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Faculties of Engineering

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Senior Peer Leaders

David and Rachel are Senior Peer Leaders
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David

David

Program: Mechatronics

Year: Third

Favourite class: Stats & Probability for Engineers. The prof was super nice and was brilliant at explaining very difficult concepts. Also, it was nice to learn topics that were slightly unrelated to Engineering for a change.

Hobbies/interests: Making music, playing sports, hanging out with friends, creating wealth, reading.

Career aspiration: Become a full-time entrepreneur and musician

Why I became a Peer Leader: Helping other people in whatever manner brings me joy, so I saw this as a great opportunity to do that, as well as be in a position to meet some wonderful and amazing people.

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Rachel

Rachel

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Fifth

Favourite class: Manufacturing and Production Processes (MANE 3190U): This was a really fun course, we got to learn more about how products are manufactured and what considerations are required throughout the whole process. my prof was also really engaging and did their best to make the course really interactive.

Hobbies/interests: I like being outside! Hiking, camping, even just out walking. I'm happy doing anything that takes me into nature.

Career aspiration: Somewhere where engineering, education and sustainability intersect. 

Why I became a Peer Leader: I wanted to have a greater impact on the campus community and have more opportunities to connect with people from all faculties and programs.

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Aayush

Aayush

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Second

Favourite class: Object-Oriented Programming

Hobbies/interests: Editing photos, soccer, basketball

Career Aspiration: Software Engineer

Why I became a Peer Leader: I became a peer leader so that I may help others feel more welcomed to university.

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Alyssa

Alyssa

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Favourite ClassMANE 2220U Structure and Properties of Materials - I really enjoyed this class because I found the applications of the various properties of materials that were taught very interesting.

Hobbies/interests: Varsity badminton team, playing tennis, photography and video editing, playing the ukelele

Career aspiration: Working as an engineering lead in the entertainment industry.

Why I became a Peer Leader: I learned quite a lot from the time I started university until now and I would love to share some advice and help out new students navigate their way through this new change just as I did when I was entering university.

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Adil

Adil

Program: Electrical Engineering

Year: Third

Favourite class: Calculus II - I liked this class because I had a professor that was very engaging and supportive.

Hobbies/interests: Soccer, biking, Conversation Cafe  

Career aspiration: To become an Electrical Engineer

Why I became a Peer Leader: I wanted to become a Peer Leader because it's an exciting opportunity to be part of and it also helps me give back to my campus community.

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Arib

Arib

Program: Mechatronics

Year: Second

Favourite class: ENGR-1025U

Hobbies/interests: Running, Volunteering as a student ambassador

Career aspiration: Work in a successful engineering company

Why I became a Peer Leader: I wanted to build on my social skills as well as help new students as I know adjusting to university is really tough.

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Chikodili

Chikodili

Program: Mechatronics

Year: Third

Favourite classControl Systems, Differential Equations and Object-Oriented Programming. Couldn't pick one. I just love coding and maths. All of these courses were fun and the professors spoke to my understanding!

Hobbies/interests: Dancing, quick math, music, food adventures, watching K-dramas and spontaneous activities.

Career aspiration: An innovative and creative mechatronics engineer (Work-in-progress)

Why I became a Peer Leader: To help, guide and impact positively.

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Sarthak (Sark)

Sark

Program: Software Engineering

Favourite class: SOFE 2800U Web Programming- this is my favorite class so far because you get to code/style websites and be as creative as you want (Web pun: Roses are #ff0000 Violets are #0000FF ).

Hobbies/interests: Dance/choreographing, Landscape Photography,  DC & Marvel comics, any cheesy food

Career Aspiration: Machine Learning Engineer (Artificial Intelligence)

Why I became a Peer Leader: Transitioning into university life can be challenging sometimes and a little help can make first-year experience super fun so I decided to join this Peer Leader program to provide that extra support and push :) 

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Denzel

Denzel

Program: Mechatronics

Year: Third

Favourite class: ENGR 1025U Engineering Design - This is my choice as my favorite class as it was the first time using CAD software to design objects. It was such a fun course to be able to design and work on projects. 

Hobbies/interests: Video Games, Swimming and Gardening

Career aspiration: Leading a team of engineers to complete a massive and influential project.

Why I became a Peer Leader: When I first entered this university, I never knew I had a Peer Leader assigned to me. I want to be able to provide new students with guidance and information so that they can succeed while having fun along the way!

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Esam

Esam

Program: Software Engineering

Favourite classSOFE 2710U Object-Oriented Programming and Design - This class is one of my favorites because it was the first time I was introduced to OOP concepts which are essential in Java programming. The class was challenging in the beginning but the Professor taught us in a way that made it very easy to understand.

