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2021

Daniel Benjamin Jolic

Daniel Benjamin Jolic, BCom, says he’s been travelling around Yukon and northern B.C. while working as a transportation planner with the Yukon government. Daniel is returning to school this fall for his master in political management as the inaugural recipient of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Scholarship in Political Management at Carleton University.

Published in: Fall 2021
Cicely Dickson

Cicely Dickson, EMBA, Artsci’12, and husband Graham welcomed a son, Charles Huck Dickson, on Jan. 11.

Published in: Fall 2021

2020

Fahad Akbar, MMA, secured a senior data-scientist job and moved to London, Ont., after earning his MMA degree. “I can’t thank God enough. All this means that hard work and self-belief do work,” he writes.

Published in: Spring 2021

Uche Ezike-Dennis, EMBA, died at age 45 on May 13 after being diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2020. She loved people, singing, salsa and the outdoors. She is survived by her husband, CI; her children, Ifeanyi, Ikenna and Izunna; and her parents.

Published in: Fall 2021
Brian Gihm, EMBAA, Artsci’01, BSc(Eng)’03, has joined Hatch Ltd. in Mississauga, Ont., as director for nuclear decommissioning and waste management. Hatch is an engineering and development consultancy that works around the world in sectors such as mining, energy and infrastructure.
Published in: Spring 2021
Ika Janiszewski

Ika Janiszewski, MIB, is living in Spain and writes, “Excited to finish up my double degree at Esade in Barcelona with my fellow MIB colleagues Janane and Sakif (Janane Nagasivakumaran and Sakif Chowdhury, both MIB’20).

Published in: Fall 2021

Yama Mubtaker, MMIE, tells us he’s launched an online masterclass, Certified Sustainable Business Strategist, to train the new generation of business strategists and help companies become responsible and sustainable entities.

Published in: Spring 2021
Michael Parker

Michael Parker, MBA, is living in Toronto and was recently promoted to team lead in commercial business development for Salesforce, a position that will allow him to continue to hone his customer-facing skills while also mentoring young talent for the Fortune 500 company. “My Queen's MBA experience gave me the confidence and professional tool box necessary to exceed in the tech world, something I never would have even considered pre-MBA.”

Published in: Fall 2021

Mario Romero, EMBAA, says that he recently moved back to Monterrey, Mexico, to take on the role of regional general manager for Rappi, a Colombian multi-vertical company that he says is “defined as the Latin American SuperApp, and one of the fastest-growing companies in the region.”

Published in: Spring 2021
Omar Khalid

Omar Khalid, MIB, has joined Rothmans Benson & Hedges, a subsidiary of Philip Morris International, as a business-development representative. Omar says this is his “effort to be part of the ‘smoke free future’ that PMI aims to achieve.”

Published in: Spring 2021