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Vancouver – Start Proud @ UBC Sauder

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Express Yourself: Balancing professional pursuits and authentic self-expression

Often times, students and young professionals are given advice that is seemingly in conflict. On one hand, they are told it is important to be their authentic selves. On another, they are told that it is important to be professional at all times and watch what they say, wear, and do. What is considered “professional” can vary by industry. This can be a tricky challenge to navigate, especially for LGBTQ+ students.

For Start Proud Vancouver’s first event at UBC Sauder School of Business, we will be exploring how to empower yourself in the transition from school to work by providing advice, answering your questions, and providing tips on how young, queer (and allied!) professionals can balance both professional pursuits and authentic self-expression. Generously sponsored by TD Bank, students and professionals in attendance can expect to hear an engaging keynote talk from TD’s Kelly Lam, followed by a “fireside chat” with representatives from Sauder, Peau de Loup, Joey Dimz Bespoke Tailors and another to be announced soon.

Date: January 23, 2019
Location: UBC Sauder School of Business, 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Registration Deadline:  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. This event is at full capacity.


5:30pm – 6:30pm Registration and Student/Professional Networking

6:30pm – 6:40pm Introductions (Start Proud Vancouver Rep and Introduction of Keynote)

6:40pm – 7:00pm Keynote Address with Kelly Lam, TD Bank

7:00pm – 7:30pm Fashion fireside chat with Q&A

7:30pm – 8:00pm Networking

Please note that Students from other post-secondary institutions and young professionals wanting to attend the event are welcome to join! We look forward to seeing you there.


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January 23
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Start Proud Vancouver


UBC Sauder School of Business – 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC
2053 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2 Canada
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