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Michael Lebenbaum

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2010 New College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Worked as an epidemiologist conducting obesity and diabetes research at Public Health Ontario and mental health services research at ICES
In the Media

New College Impact

Participation in a First-Year Learning Community (FLC), frosh week most years, New Links mentorship program, and other events helped me with making friends on a large campus and made my U of T experience much more enjoyable.

“Take courses in other disciplines and explore other interests.

 

Hannah Fleisher

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2011 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Worked as a consultant and project manager in community development, affordable housing, and community healthcare for both public sector and non profits
In the Media

Theresa Pinter

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: E-Commerce, Physics

Outside the Classroom

  • Kitchen/server/buyer, Hot Yam! — students getting together once a week to make a vegetarian meal and selling it to students for cheap (now closed)
  • Garden Club
  • Urban beekeepers, U of T Bees
  • Weightlifting
Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Online Asset Manager, TRP Consulting
  • Accounting Assistant, Heavy Consulting
  • Communications Officer/Author, GoGeomatics
  • Project Manger/Spacial Analyst, Williams Treaties First Nations
  • Research Coordinator, St. Michael’s Hospital
In the Media

Akanksha Ganguly

Akanksha Ganguly

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2013 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Cell and Systems Biology

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Life might seem stressful and uncertain sometimes, but it’ll be okay. It’s hard not to compare yourself to others sometimes, especially those who might seem to be doing better academically, socially, etc. But know that you and your journey is different. You have your own amazing strengths to offer this world, so focus on trying to figure out what those strengths and passions are and let that be your guide.”

Shelby Challis

Shelby Challis

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2014 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Follow your passion – working in a field that you are passionate about will drive your success.”

 

Nick Shah

Nick Shah

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2001 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Innis Residence staff
  • Intramural rugby
  • Charity work
  • Hypothesis journal
Further Education

  • PhD, Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, 2008
Career Accomplishments

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University: molecular neuroscience
  • Scientist, Flexus Biosciences: working to discover new cancer therapies
  • Scientist & Team Lead, FLX Bio: working to discover and develop new cancer therapies
  • Senior Scientist, DiCE Molecules: working to leverage novel technology to discover new therapies

“Enjoy being a student and living in Toronto. It’s a fantastic city and school and since I’ve moved away I miss it a lot. Don’t be afraid to try courses that aren’t on your critical path to a major, you’ll meet great people and learn something about a new topic or about yourself. Have fun, and try not to stress yourself out!

 

Geeta Yadav

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2003 University College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Description

“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

  • Senior Thesis, Biochemistry Lab (project series)
Outside the Classroom

  • Laboratory work (during 3 summer sessions) in Geophysics and at the Ontario Cancer Institute
Further Education

Career Description

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge UK 1971-73
  • Research Scientist, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge UK 1973-75
  • Assistant Professor, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH 1975-76
  • Assistant Professor 1976, Associate Professor 1980, Professor 1983, University of California, San Francisco
  • Visiting Professor, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Univ. of Oxford, UK, 1985-86
  • Visiting Professor, Institute Curie, Paris, France, 1998
  • Visiting Professor, Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany, 2006-08
  • Associate Director for Basic Science, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF, 2016-present
“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:

Outside 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.”