Wanda the Witches gives her thoughts about the upcoming Halloween Mental Health Awareness Event for students and young adults sponsored by Pfau: Academic Writing. Check out more details about this event on our EVENTS page.
You can also have the pleasure of being taught by Wanda, if you are registered in one of our Creative Writing or Essay Writing courses in October. As long as she isn’t hungry, she can be a real hoot!
Academic writing, editing, & coaching and the Bank of Montreal (Bedford & Bloor Branch)
Pfau: Academic writing, editing, & coaching experts and the Bank of Montreal (Bedford & Bloor Branch) will be collaborating in 2019 to bring students a personalized speaker series geared towards increasing financial literacy, awareness, and planning towards meeting specific academic or career goals. Each session will begin with a brief overview of academic themes/questions relevant to the semester timetable, followed by a speaker in the financial sector who will link those academic goals to financial awareness and planning.
Come Join Us!
Bloor & Bedford Bank of Montreal (242 Bloor Street West)
Our first speaking event will focus on teaching the basics of understanding financial resources both on campus and within financial institutions. Lisa Pfau (CEO & Senior Coach at PFAU) will provide an overview of how to access cost-saving students services and maximize your tuition fees. Meng Sun (Financial Services Manager at BMO) will discuss the basics of banking products and services and how to decide what is best for you. She will outline the differences between Savings & Chequing Accounts, how to use a Credit Card wisely, how to obtain and utilized a Line of Credit or Personal Loan. The goal of this event is to teach students how to best us their time on campus to gain professional and academic skills without breaking their budget.
Lisa Pfau is an academic life coach with over 10
years experience helping students and young professionals to reach their full
potential on the page, and in life. She focuses on developing not only
exceptional communication and analytical skills through teaching essay writing
and editing academic papers, but also coaches her clients in self-awareness,
understanding professional environments, and how to create and implement
realistic strategies that will help them to reach their academic and
professional goals. She has a combination of strong academic skills and a kind and
supportive mentoring style. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Political
Science and History from the University of Alberta, Chinese Language &
Culture Certificate from Peking University, and Master of Arts in Political
Science & Asian Studies from the University of Toronto. Lisa has worked in
government, academic, and entrepreneurial settings throughout Canada, the US,
and China. She loves helping students to succeed and is very excited to be able
to partner with BMO to make this speaker series happen.
Meng Sun is an experienced Financial Services
Manager at the Bank of Montreal with a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) in Finance
and Economics from the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management.
Meng is originally from China, and enjoys using her unique language and
cultural experience in both China and Canada to help international students to
understand the Canadian financial environment. She believes that teaching
financial literacy and understanding how to choose the right products for her
customers is essential to being a competent and conscientious financial