OEA Speed Mentoring Event

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Wednesday 29 March 2017, 17:30 - 20:00


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Ottawa Economics Association

Speed Mentoring Event

at the Lieutenant’s Pump



Are you a young professional, student, or recent graduate interested in meeting experienced economics professionals working in the National Capital Region? The Ottawa Economics Association (OEA) and the Canadian Association for Business Economics (CABE) are pleased to offer you an Economics Professionals Speed Mentoring Event on March 29, 2017. Think of speed dating – only better. Our Speed Mentoring Event will give you an opportunity to connect with multiple economics professionals during short group conversations, allowing you to build your network and learn about working in an economics career. Some light refreshments and snacks will be provided. 


Confirmed mentors:


  • Dr. Andrew Sharpe, Founder and Executive Director, Centre for the Study of Living Standards
  • Glenn Purves, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch, Finance Canada
  • Brian Kingston, Vice President, Business Council of Canada
  • Corinne Pohlman, Senior Vice-President, National Affairs and Partnerships, Canadian Federation of Independent Business
  • Glen Hodgson, Senior Fellow, Conference Board of Canada
  • David Macdonald, Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Stephen Tapp, Research Director, Institute for Research on Public Policy
  • Cam Vidler, Senior Economic Policy Advisor, Office of the Leader of the Opposition
  • Nancy Faraday-Smith, Manager, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada


Event Information


Date:                      Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time:                      5:30pm – 8:00pm

Location:                Lieutenant’s Pump (361 Elgin St, Ottawa), Gallery Room (updated location)

Cost:                       There is no charge for this event. (Preference will be given to members of the OEA or CABE.) 

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.




*** There are only few spots left for this event. As of March 16, 2017, we may no longer accept registrations by non-members. ***

Registration is necessary as space is limited. Please register using the RSVP function below by 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Registration may close earlier should the event reach capacity.


Preference will be given to members of the OEA or CABE. Memberships may be purchased online in advance of the event. OEA New Professionals memberships are available for $40.00 and OEA Student Memberships for $10.00 (incl. HST). Members can attend OEA events at a discount and are invited to OEA members-only receptions, providing our members with additional networking opportunities.




5:30pm-6:00pm: Registration and Networking

6:00pm-6:10pm: Opening Remarks

6:10pm-7:30pm: Speed Mentoring Sessions

7:30pm-8:00pm: Closing Remarks and Networking




Each dedicated table will host one or two economics professionals.  In small groups of three to five, mentees will spend approximately 15 minutes per table and then rotate to another table. The conversations will be informal to provide ample opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion. Some sample or ‘ice-breaker’ questions will be available at the tables, and mentees are encouraged to come prepared with their own work- or career-related questions.


About Us


The Ottawa Economics Association (OEA) is a non-profit organization offering a program of speakers, conferences and technical workshops focused on economic policy. We are the local Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Association for Business Economics (CABE). We sponsor a monthly series of speakers, typically held over the lunch hour. Each March, the OEA and CABE jointly host a policy conference.



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