When it came time for entrepreneur Giancarlo Sessa (BBA ’19) to choose a university, it was a no-brainer. With a passion for entrepreneurship, he “heard great things” about York and its welcoming and friendly students, which made it easy to choose the Schulich School of Business.
Isabella Akaliza’s (BA ’20) four years at York inspired and shaped her. The women and girls in her hometown need her. The first mission for this activist is to eliminate […]
As the first female in her family to graduate with a STEM degree, Farzia Khan (BA ’17) is very passionate about giving back to her community and has a commitment to the greater good both locally and internationally. As an award-winning community builder, technologist, and entrepreneur, Farzia studied computer […]
Christine Edith Dikongué (BA ’14) is a start-up founder, innovation consultant, technocrat, global speaker and board member whose work has created 40 new start-ups in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya. She is also one of the youngest members of the board of directors at the United Nations Association in Canada. And she’s just getting started.
Miranda Baksh (BES '17, MES '19) is an environmental educator, public speaker, and climate action catalyst. She is Chief Executive Officer of The Community Climate Council, which she co-founded. She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Environmental Studies where she researched the intersections between biodiversity conservation and digital science communication.
For York alumna Krystal Abotossaway (BHRM ’13), arriving on York’s busy, sprawling campus was overwhelming; but an unexpected invitation helped her feel at ease and introduced her to a community that would become a central part of her university experience.
Racheal Awe (BA ’03, MBA ’17) has two young children and is chief of staff to the CEO at Canadian Tire Corporation, one of Canada’s largest retailers. She’s a high-achieving, […]
Completing a degree while working full-time is no small feat, now imagine doing it during a global pandemic. Asare Kester-Akrofi (MPPAL ’20) is a recent graduate of York's Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) program, working full time in public service and is an active community volunteer.
When Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu (BA ’10) was hired in January 2020 to take the helm of Toronto’s Obsidian Theatre as its new artistic director, she had no idea how much the world would change by the time she started the job in July.