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Meet your orientation leaders

aly khan

Name

Alykhan Sumar

Country of origin

Tanzania

Faculty

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS)

Program

Energy Systems Engineering

Year of study

3

Involvement

IEEE, WUSC, NAYGN, EngSoc, Model UN, African Student Association and many more

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Exploring, nature walks, photography

Languages spoken

English, French, Swahili

Favourite Canadian memory

Ice Storm 2013

Asmy

Name

Asmy Sarasan

Country of origin

India

Faculty

Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS)

Program

Energy Systems Engineering

Year of study

3

Involvement

Nair Social Society (NSS) of Canada

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Reading, singing, do-it-yourself projects, yoga

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Tamil Malayalam

Favourite Canadian memory

Niagara Falls trip - Summer 2014

Asmy

Name

Aya Alshaawi

Country of origin

Iraq

Faculty

Science (FS)

Program

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Year of study

2

Involvement

Arab Students' Association

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Reading, painting, team sports, dancing

Languages spoken

Arabic and English

Favourite Canadian memory

Canada Day

Brandon

Name

Brandon Chang

Country of origin

Canada

Faculty

Business and Information Technology (FBIT)

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (General)

Year of study

4

Involvement

Karate club and Toastmasters Club

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Creative writing training (martial arts), playing video games/trading cards, listening to music

Languages spoken

English, Chinese (hakka)

Favourite Canadian memory

Tim Hortons and snowy winters

 charlotte

Name

Charlotte Maclean

Country of origin

Canada

Faculty

Social Science and Humanities (FSSH)

Program

Forensic Psychology

Year of study

3

Involvement

Outreach services, Student Mental Health Advisory Committee, general member of the environmental club and Social Science and Humanities Student Society (SSHSS). 

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Team and individual sports, reading, going on adventures

Languages spoken

Fluent in English, basic in French, Gaelic and American Sign Language  

Favourite Canadian memory

Going camping in Northern Ontario with first year camp counselors.

 christine

Name

Christine Strelchuk

Country of origin

Ukraine

Faculty

Health Sciences (FHS)

Program

Health Science with minors in Biology and

Year of study

4

Involvement

UOIT Student Ambassadors, Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) Peer Mentorship Program, Pre-Medical Society, Let’s Talk Science, Health Science Council

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Cooking, traveling, gardening

Languages spoken

Ukrainian, English, French

Favourite Canadian memory

Visiting Niagara Falls

 Colin

Name

Colin Dzijacky

Country of origin

Canada

Faculty

FEAS

Program

Electrical Engineering

Year of study

3

Involvement

Played two seasons on the men's varsity hockey team; Social Media Co-ordinator for free the children UOIT/DC branch; Graduate Student and Professor Liaison for IEEE; Goaltending Coach for the Toronto Red Wings Bantam team

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

I enjoy movies, all sports (baseball and hockey in particular), and I'm learning the guitar

Languages spoken

Fluent in English and can speak a bit of French

Favourite Canadian memory

Traveling across the country for three years playing hockey in every province along the way.

 Emma

Name

Emma Blackwood

Country of origin

Canada (way back: Ireland and Scotland)

Faculty

Science

Program

Life Sciences

Year of study

3

Involvement

World University Service of Canada (WUSC), UOIT/DC Running Club, Environmental Club

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Reading, Music, Running, Volunteering

Languages spoken

English

Favourite Canadian memory

Dad bringing home Timbits or doughnuts for hockey night or Survivor night at home.

 Ijlal

Name

Ijlal Ahmad Gondal

Country of origin

Pakistan

Faculty

FEAS

Program

Mechanical Engineering

Year of study

4

Involvement

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) UOIT Chapter

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Watching TV shows, movies, traveling

Languages spoken

English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi

Favourite Canadian memory

Visiting Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta, and Vancouver, British Columbia

 jailan

Name

Jailan Mahmoud

Country of origin

Egypt

Faculty

FSSH

Program

Communication and Digital Media Studies

Year of study

2

Involvement

Communication Sub-Society

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Knitting, sewing, sketching, crafts in general

Languages Spoken

Arabic and English

Favourite Canadian Memory

Touching snow for the first time, as I come from a country that doesn’t get snow.

 james

Name

James Patrick MacDonald

Country of origin

Canada

Faculty

FBIT

Program

Commerce General

Year of study

4

Involvement

Accounting Association, Finance Society, FBIT International Society

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Art - drawing, painting, etc. I love to read, mostly non-fiction titles, history.

Languages spoken

English, German

Favourite Canadian memory

Traveling across the country to see it all with my family when I was younger.

 kelsey

Name

Kelsey Glofcheskie

Country of Origin

Canada

Faculty

FHS

Program

Collaborative Nursing

Year of study

3

Involvement

September Orientation, iBegin, Nursing Student Community, Campus Ambassadors; more than 200 hours of volunteering experience.

