The Directors

The Directors represent the five schools at TRSM. These being the Schools of Business Management, Business Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Retail Management and Accounting & Finance. Together, they are the voice of over 9,500 students and make informed decisions on behalf of them. The Directors also spearhead a number of internal committees like the Student Group Funding Committee, Week of Welcome and the Conferences and Competitions Committee in order to provide the students with greater access to the TRSS and its services.

  • Nick Nguyen
    Business Management Director
    Nick Nguyen
    Business Management Director

    Nick Nguyen is entering his 3rd year in Global Management Studies. He believes in the importance of empowering others and using student groups as a platform to engage with the community. He is looking to improve the accessibility of campus services to TRSM students as well as collaborating with students' groups to create new and meaningful content.

    Since his first year, Nick has held various positions and collaborated with many Ryerson Stakeholders. In AIESEC, as the Director of Outgoing Exchange, he led a team to facilitate international exchanges by conducting campus outreach and one-on-one consultations. He was also a Street Team member and the General Associate for the Ted Rogers Students’ Society as he participated in marketing campaigns and special projects. Recently, he represented TRSM students as their Faculty Director on the RSU Board.

  • Karinna Baloch
    Business Management Director
    Karinna Baloch
    Business Management Director

    Karinna is entering her fourth year at Ted Rogers School of Management, majoring in Business Law and minoring in Communications. She strongly believes student involvement is vital in not only enhancing your university experience but also preparing you for post-graduation. Utilizing her experience from various student groups, Karinna hopes to implement initiatives that can further engage and inform students more efficiently and effectively.

    On her down time, she loves to play soccer and volleyball or tease her little sister. Karinna also loves to talk and meet new people so if you ever see her around don’t be afraid to reach out!

    “Your biggest competition is you”

  • Simrah Ali
    Business Management Director
    Simrah Ali
    Business Management Director

    Simrah Ali is a second-year student in a three-way duel between economics, finance, and tech. Prior to being elected as Director of Business Management, she served as the Executive Vice President for the Economics and Management Science Course Union (EMSCU) and was the youngest woman ever to take on the role. During her time with EMSCU, she led a team of over 30 students to deliver a rebrand, a case competition that revolved around the startup scene in Toronto, and a pilot alumni mentorship program. She is passionate about student life at TRSM, engaging with alumni and google calendar. When she's not running in between classes, student group meetings or conferences, you can find her nose-deep in a book She loves a good conversation and is always ready to chat about anything from South Asian Diaspora culture to the tech scene in Toronto to her life in the Middle East.

    “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

  • Ejay Vidad
    At-Large Director
    Ejay Vidad
    At-Large Director

    Ejay is a 3rd year Business Management student majoring in Real Estate while also pursuing a Marketing minor. Throughout his time at Ryerson, he was apart of numerous student groups beginning as an ambassador with the TRSS Street Team for which he is still has affiliations with to this date. He also has been heavily invested in the the course union of Real Estate Ryerson as a Marketing Associate, as well as DECA Ryerson competing as a delegate for multiple years. Last year, he held the position of Street Team Strategy Manager on the Ted Rogers Students' Society.

    Being heavily involved in the student-community, Ejay has accelerated the growth of his academic, professional and social aspects of himself over the past few years. He is really excited to build on the success of previous years in working to improve your undergraduate experience through initiatives oriented towards development, inclusion, and engagement. He is always open to feedback and suggestions from the membership!

    When not working on school related tasks, Ejay enjoys keeping active through intramural volleyball, intermediate hip hop classes, and finding great places to eat around the city.

  • Parmida Esfahani
    Business Technology Management Director
    Parmida Esfahani
    Business Technology Management Director

    Parmida is a third year Business Technology Management (co-op) student. She has been actively involved within the BTM community since the first day she joined Ryerson. She has been a part of Women in Information Technology Management (WITM) and on the Search Committee for the Director of the School of ITM. She is very excited to serve on the board this year and hopes to make a difference.  

    Parmida is an avid traveller and loves to learn about new cultures, 22 countries, 38 cities and counting! She never visits the same place more than once, because there's so much to explore.

  • Niall Hickey
    Business Technology Management Director
    Niall Hickey
    Business Technology Management Director

    Niall is entering his second year as a Business Technology Management student. He has been an active student within his first year joining multiple student groups within the Ted Rogers School of Management. Niall is looking forward to creating new opportunities for all TRSM students during the upcoming year.

    You can often find Niall anywhere studying within TRSM or at the gym during the evening.

  • Hugo Fok
    Retail Management Director
    Hugo Fok
    Retail Management Director

    Hugo is a Ted Rogers School of Management student majoring in Retail Management and minoring in Marketing Management. He possesses a strong interest for a career in retail buying and marketing. With past involvement in multiple student groups like  the Retail Students' Association, DECA Ryerson, and the former Apparel/Graphics Manager for TRSS, Hugo hopes to share his experiences and expertise for Retail Management and TRSM students!

    "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." - Michael Jordan

  • Karen Zevlever
    School of Accounting & Finance Director
    Karen Zevlever
    School of Accounting & Finance Director

    Karen is a passionate fourth year Accounting student with a minor in HR. During her time at TRSM, she has been involved in multiple student groups including the Human Resources Student Association as the Executive Vice President and the Finance Lead for the Ryerson Entertainment Conference. As an active student leader, she hopes to bring her experience and wisdom to the TRSS Board in order to advocate for all accounting and finance and TRSM students.

    Karen loves movies, TV shows, music, podcasts and anything within the realm of entertainment. You can always count on her to give you a good recommendation for your Netflix queue. Her motivation is "I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate".