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Meet Dr. Edy Wong, Assoc. Dean U of A Intl: How COVID has Changed the Future of Work!

Regional Transformation of Globalization - Culture & Communications Key to Thriving!

In this Feature Sneak Preview of our Speaker Series for Panel Session 1, (video and podcast from GENXYZ THRIVES),  Dr. Edy Wong, Associate Dean, University of Alberta International,  shares insights on how COVID has impacted global supply chains and logistics – changing types of skills needed for future opportunities for jobseekers and students in the world economy and trade.

Culture and building relationships will require communications skills for people and companies to thrive in emerging regionalization of trading blocs – for trade in both commodities and services of the future!

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In the full Panel Session 1, of our GENXYZ THRIVES Series, Moderator Elan McDonald VP Global Public Affairs, Sam Pillar CEO Jobber, Asifa Samji SVP & Acting CHRO Stantec, and Dr. Edy Wong Assoc Dean University of Alberta, share takeaways for our viewing audience to apply to their own situations in looking to thrive beyond COVID19 and remote work, and the impact of a shifting global supply chain.

So what will workforce opportunities look like in 5 years?  Everyone has been impacted from shifting occupations to new skill demands.  

  • How has COVID, and Remote Work disrupted industry sectors, and secondly,
  • How has COVID and global geopolitics on supply chains impact job security and company viability!

See the full video and podcast of our Panel Session 1 in our FutureCite Speaker Series: https://futurecite.com/what-will-workforce-opportunities-look-like-in-5-years/

About Edy Wong

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A recipient of a Governor General’s Medallion (as a bridge builder between Canada and China) and the Chongqing Friendship Award in 2013, Dr. Edy Wong is a researcher and practitioner of international business. In 2012, Dr. Wong was awarded a Fellow’s Award by Supply Chain Management Association of Canada and the Garner–Thémoin Award by IFPSCM (International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management). Dr. Wong is an Associate Dean at the University of Alberta.




This 2020 virtual conference was made possible by presenting partners FutureCite Inc, Canada / Alberta Partnership Grant Fund, and our in-kind partners, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, MacEwan University and NAIT.  Participating organizations included Deloitte Canada, Transpod, Stantec, E&Y, RBC, Global Public Affairs, Edmonton Global, Jobber, Chandos Construction, Improbable, University of Alberta, Manpower, Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, and ZAG Creatives.

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