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Ellen Watkins, EMBA’21, became CEO of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association in February. Ellen has been with the branch since 2021. In her role as director of corporate services, she was involved in several engagement initiatives, including a strategic plan art project that she worked on as a participant in the Queen’s Advanced Leadership for Social Impact Fellowship program.

Published in: Spring 2024

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
Benoît Huot

Benoît Huot, EMBA’20, shares that he’s welcomed a new member to the family: Leo-Henri, born Aug. 24, 2022. Benoît lives in Montreal and says he’s “enjoying parental leave as a family for a few months.”

Published in: Spring 2023
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