Meet the ECC Team

Team Direction

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Roger Francis

Executive 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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Estelle Oliva-Fisher, M.Ed

Director, Student Development and Career Programming

Estelle Oliva-Fisher has over 13 years of experience at the University of Toronto facilitating student, leadership, and team development, designing curriculum, and strategic project management. She is passionate and dedicated to enhancing the university experience through transformational approaches and collaborative initiatives. At the ECC, Estelle looks forward to creating meaningful and impactful learning opportunities that will support students’ professional skills development and career success.

 416-946-7450|  estelle.olivafisher@ecf.utoronto.ca

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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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

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Nabeela Rahman

PEY Co-op Program Coordinator

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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Silvana Mello

PEY Co-op Program Coordinator

Silvana coordinates the Professional Experience Year Co-op (PEY Co-op) Program, advising students and employers throughout the process.
416-946-5995 |  silvana.mello@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 career counselling and group workshops to all engineering students including PEY Co-op and ESIP students.
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 a 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

Stakeholder Engagement

Joanne

Joanne Huynh

Stakeholder Engagement & Events Coordinator

Joanne is excited to join the ECC team as the Stakeholder Engagement & Events Coordinator. She is thrilled to bring her years of experience with creative marketing, graphics, design and event planning to the ECC. Joanne coordinates the Employer Info Sessions, promotes events, activities and more to Engineering students. Having completed her Masters of Education at OISE (UofT) Joanne is presently pursuing her Doctorate of Education at UofT's OISE as well.

416-946-5989| joanne.huynh@ecf.utoronto.ca

 

Program Administration

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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

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Administrative Assistant

Hannah joined the Engineering Career Center in 2018. She brings her experience as an academic and financial administrator to the team, providing a full range of administrative support. Hannah assists with finance, human resources, and facilities needs.

416-978-5569 | hannah.b.e@ecf.utoronto.ca

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Deborah Negede

Administrative Assistant

Deborah is a recent university graduate in biomedical science. She assists in student and employer inquires, supports the interview process, and provides general assistance to the PEY Co-op program.

416-978-3454 | askecc@ecf.utoronto.ca