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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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2019 Slate of Candidates

Below is your 2019-2021 slate of candidates as put forward by the current Alumni Association Council. 

Please review the information about the five candidates below and vote to approve the slate by logging in to your Alumni Directory account. Online voting closes September 24 at 11:59 p.m. New Council members will be introduced during the 2019 Annual General Meeting at Alumni Day on October 5.

Ijlal Gondal

Ijlal Gondal
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Class of 2016

Ijlal graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program in 2016. During his undergrad, he served as VP of University Affairs and Director of the Student Association. He was also an Ambassador, Orientation Leader and Co-Chair for the Graduating Class Challenge. He is a strong believer in giving back to the community and being a responsible citizen. Since graduation, he has worked in the transportation and energy sector.

Using his experiences and skillset, he hopes to represent all Ontario Tech alumni and help build a stronger alumni community.

Keegan Guidolin

Keegan Guidolin
Faculty of Science
Class of 2013

Keegan graduated from Ontario Tech’s Life Sciences program in 2013 and completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at Western University in 2017. He then joined the General Surgery residency-training program at the University of Toronto. He is currently completing a graduate degree in Applied Sciences in the field of nanomedicine and image-guided surgery through the Surgeon-Scientist Training Program. 

At Ontario Tech, Keegan founded clubs to support and encourage free-thought and debate and he was an active member of the Science Council.

Keegan’s goals for the Council include building and strengthening an alumni-student mentorship program, utilizing social media to keep alumni informed of each other and the university, and most importantly, he will protect the integrity of the degree that all alumni share. 

William Lee

William Lee
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Class of 2017

William graduated from the Operations and Supply Chain Management program. His experiences working across several student organizations such as the Business and IT Society, Finance Society, and Marketing Association have helped him develop his skill set as a Procurement Specialist at Ontario Power Generation. William currently supports the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station through material procurement, process improvement projects, and data analytics. 

William has been a part of the Alumni Association since 2017, where he has served on both the finance and engagement committees, and helped organize and execute alumni events. His goals for the upcoming term would be to increase the amount of benefits that Alumni receive, and to improve engagement within the alumni community.

Muhammad Mahad

Muhammad Mahad
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Class of 2016

Being fascinated with machines and technology his whole life, Muhammad came to Canada in 2012, to pursue a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was awarded the prestigious Global Leadership Award scholarship and made the most of his university experience by getting involved on-campus in various roles and capacities. In his efforts to give back to the community, he made significant contributions while working in the International Office at Ontario Tech and as the President for ASME in 2016. 

Muhammad currently works for Ontario Power Generation as a Design Engineer at the Darlington Nuclear Power Plant. He has had the opportunity to work on various innovative projects and initiatives to help shape the future of Nuclear Energy in Canada. As an alumnus, Muhammad has been working with the Career Centre for various events including the Reverse Career Fair and Peer Mentorship Program. 

Muhammad is looking to improve alumni engagement and expand the networking envelope for Ontario Tech through the Alumni Association Council.

Shaikh Rashid

Shaikh Farhan Rashid
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Class of 2014

Shaikh 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. 

By serving on the council, he hopes to extend the community of active alumni members and increase participation at alumni networking events.