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University Advancement | May 2017

Who will you choose?

Candidates for Senate and Board of Governors

The election for the alumni seats on Ryerson’s Board of Governors and Senate runs June 19-30, 2017.

The Board of Governors works with the Senate to guide and provide advice on major administrative issues affecting the University. Ryerson’s Senate is responsible for maintaining, communicating, and implementing the University’s policies related to academic matters.

Voting Procedures: Alumni who are eligible to vote will be sent an email with their personalized voting link between June 19-21. If you have not received an email with your voting link by June 21, please contact aluminfo@ryerson.ca or call 416-979-5088. Get ready to vote and update your email address online.

Get to know the candidates looking to represent you on the Board of Governors or Senate and make an informed choice when voting opens on June 19!


 

Joshua Makuch

Joshua Makuch

A veteran of the war in Afghanistan, Josh is a graduate of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College and is currently a management consultant at Capco. He remains involved with the TRSM community, as a member of the planning committee for the Ted Rogers MBA Anniversary, and recruiting students to Capco. Josh is also a Director of the Queen’s York Rangers Regimental Council, a not-for-profit organization that supports the soldiers of the Queen’s York Rangers, one of Toronto’s oldest militia regiments. He is committed to serving Ryerson University as a member of the Senate, and to help continue to shape it into one of Canada’s pre-eminent higher education institutions.

Ryan Rodrigues

Ryan Rodrigues

Ryan Rodrigues is currently an elected member of the Ryerson University Senate (2015-2017) and the liaison appointed by the Senate to the Ryerson University Alumni Association (RUAA) board of directors (2015-2017). He has worked in higher education and educational advancement at five Universities: Guelph, Ryerson, Western, U of T and UPENN. Ryan has volunteered in University governance roles at Ryerson in the past, as an elected member of the University Senate (2000-2004) and Board of Governors (2002-2003).

Ryan earned his BA and MBA from Western University. He has also completed governance programs from the Institute of Corporate Directors, and the Stanford-Rotman Corporate Governance Program.

Charles Tam

Charles Tam

Mr. Tam is Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, at Edwards Lifesciences (Canada) Inc., leading corporate regulatory strategies within the Canadian healthcare marketplace. A medical device industry insider, his progressive professional and managerial experience includes BD Canada Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Inc., and Abbott Laboratories, Ltd. He serves on the Regulatory Affairs Committee at Canadian Medical Device Industry Association (MEDEC), holds Canadian Association of Regulatory Affairs Professionals (CAPRA) membership, a subject matter expert (consultant) for Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and is Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB) certified in Policy & Legislation. He is an alumnus of the University of Toronto (Hons. BSc, 2006) and graduate of Ryerson University (MBA, 2016).


 

Milan Amini

Milan Amini

Milan Amini is a recent graduate from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, where he studied Business Management and majored in Business Law. He is now on rotation in HSBC Bank Canada’s Commercial Banking Global Graduate Programme, which has seen him hold various positions within the Commercial Banking team, the Global Trade and Receivables Finance team as well as the Financial Crime Compliance team. Grateful for the opportunities he’s had, Milan gives back by frequently guest lecturing at Ryerson University as well as at Junior Achievement. Milan looks to inspire recent graduates to continually push for better.

Meghan Rodrigues

Meghan Rodrigues

Meghan Rodrigues graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2003. While at Ryerson she served as a member of Senate on the Appeals Committee. In 2007, she graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Laws. Meghan was called to the Ontario bar in 2008. She then completed a Master of Laws at the University of Toronto in 2010. Meghan has served as an alumni member of the Ryerson Senate and as a Board Director of a Toronto daycare since 2015. She works in-house as a lawyer for a health care regulator.

 

Ryan Rodrigues

Ryan Rodrigues

Ryan is a proud Ryerson graduate. He is also an MBA graduate from the Ivey Business School and he earned his bachelors degree from Huron University College at Western University. He has completed governance programs from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance - Rotman Program. Ryan has been a member of the Executive MBA Council Board of Trustees, the Canadian Council for the Advancement in Education, the Institute for Corporate Directors, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Canadian Association of University Business Officers, and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Online voting runs June 19-30. If you have not received an email with your voting link by June 21, please contact aluminfo@ryerson.ca or call 416-979-5088. Learn more about the Ryerson’s Board of Governors and Senate.