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York University Black Alumni Network

YUBAN (York University Black Alumni Network) was created with a variety of goals in mind, many of them focused on providing guidance, mentorship and networking opportunities to Black alumni and students at all career and academic stages. In addition, YUBAN seeks to celebrate the legacy, contributions, and accomplishments of York’s Black alumni and students, while also engaging the community-at-large through relevant programming.  

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can get involved with YUBAN or want to hear more about their upcoming initiatives, please contact Evan Goldenthal, Alumni Engagement Officer, at  

Meet the network

Amuna Baraka-Clarke


Amuna is passionate about access. She has almost three decades of experience working in the areas of homelessness, education, social justice, legal advocacy and policy. She works as a Senior Human Resources Leader in Community Healthcare and is an active volunteer across many communities. She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and English Literature and a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Administration and Law. 

Fikayo Aderoju

BA ’22

Fikayo is the Founder & Executive Director of Project Impacting Lives, a community initiative that aims to meet the day-to-day needs of people facing homelessness in Canada. 
In the past 3 years, he has led this impactful nonprofit organization through various projects such as caring for the homeless, scholarship funds, toy drives, and distributing food to the Toronto community. He also currently serves as the Head of Housing at the Toronto Youth Cabinet and is an executive member of the York University Black Alumni Network (YUBAN). 

Fikayo is a storyteller at heart and has delivered compelling speeches at York University, McMaster University, The University of Toronto, and The Diplomacy Global Summit. 
In 2022, he became the youngest executive ever in the 25-year history of the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP) where he served on the board of executives as the Director of Youth Engagement. 

He has gathered over 5 million page views on LinkedIn and in April 2022 was awarded the Social Media Mogul Award at the 2022 Vanier Peer Mentor Awards Ceremony. 

Michael Eubanks

BA ’93

Michael Eubanks is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of goeasy Ltd. 

Michael leverages more than 30 years of diverse experience across the retail, financial services and digital and information technology sectors in both Canada and the U.S. As a leader in enterprise strategic planning, he specializes in implementing complex technology changes to meet shifting business models for public and private companies. 

A believer of strong leadership at every level, Michael is passionate about identifying and mentoring the next generation of leaders. 

Before Michael’s appointment at goeasy in 2020, he was Chief Information Officer at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). He has also held senior technology management roles at Canadian Tire Corporation and Best Buy International. 

Michael is a graduate of York University (BA) and has completed the Institute Corporate Director’s Program Certification from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.  

Michael is currently a board member and Chair of the Human Resources Committee for Toronto Hydro Corporation, as well as a board member of the University of Waterloo and York University’s Black Alumni Network (YUBAN). 

Queen Nkpubre  

BSc ’12

Queen Nkpubre is a Marketing and Communication Specialist with an affinity for Science based communication following an educational background in Chemistry and Forensic Science. In 2015, she was the co-recipient of the 1st place award at the Scottish Forensic Students Symposium. She grew up in Nigeria and currently resides in Canada where despite the cold weather, she is often sighted with a cup of ice cream. She has a passion for fitness & wellness, literacy skills and girl power. She enjoys reading. 

Randy Yeboah 

BA ’10, MA ’12

Randy Yeboah is an award recognized leader in the areas of emergency management and business continuity. He is currently the Director of Business Continuity and Resilience with the Toronto Transit Commission, North America’s third largest transit system. His career spans over a decade and includes roles in public safety, public health, and utility spaces. Randy possesses a Master’s degree in Disaster and Emergency Management (2020), an undergraduate degree in International Development (2010), and several industry certifications and designations. He is passionate about minimizing the impacts of emergencies on organizations and the communities they are rooted in. 

Reni Odetoyinbo

BBA ’18

Reni Odetoyinbo is a content creator, marketing consultant, and finance enthusiast based in Toronto, Canada. On her YouTube channel, 'xoreni', she shares resources about career development, lifestyle, and financial literacy. Reni is a graduate of York University's Schulich School of Business, class of 2018, and worked in Wealth Management at the Bank of Montreal subsequently.