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
member, HR Advisor, District executive team, to provide guidance
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
about HR trends and careers as well as network with the day's special Zaenker, (right) and students.
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
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
incredible support! Products Ltd (centre) and
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.