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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 2019-2020 AAC members! 

    When chair positions for the 2019-2020 have been selected this page will be updated. The slate for this year is not full. If you're interested in joining, please email alumni@ontariotechu.ca. 

    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.

    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.

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

    Keegan Guidolin
    Keegan Guidolin

    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. 

    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 

    William graduated from the Operations and Supply Chain Management program in 2017. 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 are to increase the amount of benefits that Alumni receive, and to improve engagement within the alumni community.

    Muhammad Mahad
    Muhammad Mahad

    Being fascinated with machines and technology his whole life, Muhammad came to Canada in 2012 to pursue a B.Eng 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.

    Angelo Pineda
    Angelo Pineda

    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  

    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. 

  • 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 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
    October 5, 2019
    Annual General Meeting
    Agenda Minutes to be approved at the 2020 AGM.
    2019-2020 Meetings
    November 13, 2019
    January 14, 2020
    February 12, 2020
    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. 

    Visit the council documents section of this page to view recent AGM agendas and minutes.

  • Previous AAC Members
    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