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March 4th 2014: My Husband Died and Now I Must Find a Job

Mary Ellen Chater has an Honours BA in Arts Administration. She held a senior position in conference development until 2003 when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. She continued work as a conference developer from home so she could be her husband’s family caregiver until his death. She discusses her life and career, her reasons for leaving her job and for looking for another. She explains how her family caregiving for her husband could have affected her job hunting. She talks about the challenges she’s experienced and confronted or could have confronted in job hunting. She mentions the alt

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Mary Ellen Chater

After graduating in 1987 from the University of Toronto with an Honours BA in Arts Administration, Mary Ellen Chater joined a company where she was responsible for assisting pop/rock songwriters with their royalties. She moved to the position of Administrative Assistant for the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada where she was responsible for researching music performed in broadcast media in preparation for hearings before the Copyright Board. At this time she met her husband, then President of the Canadian Independent Record Producers Association. In 1998, she joined Insight Information as a Conference Developer for conferences in entertainment and healthcare, among
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