Meet the Exec

group6Get to know the team that will bring your Orientation experience together!

 

 

Emily Gilbert

Emily Gilbert

What are you studying? I am doing a collaborative program with the Department of Anthropology and the School of the Environment
Where’s Waldo? Wading through the pond in the Victoria College Garden for Peace and Understanding.
What can’t you spend a day without? My bicycle
Favourite book? Gift from the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? A duvet, a book, and peace of mind
Favourite Orientation event? Traditionals
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? None
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Rachel Carson
Favourite pizza topping? Feta cheese
Tea or coffee? Mint tea

 

 

 

 

 

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Diana von Schwerin

What are you studying? Environmental Ethics with a minor in Environmental Studies and French
Where’s Waldo? Wandering through Paris in the rain
What can’t you spend a day without? My music — it makes everything better
Favourite book? I love Where the Wild Things Are — no shame!
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? My laptop, a deck of cards and my best friend.
Favourite Orientation event? I love registration — it’s the first chance to meet everyone!
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? I recently discovered Keeping Up With The Kardashians – it’s the ultimate guilty pleasure
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Rachel Carson
Favourite pizza topping? I love green peppers on a pizza!
Tea or coffee? Coffee for survival but tea for enjoyment.

 

 

 

 

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Sudarshan Bala


What are you studying?
Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology specialist with an Immunology minor
Where’s Waldo? In EJ Pratt, trying to solve integration-based problems and partial derivatives for CHM220
What can’t you spend a day without? Oxygen (but s/o to H2O for coming in a close second)
Favourite book? A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? DSLR camera (for taking snazzy pics), rocket boots (for jumping really high) and my dog (because he’s cool)
Favourite Orientation event? Casino night
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Game of  Thrones (I’m still on season 2 though)
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Neil deGrasse Tyson and/or Tim Urban and/or Elon Musk
Favourite pizza topping? Sun-dried tomatoes and/or spinach
Tea or coffee? Water

 

 

 

 

 

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Rahul Christoffersen

What are you studying?

  • Peace, Conflict and Justice
  • Political Science
  • Equity Studies

Where’s Waldo? I invoke my right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer, on the grounds that I may incriminate myself.
What can’t you spend a day without? Fraaaaaaaaands <3
Favourite book? Lullabies for Little Criminals, Heather O’Neill
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? Honestly if I were going to the moon I imagine I’d be too busy exploring. I don’t think I’d bring anything.
Favourite Orientation event? Move-in day
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? How I Met Your Mother
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Bhagat Singh (He was an Indian revolutionary)
Favourite pizza topping? I’m not that big a pizza fan honestly
Tea or coffee? Coffee. Always coffee.

 

 

 

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Artimes Ghahremani

What are you studying? Criminal and Sociolegal Studies and Sociology
Where’s Waldo? Looking for revengeeee…
What can’t you spend a day without? Instagram!
Favourite book? Bloodletting and Other Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? A cozy blanket, good music, and Simona Messina!
Favourite Orientation event? The Scarlet and Gold Party
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? The Real Housewives of Atlanta lol
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Drake and RiRi!!!
Favourite pizza topping? Pineapple #sweeterman
Tea or coffee? Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

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Julia Gilenko

What are you studying? Computer Science
Where’s Waldo? That information is classified.
What can’t you spend a day without? My watch. If I can’t check the time every three minutes I start to panic.
Favourite book? Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? An obscene amount of chocolate. So much chocolate that I wouldn’t have room for two other things.
Favourite Orientation event? Karaoke! 
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Pushing Daisies
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? John Oliver
Favourite pizza topping? Anything but pineapple.
Tea or coffee? You can’t pick a favourite child!

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Gumapac

Nicole Gumapac

What are you studying? Tbh I don’t really know, but I’m majoring in Global Health and Biochemistry!
Where’s Waldo? We always ask where’s Waldo, but no one ever asks him how’s Waldo. Be sure to always check in with your friends and make sure they’re doing alright.
What can’t you spend a day without? Food (especially free food #justcommuterthings)
Favourite book? Le Petit Prince and Trauma and Recovery (a gr8 non-fiction read)
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? My dog (technically she’s an essential, but still), a camera and a good book (or a Kindle filled with an entire library of books).
Favourite Orientation event? The UTSU Parade!
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Gravity Falls (a gr8 Disney Channel cartoon), or any anime that makes me turn into a puddle of tears
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? My grandparents
Favourite pizza topping? This is apparently a polarizing topic, but pineapples!
Tea or coffee? Coffee!

