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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

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 2022-23 AAC members! 

    A profile photo of Amber Morley
    Amber Morley

    Amber graduated from the Communication and Digital Media Studies program from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2019. She recently achieved her M.A. from Royal Roads University in the Master of Arts Professional Communication program. Amber is a communicator, digital media expert, musician, and storyteller. Amber has experience with the production of multimedia and podcasting for various organizations. Amber is skilled in scriptwriting, as well as creative writing.

    Astrid DeSouza
    Astrid DeSouza, Governance Chair

    Astrid graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2015, and then doubled down on her Ontario Tech alumni status when she obtained a Master of Health Sciences with a specialization in community health in 2017. Her master’s research led her to work with youth who experience multiple barriers in their lives and youth with disabilities. Currently, Astrid is pursuing her PhD, focusing on Indigenous health and disability. 

    A member of the Alumni Association Council since 2020, Astrid is enthusiastic about alumni programming and events and is well connected to the campus community. In addition to completing two degrees at Ontario Tech, she was on the varsity tennis team (Go Ridgebacks!), and was previously the Program Co-ordinator in the Engineering Co-op & Internship Office. As a member of the Alumni Association Council, Astrid is hoping to connect with current students and alumni to increase awareness of programs and services available. 

    Ijlal
    Ijlal Gondal

    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. Most recently he joined PayPal as an Integration Engineer.

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

    Kait Gambier, Vice-Chair
    Keiver Goodwin headshot
    Keiver Goodwin

    Keiver graduated in 2020 from the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science. He has always been passionate about volunteering, whether as a peer leader during his time at Ontario Tech or as an alumni representative during Fall 2021 orientation. Keiver appreciates all of the opportunities he had as a student, such as participating in a mock review panel during Radioactive Waste Management Design, and aims to provide more opportunities to his fellow alumni as part of the council.

    Muhammad Mahad
    Muhammad Mahad, Chair

    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 is a 2016 graduate currently working at 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.

    Patil Mksyartinian
    Patil Mksyartinian

    Patil graduated from Ontario Tech University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (specialization in Public Health) in 2020. During her time at Ontario Tech, Patil volunteered for various initiatives, such as the Ambassador program and the Mental Health Advisory Committee. After graduation in 2020, she began her studies at the University of Waterloo in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, and at Western University in the Graduate Diploma Applied Health Sciences (GDAHS) program.

    Currently, Patil works part-time as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Waterloo, and her future occupational goals include working in the government sector (e.g., PHAC) in a public-health related field, such as epidemiology, health policy and/or public health research.

    Rathiban Raveendran
    Rathiban Raveendran, Finance Chair

    Joining council in 2021, Rathiban is excited to bring great ideas to life. During his time at Ontario Tech, he was part of the Student Union, along with starting two different campus clubs. 

    Rathiban encourages all his fellow alumni to have open hearts and try new experiences. 

    Tyra Gordon, AAC member
    Tyra Gordon, Engagement Chair

    Tyra graduated from the Nuclear Engineering & Management program in 2020. During her studies, she was extremely involved with the Ontario Tech community. As a Ridgeback, she helped the women’s varsity soccer team realize its most successful seasons in program history. In addition, she was involved in the Engineering Society, North American Young Generation in Nuclear, Canadian Nuclear Society and Women in Engineering student organizations.

    She has always been passionate about engineering and the prospects of building on the reputation of Ontario Tech University. Currently, Tyra works in risk and reliability engineering for GE Hitachi where she is supporting the deployment of new, innovative reactor technology in Canada.

    Tyra is excited to reconnect with her alma mater as part of the Alumni Association Council to help the university reach new heights.

  • Council documents
    General

    Terms of Reference 2022-2023 

    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 Minutes
    2018-2019 Meetings
    December 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes
    February 11, 2019 Agenda Minutes
    April 8, 2019 Agenda Minutes
    June 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
    September 16, 2019 Agenda Minutes
    October 5, 2019
    Annual General Meeting
    Agenda Minutes to be approved at the 2020 AGM.
    2019-2020 Meetings
    November 13, 2019 Agenda Minutes
    January 14, 2020 Agenda Minutes
    February 12, 2020 Agenda
    April 8, 2020
    June 17, 2020
    September 9, 2020

     

  • Annual General Meeting

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

    Due to COVID-19, this year's AGM will be a virtual meeting followed by a virtual networking.

    June 25, 2022

    Annual General Meeting Documents

    Agenda

    Minutes of the June 2021 Annual General Meeting

  • Previous AAC Members
    2021-2022
    • Muhammad Mahad, Chair
    • Kaitlynn Gambier, Vice-Chair
    • Amber Morley
    • Astrid DeSouza
    • Brian Lieuw Kie Song
    • Ijlal Gondal
    • Keiver Goodwin
    • Patil Mksyartinian
    • Rathiban Raveendran
    • Suroy Thamotharam
    2020-2021
    • William Lee, Chair
    • Kaitlynn Gambier, Vice-Chair
    • Astrid DeSouza
    • Ijlal Gondal
    • Keegan Guidolin
    • Brian Lieuw Kie Song
    • Muhammad Mahad
    • Amber Morley
    • Shaikh Farhan Rashid
    • Suroy Thamotharam
    2019-2020
    • Shaikh Farhan Rashid, Chair
    • William Lee, Vice-Chair
    • Astrid DeSouza
    • Reuben Gomes
    • Ijlal Gondal
    • Keegan Guidolin
    • Sean Kell
    • Muhammad Mahad
    • Angelo Pineda
     
    2018-2019 
    • Angelo Pineda, Chair
    • Shaikh Farhan Rashid, Vice-Chair
    • Tameka Bailey
    • Reuben Gomes
    • Sean Kell
    • William Lee
    • Michael Riseley
    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 Piasecka
    • Dwight Thompson
    • Nicole Robichaud