Three DCS alumni were honored on Tuesday, September 10th at the annual University of Toronto Arbor Awards ceremony. The Arbor Awards were created in 1989 to recognize alumni and friends for their outstanding volunteer contributions to the university.
The department is proud to celebrate three recipients this year:
Alumnus Hooman Bahador (Hons. BSc 2010), CTO & Co-Founder of Konrad Group, was recognized for the impact he continues to make on the DCS community in a number of ways. Among other contributions, Hooman has participated as a mentor in the department’s mentorship program, sponsored multiple student events and activities, and, this past spring, established the undergraduate Konrad Group Award in Computer Science.
Alumna Alena Gondor (BSc 1983, MSc 1995), Senior Technical Analyst at New Horizon System Solutions, was honoured for her long –term commitment to the department. For the past seven years (since its inception), Alena has been a mentor in the Alumni Student Mentorship Program. She plays an important role representing and inspiring the growing number of female alumni and students in the department.
Alumnus Bruce Pinn (Hons. BSc 1982), Chief Information Officer at Element Financial Corp., was honoured for his growing involvement in the university and the Department of Computer Science. He has hosted two of the “Dinner with Twelve Strangers” events with the U of T Alumni Program, and has taken the opportunity to mentor DCS students in a number of ways. This October, Bruce will be our guest speaker at the “From DCS to CTO: Lunch with an Alum and the Chair” student event.
We are grateful to Hooman, Alena, and Bruce for their dedication to the department. Also recognized at the ceremony was former DCS faculty member Kenneth C. Smith, who was nominated by the Faculty of Engineering.
Congratulations to all!
Pictured above (L to R): Hooman Bahador, Bruce Pinn, Alena Gondor, and Chair Sven Dickinson.