Demetra Dimokopoulos (HBSc 2006)
Consultant, The Poirier Group
Demetra Dimokopoulos graduated from UTM in 2006 with a double major in Psychology and Professional Writing & Communication (PWC). Her first book, Exposed (2006), is a product of the PWC program; it explores the worst occupational disaster of the 20th century: W.R. Grace & Co. shipped household products worldwide that contained tremolite asbestos, a natural contaminant found in the vermiculite mine operated by the company in Libby, Montana. Libby miners and their families soon developed asbestos-related diseases from their asbestos exposure. This contamination had ripple effects felt long after the mine closed in 1990. Dimokopoulos’s account of this environmental and occupational disaster earned her the 2007 AllBooks Editor’s Choice Award in non-fiction.
Following graduation, Dimokopoulos worked in the Canadian publishing and legal industries in legal administration roles drawing on her expertise as a law clerk and licensed paralegal.
In 2015, she completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Copenhagen Business School (CBS), specializing in leadership, entrepreneurship and sustainability. While living in the Danish capital, Dimokopoulos worked with CBS and the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship to develop business case studies for MBA audiences worldwide. Her work has been published by both Ivey Publishing and the Harvard Business Review.
Dimokopoulos is currently a member of the University of Toronto Mississauga Alumni Association Board of Directors and the University of Toronto College of Electors. When she is not advising on university matters, Dimokopoulos immerses herself in her holistic health business focusing on fitness, nutrition and wellness. She is now a health coach and certified fitness trainer, helping people look and feel their best.
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