EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
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Theodore Chan

President

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Kinesiology

Kinesiology and Physical Education  

Year 4

Favourite Sport(s):

Basketball

Most memorable sports moment:

Vince Carter 2000 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

Favourite Quote:

“Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

Career Aspirations:

General Manager of an NBA Team, President of Basketball Operations

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2020 - present: Basketball Performance Analyst - Brisbane Bullets

  • 2020 - present: Business Administration Assistant - Toronto Varsity Blues

  • 2020 - present: Basketball Analyst - Canada Basketball0202

  • 2020 - present: Basketball Operations - Niagara River Lions

  • 2018 - 2021: Analytics and Video Coordinator - University of Toronto Men's Basketball

  • 2019 - 2020:  Personnel Scout - Macau Black Bears/ Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Club

  • Summer 2020: Sports Sponsorship Scout - SponsorUnited

  • 2019 - 2020: Performance Analyst - Hong Kong Basketball Team (FIBA) 

  • 2019 - 2020: Student Athletic Therapist - University of Toronto Men's Football

LinkedIn Page:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/chan-theodore

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Ryuya Tanida

Director of Corporate Relations

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Kinesiology

Kinesiology and Physical Education  

Year 3

 

Favourite Sport(s):

Basketball

 

Most memorable sports moment:

Stephen Curry's 12 Three-Pointers vs OKC in 2016

 

Favourite Quote: 

"Motivation is what gets you started. Commitment is what keeps you going." - Jim Rohn

Career Aspirations:

Sports training, Sport sponsorship/partnership, Coaching, Sports management

 

Previous Work Experience:

  • 2020: Sponsorship Coordinator - 2020 Health and Human Rights Conference (UTIHP 2020)

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryuya-tanida-160206165/

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Maria Natalia Rodriguez

Director of Media Relations

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Science

Specialist in Psychology

Year 5

Favourite Sport(s): 

Track and Field 

Most memorable sports moment: 

When Usain Bolt broke all three world records in the 2008 Olympics

Career Aspirations:

Event marketing for the Olympics

Previous Work Experience:

  • 2019: Head of Marketing - Toronto Men's and Women's Fashion Week

  • 2020: Marketing Team - TEDxToronto

LinkedIn Page: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-natalia-rodriguez/

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Sophia Currier
Director of Marketing

Program and Year of Study:

Master of Information

Concentration in UXD

Year 1 

Favourite Sport(s):

Volleyball

Most memorable sports moment:

Alex Bilodeau First Gold Medal on home soil at Vancouver 2010 Olympics for men's moguls

Favourite Quote:

"Hustle beats talent when talent doesn't hustle."

Career Aspirations:

Have a marketing or sports marketing career or focus in UXD

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2021: Designer & Marketing Lead - SportsCan

  • 2020: Consultant - SportsCan

  • 2019: Sports Marketing Director - Rotman Commerce Students

  • 2018 - 2019: Human Resources Summer Student -Alcohol and Gaming Commission

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiacurrier/

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Matthew Demchuk

Vice President

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Arts

Major in History + Double Minor in Physics and Philosophy 

Year 5

 

Favourite Sport(s):

Basketball, Hockey, Football, Soccer, Baseball

Most memorable sports moment:

Kobe 60-point game or Kawhi's Shot

Favourite Quote:

"You do not rise under pressure, you fall to your highest level of preparation."

Career Aspirations:

To build a strong career in sports management through as many different sections of the industry I can. The end goal is to work with an NBA Franchise in a management setting.

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2020: Data Tracker - Kingston Frontenacs Hockey Club Analytics Department

  • 2020: Intern - Statstrack Hockey Analytics

  • 2019: Sales Rep - RBC Canadian Open for SBX and LevelWear

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-demchuk-312776156

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Tristan Jonas Ruffo St-Amour
Director of Speaker Relations

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Commerce

Specialist in Management (Strategy Focus) +

Minor in Anthropology & Economics 

Year 3

Favourite Sport(s):

Basketball, Football

Most memorable sports moment:

Lowry’s half-court shot against Miami to tie and go to OT. Was at the game.

