Meet the Candidates
- Sam DumcumCampus Affairs CommitteeA piece of the UTM puzzle excited about exploring new ideas. (click for more)Sam DumcumCampus Affairs Committee
Sam's UTM Engagement:
2015 - 2018: Staff Member (ICCIT, ICUBE)
2017 - 2018: Course Instructor
2017: 50th Legacy Fund Committee Member
2013 - 2015: Student (HBA Digital Enterprise Management)
(Sam's career experience is available via LinkedIn)
Sam's Candidate Statement:
What are you even supposed to say in these things?
The 'real' reason I'm running is because there are times when what you do intersect with who you are, and that's what excites me about being part of your community at UTM. Having the daily opportunity to engage with world class staff and faculty, creating an environment for world changers to thrive - I love it. I love looking for innovative ways to use resources to make life better.
How can we make UTM better, together, for all of us?
Let's start a conversation about it.
You may not know what I do, but I get to work in this awesome program in the basement of the Innovation Complex called ICUBE, championing innovation and startups on campus. If you've got a cool business idea you just don't know what to do with, we can chat about that too! (You can read my official "Candidate Statement" here)
Sam's Out of Office:
Volunteer Coach - UTM Varsity Eagles Cross Country
Student - Lifelong Learner (Masters of Information, in progress)
Find out more about Sam in real life on Twitter!
- Anjeza RexhaAcademic Affairs CommitteeA piece of the UTM puzzle, passionate about higher education. (click for more)Anjeza RexhaAcademic Affairs Committee
Vote for Anjeza here!
Anjeza's UTM Engagement:
2015 - 2018: Staff Member (Graduate Administrator)
2017 - 2018: Foundational Writing Skills Working Group, Academic Plan UTM
2013- 2015: Research Assistant, Curriculum Services Canada / Ministry of Education
2009 - 2013: Student (HBA Specialist of French and Italian)
(Career Experience available via LinkedIn)
As an alumna of the University of Toronto Mississauga and current graduate student at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, I have actively sought out opportunities in support of domestic and international student initiatives. Since my graduation in 2013 I have provided administrative operations support in various post-secondary positions at University of Toronto. As a U of T graduate, who has also lived and worked overseas, I bring a personal insight to my work. My lifelong passion for languages and the pursuit of academic excellence have been the impetus to use my communication and research skills to transcend linguistic and cultural differences between people, and to offer insights into enhancing cross-cultural connections. I am committed to applying my personal and acquired skills so as to offer exceptional student services to a wide and diverse population and, in turn, enhance the student experience. The Master’s of Education Degree in Higher Education classes and my experience as a staff member, are allowing me to further enhance the understanding of the relationships between the post secondary institutions and the society in which they operate, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the relationships within the institutions themselves. I am well prepared to explore recurring issues in postsecondary education and offer solutions, and better equipped for the processes of organizing, planning, coordinating and decision-making that I face in my daily activities and environment at UTM.
Given the non-traditional route to post-secondary school I had to take, as a mature and international student, I have always been committed not only to my academic and professional pursuit, but also to the academic community I joined. I am well prepared to give back to the UTM community and enrich my learning experiences and personal growth in the process. My involvement within the University, in all different levels, has allowed me to understand and experience firsthand the importance of moving from the outer, broader global experience towards the individual one, that of my engagement within the University of Toronto community. In this era of globalization, I believe it is more important than ever to be able to bridge the differences through communication. The understanding of such cross-cultural similarities and differences, gives my involvement within the community a lot more meaning.
Anjeza Out of Office:
Mom - to an active 12 (and three quarters) year old
Mentor - Student Leadership Program (UofT)
Student - Lifelong Learner (M.Ed, Higher Ed, OISE)
See more of Anjeza in real life on Twitter.
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