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Alumni Shine at Inaugural TRSM Alumni Awards

By Shane MacInnis

TRSM Alumni Awards

Hundreds of members of the TRSM community came out to celebrate alumni success.

Over the course of 10 years as the Ted Rogers School of Management, and decades before that as Ryerson’s Faculty of Business, TRSM has produced remarkable alumni who have made significant impacts as business leaders in Canada and around the world.

To celebrate our alumni’s many achievements, the inaugural TRSM Alumni Awards were held on Saturday, May 28, and welcomed over 200 members of the TRSM community for a night of toasting achievements, reconnecting with fellow alumni and forging new connections.

A total of 16 awards were given to outstanding alumni who have achieved success as entrepreneurs, volunteers and business leaders in a wide range of industries.

Award recipients were chosen by a selection committee within TRSM’s Office of the Dean, with a fan favourite vote conducted via social media.

Awards & Winners

TRSM Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is the highest honour bestowed to an alumnus of the Ted Rogers School of Management. The Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize alumni who have significantly impacted the reputation of the Ted Rogers School of Management through excellence in professional, community and/or personal endeavours.

Stephen Testa (Finance/IT, 1985)
CFO, Nike Mexico

Fred Lawlor (Hospitality and Tourism, 1994)
President, Sliced Apple Hospitality Group

TRSM Top 10 in the Past 10

This award recognizes 10 TRSM alumni who graduated in the past 10 and who have excelled in their careers, leadership, community or in service to TRSM, or athletic or artistic achievement.

Christopher West (MBA, 2008)
Senior Manager, Enterprise Project and Cloud Services, IT Source at Ontario Public Service

Cyrus K. Cooper (Hospitality & Tourism Management, 2009)
Director, Food and Beverage at The Granite Club

Dave (Devender) Minhas (Accounting, 2007)
Partner at Pivotal LLP

Dev Singh (Business Technology Management, 2011)
Manager at KPMG Canada

Igor Momot (Accounting, 2008)
Senior Manager, Accounting and Assurance Services at BDO Canada

Ming Yapp (Retail Management, 2006)
Senior Director of Merchandising - Grocery Division, Walmart Canada

Onah Osemeke (Business Technology Management, 2011)
Senior Consultant at Deloitte Canada

Quest Atkinson (Business Technology Management, 2009)
Founder, Director, Producer at Dots & Lace

Shane Fields (Marketing Management, 2007)
Category Consultant at The Hershey Company

Taharka Gibb (Business Technology Management, 2014)
Associate, Consulting & Deals at PwC

TRSM Alumni Entrepreneur Award

This award recognizes an individual who has achieved outstanding entrepreneurial success. Social ventures and not-for-profits are also considered.

Kareem Rahaman (Marketing Management, 2009)
Co-Founder at Splash Effect

TRSM Volunteer Leadership Award

This award recognizes alumni who have contributed significantly to TRSM as a volunteers over a sustained period. The recipients have enriched the lives of others through their time, talent and involvement with TRSM-related causes outside of their career responsibilities.

Emilie Ong (Finance, 2012)
Senior Analyst, Wholesale Bank Treasury at TD Bank Group

Jillian McKinley (Human Resources Management, 2007)
Sr. Manager at Niche Recruitment

TRSM Honorary Alumnus Award

This award recognizes the support and contributions of an industry professional to TRSM, recognizing the work of some of the key non-TRSM graduates and external supporters who have been instrumental in supporting the growth of TRSM and development of our community through time and talent.

Daniel Booth
Student Recruitment Manager at Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)


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