PSB HR Speaker Series

At Sheridan’s Pilon School of Business (PSB), we are always looking for ways to enhance the student experience and learning.

Our students are keen to learn theoretical concepts in the classroom and practical examples from experts in the field – this is enabled by inviting guest speakers from industry.  

Speakers from various areas of Human Resources – Talent Acquisition and Management, HR Analytics, Leadership, Coaching, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Learning and Development, Total Rewards, Labour Relations, HR Professionals Association (HRPA etc. are invited to share their knowledge and experience with students.  

This page is designed to act as a repository of past speakers video recordings to enable easy access for students and faculty members.

We would like to thank those who have addressed our students in the past and are likely to in the future, for their passion to share knowledge and support for our students learning.

Thank you,

Human Resources Faculty


Speaker Series #1 – Boski Varma

On September 30th, 2020, the HR Speaker Series featured Ms. Boski Varma from the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

Watch the full session in the video below.


Speaker Series #2 – Cathy Gallagher

This speaker series was held on Wednesday October 21, 2020 and featured Cathy Gallagher from CGL Consulting.

Watch the full session in the video below.


Speaker Session #3 – Viren Ohol

Featuring Viren Ohol, VP, Total Rewards at Sodexo, this speaker session took place on Wednesday, November, 18, 2020.

Watch the full session in the video below.


What our students have to say about the HR Speaker Series

“I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the HR Speaker Series. I think it is such an excellent idea and resource for students like myself that are aspiring to become HR professionals and leaders. Things are definitely different being online but I’m grateful for how convenient it is to join in on these meetings. I really appreciate that they are recorded too in case I miss something. This series, along with the guidance of my professors, has helped me so much in planning the next steps in my career.”Sam Henderson

“The different speakers we had so far provided us with tons of valuable information that we can use later on once we graduate and start our careers. I look forward to more speakers and lots of learning! Thanks, Sujay for organizing them.”Lana Alrifai

“I have enjoyed the last 3 speaker sessions I attended. The speakers were from different backgrounds and addressed different topics and I left more knowledgeable than when I arrived. I’m grateful to have access to this Speaker Series. Thank you!”Doreen Ssenabulya

“Grateful for the wonderful initiative put on by faculty to bring in various HR speakers. Not only has it given us an opportunity to network with HR professionals, it gives us real life insight on what it’s like to be in the field, and how to prepare for it! Thankful for this speaker series, as it bridges the gap between us (students) and the workforce (HR professionals)!” Elizabeth Hill

“The HR Speaker Series has provided students with the opportunity to learn about some of the College’s resources and services and has also provided us the opportunity to gain valuable insight into application of our HR studies in the workplace.  Topics such as the HRPA, Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity and Inclusion etc., are valuable learning and topics of interests for HR Students.” — Rebecca Seguin


Have an interest in Human Resources? The Pilon School of Business offers a number of Human Resources programs that equip you with the job-ready skills you need to start your HR career. Find out more about our programs on the Sheridan College website.