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 third-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
    President
    Ejay Vidad
    President

    Ejay is a dedicated student leader who is entering his fourth year of Marketing Management. As incoming President for the 2019-2020 academic year, he hopes to bring more attention to the successes and opportunities at the Ted Rogers School of Management that foster the unique learning experience offered to our membership. Valuing mentorship and open communication as the vehicles that empower students, he strives to create a comfortable environment that welcomes the involvement and development of all in the student life ecosystem. With creativity, innovation, and empathy, Ejay is determined to build the relationship between students and TRSS, support student groups, and ensure that all TRSS services are accessible to its members. By the end of his term, he hopes to inspire more TRS students to be agents of change and become the leaders of tomorrow.

    Fun facts about Ejay: He enjoys participating in recreational sporting activities; volleyball, basketball, and ultimate frisbee, as well as partaking in the arts of singing and hip hop choreography, as his hobbies outside of TRSM.

  • 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
    Vice President of Marketing
    Hugo Fok
    Vice President of Marketing

    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 the Ted Rogers Students' Society as the Apparel/Graphics Manager and Retail Management Director, Hugo hopes to share his marketing experience and expertise with the TRSM student body.

    "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".

  • Geoffrey Handelman
    Director of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Geoffrey Handelman
    Director of Hospitality and Tourism Management