Professionalism in the Remote Workplace


This webinar is part of our Fall 2020 Building Digital Capacity project.

The project lead for this webinar is Meaghan Strimas, professor and program coordinator for the Professional Writing & Communications (PWC) program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning.

About the Webinar

For a large number of Canadians, working from home is the new reality, at least for the time being. Now that work-life boundaries have been blurred, how do we remain productive, avoid burnout –– and even thrive –– in the remote workspace? Gagandeep Bimbh, Kaysey Davis and Fiona Heyman, three savvy communications professionals and graduates of the PWC program, offer pro-tips on structuring your workday, recovering from tech glitches and online networking and collaboration. This expert panel will give you advice on how to maximize the potential that working from home can offer.

About our Panelists

Gagandeep Bimbh, who graduated from Humber’s PWC program in 2019, is a Technical Writer for Onlea, an Edmonton-based company that creates interactive online learning products that promote student engagement. Prior to joining Onlea, Gagandeep worked for several years as a Digital Content Strategist and a freelance writer and editor.

Kaysey Davis graduated from Humber’s PWC program in 2019 and currently works at BuzzFeed as a Shopping and Products Writer. She’s contributed to several publications including Canadian Living and Elle Canada, and runs a blog called Portrait of a Fashionista, where she regularly writes about fashion, beauty, travel and culture.

Fiona Heyman is an Australian marketing and communications professional who graduated from Humber’s PWC program in 2020. After completing an internship at the Toronto International Festival of Authors, Fiona joined the Sims Advertising team in Burlington as a Social Media Coordinator and Copywriter.

About our Hosts & Moderators

Emily McDonald, a Queen’s University graduate, is passionate about media, writing and the arts. She is in her first semester of the PWC program and she is also the co-editor of Reverie, a literature and arts publication.

Christopher Middleton is a Toronto-based comedian, writer and podcaster. A graduate of McGill University, Christopher joined the PWC program in September. Chris’ mom thinks he should be more like her favourite comedian, Justin Timberlake.

Leah Waddel, a first semester student, writer, editor and content creator in Humber’s PWC program, is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto. She is also a creative writer who hopes to work in the publishing industry.

Humber Team

  • Hyeryun Hong, Multimedia Design and Development, Faculty of Media & Creative Arts

Student Engagement

The following work was completed as part of the WRIT 100 course, supervised by Heba Al-samarrie, professor at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & Innovative Learning

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