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Alumni Association

If you are a graduate of Ontario Tech University, you are automatically a member of our Alumni Association!

The Alumni Association Council (AAC) represents all graduates of the university and is responsible for carrying out the mission of the Alumni Association. The Council has up to 10 members who serve two-year terms.

There are three Council committees including Governance, Engagement and Finance. Committee involvement provides opportunities for enthusiastic alumni volunteers to build skills and contribute to the development of the university and our alumni network.

If you're interested in joining the Alumni Association Council, learn more about the nomination process.

Alumni Association Council (AAC)

  • Mission and Vision
    Vision

    Connect. Engage. Succeed. Celebrate.

    Mission

    Inspire Ontario Tech University's global alumni community to feel connected and supported through programs and services designed to promote the spirit of lifelong success and alma mater pride.

    Values

    The following values are fundamental to the success of the Alumni Association:

    • Integrity and respect: We embrace honesty, inclusivity and equity in all we do.
    • Honesty and accountability: Our actions reflect our values, and we are accountable for both.
    • Dedication to quality and intellectual rigour: We strive for excellence with energy, commitment and passion.
    • Pursuit of innovation: We cultivate creativity, adaptability and flexibility in our students, faculty and staff.
  • Meet your current AAC Members

    Meet your 2018-2019 AAC members. 

    Angelo Pineda
    Angelo Pineda | Chair, AAC

    Angelo is a 2010, Faculty of Business and Information Technology graduate from the first Game Development class.

    His volunteer and work experiences at the university prepared him for a career at McGraw-Hill, where he designs digital learning products. Angelo uses his experiences invigilating students with learning needs at Ontario Tech to help make digital learning accessible to all.

    Angelo has been a member of the Alumni Association Council since 2016 and served as the Vice-Chair in 2017-2018. He focuses on expanding services for alumni to inspire them to stay engaged with the university. Angelo proudly shows his Ridgeback pride anytime, anywhere - including competing for Canada at the 2018 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in London, England. Fun fact: his rehab team are Ontario Tech graduates.

    Shaikh Rashid
    Shaikh Farhan Rashid | Vice-Chair, AAC and Chair, Engagement Committee 

    Shaikh Farhan Rashid graduated from the Networking and Information Technology Security program in 2014 with a minor in E-Commerce. During his undergrad, he was involved in many student clubs including the Canadian Nuclear Society and the Generation-First Peer Mentorship, and participated in various university sponsored activities including the Student Leadership Summit.  

    After graduating, Shaikh pursued a career in IT Security, working as a security researcher in the energy sector. His research led him to the world of data science and big data startups, where he is now working in engineering and technology consulting.  

    Shaikh is serving on the Alumni Association Council in order to give back to the university. By serving on the council, he hopes to extend the community of active alumni members and increase participation at alumni networking events. 

    Tameka Bailey
    Tameka Bailey

    Tameka Bailey graduated in 2015 from the Criminology and Justice program with a minor in Legal Studies. She was on the President's List and continues to value her undergraduate experience at the university. Tameka is currently an upper-year graduate student at Carleton University pursuing a Master of Infrastructure Protection and International Security and plans to start a career in government in the capital region. 

    During her time at Ontario Tech, Tameka worked as a Senior Archivist with the Digital Culture and Media Lab and focused the rest of her time on her studies. As a fairly recent graduate, Tameka hopes to increase alumni spirit through engaging students on matters concerning: on-campus residents, social spaces, clubs, societies and various on-campus events. The visibility of the AAC will build capacity and advantage the Association going forward.

    Reuben Gomes
    Reuben Gomes

    Reuben graduated from the Video Game Development and Entrepreneurship program in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology 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

    Sean Kell graduated in 2013 from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science's Mechanical Engineering program.  During his undergrad, Sean helped shape the university community through his involvement in student societies and clubs; he hopes to continue this through his work with the council.   

    Sean has helped plan many engagement initiatives during his time with the council, including numerous Alumni Association Receptions. He hopes to continue to represent you and to help build a stronger alumni community.

    William Lee
    William Lee | Chair, Finance Committee

    William graduated in 2017 from the Faculty of Business and Information Technology with a major in Finance and minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management. During his time at the university, William had the opportunity to be a part of several clubs including: the Business and IT Society, Finance Society, Marketing Association as well as LANWAR. William credits the extra curriculars he participated in and the mentorship he received from his professors for his positive university experience. 

    William current works in the energy sector as a procurement specialist trainee, engaging in tactical purchasing, negotiations, and process improvement projects. He hopes to leverage both his university club and work experiences to the alumni community through his experiences in budgeting, event planning, and process optimization. 

