Entries by Zohreh Saher

Join the interVivos Board!

We are expanding the interVivos board! We are currently looking for people who are civic minded and also have a background in one or more of the following: Strategic planning External communications Fund development If you have experience with one or more of the above, we invite you to apply before noon on March 15, […]

Interview with a Founder: Ardyce Kouri

Ardyce Kouri is a partner and owner of Leaders International, an organization designed to support their clients in identifying the senior leadership they need to keep driving their organizations forward. Ardyce is also a founding board member of interVivos and served many roles within the organization as a board member, volunteer, mentor and now an […]

interVivos launches Summer 2019 Mentorship Program

interVivos is launching its Summer 2019 Mentorship Program Wednesday, June 19, 2019. interVivos is inviting ambitious professionals from across the capital region to take part in its ever-popular mentorship program and have the opportunity to connect with highly sought-after mentors. interVivos has organized close to 20 mentorship programs since the society started in 2006. This […]

What do Edmontonians want from their provincial government this next year?

In April 2019, A Provincial Affair returned to Edmonton for the 2019 general election. interVivos offered engaged Edmontonians a wide range of nonpartisan expert-led discussion. We covered economic diversification, education, employment, environmental issues and healthcare.   We asked our attendees at the end of the evening to answer the following question on a Post-It: “What […]

interVivos Mentorship Research

In fall of 2018, board members were tasked with conducting a research project to audit its own mentorship program and uncover the needs of young professionals and trends in mentorship. The following are the highlights. Since the inception of interVivos’ Mentorship Program, females make up 2/3rds of protégés and males make up 1/3rd; mentors are […]

Meet an interVivos Supporter – Rhys Morgan

From the moment Rhys Morgan stepped into the downtown Edmonton coffee shop, it was plain to see that he is an engaged member of this community. Shaking hands and chatting with people in the shop, waving to those he knew who were passing by, Rhys is clearly passionate about building relationships with those in this […]

A Provincial Affair: An Interview with Shafraaz Kaba

In less than a week we’ll be engaging in passionate discussions on several important topics that impact Albertans: economic diversification, education, employment, environmental issues and healthcare. A Provincial Affair provides young professionals with access to experts on these topics to provide their perspective and answer burning questions. Shafraaz Kaba is one of our speakers on […]

Strat Planning is Where It’s At

2018 will be remembered as the year we took the big leap to take time to focus on revisiting our raison d’etre…our mission and vision! After 12 years of events and programs for young professionals in Edmonton, it is time for a new strategic plan. In early December 2018, we put our advisors, board and […]

Why Mentoring Matters, and How to Get Started

This article was originally written by Lizz Schumer and can be found at NY Times Mentoring makes a difference, especially for women “I want the women that I mentor around me to see those possibilities, how they can make a difference when someday they’re in charge,” Ms. Hochul, now New York’s lieutenant governor, said. “I want […]

interVivos Mentorship Feature: Nafisa and Stephen

Stephen and Nafisa met at the interVivos Spring 2018 Mentorship Program Launch in May 2019. Nafisa is a professional fundraiser at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and a mentor to Stephen, who is an Urban Planning student at the University of Alberta. They both thought that the interVivos mentorship program would be a good opportunity to […]