Juvarya Veltkamp – COMING SOON
Director at Canada Climate Initiative – COMING SOON
Juvarya Veltkamp is an advisor on sustainability and climate change issues. She created and executed the City of Vancouver’s green economy strategy which helped to double the number of green jobs in the city, and she has advised hundreds of industry and government leaders on topics such as green buildings, green economy, and climate governance.
Work and impact
How is sustainability/social impact integrated in your work?
What are your past and current areas of focus in a few words?
How did you enter this space?
Did you always want to work in the impact space?
What are you most excited about that has been happening in your industry/field for the past few years?
Are there any misconceptions about your profession or industry?
Life and aspirations
What does a typical workday look like for you? What’s your work-life balance like?
What parts of your job do you find most challenging?
What’s next for you, what are your long-term goals (if you have any)?
Advice for the next generations
What are 3 key skills required in your position?
Whether it’s from your own path or the ones from your colleagues and friends who have a similar profession, how important is it to have a specific degree to be able to work in your industry/profession?
What are some personal characteristics that you value in someone you’re interviewing/working with?
Knowing what you know now, would you have done something differently with respect to your career? If not, why and what is your best life or career advice for youth?