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Swimming, reading, running

Languages Spoken

English, French

Favourite Canadian Memory

My favourite memory of Canada is that which fits the Canadian stereotype. I find Canadian winters truly beautiful, when the ice and snow make the outdoors sparkle. There is an outdoor skating rink in downtown London, Ontario that the city creates during the winter months in a local park. My favourite activity during the winter is to break out my skates and glide around the rink during a snowfall! The park creates a snow-globe like appearance, and resembles a magical fantasy.

 kendra

Name

Kendra Rogers

Country of origin

Canada

Faculty

Science

Program

Forensic Science, specializing in Biology

Year of study

2

Involvement

Intramural Flag Football, Forensic Science Society member, Student Ambassador, Vikings Rugby, Best Buddies

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Rugby, snowboarding, hiking, lacrosse

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Favourite Canadian memory

My Favorite Canadian memory is when Canada was about to bring home its second consecutive win in men’s hockey at the Olympics. My whole school was watching them play against the United States leading up to their win. It was the last Friday in February. We did not learn a thing while the game was going on because everyone was in as close as they could be, to stream the game from across the world. When Carey Price would make a save, you would hear an overwhelming sigh of relief, and when the winning goal was made, you could not hear anything else but screaming and cheering from every room in the school.  It was spectacular to see everyone in my school come together, just to be proud of Canada. It is a time that most Canadians will remember.

 lidya

Name

Lidya Salim

Country of origin

Venezuela

Faculty

Science

Program

Biological Science – Life Sciences

Year of study

4

Involvement

WUSC, Human Rights Watch, Blue Team, Science Council

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Baking, watching football (a.k.a. soccer), getting involved on campus

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Favourite Canadian memory

Going to Montreal, Quebec in the winter. I had never seen that much snow; it was beautiful! The trip was really fun and relaxing, and I can’t wait to go back.

 Luping

Name

Luping Zhang

Country of origin

China

Faculty

FEAS

Program

Mechanical Engineering

Year of study

2

Involvement

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Music and traveling

Languages spoken

Chinese, English

Favourite Canadian memory

Visiting beautiful Lake Ontario

mahad

Name

Muhammad Mahad

Country of origin

Pakistan

Faculty

FEAS

Program

Mechanical Engineering

Year of study

4

Involvement

  • ASME President
  • International Orientation Leader
  • Engineering society
  • Intramural Soccer (champions 2014-2015)

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

  • Watching and playing sports
  • TV shows and movies,
  • Gym, fitness, reading, writing, music

Languages spoken

English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi.

Favourite Canadian memory

Making the university a home away from home as an international student

 Masoumeh

Name

Masoumeh Rajabi

Country of origin

Afghanistan

Faculty

FHS

Program

Medical Laboratory Science

Year of study

2

Involvement

Student Volunteer at Lakeridge Health and at Toronto Wildlife Centre.

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Reading, painting

Languages spoken

English, Persian

Favourite Canadian memory

My favorite Canadian memory is going to the beach with my family when I was nine years old. This was my first time seeing such a huge body of water because back in Iran we lived in an area with no nearby beaches or lakes. I thought it was beautiful because the only time I had ever seen anything like it before was on TV.

 minh

Name

Minh A. Nguyen

Country of origin

Vietnam

Faculty

FEAS

Program

Electrical Engineering

Year of study

4

Involvement

Conversation Café

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Cooking, reading

Languages Spoken

English, Vietnamese

Favourite Canadian Memory

 munera

Name

Munera Ahmed

Country of origin

Pakistan

Faculty

Science

Program

Life Sciences

Year of study

3

Involvement

UOIT Ambassadors, Peer Mentoring

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Eating, spending time with family, listening to music, community work/volunteering, shopping, providing part-time therapy to friends

Languages spoken

English, Urdu/Hindi, French

Favourite Canadian memory

18th birthday in Canada

 parth

Name

Parth Patel

Country of origin

India

Faculty

FEAS

Program

Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Year of study

2

Involvement

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Soccer, cricket, music

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Gujarati

Favourite Canadian memory

Canada is one of the best places for summer camping and my first camping trip this summer was one of the most memorable activities I did in Canada.

 priya

Name

Priya Prasad

Country of origin

Canada

Faculty

FHS

Program

Health Science – Human Health Specialization

Year of study

3

Involvement

  • StressBusters @ UOIT/DC
  • Pre-Medical Society
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • iBegin

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

  • Watching soccer and Bollywood movies
  • Reading
  • Scrapbooking
  • Hiking
  • Camping

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Favourite Canadian memory

Growing up in British Columbia and exploring various parks!

robynne

Name

Robynne henry

Country of origin

Canada

Faculty

FSSH

Program

Communication

Year of study

4

Involvement

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Reading and writing

Languages spoken

English

Favourite Canadian memory

Anytime there was a blizzard, as I love the snow! When I was younger, I remember quite vividly having snowball fights, tobogganing on a hill by my house, making snow forts on recess, and refusing to allow anyone to go into the backyard to leave the snow untouched and perfect. Even now, walking through the snow to and from class is something that I always look forward to.

 rubby

Name

Rubby Nwaluka

Country of origin

Nigeria

Faculty

FSSH

Program

Legal Studies and Criminology

Year of study

4

Involvement

African Student Association, UOIT Sustainability Club (Blue Team), UOIT Ambassador, Big Brother Big Sister Oshawa, Anime Club, Communication Club, Human Rights Watch, Law Student Association

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Sleeping, reading, watching Korean drama and anime, meeting new people

Languages spoken

English

Favourite Canadian memory

Korean Town

 shelby

Name

Shelby Hewkin

Country of origin

Canada

Faculty

FBIT

Program

Commerce

Year of study

3

Involvement

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Poetry, visiting with my family, movies, crafts, being an aunt, swimming, shopping

Languages spoken

English

Favourite Canadian memory

My favorite Canadian memory would have to be spending every Sunday at my parents’ house with my nephew. It is truly amazing to get to see him grow every week and be a part of helping him grow. 

zoya

Name

Zoya Nadeem

Country of origin

Pakistan

Faculty

FHS

Program

Health Science

Year of study

4

Involvement

Pakistani Student Association, Muslim Student Association, Health Science Council, Health Science Student Association, Anime Club

Where do you live?

Off-campus

Hobbies

Traveling, reading, listening to music, cooking, baking, hiking, badminton, fencing

Languages spoken

English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi

Favourite Canadian memory

Zip lining through the caves and valleys located in Northern Canada.