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Naanak Sodhi
Naanak Sodhi, MBA’21, met Simu Liu (left) at a Google event in Toronto in August. The Google senior account manager says he had the opportunity to ask the Canadian actor, who plays superhero Shang-Chi in Marvel’s film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, about his approach to building his career. “His insight in a nutshell was, ‘just put your head down and work,’ and ‘don’t say no to any opportunity.’ ”
Published in: Fall 2022
Chloe Staines

Chloe Staines, BCom’21, and Eloise McIntosh, BCom’21, have started Good Hood Club (, a charitable loungewear company committed to championing childhood cancer care, notably by donating 50 per cent of profits to the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO). Chloe says Good Hood Club was inspired by Eloise’s battle with cancer. Though Eloise is now cancer-free, Chloe says she “often faced bouts of severe discomfort, leading her to recognize the immense importance of physical comfort provided by what we wear.”

Published in: Spring 2022
Ami Trivedi

Ami Trivedi, MIB’21, started her own social media marketing agency, Fuzn (, after graduating. “Thanks to Smith I was able to find my passion for marketing while abroad in Germany during my double-degree at the University of Mannheim. Then, after moving back to Canada and finishing my Master of International Business courses, I felt ready and prepared to live out my dream of launching my own company.” Fuzn offers social media management- consulting and training services.

Published in: Spring 2022

Dennis Zhao, MMA’21, has been promoted twice since graduating, something he says he wouldn’t have achieved without the education he received in the Master of Management Analytics program. He lives in Markham, Ont.

Published in: Spring 2022


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
Suryanshu Bhoi

Suryanshu Bhoi, MBA’20, tells us he’s living in Toronto and has started a new role at Tim Hortons as senior manager of operational risk. He also had the opportunity to go to Qatar in 2022 for the FIFA World Cup. “I watched 10 games over nine days, including all games played by Canada.”

Published in: Spring 2023
Lucas Borges
Lucas Borges, MBA’20, proposed to his girlfriend and classmate Kaitlyn Lemoine, MBA’20, on March 23 at Goodes Hall, where the couple first met.
Published in: Fall 2023

Anika Cloutier, PhD’20, was honoured with a Teaching Excellence Award from the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University. Anika is an assistant professor at the Rowe School of Business.

Published in: Spring 2023

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