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Alumni profiles

Mara Finkelstein

Mara Finkelstein

GBDA Alumni, 2017

Account Coordinator, Kenna 

GBDA taught Mara valuable lessons about working in a team that she carries with her as she enters the workforce. 

Marissa Harley

Marissa Harley

GBDA Alumni, 2017

Social Media and Website Administrator, In Line K9's

GBDA introduced Marissa to User Experience for the first time, and gave her numerous opportunities throughout her undergraduate career. 

Calen Siddall

Calen Siddall

GBDA Alumni, 2017

Business Analyst, Veriday Inc.

Calen's aptitude for business and his interest in experimenting with technology led him to GBDA.

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Filip Jadczak

GBDA Alumni, 2017

UX Designer, Focus21 Inc.

GBDA was the only program that could combine Filip’s range of interests in digital media, photography and programming. 

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Megala Dharmapalan

GBDA Alumni, 2016

Business Technology Analyst, Deloitte Canada

GBDA offered Megala the right balance between design and business with the ability to explore and develop other interests.

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Janice Zolf

MDEI Alumni, 2012

If you’ve watched CTV London News at any time over the past 20 years, chances are you’ve seen Janice Zolf on your screen.  She’s an award-winning broadcaster, documentary filmmaker, and storyteller who has covered it all—music, art, dance, theatre, fashion, film—for everyone from TIFF to the Oscars to the Stratford Festival.

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Dan Hawes

MDEI Alumni, 2015

When you’re a twenty-year veteran of the Canadian animation and entertainment industries, you’ve seen a lot. And you know that you need to be agile and equipped for change to stay in the game.

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Sam Qorbani

MDEI Alumni, 2015

When Sam Qorbani came to Canada from Iran in 2005, he had a deep and varied background in the international construction industry that saw him work regularly with designers. Sam did graphics himself, and was a painter in oils. He found himself wanting to do work that merged his love of technology with his love of art.

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