Favourite Quote:

"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present." - Master Oogway

Career Aspirations:

General Manager of an NBA team

Previous Work Experience:

  • 2020: Social Media Manager - Tidal League 

  • 2018 - 2019: Basketball Coach - UCC Summer Camps

  • 2017: Head Women Basketball Coach - Toronto French School

  • 2017: Research Intern - Pricing Solutions Ltd

LinkedIn Page:

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/tristan-st-amour-860a70146

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Joseph Nina

Director of Project and Advancement

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Commerce - Rotman Commerce

Specialist in Management, Focus in Finance and Strategy

Year 3

 

Favourite Sport(s):

Soccer, Basketball

Most memorable sports moment:

Portugal winning Euro 2016

 

Favourite Quote:

"Fear is a choice" - James Conner

 

Career Aspirations:

Consultant, Sports Marketing Director, Director of Partnerships, Director of Business Development

 

Previous Work Experience:

  • 2020: Partnership Outreach Intern - Tidal League

 

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephnina/

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Aadam Dadhiwala
Director of Events

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Arts

Double Major in Human Geography and History

Year 3

 

Favourite Sport(s):

Soccer, Cricket, UFC, Spikeball

 

Most memorable sports moment:

Sergio Aguero's 94th-minute winner in 2012 on the last day of the premier league securing the title after 40 years for Manchester City

Favourite Quote:

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." – Confucius

 

Career Aspirations:

Sports Law/Agency

 

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2019: Campus Insight Junior Partner 

  • 2019: Consultant at Herbert Smith Freehils 

  • 2018: Marketing and Partnership Intern at UAE Cricket 

  • 2016: Fitness Coach for the ICC U15 team 

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aadam-dadhiwala-2b835218a/

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Romina Feili

Co-Director of Graphic Design

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Arts

Specialist in Architectural Studies

Year 4

Favourite Sport(s):

Soccer

Most memorable sports moment:

FIFA 2018 - Iran vs Portugal game

Fvourite Quote:

"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth

Career Aspirations:

Architect/ Designer

Previous Work Experience:

  • 2019: Manager of NGO Relations - AIESEC

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/romina-f-26905917b

CORPORATE RELATIONS COMMITTEE
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Nathan Hadlow
Corporate Relations Committee

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Commerce

Major in Business (Finance Focus) + Minor in French & Economics

Year 3

Favourite Sport(s):

Baseball, Basketball, Football (American), Hockey

Most memorable sports moment:

Malcolm Butler's interception on the goal line in the Super Bowl against the Seahawks

Favourite Quote:

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

Career Aspirations:

A full-time career in sports management or capital markets

Previous Work Experience:

  • 2016: Basketball Coach - Darien YMCA

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-hadlow-a8a7b11b1/

Chukwudumebi Iheanacho
Corporate Relations Committee

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Kinesiology

Kinesiology and Physical Education

Year 3

Favourite Sport(s): 

Soccer, Basketball

Most memorable sports moment:

Didier Drogba’s winning goal against Bayern for the UEFA Champions League in 2012

Favourite Quote:

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” - Wayne Gretzky

Career Aspirations:

General Manager/Director of a professional soccer team

Previous Work Experience: 

  • Present: Director - Excellence Academy (Soccer)

LinkedIn Page:

http://linkedin.com/in/dumebi-iheanacho-78063a1a8

Speaker Relations Committee
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Michael Deluca
Speaker Relations Committee

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Arts

Major in Criminology + Minor in Philosophy and Political Science

Year 4

 

Favourite Sport(s):

Baseball, Hockey

 

Most memorable sports moment:

Jose Bautista’s (bat flip) home run in game 5 of the ALDS

 

Favourite Quote:

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill

 

Career Aspirations:

Leverage my communication and critical thinking skills, developed through my undergraduate studies, in conjunction with a dynamic and progressive organization. With the goal of pursuing an MBA, I aspire to become a high-value decision maker that contributes to the success and development of an organization.

