2020 Constantine-Yorkville Virtual Run
2020 Constantine-Yorkville
Virtual Run
September 19th, 2020 (or 26th if raining)

Careers in Healthcare Panel

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January 16, 2023

This year, GEM hosted a Careers in Healthcare Panel Event! Medical sciences and healthcare have been of high interest every year with Mentees admitted into the GEM Mentorship Program. This special panel event focused on career development in the healthcare sector andMentees were given the opportunity to learn directly from four senior industry leaders.


We started the event with introductions from our inspiring panelists: Dr. Yasmin Khan (Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Toronto and the Clinical Public Health Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health), Nicole Welch (Director of Child Health and Development & Healthy Communities and Chief Nursing Officer at Toronto Public Health), Dr. Jamie Kellar (Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Associate Dean at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto), and Shelby Fisch (Vice President of Acute and Primary Care Operations at St. Elizabeth Health). Each panelist shared their day-in-a-life in their respective field as a practitioner or in their particular role. Mentees learned about interdisciplinary collaboration and the importance of working with diverse groups.


Then, each panelist shared their educational career and additional requirements for their respective field. Volunteer experience was indicated as a huge asset in the healthcare field.


Afterwards, panelists shared insight on the diversity and the future of their fields. While there is always room for improvement in representation, panelists revealed that there is a shift towards better gender representation in healthcare. They also shared insight on self-care in demanding healthcare fields, especially throughout the pandemic. Mentees learned about the importance to prioritize mental health in order to work in healthcare and techniques on how to maintain wellness.


The panel event ended with a Q&A session. Panelists concluded by encouraging Mentees to build strong relationships and stay motivated, especially when facing fears of failure, throughout their academic and career paths.


Thank you to the Mentees that attended and our four inspiring panelists for an amazing panel event!

Support #TeamGEM at this year’s Yorkville Virtual Run!

This year, the Yorkville Run will be held virtually from September 13th to September 27th, 2020. Below are the different ways you can participate and support us this year.

1) REGISTER TO Run or Walk with #TEAMGEM

Together, from the safety and comfort of our own neighbourhoods (or anywhere you choose, as long as it abides social distancing rules) we will be RUNNING or WALKING for #TeamGEM on September 19th, 2020 (or on September 26th if it’s raining).

Click here to register

All registered participants will receive a Premium Race Kit and customized Starter's Medal.

To prove your participation, you must do one of the following:

  • Record your run by using our custom Starter's Medal and/or a GPS App such as STRAVA, ASICS RUN KEEPER, or NIKE PLUS and submit your time and a photo of your time to your Race Roster profile.
  • Post a selfie/run photo or video taken during or after your run on Facebook or Instagram and follow @YorkvilleRun and tag ​#TeamGEM, #YorkvilleRun, and #Constantine5K. There are several partner prizes to be won!

We have a roster of GEMgirls who would like to run for #TeamGEM. Donate now to help them register!

3) Donate to a #teamGEM runner

If you can't make it, you can also support a #TEAMGEM runner.

Dates to Remember
Tuesday, September 8th
to Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Race Kit Pick-up. Participants will be notified via email where in Yorkville you can pick up your race kit.
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Virtual Event Kick-Off. Join the Constantine Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Kick-Off by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Run or walk anytime, anywhere for #TeamGEM!
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
#TeamGEM's back up day should weather prevent the run on the 19th.
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
at 5:00 PM
Winners of the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s fundraising prizes will be determined.
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Join the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Closing Ceremony by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live. Hear from our partners and share in the run's exciting fundraising achievement! Fundraising prizes will also be rewarded.

Your support at the Constantine-Yorkville Run this year will raise awareness and funds for the GEM program, which directly impacts young women in our communities and gives them the skills and tools they need to succeed.

Thank you for supporting mentorship!

Questions? Contact us at info@girlsementorship.com


Share your participation and support on social media! You can retweet/share GEM’s run postings or use our branded material for the run.

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