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Alumni Spotlight: Anika Holder (BA '98)

Alumni Spotlight: Anika Holder (BA '98)

While for many, the topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion have only recently been at the forefront of discussions, for Anika Holder (BA ’98) these principles – creating safe, diverse, and inclusive spaces for all and challenging the norm – have always been a priority. Anika has used these beliefs as a foundation for what […]

Alumni Spotlight: Garrett Seepersad (MSc ’12, PhD ’18)

Alumni Spotlight: Garrett Seepersad (MSc ’12, PhD ’18)

Garrett Seepersad (MSc ’12, PhD ’18), now a research associate at York, hails from Trinidad and Tobago and recalls that his parents always wanted to relocate to Canada. While they stayed in their native country, Garrett still retained a desire to emigrate. After completing his undergraduate degree in Geomatics Engineering at the University of The […]

Alumni Spotlight: Farah Motani (BES ’14)

Alumni Spotlight: Farah Motani (BES ’14)

Farah Motani (BES '14) is an environmentalist, holistic nutritionist and yoga teacher. She currently resides on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Watuth), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations of the Coast Salish peoples, also known as the settler lands of Vancouver. The environmental studies alumna combined her many passions and has spent the last […]

Alumni Spotlight: Sindiswa Moyo (MPPAL ’20)

Alumni Spotlight: Sindiswa Moyo (MPPAL ’20)

Sindiswa Moyo (MPPAL ’20) is the acting Manager and Senior Advisor in the Office of the Chief Planning Officer at Metrolinx, a Crown agency of the Government of Ontario, which is undertaking the largest transportation investment in Ontario’s history. She was born and raised in Zimbabwe and moved to Canada in December 2008. Tell me […]

Alumni Spotlight: Iman Mohamed (BA ’14)

Alumni Spotlight: Iman Mohamed (BA ’14)

Iman Mohamed (BA ’14) is a community leader, policy professional and researcher. After graduating from York’s political science program, Iman applied her education to help create positive change and empower vulnerable communities. Why did you choose to study at York? Could you describe how your university’s experience has helped launched what you do now? I […]

Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Jaelin (BFA ’08)

Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Jaelin (BFA ’08)

Michelle Jaelin (BFA ’08) is a TV and media registered dietitian, founder, and content creator at nutritionartist.com. The York alumna discusses her early career as an entrepreneur, and how her years as a student at York helped her bridge her love of the arts with nutrition. Why did you decide to attend York University? I […]

Alumni Spotlight: Ji-Young Kim (IBBA ’10)

Alumni Spotlight: Ji-Young Kim (IBBA ’10)

When Ji-Young Kim (IBBA ’10) was growing up, her father had a profound impact on her. “My dad always said that we should help. That’s always stuck in my mind.” With this sentiment, it comes as no surprise that the York alumna would be where she is today. Ji-Young works in Chad as a partnerships […]

Alumni Spotlight: Rowena Tam (BA ’17)

Alumni Spotlight: Rowena Tam (BA ’17)

Rowena Tam (BA '17) is a settler, artist, researcher, and creative arts therapist currently living and working in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montreal, on unceded Kanien'kehá:ka territory. In 2021, she was named as one of York’s Top 30 Changemakers Under 30. We spoke with Rowena to learn more about her career and her experience living in Montreal. Tell us about […]