LinkedIn Page:

http://linkedin.com/in/michael-deluca-264bb0180

Events Committee
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Jonathan Chen
Events Committee

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Science

Specialize in Computer Science + Minor in Statistics

Year 2

Favourite Sport(s):

Basketball

Most memorable sports moment:

Raptors winning the championship

Favourite Quote:

"Be Legendary." - Kobe Bryant

Career Aspirations:

Connect my passion for computer science with sports

Previous Work Experience:

  • 2019 - 2020: Intern - UTSB

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-chen-400ab8194/

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Vlada (Val) Taits
Events Committee

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Science

Major in Political Science and Bioethics

Year 2

Favourite Sport(s):

Gymnastics, Hockey, Figure Skating

Most memorable sports moment:

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir winning gold at the 2018 Olympics

Career Aspirations:

To work for the International Olympic Committee

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2017 - 2018, 2020: Legal Assistant - Novo Law Firm

  • 2017: Assistant Gymnastics Coach - Liberty Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics

  • 2016 - 2018: High School Varsity Volleyball Team Manager - Kent Place School

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vladataits27

MARKETING COMMITTEE
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Samantha Chan
Marketing Committee 

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Science

Major in Genetics + Minor in Immunology and Statistics

Year 2

 

Favourite Sport(s):

Indoor/Beach Volleyball, 9man

 

Most memorable sports moment:

RAPTORS WINNING ON MY PROM NIGHT

Favourite Quote: 

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein

Career Aspirations:

Physical Therapist, surgeon, optometrist

 

Previous Work Experience:

  • 2019 - present: Marketing Director - UofT Global Society for Genetics and Genome Biology

  • 2018 - 2019: Referee - Ontario Volleyball Association

  • 2018: Event Coordinator - Volleyball Canada Beach Nationals

 

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthachan23/

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE
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Aidan Brogan
Social Media and Photography Committee

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Arts and Science

Major in Poltical Science and Urban Studies

Year 2

Favourite Sport(s):

Football (American), Soccer, Basketball

Most memorable sports moment:

Odell's one handed catch, David Tyree's helmet catch, both of Eli Manning's superbowl wins vs the patriots, the raptors winning the championship, Dee Gordan's home run after Jose Fernandez's death

 

Favourite Quote:

"If not now, then when?"

Career Aspirations:

sports photographer for a team, or for an entire league.

Previous Work Experience:

  • 2019-2020: Intern - Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture

 

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aidan-brogan-4973601b2/

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Sze Yan Sharon Wong
Social Media Committee

Program and Year of Study:

Rotman Commerce

Specialist in Management + Minor in Psychology & Economics

Year 2

Favourite Sport(s):

Figure Skating, Volleyball, Tennis

Most memorable sports moment:

When Djokovic beat Federer in the Wimbledon Championships

Favourite Quote:

"Failure is inevitable- and it's the people that keep trying who become successful." - Mirai Nagasu

Career Aspirations:

Corporate and/or investment bank, product and asset management

Previous Work Experience:

  • 2019 - 2020: First-year Intern - Rotman Commerce Arts Group

  • 2020 - present: Director of Corporate Relations - RC Arts Group

LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-wong-3a628a195/

Hannah Roberts

Social Media Committee

Program and Year of Study:

Bachelor of Arts

Major in Political Science and Sociology

Year 3

Favourite Sport(s): 

Soccer

Most memorable sports moment:

Didier Drogba's penalty to win the 2012 Champions League Final

Favourite Quote: 

"If everyone has to think outside the box, maybe it is the box that needs fixing." - Malcolm Gladwell

Career Aspirations:

To work in communications for a professional sports team or a sports media company

Previous Work Experience: 

  • 2019 - present: Comunications Assistant - Varsity Blues

  • 2019 - 2019: Tri-Campuis Sport Programming Assistant - UofT

LinkedIn Page: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-roberts14/

Interns
Hoi Kit Cheung

Corporate Relations Intern

Alec McGregor

Speaker Relations Intern

Jessica Han

Project & Advancement Intern

Blake Song

Events Intern

Katherine Murphy

Events Intern

Puneet Parhar

Marketing Intern

Nadim Zuraiqat

Marketing Intern