Alumni Profiles

Our alumni play a vital role both in the Faculty and beyond, working as environmental educators, urban planners, lawyers, activists, research analysts, social advocates and more – see our alumni profiles for only a few examples!

Graduate Profiles

Award Winning Graduates

Farouk Jiwa (MES ’03) – The One-to-Watch Bryden Award

Farouk is currently Senior Manager at CARE Enterprise Partners, a recently established division of CARE Canada that seeks to apply innovative, market-based approaches to poverty reduction in the developing world. He is also the Co-founder and Director of Honey Care Africa, an innovative social enterprise promoting sustainable community-based beekeeping across East Africa.

Farouk Jiwa

Karen Kraft Sloan (MES ’90) – The Pinnacle Achievement Bryden Award

Karen is one of our nation’s most passionate environmentalists whose work has shaped nationa policy and inspired Canadians. During her 11 year tenure as a Liberal Member of Parliament she served two terms as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, was Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development for seven years and played an important role in former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien’s decision to sign the Kyoto Accord. During this time, environmental NGOs across Canada considered her one of “The Three” — a group of three Liberal MPs who championed environmental issues in Canada.

Jennifer Corriero (BA ’03, MES ’06) –  The One-to-Watch Bryden Award

Jennifer is an innovative leader who has forged her own unique path to success as the co-founder and Executive Director of TakingITGlobal (TIG), one of the world’s most successful online international development organizations for youth. TIG has active members in over 200 countries, is available in 12 languages, receives over 1.4 million hits every day and has received many awards around the world.

Featured Graduates

Jess Keesmaat

Chief Planner & Executive Director
City of Toronto
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President & CEO
Nature Conservancy Canada
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Farouk Jiwa
Senior Technical Advisor – Economic Development

William Deng Deng (MES ’98)

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Mike Layton (MES ’06)

City of Toronto

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Secretary of the Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service
Ontario Executive Council
Not Far From The Tree

Photo By: Mike Ford

President & Founder
Intelligent Futures
Jennifer Corriero (MES ’03)

Co-Founder & Executive Director
Taking IT Global

Photo By: Jeff Kirk
Quebec Chamber of Commerce