U of T Student Leadership Award granted to five Rotman Commerce students
This prestigious award recognizes the exemplary contributions of outstanding U of T students, and celebrates their leadership, service and commitment to the university community.
- Mavish Siddiqui (BCom ’21, Specialist in Accounting)
- Mona Omran (BCom ’21, Specialist in Accounting)
- William Fu (BCom ’21, Specialist in Management)
- Sarah Chan (BCom ’21, Specialist in Management)
- Jasmine Ali (BCom ’21, Specialist in Finance and Economics)
Through their unique accomplishments and involvements, each of these five students contributed to the betterment of the U of T community. Here, the recipients share some of their leadership experiences at U of T and in the Rotman Commerce community.
Mavish Siddiqui has advocated for students through her position as President of the Rotman Commerce Students’ Association. She has played a pivotal role in creating policies for student wellbeing and voicing critical issues affecting the Rotman Commerce community. Looking to the future, Siddiqui plans on pursuing a career as an international human rights lawyer working to develop equitable and inclusive policies.
Mona Omran has held a variety of leadership positions within the Rotman Commerce House system. These roles have allowed her to work alongside House executives in planning and executing events for Rotman Commerce students. Omran has also assumed positions of mentorship through her work as an orientation leader, and participates within the Rotman Commerce FLC as a judge and upper-year representative. As for her upcoming career plans, Omran will work as a staff accountant at Ernst & Young LLP this fall.
William Fu has served as Vice President of the Rotman Commerce Students’ Association, where he contributed towards improving the student experience through advocacy, representation and providing support. He has also served as director of the development committee of the U of T Consulting Association. After graduation, Fu will be joining PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant.
Sarah Chan currently serves as a founding co-President of the U of T Women’s Association (UTWA). UTWA has grown to launch one of the largest mentorship programs, consisting of 120 matches between self-identifying women and mentors across industries from tech to media. The group has also hosted an empowering conference connecting 250 students with 100 representatives from fields with an underrepresentation of women. Chan has previously served as a marketing director at RCIBA and continues to mentor at-risk youth through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada program. Looking ahead, she will be joining Salesforce as a Business Development Associate and intends on moving to NYC or the Bay area in the future.
Jasmine Ali has advocated for marginalized communities in her roles as co-President of Black Rotman Commerce and co-Organizer of the Black Career Conference. She organized events and programs to support hundreds of Black students and award over $20,000 to Black entrepreneurs. She is also co-captain of the Rotman Commerce Competition Team and a researcher for the Reach Alliance at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. After graduation, Jasmine will join McKinsey & Company’s Toronto office as a Business Analyst.
February 16, 2021