Cinema Studies / Comparative Literature / English – b2B Career Panel Discussion

Please read through the Briefing Package for Students – October 9th.

Wednesday October 9th, 6-8pm, Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St. George Street, room 100.

Panellist Bios

Sandra Moore, Investment Representative, TD Waterhouse, B.A. (Cinema Studies)

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Sandra Moore completed a BA at the University of Toronto in 2002. She went on to complete the CSC, CPH and WME with the Canadian Securities Institute and has worked in the brokerage industry since 2007, currently at TD Waterhouse. She is an avid traveler and has had the pleasure of visiting 31 different countries.


Annarita Primier, Teacher, Canada’s National Ballet School, M.A., PhD (Comparative Literature)

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Annarita Primier currently teaches English and French at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto. She has a background in languages and literature, having completed an M.A. at the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. She has recently completed her PhD at the Centre for Comparative Literature where she defended her thesis on “The Concept of a Self-Reflexive Intertextuality in the Works of Umberto Eco.”

Annarita also has a background in editing, having founded Transverse: a Comparative Studies Journal where she served as both chief editor and designer. Annarita has also worked as a teacher’s assistant at the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Toronto. She has contributed her time as Vice President and Social Representative of the Comparative Literature Student Union, and has developed, chaired, and lectured at various conferences.  Most recently she presented her paper, “Construct a World: The Readable Architecture and Cityscapes in Umberto Eco’s Baudolino and Italo Calvino’s Città invisibili,” at the Calvino and Eco Rhizomatic Relationships Conference at the University of Toronto in April 2012 which was published in Tra Eco e Calvino. Relazioni rizomatiche (2013).


David Valentine, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, B.A. (English)

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David has a corporate and securities practice. He acts for funds and other parties involved in the investment management industry, including fund companies, trustees, managers, custodians, investment advisers and distributors, and has advised on numerous financings, acquisitions and reorganizations, as well as structuring issues. He has considerable experience in assisting institutional investors, including pension plans, on securities law issues relating to their investments and structure.

David also has experience in the area of derivatives and broker-dealer regulations.



Brenda Missen, Freelance Writer & Editor; Published Author, Tell Anna She’s Safe, Inanna Publications, BA English

Erin Joyce, Web Content Editor, Toronto Airport Authority, BA English

A member of University College, Erin Joyce graduated in 2009 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, majoring in English. She interned at Firefly Books during her last year of school, and after graduating moved to Edmonton to work for a financial website,, as a Managing Editor. There she was able to combine a lifelong interest in websites and coding with a passion for editing. She currently manages all digital content for Toronto Pearson as their Web Editor, from over 40 external and internal websites to their social media strategy and execution, including crisis management. Her company, E3 Writing Services, offers online content management as well as editing in all forms. Her academic clients see an average of one letter grade improvement.

Lara Robinson, Television Writer, CTV’s Played, HBA English & Drama


Daisy Qin, Co-President, English Student Union
Sushani Singh, Vice President, English Student Union