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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.

 

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.”

Aadil Nathani

Aadil Nathani

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2017 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

“You are not defined by your GPA. University is a holistic experience and UofT provides a tonne of opportunities so make the most of it. Join that club, talk to that stranger in class, take a stroll through Philosopher’s Walk with poutine from the food truck for no reason at all, meet your profs and TA’s during office hours (!!) and enjoy your time on campus. We’ve all been knocked down by a bad grade but you are more than a number.

 

Navi Dhanota

Navi Dhanota

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2003 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Psychology

Outside the Classroom

  • Registered with Accessibility Services and developed the lived experience of being a student receiving accommodations while struggling with mental health. These became useful credentials.
Further Education

Career Description

  • Accessibility consultant, George Brown College
  • Accessibility consultant (varying roles, incl. institutional policy review)
  • Successful in personal activism, which involved changing the requirements to disclose a diagnosis when registering with post-secondary accommodation offices.
In the Media

“My advice, for current students, would be to stop trying to find your calling/passion. I realize this may sound counter-intuitive— I used my lived experience to identify small projects I wanted to work on and things I wanted to change. I used these small initiatives as a platform to springboard my career.

Follow what interest you (this could be a class you are good at, subject matter that is easy to read, or even the the issues that you find most difficult). With that, will come passion. Showing genuine motivation in your field is what will distinguish you from the pack.

 

Veronika McLaren

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Graduation Year

  • BA of Modern Language and Linguistics 1967 University College
Inside the Classroom

Career Description

  • Work was part-time until 4 children were grown up enough to be left alone or at school. Work involved financial institutions, teaching and translations. Full-time translator now.

“Learning as much as possible is always good advice. “Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus, 100 A.D.
Not to forget Merlin’s advice (Arthurian Romance).”

Marni Goldstein

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2015 University College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Chemistry

Alongside the Classroom

  • Guide-runner at Achilles Canada for HMB473 (Exercise and Mental Health)
Outside the Classroom

“Take breaks. I regret not taking a break between high school and university.

Exercise regularly for your mental health.”

 

Lauren Birch

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2014 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Experimental Learning

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Get involved with new things that excite you! Don’t feel stuck in one area (in academics or extra-curriculars). U of T is a great place to try new things, meet new people, and grow. While it’s great to do well academically, getting A’s isn’t the sole importance of going to University.”

Jenn Robinson

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2012 Innis College
Within the Classroom

Switched programs from: Animal Physiology 

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

 

Kara Naklicki

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2013 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Experiential Learning

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

 

Fiona Clarke

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2007 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Experiential Learning

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“My best advice for Innis students is first, to take advantage of the incredible resources available at the University of Toronto because you will miss them when you are gone.”