    Michael Riseley
    Michael Riseley | Chair, Governance Committee

    Michael graduated from the Faculty of Business and Information Technology with a major in Accounting in 2012. 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 Ontario Tech Accounting Association. Since graduating, he has obtained his Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designations and currently works for a multi-national public accounting firm where he currently works as a manager in the firm’s accounting and assurance practice in their Peterborough office. In this capacity, Michael provides a wide variety of clients with accounting, assurance, taxation and valuation services.

    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 Alumni Association Council and has served as the Council’s Chair of the Finance Committee. This year, Michael has transitioned to being the Chair of the Governance Committee and will continue to work for the Finance Committee in an advisory capacity.

  • Council documents
    General

    Terms of Reference 2017-2018  

    Memorandum of Understanding

    Meeting Agendas and Minutes 
    2016-2017 Meetings
    December 13, 2016 Agenda Minutes
    January 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes
    February 22, 2017 Agenda Minutes and Facebook Live
    March 9, 2017 Agenda Minutes and supporting documents
    April 4, 2017 Meeting cancelled
    May 3, 2017 Agenda Minutes and supporting documents
    June 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes and supporting documents
    July 4, 2017 Agenda Minutes
    August 2, 2017 Agenda  Minutes and Facebook Live
    September 5, 2017 Agenda Minutes and supporting documents
    October 14, 2017
    Annual General Meeting
    Agenda Minutes 
    2017-2018 Meetings 
    December 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
    January 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes
    February 7, 2018 Agenda Minutes
    March 7, 2018 Agenda Minutes
    April 3, 2018 Agenda Minutes
    May 9, 2018 Agenda Minutes
    June 20, 2018 Agenda Minutes
    August 1, 2018 Agenda Minutes
    September 5, 2018 Agenda Minutes
    October 13, 2018
    Annual General Meeting
    Agenda
    2018-2019 Meetings
    December 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes
    February 11, 2019 Agenda Minutes
    April 8, 2019 Agenda Minutes
    June 26, 2019 Agenda
    September 16, 2019

     

  • Annual General Meeting

    The Alumni Association's Annual General Meeting typically takes place as part of the Alumni Day celebrations each year. To attend the AGM, please register for Alumni Day. 

    When

    Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 2:30 to 3 p.m.  

    Where

    Business and Information Technology Building (UB), room 2080  
    Ontario Tech University (North Campus) 
    2000 Simcoe St. North
    Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

    New for 2018 - Live broadcast 

    Watch the 2018 AGM from wherever you are in the world.

    Agenda

    Download the 2018 AGM Agenda.

  • Previous AAC Members
    2017-2018
    • Kaitlynn Gambier, Chair
    • Angelo Pineda, Vice-Chair
    • Tameka Bailey
    • Ijlal Gondal      
    • Sean Kell
    • William Lee  
    • Jeffrey Seres
    • Shaikh Farhan Rashid 
    • Michael Riseley           
    • Jeffrey Seres

    2016-2017
    • Sean McNama, Chair
    • Kaitlynn Gambier, Vice-Chair
    • Christa Andrews
    • Kristen Daize
    • Sean Kell
    • Cristina Mazza
    • Angelo Pineda
    • Ruth Richards
    • Michael Riseley
    • Jeffrey Seres

    2015-2016
    • Matthew Fawcett, Chair
    • Sean McNama, Vice-Chair
    • Christa Andrews
    • Kristen Daize
    • Kaitlynn Gambier
    • Sean Kell (General)
    • Shawn Nakagawa
    • Andrew Seto
    • Mohammad Soleman
    • Ruth Richards 

    2014-2015
    • Matthew Fawcett, Chair
    • Dan Gazarek, Vice-Chair
    • Kristen Daize
    • Kaitlynn Gambier
    • Eric Madsen
    • Sean McNama
    • Shawn Nakagawa
    • Andrew Seto
    • Mohammad Soleman

    2013-2014
    • Matthew Fawcett, Chair
    • Dan Gazarek, Vice-Chair
    • Robert Sudak, Vice-Chair
    • Kristen Daize
    • Adam Doran
    • Amy LaRue
    • Jenna Lasky
    • Sean McNama
    • Mike Mior
    • Nicole Robichaud

    2012-2013 | Founding Members
    • Matthew Fawcett, Chair
    • Robert Sudak, Vice-Chair
    • Hailey Cameron
    • Adam Doran
    • Amy LaRue
    • Jenna Lasky
    • Mike Mior
    • Barbara Piaseka
    • Dwight Thompson
    • Nicole Robichaud

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