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Tapfuma Musewe

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 2006 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Major: Biology
  • Major: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Minor: African Studies

Alognside the Classroom

  • NSERC Scholarship for summer research internship, Professor Emerita Patricia Romans lab (malaria research), Department of Zoology

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Community development with youth and refugees, South Africa, 2006-10
  • Social entrepreneurship, logistics company, South Africa, 2010-14
  • Business development, Pargo (e-commerce/logistics start-up), South Africa, 2015
  • Senior operations manager, In On Africa (market intelligence company, consulting multinational companies seeking to break into African markets), 2016-17
  • Founder, Eschaton Solutions and Afrifursa (highlighting and facilitating trade/investment with African markets), Canada, 2017
  • Managing director, Raygan Mills (private equity investing in African growth companies), Canada, 2021-present
In the Media

Focus on building a network with your future aspirations in mind and be diligent about maintaining it.

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Shane Wallace

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2012 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Major: Equity Studies
  • Major: Sociology

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Registrar, Transitional Year Programme, U of T
  • Recruitment and admission officer, U of T
  • Research assistant, Office of Student Recruitment, U of T
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Michael Lewis

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2005 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Specialist: Human Biology
  • Minor: Anthropology
  • Minor: Mathematics

Outside the Classroom

  • Varsity football
  • Intramural sport
  • Student council

Further Education

  • MBA, York University, 2009
  • CFA, CFA Institute, 2011

Career Accomplishments

  • Partner, Boyden (executive search)
  • Managing director, Thorek/Scott and Partners (executive search)
  • Retail, commercial, and corporate banking
  • Alternative lending
  • Private equity
  • Commercial real estate

In the Media

Be open-minded; be kind.

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Brandon Bastaldo

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2012 New College

Inside the Classroom

  • Major: Cinema Studies
  • Major: English

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Certificate in project management, University of Toronto

Career Accomplishments

  • Production lead, Loblaw Digital
  • eCommerce/digital product launches and project management: Dyson, Canopy Growth Corporation

Take your time to learn more about yourself.

Reach out, talk to professors, challenge other students and yourself to think and engage.

Use your classes to create your voice and your approach. Understand how to ask questions and get your ideas across in difficult situations.

Reach out to TAs, Professors, other students who you might find interesting and who can share some perspective.

Once you leave university, the ability for this to happen organically sometimes dramatically decreases. Approach the world with wonder.

Sharon Lewis

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1989 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Film director and producer
    • Brown Girl Begins – debut Afro-futurist feature film
    • Disruptor/Conductor – first feature documentary, about the first openly gay, Black conductor in Canada
    • With Wonder – second feature documentary, about the Christian LGBTQI+ community of colour
    • Recipient of a Canadian Screen Award for Best Direction in 2021
    • Featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary, How It Feels to Be Free
  • Founder, urbansoul inc – production company that is now branching out to produce black women and BIPOC Film and Television projects
  • Previously an actor and CBC host
In the Media

Anne Mienkowski

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Graduation Year

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) 2018

Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Certificate

Career Accomplishments

  • Registered Kinesiologist

In the Media

Caitilín O’Hare

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2008 St. Michael’s College

Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“U of T is the perfect place to pursue any interest that your heart desires. Work hard, think outside of the box, and keep your options open – you never know what opportunities will come along!”

Clare O’Brien

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2020 Trinity College

Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Relax, it’s okay if you don’t know what you’re going to do after graduation!”

Chelsea Kowalski

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2019 University College

Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Freelance copyeditor
  • Editorial Intern
  • Volunteer Copyeditor, TheJ.ca

In the Media

“It’s never too early to start making a plan, and it’s never to late to throw it away.

Ted Kalaboukis

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1987 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Take risks when young to explore career options.