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Geography Mentorship Meal – Winter 2018
January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Note: this event is only open to current students registered within the Department of Geography
Geography students — please email email@example.com for registration details.
- Michael Di Febo, Planner, AECOM Canada
- Justin Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, Knixwear
- Camila Miki, Senior Development Coordinator, UNICEF Canada
- Kara Naklicki, Planner, Research & Information, City of Toronto, City Planning
Michael Di Febo, Planner, AECOM Canada
Graduating from the University of Toronto provided me much opportunities in the way of internships, networking, and ultimately career opportunities. After having found myself in a co-op position following the completion of my fourth year as a result of the Geography Departments’ Internship Course, I was granted acceptance into York University’s Master’s program for Urban and Regional Planning. Following such, I completed my Master’s degree and went back to full-time employment at what was once my co-op position. Having since left that positions, I am now employed at AECOM Canada.
Justin Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, Knixwear
Justin Holmes is an entrepreneur and the Chief Operating Officer at Knixwear, one of Canada’s fastest growing e-commerce startups. He founded his first business at age 18 while a student at U of T and joined Knixwear in 2016. Justin holds an MBA from U of T’s Rotman School of Management, where he was awarded for leadership and community involvement.
Camila Miki, Senior Development Coordinator, UNICEF Canada
After graduating UofT where I double majored in Architecture and in Urban, Economic and Social Geography, I worked at a non-profit for 3 years doing a range of things, including working in Ecuador managing leadership facilitation and trips for this organization. I then went back to school for Early Childhood Education, as in my previous job I had worked with children and youth from ages 5 to university students, and realized that the foundation and greatest impact in a person’s life and when they’re learning the most is during early childhood. I then worked as an Early Childhood Educator and had my own classroom. Knowing that I both wanted to do a Master’s degree, and understand children and education at a deeper level so that I could work at my dream organization, UNICEF, I went back to UofT and completed a MA in Child Study and Education. After graduating, I worked at UNICEF Canada on a contract, then worked again at UofT in the Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School. I was then offered a permanent job at UNICEF Canada, where I am today.
Kara Naklicki, Planner, Research & Information, City of Toronto, City Planning
After graduating from U of T with an MSc in Urban Planning and a HBA in Human Geography and Urban Studies, Kara worked as a summer student for City Planning doing the Toronto Employment Survey. She then continued working at the City of Toronto as a Research Analyst in the Economic Development & Culture Division, and later returned to City Planning to become an Assistant Planner. Recently promoted to acting Planner, Kara conducts specialized research requests with planning, demographic, economic, and geospatial data, assists in maintaining city-wide development statistics and the development pipeline, and helps to coordinate the annual Toronto Employment Survey.