Trailblazers: The journey to graduation and beyond

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1 – 7 p.m., Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle

Come to the tri-campus conference tailored for first-generation students.

This year, it’s all about your journey to graduation and beyond.

Learn about:

  • what you can do with your degree
  • different career paths
  • the transition through post-secondary studies
  • making connections with other first-generation students
  • and more!

Keynote speaker Gloria Roheim McRae, a first-gen U of T alumna and author of BYOB: The Unapologetic Guide to Being Your Own Boss, will share her experiences and insights.

If you would like to attend, please register today:

Register for Trailbazers 2018.

Everyone is welcome!

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Presentation: How to Make a Resilience Cocktail
How do you maintain your courage when you feel down and out? And, how will you ever know that it's all going to work out in your favour, when you've never done something before? In this interactive and open hearted keynote from alumna Gloria Roheim McRae, you'll hear stories of rising and falling, and you'll leave with the recipe to a most delicious resilience cocktail, so that you can take ownership of your life no matter what comes your way.

Presenter Bio: Gloria Roheim McRae

Gloria is a catalyst for social media and financial education. She's both a manager at Hootsuite by day, and a licensed financial advisor and educator by night. 

Hootsuite is a Canadian tech company with headquarters in Vancouver, and it's the most widely used social media management platform in the world. They have over 15+ million customers and are recognized as leaders in social media management by Forrester, one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. 
Before being invited in-house by Hootsuite in 2016, Gloria had run two successful consulting businesses with her husband Ricardo, became an international speaker, frequent media commentator, a TedX Keynote speaker and an best-selling author. 
As the first generation of her entire family to graduate from university, she earned her M.A. at the University of Toronto and her B.A. from McGill University. But most proudly, she won’t have you forget that she’s Ricardo’s cheerleading wife and Keon’s devoted mama. 

Gloria Roheim McRae