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House Executives

Each House Committee consists of five executive members:

  • the House Mentor
  • one House Captain
  • three first-year House Leads (Events, Finance, and Marketing).

This team works collaboratively to plan and execute community-building events and initiatives for their House throughout the academic year.

The five House Mentors work with the House Coordinator – an upper-year Rotman Commerce student who oversees all the Houses – to plan large-scale events and initiatives for everyone to enjoy! Learn more about your House Committee executives below.

2022-23 House Executives

Rosa Schaefer Bastian
Rosa is our House Coordinator for the 2022-23 academic year. She’ll oversee all five Houses and plan social events for the Rotman Commerce student body with the House Mentors!

  • Year of study and program: Fourth Year, Specialist in Management – Focus in Marketing and International Business, minors in Econ and Cinema Studies
  • Hometown: Palo Alto, California and Berlin, Germany
  • What I love about the House System: The reason I love the House System is because it places a focus on community building which I think is really important within Rotman Commerce. The events that the Houses put on are always really fun, creative, and welcoming. It is a great place to meet new people of all ages.
  • Favourite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is the Emmanuel College Library because it is so beautiful and old that it makes studying more fun. I love sitting between the old books and looking out of the gorgeous windows at Toronto.
  • Extra-curricular involvements: Director of Marketing for RCNPN, barista at Second Cup
  • Hobbies: Graphic design, drawing, reading, working out, watching true crime shows, exploring new coffee shops
  • Fun fact about me: I am a triple citizen: Canadian, German, and American
  • You can always ask me about: Anything! I am always happy to answer any questions you may have. From coffee shop to film recs, I am also always happy to tell you about what I am currently obsessed with 🙂 

Martin Ng
House Mentor

  • Year of study and program: Third Year, Management Specialist – Finance & Marketing, Economics Minor
  • Hometown: Toronto & Vancouver
  • What I love about the House System: The people 🙂
  • Favourite place on campus: Myhal, because working there is just so nice!
  • Extra-curricular involvements:
    • Mentor – Rotman Commerce House System
    • Competitor – Rotman Commerce Competition Team (RCCT)
    • Director of Development – Rotman Commerce Marketing Association (RCMA)
  • Hobbies: Piano, Saxophone, Chess
  • Fun fact about me: As an incoming third year, I’ve never actually “been to school”. I completed my first year completely virtually from Vancouver, and took a gap year in my second year; so you likely know more about campus than I do!
  • You can always ask me about: …why black coffee is the best coffee and the only way you should consume this amazing beverage!

Kate Woodside
House Captain

  • Year of study and program: Second Year
  • Hometown: Toronto
  • What I love about the House System: I love the house system because it provides a sense of community within Rotman. It is a great way to meet new people and do fun activities outside of class.
  • Favourite place on campus: My favourite place on campus is Varsity Stadium. I love running and the track is really nice. I also love the atmosphere.
  • Extra-curricular involvements: RC Houses
  • Hobbies: Running, baking and cooking
  • Fun fact about me: I love musicals – Hamilton is my favourite
  • You can always ask me about: Movies 

Oscar Li
House Mentor

  • Year of study and program: Fourth Year, Specialist in Finance & Economics
  • Hometown: Whitby
  • What I love about the House System: The events that are run provide a great chance to meet other people at Rotman Commerce, and hang out with friends at reasonable prices! Who doesn’t love a great and welcoming event atmosphere.
  • Favourite place on campus: Graham Library Courtyard, it is a very peaceful courtyard to relax or read
  • Extra-curricular involvements: Global Research and Consulting Group – Co-President
  • Hobbies: I love playing guitar, piano, cooking, bartending, writing poetry, martial arts, and trying new things! I always appreciate being able to talk about new tv shows and recently got to try Dungeons and Dragons as well.
  • Fun fact about me: The name Oscar comes from the awards and not from me living in a trash can, or being a good jazz pianist sadly.
  • You can always ask me about: Fun stories / injuries I have experienced or bad puns! They are always a great way to lighten the mood. Otherwise anything you may be interested in general, and I will do my best to help.

Anabia Iqbal
House Captain

  • Year of study and program: Second Year, Specialist in Accounting
  • Hometown: Mississauga
  • What I love about the House System: I wouldn’t call myself extroverted, but meeting new students and visiting new places and generally feeling like part of a community are highlights of the House System for me!
  • Favourite place on campus: UTSU Student Commons because they have individual and group spaces where you can study and eat. Good lighting, nice bathrooms, and sometimes free snacks are also a plus!
  • Extra-curricular involvements: Marketing Committee Member on Rotman Commerce Accounting Society
  • Hobbies: Worrying about my succulents, late night drives, learning about languages, and listening to my favourite albums on repeat non-stop.
  • Fun fact about me: I am a deep sleeper that can fall asleep basically anywhere.
  • You can always ask me about: Boba recommendations (though I have yet to explore all the unique stores downtown), anime (I like to think I watch a variety of genres), or anything first-year Rotman Commerce. Honestly, you can always reach out if you want to talk (or vent) about anything!

Malay Gupta
House Mentor

  • Year of study and program: Third Year, Specialist in Management, Focus in Finance and Data Science in Business
  • Hometown: Mumbai, India
  • What I love about the House System: The events – so many fun things to do and get away from studying for a while.
  • Favourite place on campus: Gerstein Workstations – It’s so easy to use your laptop and a workstation at the same time due to the huge desk space and it increases my productivity a lot!
  • Extra-curricular involvements:
    • Director of Recruitment for SB Ventures
    • Marketing Manager at RC Proptech
    • Student Consultant – CFI
  • Hobbies:
    • Cooking, I absolutely love it
    • Listening to Music – my favorite artist is Eminem and J Cole
    • Playing football – have not played much recently but I do every chance I get
  • Fun fact about me: I used to be a plat support in League of Legends
  • You can always ask me about: Anything, I am always here to help

Iqra Sadiq
House Captain

  • Year of study and program: Second Year
  • Hometown: Toronto
  • What I love about the House System: The people!!!
  • Favourite place on campus: University College Library! Love the Hogwarts feel the whole UC building has and the library is very beautiful.
  • Extra-curricular involvements: MAX Mentors Team Member, Duke of Edinburgh International Award Participant and of course the RC House System!
  • Hobbies: Really like reading, playing sports and spending time with family 🙂
  • Fun fact about me: I have a twin cousin! Born on the same day…well, in slightly different time zones, but still pretty cool!
  • You can always ask me about: Book recommendations! I have got plenty 😉

Hao Zheng
House Mentor

  • Year of study and program: Third Year, Specialist in Finance & Economics with a Biology minor
  • Hometown: Beijing, China
  • What I love about the House System: The energy, the atmosphere, the people! Always fun and relaxing 🙂
  • Favourite place on campus: Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship – the building is very modern and it’s beautiful when the sun shines through the big walls of windows.
  • Extra-curricular involvements:
    • Director of Events at RCNPN
    • Consultant at University Consulting Group
    • Consult for Impact at Rotman Commerce
  • Hobbies: Dancing, singing, making crafts, playing piano, learning new languages, and discovering new music.
  • Fun fact about me:  I studied in an international school in Finland and once crossed the Arctic Circle to see Santa Claus!
  • You can always ask me about: Travelling, music, food, U of T campus, anything!

Ansia Sivakumaran
House Captain

  • Year of study and program: Second Year
  • Hometown: Vaughan, Ontario
  • What I love about the House System: I love the atmosphere of the House System. It is just so welcoming and has given me the best experiences!
  • Favourite place on campus: My favourite place on campus is the OISE lobby. I love studying there! It has the perfect amount of noise and its not too quiet.
  • Extra-curricular involvements: RC House System, Tamil Student Association
  • Hobbies: My hobbies include reading, watching movies and going on walks. I also love to bake!
  • Fun fact about me: I have a second degree black belt in karate.
  • You can always ask me about: Absolutely anything! Especially, any new movies, or even about baking.

Emilia Mah
House Mentor

  • Year of study and program: Third Year, Specialist in Accounting
  • Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
  • What I love about the House System: The supportive environment and exciting events! The events hosted by the RC House System always provide the opportunity to meet new people in the RC community and have enjoy the places in Toronto.
  • Favourite place on campus: University College JCR! Great place to hangout with friends and have a hot chocolate
  • Extra-curricular involvements: Rotman Commerce Consulting Association (RCCA), Global Research and Consulting (GRC), Association of Canadian Intercollegiate Investment Clubs (ACIIC), Investa Insights, Hart House Underwater Club
  • Hobbies: Growing plants, hiking, reading, cooking & baking!
  • Fun fact about me:  I’m an expert at pulling efficient all-nighters and I don’t like to drink coffee.
  • You can always ask me about: Anything U of T or Rotman Commerce, book recommendations, good cafes/restaurants to study in, school life balance, getting involved at U of T!

Mahad Amir
House Captain

  • Year of study and program: Second Year
  • Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
  • What I love about the House System: The feeling of community it gives to a very competitive program like Rotman. With the variety of events that the House System offers you are just a click away from an enjoyable event to destress yourself!
  • Favourite place on campus: Robarts 11th Floor, that CN Tower view while working is just so relaxing! (Pro Tip: wait for the sunset it’s so aesthetically pleasing)
  • Extra-curricular involvements: RC House System
  • Hobbies: Watching football (soccer), working out and travelling
  • Fun fact about me: I drink my coffee without any milk or sugar (Black Coffee >>>)
  • You can always ask me about: Anything about U of T or Rotman Commerce, don’t hesitate to ask! Also I can talk about football (soccer as they call it here) for days! Visca El Barca
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