We invite UofT students to participate in a living library focused on careers that will create change in the world. In online breakout rooms, you will get to interact with our social innovators and entrepreneurs and ask them questions about their careers, how they got there and what advice they can offer you. Join in and network with people who are passionate about social change.

Who can I meet?

The Living Library showcases a variety individuals who are social entrepreneurs or social innovators. They have experience as students, employees, founders, researchers, academics, interns and volunteers.

Wednesday March 10, 2021 Session

Yazmeen Kanji - Film Director | Founder of Films With A Cause

Roshni Thawani - Grad student, Faculty of Information (UofT) / future IBM Design Research Intern

Howard Tam- Founder, ThinkFresh Group; Lecturer - CityLab Fellowship, Rotman School of Management

Juanita Lee-Garcia- Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Social Impact, Venture for Canada

AnneMichaela MacDonald Brodaric- Project Analyst, RBC, Law Group Strategic Initiatives

Jonah Toth- Founder, passion2action, M.Sc. Candidate, McGill

Krystal Kavita Jagoo - MSW and RSW at U of T

Iehnhotonkwas Bonnie Jane Maracle – First Nations House at U of T

Sofia Bonilla - Co-Founder and CEO, HOPE Pet Food; PhD in Chemical, Engineering and Applied Chemistry, UofT

Kasey Dunn - Co-Founder, HOPE Pet Food; Masters of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Candidate

(Past session) Thursday February 4, 2021 Session

Samin Khan- Co-Founder & CTO, Animo

Kylie Thomas-Lawyer, Ontario Human Rights Commission

Arsh Khan- Masters in Global Affairs, Munk School UofT, Passionate about Energy, Sustainability, Global Markets, and Government Relations

Adrienne Clement-Venture Manager, Creative Destruction Lab, Rotman UofT

Jenny Phan -MSc Sustainability Management Candidate at UofT

Muriam Fancy -Masters of Global Affairs Candidate 2021 I Research Coordinator, AI + Society Initiative at the Centre for Law, Technology & Society I AI Ethics Researcher, Montreal AI Ethics Institute

Sanket Mehta - Senior Advisor, Mantle314/Manifest, MBA, Ivey Business School, MSc. Sustainable Energy Futures, Imperial College London UK

Diego Rada Rojas -PhD Student & Research Assistant Dalla Lana School of Public Health-UofT. Focus on Physics Technology, Radiation Hygiene, Environment, Math-Modeling


What can I get out of this session?

  • Connections for your future career
  • Ways to plan for a career that will have impact
  • Hear stories, struggles and successes from those in the field
  • Build your network before you enter the job market


What is a Living Library?

A living library provides an environment for conversation and relationship building between a small group of people. Our guest social innovators and entrepreneurs are the “books” and students are the readers. Students join a guest for 15 minutes in a breakout room to hear their stories about working in the field of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, then move onto the next “book.” It's a chance to learn more about how to be changemakers in your studies and careers.

Register today

Session 2: Wednesday Mar 10, 2021 from 5-7pm

Session 1 (past event): Thursday Feb 4, 2021 from 5-7pm

Zoom: session details will be provided to registrants