The Carleton Leader Community Speaker’s Series provides an opportunity for you to hear from different people across the university to discuss, share stories and connect on various leadership insights, questions and ideas. This is the place to reflect; get to know some of the great leaders we have on campus, and a space where we can ‘create an environment for a meaningful conversation that just might go somewhere’.

This reoccurring series will be set up very similar to the guest speaker conversations that happen in each cohort. We’ll start with some time for the speaker to share their thoughts and then open the floor to questions and group discussion. Registration will be limited to 30 people in order to provide opportunity for everyone to engage.

Please register below!

Our First Two Speakers for 2019:

Associate Professor, Catherine Khordoc

NEW DATE: March 28th

Time: 9:30-11:30am

Location: 482 MML (Multi-Media Lab) Discovery Centre

Catherine Khordoc is an Associate Professor of French at Carleton. An alumna, she also holds a Bachelor of Journalism and an MA from Carleton. Catherine teaches courses in contemporary Québec and francophone literature, and her research interests focus on transnational, transcultural and migrant writing in Québec. She has published many articles in essay collections and journals, most recently in Studies in Canadian Literature, Québec Studies, and the Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature and a book on the Tower of Babel myth in contemporary francophone literature. She is also working on a new project looking at the intersections of math and literature. She became involved in administrative work soon after arriving at Carleton, and has served as the Chair of French, Associate Dean (Student Affairs), and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She was a participant in the first cohort of Carleton Leader 3.

Director of Admissions, Jen Sugar

Date: Wednesday March 6th

Time: 9:30-11:30am

Location: 2017 DT

Jen is the Director of Admissions Services at Carleton University. Her unit is responsible for processing applications and admitting students to Carleton’s 22 undergraduate degrees. She graduated from Carleton in 1995 with an Honours degree in Psychology and a year later completed her M.A. at the University of Ottawa in Sport Psychology focusing on deliberate practice and peak performance. She began working at Carleton in 1996 and has worked in many areas within student services, spending most of her career with Awards, Recruitment, and Admissions.

Her involvement in Carleton extends beyond the boundaries of Admissions; she has worked with Equity Services, creating and facilitating anti-homophobia workshops for more than 1,500 staff, students, and faculty. In 2013 she served on the task force that created Carleton’s Strategic Integrated Plan and in 2014 she was part of the inaugural class of the Carleton Leader leadership development program. In 2016, she worked with stakeholders and university partners on the creation and approval of a comprehensive Sexual Violence policy.

Jen is a policy nerd, loves public speaking, and considers organizing a professional sport.

Sorry! Due to popular demand you've been added to our waitlist for this event; we currently have a full room of participants. If anyone is unable to make it, we will be sure to contact you.