Inspiring Intersections

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FCS Lecture Series: Inspiring Intersections of your University Experience Panel
(Topics include: Career Development, Experiential Learning & Zone Learning Opportunities) 

Brought to you by the Faculty Community Services Society (FCSS) in collaboration with the Career & Co-op Centre and the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching


Lecture Series is the annual undergraduate conference for Faculty of Community Services (FCS) students.
Attendees will get a shot to win faculty merch that FCSS is giving out! In order to be entered in a draw to win a prize, attendees must fill out a survey questionnaire that will be shared to those attend the event.



What to take away from this panel discussion: ​

  • Learn what exciting opportunities are available to you as a student to immerse yourself in gaining knowledge in a different field of your interest;

  • Learn how experiential learning can help you in gaining experience in other fields within your university experience; 

  • Learn how to incorporate experiential learning in your university experience;  

  • Identify experiential learning and job opportunities across the Faculty of Community Services at an undergraduate level;

  • Understand the value of experiential learning and how to improve learning career development of individuals;

  • Funding on-campus for experiential learning opportunities;

  • The benefits of incorporating Zone Learning into your University Experience.


When: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Where: Over Zoom, Zoom joining info will be sent through a calendar invite to all those who register



2:55 PM: Zoom session opens up to everyone

3:00 PM: Start of panel discussion 

4:00 PM: End of moderated panel discussion, start of Q&A time with the audience and panel members

4:30 PM: End of Panel Discussion and Q&A with the audience



  1. Karin Suwanda, Experiential Learning (EL) Assistant for the Ryerson EL Hub and in final year of Entrepreneurship Studies & Professional Communications in TRSM at Ryerson University

  2. Prabhsimran Saini, Research & Development Intern at Riverside Natural Foods Ltd., and in final year of Nutrition  & Food Program in FCS at Ryerson University

  3. Ken Lee, Career Specialist from the Career & Co-op Centre

  4. Sharon Choo, Nursing Education Coordinator at Sinai Health, Mount Sinai Hospital

  5. Chelsea Davenport, Ryerson School of Social Work Alumni (Class of 2019), and holds a MSW from McMaster University

For any questions on this panel discussion or accessibility needs, please contact the FCSS at

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Meet The Panelists

Ken Lee

Ken Lee is a Career Education Specialist with the Ryerson Career & Co-op Centre and Career Coach In Residence at the Toronto Public Library where he designs and delivers high impact programming that equips students for careers in a rapidly evolving world. Prior to his journey in higher education, Ken brings experience working in the non-profit sector. His particular focus was guiding individuals in discovering creative ways to achieve their career goals while finding fulfillment, satisfaction and balance in their lives. The developer in him lives to watch the people in his life grow, succeed, and turn their dreams into reality.

Prabhsimran Saini

Prabh is a final year Nutrition and Food (BASc) student at Ryerson University. Post-graduation, Prabh aspires to pursue a Master of Health Science in Nutrition Communication to become a Registered Dietitian. Prabh strongly believes in the value of experiential learning as it has enabled her to combine her passion for business with nutrition and dietetics. Alongside being a full-time student, Prabh is a Research and Development intern at Riverside Natural Foods Inc., working on food product development and innovation for brands like MadeGood. Prabh is also a member of Enactus Ryerson, a non-profit student-led organization driving social change through entrepreneurial action. Within Enactus Ryerson, Prabh is the Nutrition lead for Project Secure. 


Prabh's hobbies include traveling, especially traveling to different mountain ranges. If you would like to connect, please feel free to reach out to Prabh on LinkedIn or by email at

Karin Suwanda

Karin Suwanda is the Experiential Learning Coordinator Assistant for the EL Hub, a fourth year TRSM student, business owner and member of The Fashion Zone.  She is majoring in Entrepreneurship & Strategy and will be graduating Spring 2021. This past summer, Karin completed the Ryerson Innovation Student Experience (RISE) at The Fashion Zone. This 8-week virtual incubation program supported 30 young entrepreneurs through the journey of building a business in the creative industries. She co-founded her company STYL through the 100 steps 2 startup curriculum and worked with mentors to develop a minimum viable product by the end of the program. STYL is a hyper-personalized styling service aimed at helping professional women curate their personal style and relieve the stress of shopping. Karin has also been a member of several student organizations on campus including the Ted Rogers Students’ Society, Enactus Ryerson, and the Ryerson Entrepreneurship Association.

Sharon Choo

Sharon Choo, RN, MN, BA is the Nursing Education Coordinator at Sinai Health, Mount Sinai Hospital. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Management specialization at the University of Waterloo,  a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from York University, and is a recent graduate of a Master of Nursing from the University of Toronto. Sharon started as an RN in a Gastroenterology and Surgical unit and was also a clinical instructor for the University of Toronto during that time. Currently she oversees and coordinates all new hire orientation for nurses and all nursing and midwifery placements at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is committed to education, improving the learner and preceptor experience, and implemented various professional development programs across Sinai Health.

Chelsea Davenport

Chelsea Davenport holds a BSW from Ryerson University and is a recent graduate from the Masters of Social Work Critical Analysis program at McMaster University. During her time at Ryerson she was heavily involved in student politics, advocacy, and campus life. Her professional background includes over four years of research experience, advocacy, frontline support, youth informed programming, and event planning. She currently wears many hats as an entrepreneur, youth violence prevention coordinator, researcher and consultant. Within all facets of her life, she adopts a community-centric, anti-oppressive, anti-racism/racist, and intersectional approach.

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