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Jon Foster, Alumni

Jon Foster, Alumni

"While I was studying at York University I had the opportunity to travel to New York City for a performance. After that my whole intention was to become a touring drummer." Jon Foster (BFA '12) Drummer & ComposerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonfosterdrummer/Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonfosterdrumsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/JonFosterDrummer/Website: https://www.jonfosterdrummer.com/

Steven Hoffman, Faculty

Steven Hoffman, Faculty

“My research focuses on crafting strategies through which countries can work together to address transnational health threats. The classic example of a transnational health threat is a pandemic. Viruses and bacteria don’t carry passports – they’re not easily contained, no matter how big a wall we might want to build. Much of our health is […]

Vidya Shah, Faculty

Vidya Shah, Faculty

"I started my career as an elementary school teacher, and they were some of the most magical years of my life. Teaching for me has become a journey of self-discovery, an encounter with the self. Education is ultimately an endeavour in being more human. It demands of us an ongoing commitment to living and working […]

Nisadu Basnayaka, Student

Nisadu Basnayaka, Student

"Building an inclusive community is one of my biggest agendas as a Residence Life Don." Nisadu Basnayaka Residence Don, Winters 3rd Year, Actuarial Science

Sean Hillier, Faculty

Sean Hillier, Faculty

"I grew up fairly poor as a young gay kid in rural Newfoundland. That experience really defined my interest in looking at access - thinking about how policy impacts the delivery of healthcare and social services to LGBBTIQQ2SA and First Nations people, to people of low socio-economic status, people of colour, and Indigenous Peoples more […]

Jessica Gahtan, Alumni

Jessica Gahtan, Alumni

"Like everyone else, I was following the developing COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year. Though it initially seemed so distant, the pandemic became much more real when the first cases began to appear in Canada, and even more so when my partner, who has just completed medical school, was pulled off his clinical rotations for his […]

Amanda Galusha, Student

Amanda Galusha, Student

"After I moved to Toronto in the early 2000’s, I was really missing the simplicity of life in Northwestern Ontario. When I was young, my parents used to take my brother, sister and I up to camp on remote islands on Crownland. We would portage into lakes and spend time swimming and running around, finding […]

Adam Muzzin, Faculty

Adam Muzzin, Faculty

"My big interest in astronomy came from when I was a kid. I grew up in the 80s and there was so much exciting stuff happening in space. There was the space shuttle, there were the Voyager probes, and Star Wars was the big movie. Also my father built his own telescope from scratch. And […]

Carl James, Faculty

Carl James, Faculty

"Community plays a significant role in our lives and in our educational pursuits. Hence, the questions which we pursue in our teaching, service work, and/or are informed by the community to which we belong or with which we identify. So, it is understandable that my entry into sociology, in part, would be inspired, my questions […]

Mikhaela Gray, Alumni

Mikhaela Gray, Alumni

"When my mom was in elementary school, her best friend went missing. About six years ago, they were reconnected and my mom began to learn her story. At the age of 14, my mom’s friend was trafficked for sex in Ontario, Canada. When I heard her story, I was shocked and heartbroken. I began asking […]