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