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Geeta Yadav

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Graduation Year

  • Hon. BSc 2003 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Completed residency at U of T (FRCPC) in 2015
Career Description

  • Programme Analyst for UNAIDS in Malawi
  • Health systems researcher at Health Canada
  • Dermatologist
“Take advantage of every opportunity U of T has to offer – there are so many special corners of the university where you can meet people who have your same interests. It’s great to connect with them and to those places so you can develop even stronger support networks and bonds with people whom you may keep in your life for a long time. Take time to enjoy Toronto as well – we are lucky to live in the heart of this great city. Lastly, find good mentors. The university has tons of folks who are willing to give back to an eager learner. Ask lots of questions and figure out what it is you want to do with your life!”

 

Zena Werb

Zena Werb

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 1966 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Did projects as part of the equivalent of a senior thesis in a biochemistry lab
Outside the Classroom

  • Worked in laboratories in the summers after first (Geophysics), second (Ontario Cancer Institute) and third (Ontario Cancer Institute) years.
Further Education

  • Rockeffeler University, Ph.D., 1971, Cell Biology
Career Description

  • Ph.D. studies, Rockefeller University 1966-71
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge UK 1971-3
  • Research Scientist, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge UK 1973-5
  • Assistant Professor, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH 1975-6
  • Assistant Professor 1976, Associate Professor 1980, Professor 1983, University of California, San Francisco
  • Associate Director for Basic Science, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF, 2016-present,
  • Visiting Professor, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Univ. of Oxford, U.K., 1985-6
  • Visiting Professor, Institute Curie, Paris France, 1998
  • Visiting Professor, Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany, 2006-8
“Get as much experience in different fields as possible. Take time to enjoy life.”

 

Carol Nash

Carol Nash

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1980 University College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Further Education

  • PhD, Philosophy of Education, University of Toronto, 1989
  • MA, Philosophy of Education, University of Toronto, 1984
  • BEd, Secondary Education, Business Studies, University of Toronto, 1981
Career Description

“Believe in your dreams.
Do what you love.
Take opportunities as they come.
Concentrate hard when you work.
Think about who you were, who you are now and who you want to become.
Check your work many times with fresh eyes.”

 

Zheng Song

Zheng Song

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Graduation Year

  • BS 2017 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Part of a Chinese dragon boat training group
  • Led a team in UC fireball planning
  • Executive member of the pre-dental society
  • Choir student club
Outside the Classroom

  • Two years working in plant laboratory research
Further Education

  • Master’s candidate at the Schulich Dentistry and Medicine School in the University of Western Ontario
“Learn who you are and what you want in life, and make good use of your time.”

 

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1961 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (Became president at the all-campus level for final year)
  • Hart House Glee Club
  • Led and played piano for a noon-time sing-along at Hart House weekly in third and fourth year
Outside the Classroom

  • Student minister for three full summers: Kitimat, BC; Bradalbane, PEI; and Wabush, Labrador
Further Education

  • MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary
Career Description

  • Worked in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley with high school and junior high students for Inter-School Christian Fellowship
  • Ordained as a Presbyterian minister and served in three different congregations, 3rd in Vancouver
  • Worked 2 years founding and teaching at a Christian School in Vancouver
  • Remainder of worker years served as Chaplain in two different hospitals
“Enjoy the friends made on and off campus, but keep the focus on doing an excellent job on the studies.”

 

Kris Wong

Kris Wong

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2009 University College
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

  • MscPT Queen’s University, 2012 – Physiotherapy
Career Description

  • Worked at physiotherapy clinics since 2012
“Pursue co-op.”

 

Sylvia Urbanik

Sylvia Urbanik

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2017 University College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Further Education

 

Sarah Forward

FacetDescription
Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2015 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Club (member, event coordinator, president)
  • Fort York Food Bank (volunteer)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto (big sister in-school volunteer)
  • Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
Outside the Classroom
Further Education

  • University of Toronto, M.Sc., 2017, dept. of Medical Biophysics (physics stream)
Career Description

  • Worked at Theralase full time from May-July after graduation, before beginning her MSc.
  • Began working in Cambridge, MA, USA in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School as a research technician after hearing about the job opportunity from networking at a conference. Responsible for helping students with experimental setups, tissue culture, rodent surgeries, microscopy, data processing, programming, optical waveguide fabrication, paper reviewing/editing, and many other diverse tasks.
“Don’t be afraid to ask questions and for help when you need it!”

 

Michael Goldberg

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Graduation Year

  • Hon BSc 2003 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Intramural and Varsity sports
  • Public service
  • Student clubs
Further Education

  • University of Cambridge, M.Phil., 2004, BioScience Enterprise
  • MIT, Ph.D., 2008, Biological Chemistry
  • MIT, Post-doc, 2012, Cancer Biology
Career Description

“Be sure to live a balanced life: make time for your coursework, independent learning (reading, talking to people with different life experiences), exercise, relationships (particularly family and friends, regardless of whether you have a romantic one), and fun. Your time at University is one of the most important periods of personal growth that you will experience, so be sure to challenge yourself. Always strive to be happy, to help others, and to improve.”

 

Karen Wu

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Graduation Year2005
International StudentDomestic
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Further Education

Career Accomplishments