Past Events


BTM TalentMash - Toronto, September 14, 2013

The Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills (CCICT) hosted the first-ever Business Technology Management (BTM) TalentMash event. CCICT partnered with Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management to bring together BTM students from Ryerson University, York University, the University of Toronto-Mississauga; Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo for a day of learning and relationship building.

Read all about BTM TalentMash 2013 in our blog post - "Career fairs like BTM TalentMash bring real job opportunities"

Hive Toronto Youth Hackjam - Toronto, July 6, 2013
This hackjam - part of Hive Toronto's Maker Party - will be an introduction to video-editing with Popcorn Maker. Popcorn Maker is a free online tool that makes it easy to create and remix videos, audio, and images on the web. CareerMash will be helping out with this event as a member of Hive Toronto, and is so excited to help teach youth how to use this awesome tool!

Digital Media Mixer - Toronto, June 19, 2013

CareerMash will be attending the MediaTech Commons Digital Media Mixer event to get updates on the industry and to learn about what interactive and digital media employers are looking for in potential employees.

TCDSB Pathways Sector Advisory Committee Meeting on 21st Century Learning – Toronto, June 11, 2013

CareerMash sits on this advisory committee on Technology programs in the Toronto Catholic District School Board. This committee of teachers, curriculum leaders, Board personnel, community organizations and industry partners comes together quarterly to discuss issues pertinent to the sector. This June, we will be discussing 21st Century Learning and ideas to enhance TCDSB’s relationships with industry partners.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada: Rogers Raising The Grade Training Session – Toronto, June 12, 2013

CareerMash will be delivering a workshop on our educational resources and programs to 50+ youth workers from BGCC’s Rogers Raising the Grade program. CareerMash will be highlighting the wide variety of today’s in-demand tech careers, and will be discussing with BGCC staff about how to use technology education to increase opportunities for success among at-risk youth.

CareerMash Day Out - Your Future FTW - Toronto, June 1, 2013

Read all about our CareerMash Day Out in our blog post - "You're never too young to explore digital careers"

ICTC’s Futures in ICT Conference - Toronto, May 22 - May 23, 2013

ICTC and their industry partners are offering this special conference designed for Business and Technology educators and Guidance Counsellors. The conference will facilitate conversations about how best to prepare students for the tech-filled future. Attendees will also have the chance to play with new technologies themselves during the conferences hands-on labs.

TDSB Specialist High Skills Major Conference (SHSM): Connecting to Industry - Toronto, May 17, 2013

The SHSM is a ministry-approved program that offers students the opportunity to focus their learning on a specific economic sector, gaining career-related skills and knowledge, while working towards their high school diploma. This conference is geared to Toronto District School Board (TDSB) teachers who are delivering SHSM programs and is focused on helping to broaden teachers’ knowledge of industry trends and to learn from industry about the skills tomorrow’s graduates need to be successful. CareerMash will be participating in a panel discussion for Business and ICT SHSM teachers about the endless possibilities of today’s in-demand tech careers.

Connect 2013 Conference - Niagara Falls, May 6 - May 7, 2013

Connect 2013 will bring together educators, administrators, tech specialists and industry leaders from across Canada. Focused on the use of technology in the classroom, Connect 2013 aims to help students develop the tech skills they need to be competitive in the 21st century workplace. CareerMash will have an exhibitor booth at this exciting conference, and will also be delivering a short presentation in the exhibitor hall on Monday, May 6. A special thanks goes out to IBM for sponsoring our attendance at this exciting event!

EdCamp Conference - Hamilton, May 4, 2013

EdCamp Hamilton is a participant-driven “un-conference” dedicated to expanding dialogue about education in the 21st century. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in K-12 education. CareerMash will be attending as participants in that conversation, spreading the word about the endless possibilities of today’s in-demand tech careers.

Ontario Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) Conference - Windsor, April 21 - April 23, 2013

The OCEA conference in Windsor will bring educators from across Ontario together with Ministry of Education officials and members of various professional associations to discuss the future of cooperative and career education. CareerMash will be present as an exhibitor, promoting our programs to the 300+ delegates in attendance.


CareerMash Youth Tech Jam - April & May 2012

Genevieve L’Esperance was the keynote speaker at the CareerMash Youth Tech Jam May 11, 2012

Greater Toronto Area (GTA) high school students created a lot of energized buzz May 11 at a CareerMash Youth Tech Jam on how they imagine technology changing the world and how they might drive that change through a tech career.

You could just feel the energy at the Ontario Science Centre as 200 students capped off several weeks of CareerMash Youth Tech Jams held at seven schools across five southern Ontario regions, reaching 500 students in total.  »more


CareerMashup - October 28, 2011

Over 1,500 students and educators from all over the Golden Horseshoe converged on Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall for an interactive Q&A with some of Toronto’s freshest young tech leaders and a technology trade show featuring 50 of Ontario’s most exciting employers and post-secondary programs. See photos of CareerMashup on the CareerMash Facebook page.

CareerMashup Panelists

Farhan ThawarFarhan Thawar, VP of Engineering, Xtreme Labs
Mentor to Future Tech Superstars

Farhan is Vice President of Engineering at Xtreme Labs, a go-to source for mobile strategies and apps in Toronto and California’s Silicon Valley. He is also the Dean of Extreme University, Xtreme Labs’ intensive 12-week student program that provides guidance, mentorship, and personal networking opportunities to young entrepreneurs.

Earlier in his career Farhan led all-star software teams at Microsoft Canada and the Toronto-based human resources software company I Love Rewards (now called “Achievers”. He took computer science at the University of Waterloo, and an MBA at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Business.

Kunal Gupta, CEO of Polar Mobile
EntrepKunal Guptareneur Extraordinaire

Polar Mobile, which Kunal launched in 2008 as a university student, puts movies, TV, magazines and newspapers onto smartphones. Polar apps have been downloaded over 10 million times! With clients like CTV, Sports Illustrated, Vogue and the Toronto Maple Leafs, Polar is doing better than ever today.

When Kunal studied software engineering at the University of Waterloo, he loved the technical side of his education but felt he needed lessons in business and leadership. So he started the Impact Entrepreneurship Group, which hosts a ton of conferences, competitions, and campaigns to inspire burgeoning young entrepreneurs.

Martha GarriockMartha Garriock, Senior Manager at Cisco Systems
Innovator & Risk-Taker

Martha’s fearless and creative spirit has come in handy more than once. After graduating from Queen’s with a degree in applied mathematics & mechanical engineering, Martha took off for Silicon Valley to work in tech support with Cisco. Her talent and hard work got noticed, and she soon jumped at an opportunity to build a new department at Cisco.

Her current job puts her at the cutting edge of tech. Not only does she envision new strategies and tools for supporting customers online, she also pushes global teams in new directions by driving the adoption of technologies like Cisco’s internal social network, Quad.