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Advisory Committee Luncheon presented by student led Capilano HRMA. September 2008

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Hr Voice Capilano HRMA

  1. 1. Student Connections Capilano HRMA Hosts Networking Luncheon Milla Zaenker On September 16, 2008 Capilano Human Resources Management Association (Capilano HRMA) hosted its first Advisory Committee Luncheon that brought together business students and HR professionals from private and public sectors. Capilano BC HRMA is a student-driven organization for business students pursuing careers in HR. The Advisory Committee, comprised of Human Resources industry Rachel Zuckerman, CHRP, BC professionals, was established to advise the Capilano HRMA HRMA member, HR Advisor, District executive team, to provide guidance of NV to the student group's activities and (right) and student. to provide feedback on current HR trends and issues that business students should be aware of. During the luncheon, 30 business students had an opportunity to learn Ian Cook, (second from left), Milla about HR trends and careers as well as network with the day's special Zaenker, (right) and students. guests, including: Elizabeth Bonner - Manager Member Relations, BC HRMA Coastal Vancouver region; Ian Cook - Director, HR Knowledge & Research, BC HRMA; Rachel Zuckermann - HR Advisor, District of North Vancouver; Susan Ney - Director of Human Resources & Payroll Services, District of West Vancouver; Janet Burgess - HR Advisor, North Shore Credit Union; David Hannigan - HR Manager, Purdy's Chocolates; Barbara Ottley - HR Manager, Capilano University; Betti Clipsham - Director, HR for Target Products Ltd. In addition, business students and guests obtained information about the newly designated Capilano University and the HR Advanced Diploma Program from a presentation by Paul Dangerfield, the Dean of School of Business and instructors Kathryn Taft and Charlene Hill. The Capilano HRMA executive team shared with the guests the achievements of last year as well as the future plans and directions for the student association. One of the main accomplishments
  2. 2. of Capilano HRMA was the establishment of a blossoming connection between the business student community of Capilano University and BC HRMA. Elizabeth Bonner, BC HRMA member relations manager - Coastal Vancouver, presented Capilano University with a $1,000 annual scholarship that will be granted to a business student focusing on HR. This event was an incredible and memorable experience for all business students and guests. Capilano HRMA executive team members - Sarah Hart, Milla Zaenker, Trina Parsad and Shannon Ash - would like to thank Capilano University administration, staff, Betti Clipsham, CHRP, BC faculty and student volunteers; BC HRMA staff and HRMA member, Director of HR, volunteers; and the special guests for their Target incredible support! Products Ltd (centre) and students About the Author: An adventurous personality, Milla has studied in Ukraine, Germany and Canada. Currently, Milla is completing her Bachelor of Business Administration program at Capilano University. Committed to strengthening the Vancouver business community, Milla serves on both the Advisory Council of the BC Human Resources Management Association, as the Post-Secondary Liaison, and on the Education & Skills Shortage Task Force of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Her passion in assisting others to achieve their goals inspired her to organize the Capilano Human Resources Management Association, where she serves as a Co-Director.