Mentorship & Career Success: Capstone Workshop with Salima Remtulla ‘00

Salima Remtulla ’00

As part of the mentorship component of the Capstone project, alumna Salima Remtulla ‘00 returned to York House last Friday, December 13th and presented a workshop on mentorship. 

A 40 under 40 Business in Vancouver 2018 winner and the vice president, operations & corporate strategy at Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel, Salima shared both her personal and professional experiences of being both a mentor and a mentee. She also provided advice and helpful tips to students on approaching a potential mentor along with how to build and foster the mentor/mentee relationship with tips on how to make it a successful one. 

She also shared her insights about the Capstone project and how this was a valuable opportunity to learn and practice essential life skills including networking, public speaking, and resiliency. Jaclyn Murray, Capstone Coordinator afterwards commented, that “It was incredibly beneficial to have Salima join us; she was much appreciated by both myself and the students; Having the opportunity to hear from a Yorkie is always an incredible experience for our students.”

Congratulations Graduates!

On Friday, June 7, the Class of 2019 crossed the stage and accepted their graduation certificates.

We wish you all the best in your adventures next year! It was fabulous to hear about all the schools are you are going to during Graduation, and to celebrate your many successes. We will miss your exuberance, energy, and drive to make change at YHS. We will forever be grateful to your class for bringing pants to YHS and for demonstrating the importance of staying involved in what you enjoy most—athletics, arts, community service, or mental health awareness—even in your final year of high school! Your commitment and dedication to our programs enriched the experience for all involved.

Thank you for sharing your learning journey with us. We look forward to hearing about your successes in the future. Congratulations to all of our graduates, we are so proud of you!

See highlights from Grad and the valedictorian speech below.

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