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Chris Woodford

Chris Woodford

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2006 New College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from Computer Science and Math

Outside the Classroom

Career Description

  • Lead Software Developer, Web Development Agency, Toronto, ON
  • Professional Touring Musician
  • Software Consultant
  • Head of Engineering, Startup, Palo Alto, California

“Follow your passions and trust yourself. Don’t let other people’s expectations throw you off your path.

 

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.”

 

Justine Laboni

Justine Iaboni

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2008 St. Michael’s College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • MA, Cinema Studies, 2008-09, University of Toronto
Career Description

  • Launched a blog in 2009 and grew it into one of the top fashion, travel, beauty and lifestyle blogs in Canada.
  • Attended fashion weeks in Toronto and NYC writing for fashion publications.
  • Invited on press trips around the world working with tourism boards, hotels, local organizations, airlines, and many other brands.
  • Lectured at U of T and Ryerson on many occasions about her career.
  • Featured in magazines such as Toronto Life and Fashion.
  • Helped to forge the influencer industry in Canada by working with brands such as Unilever, American Express, PANDORA, Cadillac Fairview, Coach, Bayer, Nordstrom, etc.,
  • Mentored new bloggers starting out in the industry at Blogging Conferences
  • Volunteered with Filling the Gap TO
  • In 2017, left the blogging world to pursue her true passion: music and the arts.
  • Released an album in 2017
  • Writes a weekly spiritual newsletter based on the teachings of Wayne Dyer, Gabrielle Bernstein and Marianne Williamson targeted at women who are looking for guidance in their lives, and trying to find ways to work past limiting beliefs.
“I would tell myself that I CAN DO IT. That I am enough. I would tell myself that the world isn’t against me and that I am valuable. I would tell myself that you can have your cake and eat it to; that the limiting beliefs we’ve been passed down through our parents, social constructs, media, are not objective truth. We can choose the life we want to live. The how doesn’t matter. Sometimes having blind faith is the greatest gift you can give yourself, and you don’t have to “do it” the way that the mainstream does. I have always been a deep, feeling person and neglected that part of myself during undergrad. I repressed my inner dreamer for fear of not fitting in and fear of failure. The world has taught me so much, outside of school. I wish I had someone to impart real world knowledge onto me when I was in University. I wish I had someone to tell me that everything is going to be OK, that I CAN DO IT, whatever I dream of, no matter how silly or unconventional – I can achieve it.”

 

Carol Nash

Carol Nash

FacetDescription
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.”

 

Haoyang Liang

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc. 2012 University College
Inside the Classroom

  • Major: Computer Science 
  • Major: Statistics
Alongside the Classroom

  • Professional Year Experience at RIM (now BlackBerry)
  • HR Manager, CUAUT 2009 – 2010
International Education

  • Summer Abroad Program to France
Career Description

  • Been a software engineer after graduation in DBRS, Oracle and Amazon.
  • Started own travel tech company, Wherego.

 

Chester Sadowski

Chester Sadowski

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1957 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Polish Students’ Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • House League Basketball
Further Education

  • University of Toronto PhD in Chemistry 1961
  • Colorado University Department of Chemistry Post-Doctoral Fellow 1961/62
Career Description

  • 1957 to 1961 Post Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
  • 1961/62 Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A.
  • 1962 to 1967 Defence Services Scientific Officer, Defence Research Board, Valcartier, Quebec
  • 1967 to 2002 Professor, Department of Chemistry, York University, Toronto
  • 1973/74 Sabbatical leave at NOAA, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 1981/82 Sabbatical Leave, University Chemical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, U.K.
  • 1995/96 Sabbatical Leave, Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Oxford, U.K.
  • 2001/02 Sabbatical Leave, Department of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, U.K.
  • 2005, 2006 Research, University Chemical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, U.K.
    July 1,1995 to December 31, 1999 Chairman of Chemistry, York University
  • 1989/90 Associate Dean, Atkinson College, York University
  • 1982/83(?) Vice President of York University Faculty Association (YUFA) during certification and member of (YUFA) Tenure and Promotion Committee preparing the T&P section of the first collective agreement
  • Served on numerous departmental, faculty and university committees, including T&P, University Senate, Nominations, Examinations and Academic Standards, etc.
“I worked very hard and strove to meet the highest levels of academic performance. I was poor and could not socialise as much as I wanted to, but nevertheless I might have extended my extra-curricular interests a bit more.”

 

Nicholas Bakewell

Nicholas Bakewell

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2017 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Columbia University, Graduate Studies, 2014
  • MacEwan University/University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce, 2014
Career Description

  • Data Analyst/Statistician at the World Council on City Data.
“Breathe… and realise that finishing your education is not a race, it is should be thought of as a lifelong journey. Every person learns differently and at a different pace, take your time.”

 

Sarah Forward

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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

FacetDescription
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.”

 

Malavika Kumaran

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2014 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Internships, Data Analysis and Research
Career Description

Senior Associate, Research, MaRS

  • Design and delivery of research projects
  • Collaborate with researchers and vendors
  • Conduct and oversee research, execution of projects and deliverables
  • Provide feedback and input on research-related initiatives