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Why Industry is Hiring Neurodiverse People & Graduates with Disabilities

APRIL 8, 2022, B.C.

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An Online Panel Featuring Industry Leaders from SAP & KPMG

Who are “job-ready” grads? This panel features presenters from KPMG and SAP, industry leaders expanding the definition of the phrase “suitable candidates”, to include and specifically recruit diverse candidates, such as those who are neurodiverse and people with disabilities. Learn about best practices shaping the new career landscape our students will be graduating to. Discover why industry is hiring neurodiverse people and graduates with disabilities and how BCIT can play a key role preparing our grads.


Jenny Sidhoo (she/her), Talent Attraction Manager, KPMG LLP

At KPMG, Inclusion & Diversity strengthens our business, enriches our culture and enables us to deepen our relationships with our clients, our people and our communities. Championing inclusion in the workforce is a commitment we don’t take lightly. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where our people feel comfortable bringing their whole self to work each and every day and – most importantly -enter our offices knowing they belong here.

Devan Vaughn (she/her), Director, Diversity & Inclusion, SAP

SAP is committed to being one of the most diverse and inclusive software companies in the world. We proactively promote diversity, inclusion, and social justice and work to ensure that our workforce reflects the gender parity and demographics of all the regions where we have employees. We make every effort to ensure that all stages of the employee lifecycle are inclusive to enable employee success, hold leaders accountable, and build a diverse ecosystem – both internally and among our partners and customers.


Register below and a Zoom link will be provided to you prior to the event.

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Diversity Circles, in cooperation with the BCIT Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion (RDI) Office, has a document outlined the Expectations for Behaviour for our events and initiatives.

Diversity Circles has always benefitted from the empathy, sincerity, and respectful curiosity of our community, and this has helped create events and initiatives where we hold productive and authentic discussions, advancing our knowledge and utilization of equity, diversity, and inclusion principles.

As our events and initiatives continue to reach out to diverse audiences which include BCIT employees, students, and partners (BCIT Student Association, BCIT Alumni Association, and industry guests), and as we have moved towards presenting events both in person and via teleconferencing platforms, we realize that having a set of expectations for behaviour will help maintain the accountable, respectful spaces our community has come to expect from Diversity Circles events and initiatives.

Please take the time to review our Expectations for Behaviour prior to your upcoming participation.

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Fri. Apr. 8, 2022 3:30PM to 4:30PM

2022-04-08 15:30:00 2022-04-08 16:30:00 America/Vancouver Why Industry is Hiring Neurodiverse People & Graduates with Disabilities Online BCIT

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