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Your Journey as An Immigrant Graduate Student
January 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join IAUT and our panelists to discuss some of the challenges that immigrant graduate students might face and how they might overcome them to reach their academic and career goals!
Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Time & Location: January 22, 2020 | 5-7 PM | Wilson Hall – Room 1017
Registration Required. Eventbite
Dr. Pegah Ghiabi is currently a Research Associate in the University of Toronto’s Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC). The SGC partners with pharma industry to identify new drugs for human diseases by focusing on less well-studied areas of human genome.
Pegah’s interest in biomedical sciences motivated her to pursue a career abroad after the completion of her bachelor’s degree in Iran. Her adventure started in the late 90s when she came to Canada to study Cell Biology at McGill University. After obtaining her master’s degree, she decided to have her family while working as a researcher in Canada and later as a research administrator in the Middle East where she gained extensive life and professional experience. Soon after, her passion for research encouraged her to start a PhD degree in Molecular Genetics in the University of Paris Sud in Paris, France, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Weill-Cornell University in New York. She finally returned to Canada in 2016 with her family and two children.
David Jorjani received his bachelor’s degree in IT Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran and Master of Information from the University of Toronto. During his graduate studies, he was a Senior Mentor at the Centre for International Experience and has extensive experience working with and mentoring international students. He currently leads product development at Ideal.com, a software startup in Toronto focusing on creating an ideal match between job-seekers and jobs using Artificial Intelligence. He is also a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto teaching courses in computer science and entrepreneurship and advises a few early-stage startup founders.
Dr. Taravat Moshtagh is the Department Head of Mathematics and a teacher at Bayview Secondary School. She received both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s of mathematics from Tehran University. Taravat earned a M.A in Mathematics Education from York University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Medicine from the University of Waterloo. She strongly believes that engaging students in inquiry and critical thinking, and getting them to think about a problem at hand and solving it, is very satisfying.
Pooya Miri is a Market Data Analyst at Mofid Securities. He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. Pooya was born with hearing impairment and currently he has a cochlear implant to enjoy the sound of the world. Also, he is a professional photographer with a particular interest in documentary photography. He served as the head of photography team at Tirgan Festival as well as covering events for different associations including TedXUoft, IAUT and TIFF. Pooya has recently moved back to Iran after 6 years of living in Canada to start a new adventure.
- January 22
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Wilson Hall
40 Willcocks St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C6 Canada + Google Map