Hobbies/interestsPlaying Video-games, sports including soccer, table tennis, and running.

Career aspiration: To work at a top-tier tech company.

Why I became a Peer Leader: I'm very passionate about supporting incoming students to achieve success in their first-year and helping them transition into university life.

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Gary

Gary

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Second

Favourite class: ENGR1025 Engineering Design - My lab TAs made the course material easier and fun to learn, creating an engaging environment.

Hobbies/interests: Participating in hockey intramural teams, Ri3D first robotics and looking out for the latest tech.

Career aspiration: Owning my own manufacturing/automation business.

Why I became a Peer Leader: To help other students get accustomed to campus life and university academics by providing resources and support as my peer leader did for me.

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Hima

Hima

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Second

Favourite class: Chemistry

Hobbies/interests: Dance, writing, painting, singing.

Career aspiration: Software Engineer

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Jessica

Jessica

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Second

Favourite class: PHY 1020 Physics 2  -- I loved learning about electricity and understanding how it interacts with the world around us, my professor was phenomenal and made every class a joy to attend with his jokes and anecdotes.

Hobbies/interests: Varsity rowing, drawing, playing instruments, OTeaU Tea club

Career aspiration: Work as a software developer in a major city

Why I became a Peer Leader: I remember being nervous and having a lot of questions coming into first year, and my peer leader helped me navigate and familiarize myself with the campus. I want to be able to provide the same experience for others and show them what great things Ontario Tech has to offer!

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Karen

Karen

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Second

Favourite class: My favourite class was ENGR 1025 (Engineering Design).  The Professor was great and so was the lab TAs.  They made the class enjoyable and the software was pretty cool to use once you got used to it.

Hobbies/interests:  Football (Played on both the intramural coed-flag and extramural women flag teams).  

Career aspiration: To have my own company.

Why I became a Peer Leader: When I started my first semester I noticed that there were no Peer Leaders that could relate to my demographics, so I felt I could help other future students feel more comfortable seeing someone they can relate to. 

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Kaushik

Kaushik

Program: Manufacturing Engineering

Year: Second

Favourite class: Calculus

Hobbies/interests: Traveling, cooking, learning new things.

Career aspiration: Become an Aerospace Engineer.

Why I became a Peer Leader: To help students lead the best first year.

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Kinjal

Kinjal

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Second

Favourite Class: Calculus 1&2 MATH 1010/1020 and Intro to Programming ENGR 1200- These were my favourite classes because I like math and I love to code and learn new coding languages. For all three classes, I had great professors as well which made it a lot better!

Hobbies/interests: Playing the guitar, singing, art, coding, hiking, travelling, making new memories and experiencing new things while travelling.

Career Aspiration: Becoming a programmer at a high-end company.

Why I became a Peer Leader: I know how difficult it can be for some students to fit in during the first year of university and I want to help new first years have a good experience and be someone that they can turn to if they ever need help or guidance.

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Kirstin

Kirstin

Program: Health Physics and Radiation Science

Year: Second

Favourite class: Physics! I love using math to solve problems.

Hobbies/interests: Playing the banjo, listening to music and reading.

Career aspiration: I don't really know yet and I think that's ok! I'm considering lots of options and I'm gonna see where life and my degree takes me.

Why I became a Peer LeaderI became a Peer Leader because I want to help first-year students feel supported as they enter university. It can be a scary time but it's also an incredibly exciting time! I want to share my excitement and develop my leadership skills.

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Kyle

Kyle

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Fourth

Favourite class: Mechatronics - Allowed for me to be creative and design meaningful projects that were eventually brought to life for course projects.

Hobbies/interestsStudying in the library, Campus FLEX facility, soccer intramurals

Career aspiration: Project/Process Engineer

Why I became a Peer Leader: I remembered how I felt coming into my first year of University and feel like I have a lot of knowledge that could be passed down to incoming students about how to embrace the school and not feel scared or intimidated.

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Maryck

Maryck

Program: Manufacturing Engineering

Year: Second

Favourite class: Either Physics I or Engineering Design. The Physics professor was engaging and provided great perspectives related to the course and Eng. Design was in short; practical.

Hobbies/interests: Motorsports, mountain biking, building things, and cooking to name a few. I'm a curious person at heart so just about anything interests me!

Career aspiration: Build businesses that help people through engineering.

Why I became a Peer Leader: The "transition to university" is real. It really helps to have strong support and becoming a Peer Leader is one way of extending help and serving the community. Plus it's fun!

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Munazza

Munazza

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Third

Favourite class: Data Structures - This was one of my favourite classes as the Prof was amazing and I got to learn a lot of things in the course!

Hobbies/interests: Graphic design, Investing/researching stocks, programming, writing and poetry.

Career aspiration: Work in a managing position at Google.

