Pearson Engage VIrtual Seminar

Student Prep for University, College & Beyond

Are you a college or university student in Canada - or even starting up your postsecondary studies in September? Join us for our second annual FREE virtual event series "Pearson Engage"! Sign up for one or more sessions below. These are all designed to help provide you with knowledge, skills, and support to make your university or college experience rewarding and fulfilling. See you there!

Our planned sessions include the following topics:

  • Panel with current students with tips on how to stay involved on campus
  • Tips on how to live a financially healthy life on campus
  • Panel with academic and student life tips from upper-year students & an educator
  • Keynote talk on mental health and inclusion from former CFL Player and Amazing Race finalist, Kwame Osei


Student Exec & Leadership Panel – Getting Involved on Campus

Tuesday, August 15 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST

Panel Discussion

Join us virtually on Tuesday, August 15 to be part of this free webinar on leadership and campus involvement. Together, let's unlock the leader within and shape a brighter future for your campus community!

Our diverse panel of accomplished student leaders will share their personal journeys, challenges, and triumphs in fostering leadership skills and actively engaging in campus life. By shedding light on their experiences, they will provide practical advice and strategies to help you navigate your own path toward leadership excellence.


  • Fadil Ahmad - Executive Director of Corporate Relations, DeGroote Commerce Society, McMaster University
  • Rida Shah- Vice President of Governance, Student Council of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
  • Ava Ansari - Instructor, Queen's Dance Club and Queen's Competitive Tap Team, Queen's University
  • Jenny Jing  - Director of Human Resources, Western Marketing Association, University of Western Ontario

Moderated by Pari Patel - Pearson Campus Ambassador, McMaster University

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Student Exec Panel

Financial Literacy: Living a Financially Healthy Life

Wednesday, August 16 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Presented by CFEE (Canadian Foundation for Economic Education)

Are you a post-secondary student in Canada looking to boost your financial knowledge and confidence? Join us for a free informative and empowering webinar designed specifically to equip you with the essential skills to navigate the complex world of personal finance.

During this webinar, our esteemed panel of experts from CFEE will share invaluable insights and practical strategies to help you develop a solid financial foundation. With a focus on the unique challenges faced by post-secondary students, the panel will address key topics such as budgeting, student tax returns, ways to pay for education, student loans, and the importance of building credit responsibly.


  • Janany Jayanthan - Business Administration and Management, Toronto Metropolitan University (Fourth Year)
  • Syanna Gardner - Business Administration and Management, Toronto Metropolitan University (Third Year)

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Words of Wisdom: Student Panel

Thursday, August 17 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Panel Discussion

Join us for a free panel discussion on higher education, featuring a diverse panel of speakers including a young professional, upper-year students, and a seasoned professor. Let's embark on this transformative journey together to equip YOU with valuable advice on how to excel in academia, make the most of their college and university experience, and set themselves up for a successful career after graduation.

Takeaways: You will leave the panel discussion with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come with higher education. You will gain practical strategies to improve study habits, time management, and your overall college experience. Additionally, you will be equipped with actionable insights to position yourself for a successful career after graduation.


  • Cristina Koga - Business Commerce, University of Toronto (Third Year)
  • Fajjar Aqeel - Life Sciences, McMaster University (Third Year)
  • Laura Jin - Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University
  • Monique Timlick - Associate Digital Marketing Analyst, Pearson Canada

Moderated by Pari Patel - Pearson Campus Ambassador, McMaster University

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Friday, August 18 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Presented by Kwame Osei

In this presentation Kwame will dive into personal stories involving inclusion and diversity. Kwame will breakdown macroaggressions using his personal experiences while also teaching his audience to be aware of macroaggressions and unconscious bias. Kwame opens about the trauma inducing experiences he has had in his life due to race and discrimination and the negative impact it has had on his mental health.

Sign up for Kwame's free webinar now and find out how you can create a culture that permeates inclusion and diversity.

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