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 workshop and become eligible for the program please visit, 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
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
Sana Zargar
Professor, Centennial College
MSc. Kinesiology & Health Sciences, 2010
October 24, 2017
Coffee Chat: 3:00 pm
TBD
Fausto Natarelli
Director, Yonge Subway Extension, York Region Rapid Transit Corporation
Spec Hons BA, Political Science (Public Policy and Administration), 1984
October 27, 2017
Meeting: 8:00am
Near campus
Hendra Hendrawan
Manager, UIT Information Security,
October 27, 2017
Coffee Chat: 1:30pm
On campus
Muhammad Rahman
Technologist, Sanofi-Pasteur
M.Sc Biochemistry , Science and Engineering, 2014
October 30, 2017
Coffee Chat: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
North York
Angel Massey-Singh
Director of Marketing & Communications, Making Waves Swim School
BA Psychology, 1995
October TBD
Tour: 11:30am
Lunch: 12:00pm
Brampton
Sana Mulji Dutt
Credential Chair, International Academy for Poetry Therapy
BA Creative Writing, 2000 & MA Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
November TBD
Coffee Chat: 10:00 am
 Maple
Wardah Mughal
Customer Sales Champion - INTEL, INGRAM MICRO
BA Economics and Finance  - Liberal Arts and Professional Studies,  2014
November TBD
Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mississauga
Nicholas DeCillis
Product Manager - Tax Operations , RBC Capital Markets
BA Finance  - Liberal Arts and Professional Studies,  2009
November TBD
Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Toronto
Ivan Ho
Strategic Partner Manager - Google Canada
BASc Computer Engineering - Science and Engineering ,  2007
November 3, 2017
Tour: 12:00pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch : 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Toronto
Michael Ross
Partner - Fuel Group Inc.
BA Communications and Sociology  - Liberal Arts and Professional Studies,  2002
November 3, 2017
Coffee Chat: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Toronto
Daniella Bellaire
Director of Sales, 7shifts
BA Business & Society  - Liberal Arts and Professional Studies,  2013
November 7, 2017
Tour: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Coffee Chat: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Toronto
Muhammad Rahman
Technologist, Sanofi-Pasteur
M.Sc Biochemistry , Science and Engineering, 2014
November 10, 2017
Coffee Chat: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
North York
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
Cristina De Caprio
Lobbyist Registrar, City of Toronto, Office of the Lobbyist Registrar
Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1994
November 21, 2017
Lunch: 1:00pm
North York
Kamran Khawaja
Director, Business Development, EXCEL
BA Business and Society - Political Science, Social Science/Labour Studies, 2002
November 27, 2017
Lunch: 12:00pm
YorkU Campus
Jenn Birch
Human Resources Business Partner, Spicers Canada ULC
BA Cultural Anthropology, 2011
Fall/Winter TBD
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Vaughan
Sarah Canzano
President, IC Solutions
BA Languages, 1996
Fall TBD
Lunch: 12:30pm
TBD
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
Julia Salzmann
Senior Policy Analyst, York Region
BHS Health Policy, 2013
Fall TBD
Meeting: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Newmarket
Ali Badruddin
Principal, Badruddin Consulting
BBA Finance & Accounting, Schulich School of Business, 2009
Fall TBD
Coffee Chat: Mondays at 5:00pm
TBD
Ingrid Minott
Legal Counsel, Deloitte LLP
BA, MA Political Science/ Law and Society, 2004/ 2005, 2014
Winter TBD
Coffee Chat
Toronto
Adam Gordon
Director of Business Development, Freedom 55 Financial
BA, 1998 & MBA, 2002
January 2018
Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30pm
TBD