JETAA Events

Career Roundtable Speaker Bio: Healthcare Management

The 2016 Career Roundtable is coming up this Thursday, November 10. Find out more here. Register to attend here.

Career Roundtable Speaker: James Tiessen

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Presentation Topic: So, What about graduate school?

(Industry: Healthcare Management/Economics/Business/Japan-Canada)

James (Jim) H. Tiessen is Associate Professor and Director of the School of Health Services Management at Ryerson University.  He earned degrees at the University of Alberta (B.Sc.), Guelph (M.Sc.) and York University’s Schulich School of Business (Ph.D.).  Jim was a DeGroote School of Business McMaster University faculty member for 10 years before joining Ryerson in 2008.  He served as MBA Director at both universities.  Prior to his university career, Jim lived in Japan and later worked for the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).  Dr. Tiessen’s research has beeRecpetionn published in the Journal of Business Venturing, International Marketing Review, Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies and other journals.  He has served as President of the Japan Studies Association of Canada.  He was a visiting Scholar at the Asian Institute, Munk Centre of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and visiting research fellow at the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo Japan.  Dr. Tiessen studies Japanese healthcare, particularly its hospitals, which sit at the centre of that system.  He teaches courses on healthcare management and research methods.

Toronto JET wins Natsume Soseki Essay Contest!

Stephanie Erica Chaves (Photo by Kazuki Yoshikawa)

Congratulations to Toronto JET participant Stephanie Erica Chaves, winner of the Soseki International Essay Contest!


To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the legendary author’s death (1867-1916), The Japan Foundation teamed up with the Asahi Shimbun, Ferris University and Iwanami Shoten to sponsor The Soseki International Essay Contest. Essays in Japanese of 2,000 characters or less on the theme “Soseki and I” were submitted by non-native speakers of Japanese from around the world.


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Upcoming Event – Career Roundtable 2016

Career Roundtable 2014

Recently returned and wondering about your next step? Been back for a while but looking to start a new career? We’re here to help.

The 4th annual JETAA Career Roundtable is coming up this November. With support from the Consul-General of Japan in Toronto, the event is designed in two parts. In the beginning of the evening, professionals from various sectors will speak to their respective fields. This will be followed by a networking reception to further engage with industry representatives.

In the past, we’ve had professionals speaking about education, tourism, finance, healthcare, sales and marketing, entrepreneurial, communications, and the non-for-profit industries.

We’ll be sharing more information about the industries that will be represented at this year’s event. For updates, check out the JETAA Facebook group and website.

Date: Thursday, November 10
Time: 6 pm
Location: 20 Toronto St., #200 (2nd floor)
Cost: Free!


Upcoming Event: Ceramics Workshops ~ Kiln You Softly ~ Weekend ForClay

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The much anticipated annual ceramics workshops are here!
Secret Teatime, run by JET alumni Helen Kong and Sorlie Madox offers ceramic workshops at varying levels, where you can make bowls, teacups, plates or teapots. JETAA kindly offers this event with reduced pricing so it’s a great opportunity to support this ceramic studio and try your hand at this beautiful art form.

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