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Webnesh Haile

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2009 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“1. Keep taking on new challenges. I learned almost as much from my extracurricular activities and student jobs as I did from my undergraduate degree.
2. Mental health is important. Take care of yours and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
3. If you want to go to graduate school or a post-secondary program, it’s usually important to make sure you keep your marks up. You may not be thinking about this in first or second year, but it never hurts to try and keep those doors open in future.
4. If something is not working, don’t be afraid to switch programs. I did that after second year and it was a great decision for me.

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.

 

Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1999 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Work-study program conducting research on Women’s Studies and the Internet
Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Build up your network and take advantage of cheaper rates for everything.”

Sydney Lang

Sydney Lang

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2016 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Philosophy, Political Science

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Currently a law student and am involved in work around labour law, corporate accountability, and environmental justice.

“Don’t be too focused on what you want to do after U of T – enjoy your time there and learn as much as you can. What comes next will come together naturally, and will be informed by your academic interests, peers, and community involvement. Do work that matters.”

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.”

Cedric Ludlow

Cedric Ludlow

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2017 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Psychology, Statistics

Alongside the Classroom

  • Conducted fieldwork in Kapuskasing, Ontario on the Ontario Dialects Project conducting sociolinguistic interviews with the goal of documenting linguistic variation in English in the province
  • Fieldwork was also carried out in Kirkland Lake, North Bay, South Porcupine, New Liskeard, and Toronto on a related project
  • Research Assistant in VSLX Lab (Linguistics)
Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Master of Science, Applied Linguistics (focus on intonational success predictors in call centre customer-agent conversations), The University of Edinburgh
Career Accomplishments

  • Currently looking for positions in business analytics and speech analytics.

 

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.”

 

Sylvia Urbanik

Sylvia Urbanik

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2017 University College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

 

Maggie Cheung

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2017 University College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Life SciencesNutrition and Food Science at Ryerson University

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Description

  • Design Consultant, Grantbook Inc.
  • Internship at an integrated marketing agency
  • Freelance work in web design and developing

“All of my past experiences put me in a really good position to enter a marketing/design role in the philanthropic sector – which is where I wanted to be, and where I am right now. I didn’t know that this was what I wanted to do all along; I just looked for a sense of satisfaction with both my work and the people I surrounded myself with.

I think the most important thing when you’re young is to not be afraid to try things out, but keep in mind that you want to learn something from each experience – even if all you learn is that something isn’t for you.”

 

Zoha Anjum

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2017 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Mentorship

Leadership

Poster Presentations

Student Talks

Publications

  • Writer: INKspire Magazine, June 2016 – Present
  • Primary Author: Zoha Anjum, Helena Petrosova & Tara J. Moriarty. Importance of Hemolysin III in Lyme Disease Infection. (Manuscript in preparation)
  • Primary Author: Zoha Anjum, Helena Petrosova & Tara J. Moriarty. Short-term high fat diet has no effect on bacterial burden in Lyme disease. Journal of Undergraduate Life Sciences, June 2017
  • Secondary Author: Helena Petrosova, Azad Eshghi, Zoha Anjum, Nataliya Zlotnikov, Caroline E. Cameron & Tara J. Moriarty. Diet-Induced Obesity Does Not Alter Tigecycline Treatment Efficacy in Murine Lyme Disease. Front Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00292

Event Planning

Further Education

Career Description

“I would advise myself to take care of myself! It’s really easy to get caught up with school and extracurricular activities and forget about self-care. I would also tell myself to not overwork and prioritize my commitments better during my undergraduate studies. U of T is a fantastic school with innumerable opportunities, so make use of those opportunities while also enjoying your time!”