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 […]
Melina Damian (BES ’17, MES ’19) is a committed environmentalist, animal lover and professional dancer. She holds two degrees from York, a bachelor’s and master’s of environmental studies from the […]
York kinesiology graduate, Prakash Amarasooriya (BSC '15), is the manager of scorecard operations at TD Bank, co-host of the Real Talk Roundtable podcast, a published neuroscience researcher, and a financial […]
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.