Since our foundation over 50 years ago, New College’s success has been measured by the opportunities we have created for our students.
There is no single path to get here. Our students have come from all over the world, but each graduates with the skills and knowledge to succeed in whatever endeavours they pursue.
Below are a few examples of students who have found their own version of success at New College, and whose achievements we are proud to share with you.
You can also find stories of our alumni here
If you know a New College alumnus or alumna who has done something unique since graduation, please contact Brenda Registe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lili Nkunzimana is a 4th year African Studies specialist. In 2012 she visited Addis Ababa with Professor Thomas Tieku as part of an International Course Module, which provides opportunities for students to enhance and develop their analytical and research skills through international field trips that take place during reading week. One she returned and had a chance to get settled, we sat down with Lili to ask about her experience.
“[In Ethiopia with Professor Tieku] we visited the European Union, Oxfam, UNECA, the American Embassy, and the Canadian Embassy, to name a few… It was the first field study I had ever done and it allowed me to write a paper that went beyond the synthesis of other people’s research. I was able to draw on my own experiences.”
Katherine Bruce-Lockhart is a 4th year African Studies and History student. As an active athlete, mentor and student leader, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA and received a number of awards and distinctions, including UofT’s highly prestigious John H. Moss Scholarship.
“ U of T has not only prepared me for life after undergrad, it has also shaped the contours of the life I hope to lead by helping me to discover my passions and develop the skills to pursue them.”
Sheba started her degree in 1977 as a part-time student before leaving in 1979 to raise a family and develop a bakery supply business, L&M Bakers Supply Co., that she still owns and operates to this day. She returned in 2002 to continue her studies, again on a part-time basis due to the demands of her business, and majored in criminology and history with a minor in sociology. Sheba is now considering post-graduate work.
“My perspective on life both socially and professionally has certainly changed during my years of study at U of T. My learning experience has broadened my way of thinking and how I view the world around me.”