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2018 Slate of Candidates

Below is your 2018 slate of candidates as put forward by the current Alumni Association Council.

Please review the bios of the four candidates below and vote to approve the slate by logging into your Alumni Directory account.  


Reuben Gomes - Class of 2014 


Reuben graduated from the Faculty of Business and Information Technology's Video Game Development and Entrepreneurship program with a minor in Marketing. Reuben believes that his academic experiences at the university sent him into the workforce with a broader viewpoint and an ability to understand, correlate and translate material between various conceptual disciples in order to bring about a common understanding for the issues and solutions at hand.

Reuben has worked with people of various disciplines during his career and believes that incorporating various worldviews into discussions and decisions will be ideal for the council. 

As a recent graduate he hopes to take what he’s learned so far and assist with driving discussion and forward planning in a novel and positive manner. He also strives to support and push for new and varied events to better encourage communal interaction and participation.

Sean Kell

Sean Kell - Class of 2013

Sean graduated from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Throughout the past three years, Sean has enjoyed being part of the Alumni Association Council (AAC) through the Engagement and Governance committees.  Sean enjoys planning events to engage alumni, and recognizes the value in promoting policies and procedures which allow the council to better support its members. 

If elected to another term, Sean aims to continue supporting the member alumni of the AAC. He is also passionate about promoting the needs of alumni to the council while ensuring that representation of our members is reflected in the AAC's policies and procedures.   

Fun facts about Sean: He's an avid cosplayer, plays bass guitar and enjoys baking cheesecake.

Angelo Pineda

Angelo Pineda - Class of 2010

Angelo graduated from the Faculty of Business and Information Technology and is a proud member of the first Game Development class. His volunteer and work experiences at the university prepared him for his career at McGraw-Hill Education, where he designs the next generation of digital learning products. 

Angelo has been a member of the Alumni Association since 2016, being involved with the Engagement and Governance Committees, and currently serves as the Vice-Chair. If elected to another term, Angelo will be focused on expanding events and services offered to alumni. He hopes the outreach will help alumni stay connected with the university and inspire them to show their Ridgeback pride.    


Michael Riseley - Class of 2012

Michael graduated from the Faculty of Business and Information Technology with a major in Accounting. During his time at the university, he worked as a coach and statistician for the men’s hockey team and was a member of the UOIT Accounting Association. Since graduating, he has worked for a public accounting firm where he is a senior staff accountant and a valuation financial analyst. 

As the university has given him so much, Michael hopes to give back through his role on the council.  By leveraging his previous board experience and financial knowledge, Michael hopes to make alumni everywhere proud of their alma mater.

For the past 2 years, Michael has been a member of the UOIT Alumni Council and has served as the Council’s Chair of the Finance Committee.


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