Toronto Joint Chapters Event: Network and Chill

Date and Time

Starts:02/23/2022 5:30 PM

Ends:02/23/2022 8:30 PM

Registration Closes:02/22/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Student




Student Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation


Additional Information

This is a Student event ONLY. This webinar will not be recorded. There is no CPD Code for this event.

Event Sponsor


Step away from Netflix but keep the chill. Sit back, relax and learn the life-long skill of networking from an esteemed panel of consummate experts in this fine art!! Upping your networking strategy now will not only help you in the short term to land your first gig but also continue to help you throughout your lifetime both professionally and personally. Gain invaluable insight and practical advice that you can put to use immediately, such as:

a) How to stand out in a crowd, on a zoom call, on Linkedin, etc.
b) Master the first move - initiate, engage & connect
c) Maneuver's to be memorable
d) Fashionable Follow up
e) Stay in touch strategically

If this thrilling content wasn't enough, you will also get the opportunity to interact and engage with fellow HR students from Ryerson, U of T, George Brown,
Conestoga College, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo University, Trent University, Durham College, York University, Seneca College, Georgian College and Humber College.  

Don't miss out, sign up today.... Remember, the first step to successful networking is showing up!!


5:30PM - 6:00PM Networking

6:00PM - 7:00PM  Opening remarks / Panel Discussion

7:00PM - 7:30PM  Open Q&A

7:30PM - 8:00PM  Breakout rooms - Presenters / HRPA Chapter Student Liaison Team

8:00PM - 8:30PM  Main Room - Closing Remarks

This is a joint partnership with the Toronto, Grand Valley, York, Durham and West Toronto Chapters.

Learning & Giving back! As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Registration Difficulties or Questions? Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Tammy Williams

Speaker bio(s)
Brien Convery

Elevate Equity | Activate Diversity | Lead Inclusively Brien Convery (He/Him) is a purpose-driven, people-centric executive professional with over three decades of diversified and progressive global experience spanning a wide range of industries and disciplines both in the public and private sectors. In three and a half decades, Brien has worked in almost every industry ranging from his start in Consumer Products with The Dannon Company, Inc. and Colgate-Palmolive to Technology, Consulting Services and Human Resources with Coopers and Lybrand, PWC, IBM and to Financial Services and Banking with the Royal Bank of Canada. As a published thought leader, talent scout, speaker and motivator, Brien has been featured in Stronger through Adversity by Joseph Michelli, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author, the Toronto Star, American Banker, Dell Technologies, The Financial Pipeline, CERIC Careering Magazine and a number of career and future of work podcasts around the globe. He is multi-award winning student experience maker recognized for his excellence in student engagement, recruitment and innovation. He has been most recently recognized by Linkedin as the 2021 LinkedIn Best Talent Voices/Talent Leader Award Finalist. As podcaster and producer, Brien hosts his #CoffeeWithConvery Podcast on Anchor® by Spotify with the goal of inspiring the next generation of young talent and to give students a voice as they navigate the school to work transition. Brien went to school at the University of Hartford, Connecticut and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations.

Chris Patinios

Chris Patinios is recognized as a professional in Recruitment and Talent Acquisition. Chris is focused on working closing with the businesses to build recruitment and retention strategies. Chris is focused on exploring tools and techniques to improve the Talent Attraction function and help companies to succeed. Chris lives in Whitby with his wife Cara, kids Zoe (21) and Nicolas (19) and his dog children Lily (Shih Tzu) and Daisy (Havanese). Chris’s hobbies include hiking, camping (more cottaging now), and he is a huge comic book geek (seriously ask him anything).

Maurice Scott

Maurice, or Mo is an experienced and successful bilingual (French / English) human resources and talent management specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the Human Resources industry. With a solid track record of success filling those "hard to fill jobs" including executive “C” suite level roles to those challenging wealth management or technology roles. In addition, Maurice has successfully developed onboarding and hiring manuals, employee handbooks, and codes of conduct. Key metrics to help build and project success for your company whether you company is global or local. Mo is an Executive Talent Acquisition Leader for the Information Technology and Wealth Management group for TD. For more than 20 years Mo has been a Talent Acquisition and HR Business Partner for start ups to large matrix corporations. Industries include technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals and startups. Mo ’s strengths are partnering and developing strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure business success and market growth. Talent Management and Recruitment are vital aspects of HR because having the right people for each role is critical for long term business success and viability. Mo has a passion for helping kids and adults with special needs and is a member of Autism Ontario. He volunteers his time helping young kids and adults progress their capabilities through sport and social activities. Beyond the doors of work Mo spends his time with his kids, coaching sports, organizing fundraisers for special needs groups, adventure travelling and training for triathlon's.

Kate McLarty

Kate McLarty is a Human Resources Director supporting the Personal and Business Banking Strategy and Transformation group at CIBC. For 6+ years she was HR business partner to various teams across Technology, Infrastructure, and Innovation and, prior to this, held progressive positions in Talent Acquisition including managing a team of Talent Acquisition Partners. As Global Co-Chair of CIBC’s Pride Network from 2013-2019, Kate helped advance inclusion of LGBT+ team members and she is currently contributing to the bank’s commitment to reconciliation as an ally committee member of the CIBC Indigenous Employee Circle. Outside of work Kate enjoys spending time outdoors with her wife, daughter, and their “double doodle” Mavis and indoors reading, cooking, and trying to win at board games.