Connections & Conversations: UTSG

Welcome to the St. George Local Chapter of Connections and Conversations!

Connections and Conversations is a staff-driven initiative that provides a supportive network for racialized staff.

The group offers:

  • Networking, leadership, and mentoring opportunities and advice to members and supporters
  • A space to discuss our experiences and to pursue growth and development at U of T
  • Channels to explore career advancement and to learn from University decision-makers
  • Opportunities to intersect with other groups to celebrate our cultural backgrounds and showcase talents

2019-2020 Executive Members


Joyce HahnChief Administrative Officer, Innis College
Sania HameedCareer Educator, Career Exploration & Education
Fareena MughalManager, Accounting & Budgeting, U of T Libraries, Faculty of Arts & Science
Paula SmellieBusiness Manager, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine

Event Schedule


The group meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 12:15-1:15pm. Send an e-mail to join the listserv and stay in the loop about upcoming meetings and related events.

Contact: connectionsandconversations@utoronto.ca

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting!