Staff

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Denese Brown


denese.brown@utoronto.ca

What do you do?
I am one of the Conference and Event Coordinators with the Retail & Conference Services team that plan and oversee on campus meetings, conferences, film shoots and a variety of special events

What is your favorite thing about UTSC?
The beautiful, natural outdoor setting -- servicing events can get quite hectic at times, so it’s nice to have spaces of peace and calm to go to!  Also, the campus community energy, spirit and strong focus on inclusivity, equity and diversity.

What is the part of your role at UTSC that you like the most?
Being part of the RCS team and working with an amazing group of people who are constantly building relationships with different clients and assisting them in creating informative, impactful and successful events.

What do you like doing outside of work?
Learning to swim; getting together with family; travelling

What is your favorite food?
Impossible for me to choose, although my favourite dessert is Crème Brûlée!

FUN FACT
One morning I saw a coyote behind our portable (I’m still holding out for a deer sighting)!


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Kim Choy



What do you do?
As the Conference and Events Coordinator, I assist internal departments with their logistical event needs. I also assist guests with summer accommodations, film shoots and external conference planning.

What is your favorite thing about UTSC
The feeling of family and community across our growing campus.  The different cultural events we get to plan across campus, our cherry blossoms and the farmer’s market!

What is the part of your role at UTSC that you like the most?
Getting to work with the various departments or students to see their event through from conception to the full experience.  Being with the client on the event day, presenting the room to them all set up!

What do you like doing outside of work?
As a family we love day trips to various attractions, traveling, going to hockey and baseball games and hanging with our pup! I love shopping and finding a great deal, being pampered at the spa and enjoying a meal or cup of coffee with a friend!

What is your favorite food?
Sushi or Greek!

FUN FACT
 In my childhood, I appeared on the TVO show Polka Dot Door! 😊


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Alyssia Fernandes


alyssia.fernandes@utoronto.ca

What do you do?
As the room booking coordinator, I help the University’s staff and faculty with booking common space rooms on campus. I also manage risk assessment with the university to ensure that all events on campus are accessible, safe, and fun! 

What is your favorite thing about UTSC
Our vibrant and lively campus community that sparks from our tight-knit bond and our common ability to be resilient through all adversity. 

What is the part of your role at UTSC that you like the most?
 The ability to help make someone’s day a little easier. Even if it’s a small win, I love being able to assist with removing at least some of the stress that may come from planning and executing an event. 

What do you like doing outside of work?
I love trying new foods and hidden gems in Toronto. I also love hanging out with friends, attending music festivals and visiting cool bars downtown! 

What is your favorite food?

Eggs Benedict! I love a good brunch Benny

FUN FACT
I can eat over 10 crème brûlées at Gyubee in one sitting 


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Karen Gallimore


karen.gallimore@utoronto.ca

What do you do? Assistant Director, Conference & Events Services

 

What is your favorite thing about UTSC: The campus is gorgeous

 

What is the part of your role at UTSC that you like the most?  Business Development

 

What do you like doing outside of work?  Reading, Art Galleries, Museums, Gardening, Visiting small quaint towns, History 

 

What is your favorite food?  that’s hard, because it’s quite a few …. Jamaican (of course), Thai (street food), Italian, Peruvian and the list goes on 😊

 

FUN FACT   I have a Swiffer duster in my car which I whip out to do a little dusting when necessary, sometimes at the Traffic Lights, while I wait. 

 

 


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Jennifer Green


jennifer.kuiack@utoronto.ca

What do you do?
I am an Events and Conference Coordinator on our team.  I help our clients plan both internal university events, and external non-university events. 

What is your favorite thing about UTSC
Our greenspace, we back onto the Rouge National Urban Park, so it allows you to take a scenic walk on your lunch to decompress, and see some nature while you are at it.  I also love that we are a family feeling campus.

What is the part of your role at UTSC that you like the most?
As an event professional, I am a dreamer. I love to dream up events with our clients and then see them come to life way better than the vision started as.

What do you like doing outside of work?
Travelling to different places, hanging out with my family, and watching some good Netflix shows.

What is your favorite food?
Greek

FUN FACT
I have seen most of Canada, except for the East Coast.  I lived in BC for three years.


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Cindy Insley


cindy.insley@utoronto.ca

What do you do?

Conference & Event Coordinator

What is your favorite thing about UTSC

The Beauty of the Campus

What is the part of your role at UTSC that you like the most?

The Changing Clientele

What do you like doing outside of work?

Hockey Mom- enough said 😊

What is your favorite food?

A Great Steak Dinner with all the fixings

FUN FACT

I lived in 3 different provinces, 2 country’s and moved 11 times before the age of 21


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Alyssa Medeiros


alyssia.medeiros@utoronto.ca

What do you do?

Event Coordinator at the beautiful Miller Lash House!

What is your favorite thing about UTSC

The wonderful and diverse staff and student body, and the incredibly supportive community.

What is the part of your role at UTSC that you like the most?

The most rewarding part of my role at UTSC is getting to meet the most amazing couples and clients and being able to help them achieve all they ever wanted for their special day.

What do you like doing outside of work?

I love to travel! My all-time favorite place in the world to visit is Sao Miguel, Portugal - where my family is from!

What is your favorite food?

Tacos & nachos!

FUN FACT

I have three cats, a beta fish, a hamster, a bearded dragon and a husky/lab mix!