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Lela Pacitti

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 St. Michael’s College

Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

Matthew Celestial

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2016 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

  • Launched a public strategy and communications firm, Statement Strategies, working with Paramount Pictures Canada, Toonbox Entertainment, Pixar Animation Studios, Universal Studios Canada, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, Ado Ato Pictures, and more.
  • Outside of public relations, he is a community organizer serving on the Board of Directors committee for Queer Ontario where he advocates for LGBTQ folks across all levels of government, launching non-profit initiative Diverse Francaise for newcomers to Canada interested in learning French (July 2019) and launching Health is a Right! Foundation supporting low-income communities in third world countries with access to healthcare (September 2019).
  • Previously, he was the Director of Operations for LGBT in Capital Markets, the Director of Operations for Inclusive Love, and sat on the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee.
  • Currently working towards a legal career to complete a JD and is as well interested in academic research on hermeneutics, media strategies that shape policy, and legal interpretation.
In the Media

“1) Be present and enjoy the moment.
2) Be self-compassionate – you are doing good wherever you are.
3) Never say never. Everything comes together in full circle at some point.
4) Be kind to every single person (even the person who stole your seat on the TTC). Say thank you. Hold the door.
5) Don’t stop — even if you have multiple doors closed on you and people berating you. Keep going.

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

Samuel Powers

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2013 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

  • California Organizing Manager, Need to Impeach
  • Campaign Manager for a United States House of Representatives Congressional Campaign
  • Campaign Manager for a Brooklyn District Attorney Campaign
  • Florida Deputy Organizing Director for Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign
  • Campaign Manager for a Member of Parliament Campaign
  • Regional Field Director for Florida Gubernatorial Race
  • Staffer at the White House Office of Public Engagement
  • Organizer for President Obama’s Re-Election Campaign

” Diversify your extra curricular activities and job opportunities. Use university to develop a strong understanding of what you want to do in your professional life.

Michael
Di Febo

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Become engaged in your 2nd year with Executive Committees, groups, networking, and personal health. Looking back, becoming so engaged in my 4th year was amazing; however I should have been using the numerous opportunities U of T offered throughout my four years.

These include resume and cover letter workshops, editorial help, public speaking, networking opportunities within my Faculty / Department and externally through other Departments, industry events etc. The opportunities offered through the University are first-class. Do not take those for granted or wait till the last year like I did. “

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.”

Aaron Raths

Aaron Raths

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2006 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2009
Career Accomplishments

  • 6 years in legal practice as a civil litigator
  • Policy analyst in the education sector
  • Investigator with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director
  • Senior policy advisor with a central ministry at Queen’s Park

“- widen your social circle; meet more people
– stay more disciplined (less cramming and last-minute writing)
– worry less, particularly about course selection; enjoy the experience
– take every opportunity to have meaningful engagements with faculty

 

Shelby Challis

Shelby Challis

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2014 Woodsworth College
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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.”