Backpack to Briefcase (b2B): students meet with alumni at mentorship dinner

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 11:40:00 AM



 

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PHOTOS: School of the Environment faculty and students meet with the School’s alumni at the b2B mentorship dinner in March, 2016. (Courtesy of the Faculty of Arts & Science.)

TOP PHOTO: Left to right: Professor Sarah Finkelstein, Academic Associate Director; Conrad Pratt, BSc student, Environmental Science major, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology major, Environmental Studies minor;  Mike Lawler, Community Outreach Staff, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation (School alumnus); and Ellen Gute, PhD student, Physical and Environmental Sciences and the School’s Environmental Studies collaborative program.


At the Faculty of Arts & Science’s recent
Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) event, School of the Environment undergraduate and graduate students met with a group of alumni from their programs, who were invited back to share their education and career experiences and to offer encouragement and advice.  This term’s mentorship dinner, held jointly with the Department of Geography & Planning, was held on March 2, 2016 at the U of T Faculty Club.  The b2B events provide opportunities for students to understand their education in a broader context – opening discussions with alumni, faculty members, staff and peers about life after graduation.  

Environment alumni guests included:

  • Michelle Grinstein, Senior Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change;
  • Keri Hyde, Senior Research Advisor, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Public Service;
  • Michael Lawler, Community Outreach Staff, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation; and 
  • Colin Love, Supervisor, Outreach Education, Toronto and Region Conservation.

For more information, please contact Carlo Siochi, Alumni Relations Officer, Office of Advancement, Faculty of Arts & Science, 416-978-7251, carlo.siochi@utoronto.cawww.alumni.artsci.utoronto.ca

 

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Left to right: David Powell, Undergraduate Student Advisor; Shulin Feng, BA student, Forest Biomaterials major, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major, Environmental Studies minor; Jayme Nadolny, BA student, Environmental Studies major, minors in Human Geography, English; and Colin Love, Supervisor, Outreach Education, Toronto and Region Conservation (School alumnus).

 

 

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Left to right: Lily (Yuxi) Ren, BA student, Book and Media Studies major, Health Studies major, Human Geography minor; Keri Hyde, Senior Research Advisor, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Public Service (School alumna); Madhavi Gupta, BA student, Environmental Studies major, minors in Political Science, Spanish; and Lindsay McCallum, PhD student, Physical and Environmental Sciences and the School’s Environment and Health collaborative program.

 

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LEFT PHOTO: School alumnus Mike Lawler, Community Outreach Staff, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation (centre standing) with Conrad Pratt, BSc student, Environmental Science major, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology major, Environmental Studies minor (left); and Ellen Gute, PhD student, Physical and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies (right).

RIGHT PHOTO: School alumna Keri Hyde, Senior Research Advisor, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Public Service(centre, standing) with Lily (Yuxi) Ren, BA student, Book and Media Studies major, Health Studies major, Human Geography minor (left); and Madhavi Gupta (right).