Meet the 2018-2019 LAUNCH Leaders

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UTM101H5 F - LAUNCH: Business, Commerce and Management

Harshita Bhatt

Year of study: 4th
Program of Study: Accounting Specialist, Economics Major, French Minor
Most memorable UTM experience: "One of my most memorable UTM experiences was taking part in a French talent show."
Favourite quote: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss


Minal Ghayur

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Accounting Specialist, Economics Major, Sociology Minor
Favourite thing about UTM: "My favourite thing about UTM is the friendly community that we have. Being a part of UTM feels like I'm a part of a family and feels like you're just at home!"
Favourite quote: "The pessimist sees difficulty at every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill


Linh Nguyen

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Accounting Specialist, Economics Major
Most memorable UTM experience: "LAUNCH in my first year. It's where everything started. It's where I made friends, got involved, started to build my network, and learned how to study appropriately."
Favourite quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzki


Christina Poon

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Accounting Specialist
Favourite quote: "Work hard in silence, let success be your noise." - Frank Ocean
1 thing you want us to know about you: "I'm constantly covered in cat fur, as I have two cats!" 


Yoshita Sehjpal

Year of study: 2nd
Program of Study: Accounting Specialist
Favourite thing about UTM: "My favourite thing about UTM is the greenery and the openness of the campus."
1 thing you want us to know about you: "The number 1 thing I want to tell you about me is that I always look towards making myself a better person through all experiences, good or bad."


Bipasha Gandhi

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Accounting Specialist, Economics Major
Most memorable experience at UTM: "Winning the Transitional Titan Award last year!"
Favourite quote: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi


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UTM102H5 F - LAUNCH: Science, Mathematics and Psychology

Tamim Fattah

Year of study: 2nd
Program of Study: Double Major in Biology for Health Sciences and Psychology
Favourite things to do outside of class: "Learning languages, traveling, drawing/art, music, reading and cooking."
Favourite quote: "Imagination is everything. It is a preview of life's upcoming attractions." - Albert Einstein


Raquelle Kupferschmidt

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Double Major in Biology for Health Sciences and Psychology
Favourite thing about UTM: "I love how intimate the campus is! I'm prone to getting lost in big, unfamiliar places, so a small campus is right up my alley! Plus, you see a lot of familiar faces more often." 
Favourite thing to do outside of class: "Playing and cuddling with a 6 pound all black, fuzzy Morkie. I often refer to him as my "fur baby"."


Erum Syed

Year of study: 4th
Program of Study: Double Major in Biology and Psychology
Favourite thing about UTM: "No matter who you are, the diversity makes you feel at home by being inclusive of everyone's needs and abilities!"
1 thing you want us to know about you: "I'm always looking to meet new people as I love learning about the different experiences people encounter and broadening my own knowledge of diversity, so don't feel shy saying hi!"


Ann Miguel

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Double Major in Biology and Criminology
Favourite thing about UTM: "I would have to say the people and the clubs. They are an amazing aspect of the UTM life."
Favourite quote: "When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains however improbably must be the truth." - Sherlock Holmes


Sarah Dehbi

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Psychology Specialist
Favourite quote: "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie
1 thing you want us to know about you: "I love to learn languages and travel the world."


Maryam Ishtiaq

Year of study: 4th
Program of Study: Biology for Health Sciences Major with a Double Minor in Chemistry and Psychology
Most memorable UTM experience: "Visiting the university for the first time and sitting in the lecture hall with 500 other people for the first time."
1 thing you want us to know about you: "I grow bacteria in a lab in my free time."


Amna Adnan

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Double Major in Psychology and English
Favourite quote: “If your dreams don’t scare you then they aren't big enough.” - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
1 thing you want us to know about you: "It's small to the point of getting to know people by just seeing them enough in the hallways, and I've met a few friends because we would just see each other on the bus and in the halls a ton."


Annela Tchouadep

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Biology Specialist
Most memorable UTM experience: "First year residence orientation!"
Favourite thing to do outside of class: "Play soccer."


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UTM103H5 F - LAUNCH: Humanities and Social Sciences

Paola Brandolini

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Criminology Specialist, English Minor
Favourite thing about UTM: "All my friends go here, and that campus is right next to Erindale Park which has amazing walking trails."
1 thing you want us to know about you: "I'm a big animal lover. If I could, I would probbaly hang out with kittens and puppers all day."


Clara Dao

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Digital Enterprise Management Specialist
Favourite thing about UTM: "The campus size, the buildings, the poeple, the workload (surprisingly)!"
Favourite quote: "I am not perfect. I think imperfections are beautiful." - Lady Gaga


Reeba Khan

Year of study: 4th
Program of Study: Double Major in Political Science and Environmental Management
Most memorable experience at UTM: "Getting to know my REACH program's leader."
Favourite things to do outside of class: "I like to read!"


Sophie Mondejar

Year of study: 3rd
Program of Study: Criminology Specialist, Political Science Major, Sociology Minor
Favourite things to do outside of class: "Exploring downtown Toronto (while possible doing some shopping here and there)."
Favourite quote: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson


Connor Pothier

Year of study: 2nd
Program of Study: English Major with a Double Minor in Drama and History
Favourite quote: "If a man does not have the sauce, then he is lost. But the same man can be lost in the sauce." - Gucci Mane
1 thing you want us to know about you: "I am such a proud Canadian that I've never left Canada."


Maryam Faisal

Year of study: 5th
Program of Study: Double Major in Sociology and Professional Writing & Communications
Favourite quote: "Writing as writing. Writing as rioting. Writing as righting. On the best days, all three." - Teju Cole
1 thing you want us to know about you: "I am a very passionate person. If I'm in, I'm all in, always."


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