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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.

Chester Sadowski

Chester Sadowski

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1957 University College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Polish Students’ Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • House League Basketball
Further Education

  • University of Toronto PhD in Chemistry 1961
  • Colorado University Department of Chemistry Post-Doctoral Fellow 1961/62
Career Description

  • 1957 to 1961 Post Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
  • 1961/62 Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A.
  • 1962 to 1967 Defence Services Scientific Officer, Defence Research Board, Valcartier, Quebec
  • 1967 to 2002 Professor, Department of Chemistry, York University, Toronto
  • 1973/74 Sabbatical leave at NOAA, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 1981/82 Sabbatical Leave, University Chemical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, U.K.
  • 1982/83(?) Vice President of York University Faculty Association (YUFA) during certification and member of (YUFA) Tenure and Promotion Committee preparing the T&P section of the first collective agreement
  • 1989/90 Associate Dean, Atkinson College, York University
  • 1995/96 Sabbatical Leave, Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Oxford, U.K.
  • 2001/02 Sabbatical Leave, Department of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, U.K.
  • 2005, 2006 Research, University Chemical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, U.K.
    July 1,1995 to December 31, 1999 Chairman of Chemistry, York University
  • Served on numerous departmental, faculty and university committees, including T&P, University Senate, Nominations, Examinations and Academic Standards, etc.
“I worked very hard and strove to meet the highest levels of academic performance. I was poor and could not socialise as much as I wanted to, but nevertheless I might have extended my extra-curricular interests a bit more.”