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ALUMNI & FRIENDS

Meet the OISE Alumni Association Executive Committee (2018-2020)

 

Cindy Sinclair, MEd '09, PhD '17
President

csinclairCindy is a proud graduate of OISE. She received her MEd in sociology and equity studies in education and PhD in social justice education and workplace learning. She is a postdoctoral researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital, Department of Medicine, and an educational consultant with Sinclair Consulting Services, focusing on integration and global educational experience. She is a former OISE staff. She was a teaching assistant at UTM. Since joining OISEAA in 2010, she spearheaded numerous career planning and networking events to connect students with alumni in the workplaces. She organized annual alumni reunions focusing on arts, education and the law. She became Vice President-External of the OISEAA in 2016 and organized international alumni receptions in Ghana, Kenya and Hong Kong. As President, her passion is to connect and reconnect alumni near and far to their alma mater while securing increasing networking and learning opportunities for current and future alumni of OISE.

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Sulin (Celina) Cheng, MEd '14
Vice-President, Internal  
♦  Chair, Lunar New Year Committee 

cchengSince receiving her MEd degree from OISE, Celina has been working in different capacities at the University of Toronto. She was highly involved in the delivery of International Certificate Programs at the School of Continuing Studies, and later worked in Recruitment and Admissions for the full-time MBA program at Rotman School of Management. She currently works as a program coordinator in the Professional and International Program Office at Woodsworth College. Prior to her work at U of T, she worked in the International Education Center at Tsinghua University, a top university in China. She joined the OISEAA in 2015, and has been highly involved since then. Her accomplishments include initiating the annual Lunar New Year celebration, chairing Spring Reunion and serving in different capacities on the Mentorship Program committee. Celina was awarded an Arbor Award for her outstanding volunteerism.

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Matt Stodolak, MT '17
Vice-President, External  
♦  Chair, Giving Circle Committee

mstodolakMatthew is an educator, neuroscientist and musician whose main goal is to create positive impact in the most efficient ways possible. He has a diploma and degree in music from Mohawk College and McMaster University, respectively. Most recently he completed his Master of Teaching at OISE, where he was the President of the MT Student Association and represented the dynamic needs of U of T’s largest graduate program. As a result of his work at U of T, he was awarded the Gordon Cressy Award for Student Leadership. He is currently a teacher with the TDSB. Outside of education, he is an active neuroscience researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital examining the cognitive reserve in the brains of aging musicians and artists. A professional musician himself, Matthew has worked for the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the National Academy Orchestra and Drayton Entertainment as a pianist, arranger and composer. Follow him: @MattStodolak (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) and on his website: www.mattstodolak.com.

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Nikoletta Papadopoulos, MEd '13
Treasurer

npapdopoulosNikoletta is a higher education administrator that has worked across diverse program portfolios in the delivery of professional development programs for business, workplace learning, healthcare, post-secondary and internationally trained professionals. She’s held various administrative positions in continuing and professional learning departments at both Sheridan College and the Department of Continuing & Professional Learning at OISE. Nikoletta currently works as a Manager of Graduate Student Recruitment at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson, where she oversees the recruitment strategies and admissions processes of graduate programs. Outside of her volunteer work with the alumni association, Nikoletta is a member of the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s International Network of Tomorrow’s Leaders, a professional learning network for higher education professionals.

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Amy Christine Parker, BEd '79
Secretary

aparkerWith an interest in communication and a belief in equitable education, Amy completed studies at OISE in 1979 and started working at Peel District School Board in 1986. Attracted to the program in Theological Studies at U of T's Trinity College, she felt supported by the ambiance of her peers while attending weekly evening classes. A Master of Arts degree in nineteenth century French literature followed. Now retired, she participates in musical ensembles and works on translation and writings for literary and science events in Toronto, in Michigan, and in places as far away as France. She has begun doctoral level research at OISE which involves recognizing the affective influence of family and culture on second language acquisition in young children and observing how storytelling promotes this relationship. Equally important has been the opportunity since 2006 to work with the caring individuals on the OISE alumni executive.
 


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