Upcoming TASTE Meetings

TASTE meetings happen year round during the fall/winter and summer terms. Meetings are added as they become available so please check back. If you are a student and would like to apply for a meeting on this page, see Participate as a Student. If you are an alumni and would like to host a TASTE meeting, see Participate as an Alumni. Dates and times for meetings listed as "TBD" will be determined by the alumnus/a once eligible students have been chosen. Students are welcome to apply for these meetings, even though a date has not yet been scheduled.

Students Please Note: In order to be eligible for TASTE you must complete one of the pre-requisite professional etiquette workshops before the selection date. To register for an upcoming to make you eligible for the TASTE program please visit http://careers.yorku.ca/students-and-new-grads/services-events/workshops/professional-etiquette. If no workshops are available please contact Surina Sohal, Employer and Alumni Liaison at surina@yorku.ca

Available Meetings

TASTE Meeting Alumna/us Date/time Location
Ricardo Laskaris
Reference Assistant, Steacie Library, York University
BA Psychology, 2009
TBD
Lunch: 12:00 pm
Tour: Before or after lunch
On campus
Joseph Viviano
Research Methods Specialist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
MSc Biology (Neuroscience), 2013
August 17, 2017
Lunch: 2:00pm
Toronto
Marie Tieu
Recruitment, Selection, and Onboarding Coordinator, Johnston Equipment
BHRM Human Resources Management, 2016
August 18, 2017
Lunch: 2:15pm to 2:45pm
Tour: 3:00pm
Mississauga
Erin Elofson
Head of Financial Services, Retail, and Telecom, Facebook Canada
MA Communication Studies, Technology in Practice, 2008
August 18, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Tour: 12:00
Toronto
Angel Massey-Singh
Director of Marketing & Communications, Making Waves Swim School
BA Psychology, 1995
August 23, 2017
Tour: 11:30am
Lunch: 12:00pm
Brampton
Sophia Sestito
National Corporate Environmental Manager, EllisDon
Honours BES Environmental Politics, 2007
August 23, 2017
Lunch: 11:30am
Mississauga
Marie Tieu
Recruitment, Selection, and Onboarding Coordinator, Johnston Equipment
BHRM Human Resources Management, 2016
August 25, 2017
Lunch: 2:15pm to 2:45pm
Tour: 3:00pm
Mississauga
Carla Acosta
Manager of Social Enterprise and Partnership, Working Women Community Centre
BES Environmental Studies & International Development Studies, 2012
August 30, 2017
Tour: 12:00 pm
Meeting: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Scarborough
Shervan Vafa
Data Scientist/Econometrician, Ontario Medical Association
PhD Economics, 2015
August 30, 2017
Lunch: 12:15pm
Toronto
Shree Kargutkar
Portfolio Manager, Sprott Asset Management
BA Psychology, 2006
September 05, 2017
12:00 - 2:00pm
TBD
Carla Acosta
Manager of Social Enterprise and Partnership, Working Women Community Centre
BES Environmental Studies & International Development Studies, 2012
September 05, 2017
TBD
Toronto
Sonia Sheechoria
Alumni Engagement Officer, York University
MLCE '18 & BHRM '15
September 13, 2017
Lunch: 12:00pm
York Lanes
David Morris
Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
MA French Studies/History, 2014
September 13, 2017 (Flexible)
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm
TBD
Nicole Nolet
Senior Policy and Program Advisor, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
BA, Kinesiology and Health Science, Health Studies 2013
September 13, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Toronto
Julia Lalande
Strategy Advisor, Ministry of Labour
PhD History, 2001
September 14, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Toronto
Mario Cianfarani
Head of ETF Capital Markets, Vanguard Investment Canada
BA Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, 1995
September 18, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Toronto
Ali Jaffer
Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Grant Thornton LLP
BAS Hons Accounting, 2009
September 18, 2017
Lunch: 11:30am - 1:30pm
GTA
Jonathan Abrams
District Manager - Peel, Waste Connections of Canada
BA & BES, Political Science & Environmental Studies, 1999
September 19, 2017
Lunch: 12:00pm
TBD
Nancy Marques
Coordinator, Corporate Engagement, ACCES Employment
BA Criminology/Sociology, 2010
September 19, 2017
Tour: 4:45pm
Coffee Chat: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Toronto
Irena Stankovic
Environmental Outreach Manager, TD Bank Group
Honours BA Business and Society, 2007
September 20, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Toronto
Nabeel Rahman
Community Development Specialist, Town of Oakville
BA Law and Society, 2009
September 21, 2017
Lunch: 1:00 - 2:30pm
Oakville
Bryan Skolnik
Managing Partner, Gardiner Roberts LLP
Sociology BA, 1991 & Law LL.B, 1994
September 27, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Tour: Before or after lunch
Toronto
Gillian Doucet Campbell
Director of Admissions and Advancement, Hamilton District Christian High School
BA Women Studies, 1999
October 02, 2017
Coffee Chat: 10:30am
Mississauga/Brantford
Sarah Canzano
President, IC Solutions
BA Languages, 1996
October 06, 2017
Lunch: 12:30pm
TBD
Ankur Gupta
Investment Associate, Scotia Wealth Management
MBA, 2015
October 11, 2017
Coffee Chat: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Waterloo
Sana Mulji Dutt
Credential Chair, International Academy for Poetry Therapy
BA Creative Writing, 2000 & MA Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
October 12, 2017
Coffee Chat: 10:00 am
Maple
Birpreet Saini
Research Coordinator, CAMH
MA Health Policy and Equity, 2015
October 13, 2017
Coffee Chat: 3:00 - 4:00 pm or 4:00 - 5:00 pm
TBD
Mike Kenigsberg
Vice President, Klick Health
BSc Environmental Science, 2002
October 17, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Toronto
Joshua Gelber
Doctor of Chiropractic & Clinic Owner, Annex Family Chiropractic
HBSc Kinesiology, 2000
October 20, 2017
Tour: 11:30am
Lunch: 11:45am - 1:15pm
Toronto
Jenn Birch
Human Resources Business Partner, Spicers Canada ULC
BA Cultural Anthropology, 2011
October 20, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Vaughan
Adam Gordon
Director of Business Development, Freedom 55 Financial
BA, 1998 & MBA, 2002
October 20, 2017
Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30pm
TBD
Sana Zargar
Professor, Centennial College
MSc. Kinesiology & Health Sciences, 2010
October 24, 2017
Coffee Chat: 3:00 pm
TBD
Rosa Taddeo
Policing Standards Development Officer, OPS - Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
MA Public Policy, Administration and Law, 2011
November 10, 2017
Lunch: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Toronto
Kelvin Ramchand
Federal Crown Attorney, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
BA Criminology, 2010
Fall TBD
Lunch: 1:00 - 2:30pm
Toronto
Shrikant Kelkar
Process Improvement Coach, University Health Network
MBA Schulich School of Business, 2013
Fall TBD
Lunch: 12:30pm
Toronto
Christopher van Loenen
Social Media Manager, RedFlagDeals.com
BA Hons Communications/Law & Society, 2010
Fall TBD
Lunch: 12:30pm
Toronto