Rick Keown

Retail Assistant
Hospitality & Ancillary Services (Mail Services)

What do you do?
We deliver the mail and packages to all departments and students here at UTM. Our goal in the mail room is to try and make your day just a little easier by doing pretty well anything that will help you out. We do our very best to never say “no”.

What is your favorite thing about UTM?
I really enjoy the work environment here at UTM – the people really make the campus great. Also, where else can you work in Mississauga that you see deer every day?

What is the part of your role at UTM that you like the most?
I enjoy being part of a small team where we all share the same goals, and at the same time, have a good time getting the job done. It’s not work if you enjoy what you’re doing!

What do you like doing outside of work?
Outside of work, I like to mountain bike or play golf, anything that gets me outside and in the hot weather.

What is your favorite food?
I love pizza or any junk food although I have been making a serious effort to eat healthy so, goodbye pizza!!

Back in the day I was a serious golfer and was lucky enough to qualify for the Canadian Open by winning the Monday qualifier over some of the better PGA tour pros of the time. That lead me to work for a new golf store start up where I was part of a team that took them from 1 store to over 40, in just a few short years.