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Christina Luckyj

Christina Luckyj

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1978 University College
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Alongside the Classroom

  • Studied in Quebec for over a year
Further Education

Career Description

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“Do as many extracurricular things as possible, and especially take any opportunities to study elsewhere.”

 

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).”

Kathy Cocchio

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1980 University College
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

  • B.Ed. University of Western Ontario (1981)
  • M.Ed. University of Alberta (2010)
Career Description

  • Taught in higher education for 14 years.
  • Supported teacher induction in higher education for 10 years.
  • Currently coordinate a graduate studies program.
“Relax. Take advantage of the activities on campus. Try to focus on the learning experience, not on grades. Get to know your professors–they truly want you to succeed.”

 

Henry Beissel

 

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1958 University College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Psychology

Alongside the Classroom

  • Interned as a Teaching Fellow at University College
Outside the Classroom

  • Student publications
Further Education

Career Description

  • Professor of medieval and modern English literature at various universities, including Concordia University (Montréal), the University of Munich (Germany), and the University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Founded and directed Concordia University’s creative writing program
  • Published poet, playwright, and essayist
  • Founded literary magazine EDGE
  • Active in Canadian writers’ organizations such as The League of Canadian Poets as its president, the Canadian Writers Union, and the Guild of Canadian Playwrights
“Follow your intellectual passions and study the humanities as widely as possible. They form the basis of any other course of studies and will put you ahead of the pack in whatever professional career you pursue. apart from your retirement years, Your undergraduate days are the only time in your life when you can afford to pursue knowledge and understanding for its own sake. In the course of doing so you will discover a passion, if you don’t have one already. Devote yourself to what you love to do and you will eventually succeed. Vocational training is best acquired on the job.”

 

Kale Johnson

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2009 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • International Experience: Summer program in Italy
Outside the Classroom

  • Varsity Blues Promotional Team
  • Innis College Fashion Show
Career Accomplishments

  • Travel Industry for 5 years
  • Sales Manager at CDW Canada

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Tayler Eaton

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Graduation Year

  • 2011 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from Life Sciences, Anthropology and Classics

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Outside the Classroom

Further Education

“Don’t worry about having everything planned. Your life will never unfold the way you expect, and that is a good thing. Enjoy yourself, have a variety of experiences, and don’t stress the bad grades.”

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Jessica Polis

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2008
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“Enjoy your time at U of T and make the most of it! We have some of the best classes, best professors, best students and we get to live and study in an amazing city. Do, see and learn as much as you possibly can!”

Chloe Richer

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2009 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Sexual Diversity Studies

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Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

Dave Ridge

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2012 Innis College
Within the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

“Start working on projects as early as possible.

Don’t apply for more than one credit card.

Going to parties gets pretty old pretty fast.”

Ian Aley

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2007 Innis College
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Further Education

Career Accomplishments

“The things that I have found most helpful in supporting my work-life balance have been taking quiet time to listen and not being afraid to say no. Saying no to one opportunity, even if it is something you would ideally like to do, means you can more fully and deeply say yes to something else.”