My name is Elissa and I am one of your Orientation Coordinators. My role is to lead (with my counterpart Stephanie!) a team of executives who are planning Orientation this fall! As an out-of-province student, I understand how starting university can be stressful, not only because of the new academic and social environments but because of the new city! My goal for Orientation is to create accessible events that introduce all of you to Innis College, UofT, and the City of Toronto; and to help you establish a support system while you’re at it! A little bit about me: I am a third-year student majoring in Physiology and Global Health and minoring in Psychology. I am the creative director of a dance company on campus, and I have a serious caffeine addiction. Register for Orientation! You won’t regret it.
Hi, Innis! Yes, class of 2021, that’s you. Come September, you will be hearing that a lot. As a part of this wonderful community we have here, and as one of your Orientation Coordinators, I am thrilled to be able to welcome you to Innis and to the University of Toronto, along with Elissa and the rest of the Orientation team! Our goal this year is to make Orientation as accessible, inclusive, and comprehensive as possible to help each of you transition smoothly into your new environment, at Innis and U of T as a whole.
A little bit about me: my name is Stephanie, and I am going into my third year double majoring in French Language & Literature, and English. Currently, I work as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the City of Toronto, I am the vice-president of the Rotaract Club of the University of Toronto (a philanthropic club working on local and worldwide community outreach), and a co-chair for an up and coming communication committee for commuters at the college called I4C. I have been commuting from Scarborough since my first year, and to assuage any doubts, Innis has been my home on campus since day one, so no matter who you are, what language you speak, or where you are coming from, this college has a place for you; we’re all INNIS together.
Hey Innis! My name is Sadaf Jamkhandi, and I am in charge of your food portfolio for Orientation 2017. I am currently going into my third year, pursuing a double major in Health and Disease and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (weird combination, I know!). The past two years at UofT have been absolutely incredible, partly due to the amazing community at Innis. I’m super excited to help make your transition to UofT as smooth as possible by ensuring you have a blast at orientation. As your food portfolio executive, I am responsible for ensuring that we have timely meals that accommodate everyone’s dietary needs. I am super excited to meet you all in September!
Hi! I’m Cecillia and I’m 1/2 of your commuter executive portfolio this year. My task is to make sure that events are commuter friendly and your voices are heard! I’m just your average sushi-munching, bubbletea-sipping, dog-petting, and ice-cream-loving girl. I’m a third-year student double majoring in Health & Disease and Environment & Health and I’m super stoked to meet all of you during orientation!!
Hi all incoming first years! I’m one of the two commuter executives for Innis orientation, commuting from Brampton, the west side of the GTA. I am going into my third year in Arts and Science majoring in Philosophy and minoring in History and Religion. My hobbies include playing baseball and a competitive dancer in the Toronto urban dance scene. My purpose on the executive team is to make orientation an enjoyable experience, and specifically to help those students out that may have questions and concerns about commuting and the life as a commuting student. I am very excited to meet you all very soon!
Hey Innis! My name is Shawnee and I’m the executive member in charge of the International & Cultural Relations Portfolio for Orientation Week. I’m an international student from Indonesia and I’m going into my third year in Computer Science and Statistics. I’m a huge baseball and softball fan, I love filmmaking, and I probably watch way too many tv shows. In my first year, coming to UofT was somewhat terrifying for me, especially since it was my first time in Canada and I didn’t know anyone in the country. But thanks to Orientation Week, I got to meet so many awesome people and I can now proudly call Toronto home away from home! I’m so excited to meet everyone and I can’t wait for you all to see what we have planned for you this year!
Hey friends! My name is Leo and I’m one of your executives helping plan orientation week. I’m here studying life sciences, double majoring in physiology and pharmacology with a minor in immunology. I work in retail at the Eaton Center part-time and like to keep fit in my spare time.
I was in army cadets, got my black belt in karate and played multiple instruments in my high school band although I don’t keep them up these days. A perfect Friday night for me would be going out to dinner with friends or watching a game and then out to a club to dance the night away.
During the course of the year, I’ll be organizing sports-related events and teams for you with a great friend of mine, Johnny, another executive. If you have questions or are interested in joining an intramural team, please feel free to get in touch with either of us on Facebook. If you play Frisbee, we definitely need to be friends. That’s my face up there so if you see me around during Orientation Week or out on the streets of UofT, say hi because I’d love to meet you!
Hey Innis! My name is Michael La Rosa and I will be one of the Associates on the 2017 Orientation Executive Team. I am currently a fourth year majoring in Economics with minors in both Statistics and Astrophysics. I had never really been an outgoing person until my Orientation Week at Innis. It is an experience unlike many, and I can’t wait to meet you all and have a great time!
Hey Innis! My name is Johnny and I’m the executive in charge of the Leader portfolio for Orientation! I am going into my fourth year double majoring in Neuroscience and Biochemistry. I have a passion for learning about the brain and how it works, and hope to be working in a neuro research lab in the future. I also love to play sports, and am one of the Athletic Directors for Innis College. For three years now, Innis College has been a second home to me. All of the amazing people that are part of this college have helped me grow and excel at U of T. Leading up to Orientation, I am working to make sure that all of you incoming Innis students will have wonderful, friendly, and well-trained leaders to help welcome you into the Innis community. I hope you are all as excited for Orientation as I am!
Hello, class of 2021! I am Cherry and I am your Orientation Executive in charge of the Photography and Media portfolio! My task is to take care of social media promotion and I will be taking pictures and videos throughout Orientation! I am a third-year student double majoring in Health & Disease and Environment & Health. I am also one of the internal Vice Presidents for UT Footprint Publication, which provides information about U of T, the community, news and so on. I can speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin, so feel free to approach me with these languages! And be sure to put a big smile on your face when you see me and my little camera around! See you at Innis College Orientation 2017!