Why I became a Peer Leader: I love connecting with new students and helping them with issues that I have faced during my first year at university.

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Rabail

Rabail

Program: Mechatronics Engineering

Year: Fourth

Favourite class: MECE 2860 Fluid Mechanics, the prof was great and I really enjoyed learning about aerodynamics, especially when we got to see the effects of lift and drag on a motorsports vehicle at the wind tunnel!

Hobbies/interests: Sports, playing Call of Duty, hanging out with friends, exploring new places, photography

Career aspiration: Working in the autonomous vehicle industry with Tesla.

Why I became a Peer Leader: I love getting to meet new people, giving back to my community and being a part of the transition to the university and making it as positive and inclusive as possible.

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Steve

Steve

Program: Mechatronics

Favourite class: MECE 3350 Control Systems - The Prof was amazing and the learning experiences are wonderful. Very technical course and learned many important aspects of my program and learned helpful tips for the future.

Hobbies/interests: Soccer, playing piano, video games, and visiting new places.

Career aspiration: Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics in the Healthcare Industry 

Why I became a Peer Leader: I was helped and guided by a Peer Leader in my first year of university. I love meeting new people and making friends. I want to help new students make a smooth transition into university and help navigate them with skills and guide them through various challenges together.

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Ramin

Ramin

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Fourth

Favourite class: Design and Analysis of Algorithms

Hobbies/interests: Reading, hiking, and painting.

Career aspiration: To work in cybersecurity.

Why I became a Peer Leader: My peer leader in my first year was a great help to me. She helped me throughout my academic year whenever I needed help or advice.

 

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Saad

Saad

Program: Mechatronics

Year: Third

Favourite class: Fluid Mechanics! I love this class because it deals with aerodynamics and being a huge car guy that I am, I love learning anything that associates with cars.

Hobbies/interests: Playing cricket, working on my car, university club-related work.

Career aspiration: Working for BMW in Germany

Why I became a Peer Leader: I became Peer Leader because I love meeting new people and I want to pass down the help that I got from my Peer Leader in first year to upcoming first years.

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Shreya

Shreya

Program: Software Engineering

Year: Third

Favourite class: SOFE 2710U. This class is my favourite because the course challenges me and helps me learn about programming in depth, which I absolutely love!

Hobbies/interests: Dancing, painting, cooking, anything adventurous, badminton.

Career aspiration: Work at Google in NYC

Why I became a Peer Leader: I wasn't really aware of this program in my first year and it was difficult for me to navigate through the transition. So I want to provide the help that I didn't get in my first year.

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Mac

Mac

Program: Automotive Engineering

Favourite classCalculus 2 - I love doing math but calc 2 has got to be by far my favorite math course so far. The math profs are friendly and easy to talk to, so that helps too!

Hobbies/interests: Playing football, dancing, singing playing the saxophone, and watching movies

Career aspiration: Opening up my own car detailing shop!

Why I became a Peer Leader:genuinely want to help out future students through the challenges they come across in post-secondary. I know I would've appreciated the help when I started.

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Mayar

Mayar

Program: Software Engineering

Favourite class: SOFE 2800 Web Programming - This 2nd-year course was one of my favorites because we got to work on our own website at the end of it and had multiple mini-projects throughout. It was a lot of fun!

Hobbies/interests: solving puzzles, music, writing, programming (when it works)

Career Aspiration: Work at a game development company

Why I became a Peer Leader: I think having an upper-year student helping and supporting you along your time transitioning to university life is really nice and reassuring. So, I want to be a part of that experience and help as much as I can!

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Nick

Nick

Program: Mechatronics

Favourite class: MECE 2310U - Concurrent Engineering & Design - I loved working on build projects with my friends and putting my knowledge of 3D design to the test!

Hobbies/interests: Electronic & orchestral music production, graphic design, intramural sports, personal build projects

Career aspiration: Working as a software engineer for a record label, and starting my own tech company

Why I became a Peer Leader: I became a Peer Leader because I want to give back to the community that helped me through my first year at university. It's always nice to know that someone's got your back and can help you out whenever you might need it!

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Paviya

Paviya

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Fourth

Favourite class: Math

Hobbies/interests: volleyball, badminton, and listening to music.

Career Aspiration: Want to become a professional mechanical engineer in the upcoming years

Why I became a Peer Leader: I became a Peer Leader because I want to improve my leadership skills and also want to share to experiences with the first-year students. 

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Samuel

Samuel

Program: Mechatronics

Favourite class: STAT 2800U: Statistics and Probabilities for Engineers.

Hobbies/interests: Reading books and articles.

Career aspiration: Robotics Engineer.

Why I became a Peer Leader: I recognize the importance of this position in providing support to First-year students and I would like to help as much as I can.