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes

What are you studying? Pursuing a double major in American Studies and Ethics, Society & Law, with a minor in History
Where’s Waldo? Filing the world’s longest restraining order 
What can’t you spend a day without? Talking to my mom
Favourite book? Nadja by André Breton
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? Sunscreen, the cast of Dancing with the Stars, and a lifetime supply of Gluten-Free Veganic Sprouted Brown Rice Cocoa Crisps
Favourite Orientation event? The Frosh Dance and Trads!
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Without a doubt — bbcan
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson
Favourite pizza topping? Classic pepperoni 
Tea or coffee? Tea — preferably a Grande Non-Fat Oprah Chai Tea Latté with extra cinnamon (lol I wish I was joking)

 

 

 

 

 

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Jordan LoMonaco

What are you studying? Physics, Immunology, and History and Philosophy of Science
Where’s Waldo? Do you know why Waldo wore stripes? He didn’t want to be spotted! ;)
What can’t you spend a day without? My iPod. Music is life. No matter what I’m doing, I’m probably listening to music while I do it. You can literally find a song for any of your moods and even any type of activity.
Favourite book? A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a smart and/or willing companion, and Lunar Rovers for my companion and I to ride and race in.
Favourite Orientation event? Does the Frosh Dance count as an event? It’s my favourite part of the whole Orientation Week, and I still remember the last 4 years worth of Frosh Dances.
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? I think I feel more guilty about the fact that I watch too many TV shows to count. I couldn’t narrow it down to one, even if I tried. I watch everything from Masterchef and Dancing with the Stars, to Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, to Gilmore Girls and Saved by the Bell too. I’m a TV-aholic.
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Past: Prince. Present: Ellen Degeneres.
Favourite pizza topping? Since I’m lactose intolerant, I feel like I shouldn’t say cheese… but come on, what is pizza without CHEESE! Preferably four kinds.
Tea or coffee? Wine.

 

 

 

 

 

James Mangaliman

James Mangaliman

What are you studying? Hopefully Human Biology and English
Where’s Waldo? P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney
What can’t you spend a day without? Music, which makes me lose control.
Favourite book? Split between Milton’s Paradise Lost and Dr. Seuss’ Oh the Places You’ll Go.
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? A camera, one of the two books from question 4, and silly string.
Favourite Orientation event? Da WaCky T4cKy B0a7 Cr3ws
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Naruto Shippuden
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Billy Joel at his Italian Restaurant
Favourite pizza topping? Bacon
Tea or coffee? Coffee to keep awake, tea to take a break.

 

 

 

 

 

Emma McIlkamo

Emma McIlwraith

What are you studying? Physiology and psychology
Where’s Waldo?
Searching for free food on campus
What can’t you spend a day without? Music
Favourite book? Harry Potter (1-7)
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? My piano, a fondue fork (so I can eat the moon), and a camera
Favourite Orientation event? Wacky Tacky Boat Cruise
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Masterchef… although I don’t feel very guilty
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Jane Goodall
Favourite pizza topping? Cheese!
Tea or coffee? Tea

 

 

 

 

 

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Katie Pereira

What are you studying? Drama and Psych as a double major #followyourdreams
Where’s Waldo? Stuck on the TTC, there’s a delay on the Yonge-University-Spadina line for (poorly) scheduled track updates, we apologize for the inconvenience
What can’t you spend a day without? Caffeine
Favourite book? Gender Failure by Rae Spoon and Ivan Coyote
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? Laptop, instant coffee, a really high tech WiFi router for said laptop
Favourite Orientation event? Frosh Plays!
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Criminal Minds, everyone’s guilty on that show hahaha ha
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Sarah Kane
Favourite pizza topping? Bacon
Tea or coffee? Whichever is cheaper/more caffeinated 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Spagnuolo

What are you studying? English, History, and Education and Society
Where’s Waldo? In Burwash, burying his study stress in endless ice cream
What can’t you spend a day without? WiFi
Favourite book? To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by BJ Novak
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? My frosh kit, readings, a camera (my selfies would be out of this world)
Favourite Orientation event? Casino Night!
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? The Bachelorette or Bachelor in Paradise… let me live my life
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Aubrey Graham
Favourite pizza topping? Any and all of the cheeses
Tea or coffee? Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

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Sharon Tan

What are you studying? Criminology and Health Studies
Where’s Waldo? I don’t even know where I put the car keys I lost two months ago.
What can’t you spend a day without? Something that you need during the day.
Favourite book? If I had to pick a favourite (and one that I remember reading), The Catcher in the Rye
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? My iDog, grapefruit scented hand lotion, and a miniature model of the moon.
Favourite Orientation event? Wacky Tacky Boat Cruise!
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? The Office
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Drake
Favourite pizza topping? Pineapple$
Tea or coffee? Toffee

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Warner

Steve Warner

What are you studying? Political Science, Canadian studies, and English
Where’s Waldo? Lost in the hallways of UC.
What can’t you spend a day without? My iPad.
Favourite book? Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series
3 things you would take to the moon (minus essentials)? My bookshelf, my large elastic band ball (for science!), and a case of Cherry Coke.
Favourite Orientation event? Open Mic Night.
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Game of Thrones, because I’m cheating by spoiling the books.
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be? Queen Elizabeth or Prince William.
Favourite pizza topping? Sausage and BBQ sauce.
Tea or coffee? Neither. Iced Capp!