Alumni Notes

2018

Norman Musengimana, MMIE, says that after completing his degree at Smith, he participated in the Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative, where he further developed his business, BizSkills Academy, a virtual startup school with curated entrepreneurial programs and virtual workspace. “This year has started on a very high note,” he says. “I spent most of the month of March in Nairobi, Kenya, introducing our entrepreneurial platform to colleges and universities as well as to the ministry of education. We now have 15 colleges and universities in Kenya ready to partner with BizSkills Academy to help pilot our work.” 
Published in: Summer 2019
Max White, BCom, writes that he’s now working full time in music. He plays in the underground Montreal rock bands Light Bulb Alley and the Count Ferrara. He also co-founded the psychedelic blues punk duo, the White Brothers Band, with his brother Jackson. They made their debut at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto in July 2018. Max says he’s working on a number of new projects including the White Brothers Band’s debut album, and Light Bulb Alley’s third LP. In addition to these records, he contributed sounds for the soon-to-be released Netflix series V-Wars.
Published in: Winter 2019

2017

Vir C. Advani, MBA, has started a new role with RBC Capital Markets after completing the RBC Enterprise Leadership Development Program. He is now vice-president, portfolio management with the asset-based lending team, part of the global credit division of RBC Capital Markets.
Published in: Summer 2019
Jane Cai, MIB, recently started working at RBC Private Banking as an associate in Richmond Hill, Ont. She supports the acquisition of high-net-worth households and the deepening of existing long-term relationships. In 2014, Jane co-founded the podcast "Girls Daily Talk Show" on Lizhi.fm, a podcast platform in China. She notes that the podcast has “broadcast almost 100 episodes, with a listening base of over 7,087 fans comprising nearly 400,000 streams.” Episodes discuss a wide array of current events, music, sports and other trending topics. In 2017, Jane was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award by then-MPP Michael Chan in Markham, Ont.
Published in: Summer 2019
Jonathan Lijtszain and Nicole Litchi, both MBA, announced that they were blessed with a baby boy, David, on Oct. 15, 2018.
Published in: Summer 2019
Vir C. Advani, MBA, tells us that he and his wife, Chloe, were blessed with a baby boy Sept. 21, 2018. “Aden K. Advani came into this world weighing a whopping 9 lbs., 6oz. Both Aden and Mommy are doing well. Dad, on the other hand, hasn't slept in a month!” he says.
Published in: Winter 2019
Hong Hoang, EMBAA, and Steve Berhorst, EMBAA’17, launched HaloSentient, Inc., a technology and security consulting firm in Silicon Valley.
Published in: Winter 2019
Shoaib Mushtaq, EMBA, says that he and his wife “are proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. Aisha was born on June 30, 2018, and has already become a bundle of joy for her parents and two siblings.”
Published in: Winter 2019
Mark Steenhof, MBA, is director of structural engineering at Steenhof Building Services Group in Orillia, Ont. The firm provides residential and commercial engineering services, specializing in modular building engineering.
Published in: Winter 2019
Steve Camacho, EMBAA, was appointed chief information officer for the Toronto Catholic District School Board in March. Prior to this, Steve was director of technology services for the Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning at Humber College in Toronto.
Published in: Summer 2018

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