12.12.2016 in Current News Bookmark and Share

Lassonde student selected as a BMO Millennial Leader

For the second year in a row, a Lassonde student has been chosen to participate in the BMO Millennial Leaders Advisory Council.

The BMO leaders

The BMO Millennial Leaders Advisory Council

The program was created by BMO in partnership with Catalyst Canada in order to inspire millennials and create an environment for young people to enact change.

Salma Ibrahim is a third-year Civil Engineering student at Lassonde. In November, she attended the Catalyst Canada Honours Conference and dinner where she attended leadership seminars and met other participants to discuss their common challenges, solutions and ideas.

This year's council is made up of 27 female student leaders from across the country, aged 20 to 27. Their aim is to provide insight on how to create diverse and inclusive workplaces.

BMO and Catalyst Canada will continue to consult with the group in order to learn from their insights and how their ideas can be implemented into workplace programs. In turn, students involved will be able to bring the dialogue back to their individual communities.

Ibrahim and Farzia Khan, last year's council member, intend to combine their learning to develop a presentation that they hope to deliver to other Lassonde students in early 2017.

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