years of Southridge, and in the spirit of recognizing those who continue to represent the values of Southridge, we officially launched the 25 Years of Remarkable Alumni initiativ
The event was extraordinary – it brought together over 200 members of the Southridge community and had us feeling all the “feels.” The evening's program included student musical performances, student-led campus tours, and a ‘throwback’ archive display, which was appreciated by alumni and alumni parents who had not been back in many years!
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers who helped make this event possible and a special thank you to the Su Family for their generous floral donation.
Throwback Christmas Feast
On Saturday, December 21st, the Southridge Alumni Association hosted a special 'Throwback' Christmas Feast event in celebration of the 25 years of Southridge. We welcomed back to campus over 160 alumni, along with over 40 guests, including faculty and volunteers!
Highlights of the evening included a very robust cocktail hour, a delicious 'throwback' turkey dinner served by 9 alumni parent volunteers, and hilarious entertainment by Wes Barker - a Canadian award-winning comedic magician. And of course, some historical skits performed by our beloved teaching staff.
Please view all the photos from this special 25th Anniversary event and share them with your friends on Facebook and Instagram using hastag #sridgealumni