Meet the ECC Team

Team Direction

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Chioma Ekpo, M.A.

Assistant Director

For more than 10 years, Chioma Ekpo has dedicated her career toward preparing engineering students to become successful professionals at every stage of their journey. She also works closely with industry partners to develop customized hiring opportunities.
416-978-8601 |  chioma@ecf.utoronto.ca

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Roger Francis

Director

Roger has an extensive background in partnership building and market development. With over 20 years of experience in for-profit and not-for-profit environments, Roger has been a part of the full cycle of launching, developing and growing teams. He spent eight years as a strategic recruitment consultant for U.S. technology companies in the electrical engineering sector. Roger’s contributions include initiatives in local and international markets in experiential learning, internships and co-operative education. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and a graduate degree in Leadership from the School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph.
416-978-3132 |  roger.francis@ecf.utoronto.ca

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Brenda McCabe

Academic Director

Dr. Brenda McCabe is a professor in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering at University of Toronto. She served in various leadership roles in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, including Associate Chair Undergraduate, Vice-Dean Graduate, Chair of Civil Engineering, and Acting Dean. Her role with the Engineering Career Centre is to link its initiatives with U of T Engineering's academic programs, create new opportunities for student engagement, and provide oversight for the PEY Co-op evaluation process.
brenda.mccabe@utoronto.ca

Employer Relations

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Marlyn de los Reyes

PEY Co-op Program Coordinator

Marlyn joined the Engineering Career Centre in 2006. With a degree in Commerce, she brings an extensive background in office administration and finance. Marlyn manages a portfolio of industry partners, maintaining relationships that lead to opportunities for our students. She then connects those jobs with engineering students.
416-946-8816 |  marlyn@ecf.utoronto.ca

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Kate Epp

PEY Co-op Program Coordinator

Kate coordinates the Professional Experience Year Co-op (PEY Co-op) Program, advising students and employers throughout the process.
416-978-0431 |  kate.epp@ecf.utoronto.ca

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Shah Sotodeh

PEY Co-op Program Coordinator

A new member of the ECC team, Shah holds degrees in Space Engineering and Space Science, as well as a Career Educator Certificate. He brings a wealth of experience in employer engagement, event management, and student advising/mentoring.
416-978-0432 | shah.sotodeh@ecf.utoronto.ca

Business Development

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Nabeela Rahman

PEY Co-op Program Coordinator (External)

Nabeela joined the ECC as an Internship Coordinator, bringing with her 10 years of experience in building partnerships in education, and promoting social justice learning to primary and secondary school students and educators. At the ECC, Nabeela looks forward to creating new partnerships with employers to provide rich and varied PEY Co-op work-term offerings to U of T Engineering students.
416-978-3987 | nabeela.rahman@ecf.utoronto.ca

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Imad Nasr

PEY Co-op Program Coordinator (External)

Imad has a background in mechanical engineering and is an MBA graduate with over nine years of work experience. He recently joined the ECC and leverages his industry experience to further develop relationships with employers. He aspires to improve the quality and diversity of  PEY Co-op positions offered to U of T Engineering students.
416-978-3987 | imad.nasr@ecf.utoronto.ca

Student Advising

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Sooin Park, M.Ed.

Career Counsellor

Sooin joined the ECC in 2009. With a Master of Education degree in Adult Education, she brings extensive facilitating and counselling experience in community and educational settings. She provides individual counselling and group facilitation to all engineering students and PEY Co-op students, and also coordinates the safety abroad process for PEY Co-op students working abroad.
416-946-7199 | sooin@ecf.utoronto.ca

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Holly Wang, M.A.

Career Counsellor

Holly joined the ECC in 2007 after working at Seneca College for five years. She brings more than a decade of experience in career counselling and education to her role. She provides support to students through one-on-one counselling and small- and large-group workshops. Holly holds an master's degree in Adult Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at U of T.
416-978-8604 | holly@ecf.utoronto.ca

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Sandra Yu

Career Counsellor

Sandra is a dedicated career development professional with over 10 years of experience and has a successful track record of helping thousands of university students launch meaningful careers. She recently joined the ECC and is eager to support U of T Engineering students in working towards their job-search and career-development goals through one-on-one and group sessions.
416-978-8628 | sandra.yu@ecf.utoronto.ca

Program Administration

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Averey Averion

Program Administrator

Averey is available to assist students and employers on any of the ECC's programs.
416-978-3454 | averey.averion@ecf.utoronto.ca

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Emma Loader-Ricci

Administrative Assistant

Emma joined the ECC team in 2017 and is one of the first points of contact for students and employers. Coming from a social service background, Emma provides support to students, employers and colleagues in the ECC.
416-978-6649 | askecc@ecf.utoronto.ca

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Megan Tate

Program Administrator

Megan is available to respond to inquiries regarding all aspects of ECC's programs. She coordinates the Engineering Summer Internship Program (ESIP), new graduate recruitment and the registration and report-reviewing process for PEY Co-op and ESIP students.
416-978-6649 | megan.tate@ecf.utoronto.ca