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Off the Clock

January 29th, 2013

The guitarist: Off the clock with Ron Leprohon

Professor Ron Leprohon, Egyptology, Faculty of Arts & Science Ron has been with the University of Toronto for 29 years. What do you do off the clock? I’m a part-time ballet Sherpa for my 14-year old son who is in grade 9 at Canada’s National Ballet School. I’m eternally grateful to him for choosing ballet instead of … Read More

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January 22nd, 2013

Sports communications: Off the clock with Jill Clark

Jill Clark, Varsity Blues, Sports Information Coordinator, Kinesiology & Physical Education Jill has been with the University of Toronto (U of T) for 10 years. “This is my fifth year working with the Varsity Blues. Previous to that, I played varsity hockey since 2003.” What do you do off the clock? I still like to … Read More

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January 10th, 2013

Cycling with the blind: Off the clock with Jim Phillips

Professor Jim Phillips, Faculty of Law Jim has been with the University of Toronto (U of T) for 24 years. What do you do off the clock? A few years ago I learned to sing in a choir. Now I sing in a local choir, the Vocal Mosaic. But I also do a lot of cycling, including … Read More

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December 18th, 2012

The triathlete: Off the clock with Richard Ashmore

Richard Ashmore, Pension Specialist Richard has been with the University of Toronto (U of T) for 6.5 years. What do you do off the clock? I train for Triathlons and I am active in my kids’ sports. How did you first become interested in triathlons? I had played lacrosse for many years and started running … Read More

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December 13th, 2012

A second-degree black belt: Off the clock with Sean Ingram

Sean Ingram, Senior Development Officer, Faculty of Law Sean has been with the University of Toronto (U of T) for nine years. What do you do off the clock? I do a variety of things off the clock, including volunteering with the Soldiers’ Tower Committee at U of T, but the main focus of my life … Read More

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December 6th, 2012

Amateur thespian: Off the clock with Rhonda McEwen

Assistant Professor Rhonda McEwen, New Media, Information U of T Mississauga “I teach the world’s best students at the Institute of Communication, Culture, & Information Technology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and at the Faculty of Information. I am originally from Trinidad & Tobago and an alumna of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine; … Read More

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November 27th, 2012

Platoon commander: Off the clock with Gina Trubiani

Gina Trubiani, PhD, Associate Director, Operations, Environmental Health & Safety Gina has been with the University of Toronto (U of T) since 1998. What do you do off the clock? I am a health care administration officer, platoon commander and lieutenant with the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. How did you first become interested in joining the … Read More

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November 20th, 2012

The dramatist: Off the clock with Mark Leith

Professor Mark Leith, Clinical in the Department of Psychiatry Mark has been with the University since the early ’80s. What do you do off the clock? I love theatre. I’m part of Act II Studio, a program affiliated with Ryerson University. I have been in the program for two years now and, during this time, … Read More

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November 13th, 2012

Internationally certified tennis official: Off the clock with Alison Dias

Alison Dias, Graphic Designer & Web Photographer, Computing Services, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) Alison has worked with the University of Toronto (U of T) for 25 years. What do you do off the clock? I am an internationally certified tennis official. I have a bronze certification, which I received last year in Miami when I attended a bronze … Read More

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November 6th, 2012

High Holy Day cantor: Off the clock with Marden Paul

Marden Paul, Director Planning, Governance, Assessment & Communication Office of the Chief Information Officer Marden Paul has been with the University of Toronto (U of T) since October 1997. What do you do off the clock? I’m the High Holy Day cantor for the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley (JCSVV) in Arizona. How did you … Read More

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October 30th, 2012

Yoga instructor: Off the clock with Naraindra Prashad

Naraindra Prashad, Director Operations & Finance, Governing Council Naraindra has been with the University of Toronto (U of T) for 20 years. What do you do off the clock? I am a Certified Yoga Instructor. I practice and teach yoga several times a week. How did you first become interested in yoga? I became a regular … Read More

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October 23rd, 2012

‘Round the world rider: Off the clock with Peter Loewen

Assistant Professor Peter Loewen Political Science, U of T Mississauga Peter has been with the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) since 2010. “I came to Toronto in January 2010 from the Université de Montréal by way of the University of British Columbia and the University of California San Diego.”  What do you do off the … Read More

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October 16th, 2012

World traveller and filmmaker: Off the clock with Monika Szopinska

Monika Szopinska, Employer Relationships Marketing & Communication, Management Co-op Programs, U of T Scarborough Monika has been with the University of Toronto (U of T) for five years. What do you do off the clock? I love to travel. I have been to more than 35 countries. I enjoy photography and have exhibited my photographs in group … Read More

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October 2nd, 2012

Artist scholar: Off the clock with Marisol D’Andrea

Marisol D’Andrea, Research Ethics Coordinator, Office of Research Ethics Marisol has been with the University of Toronto (U of T) since 2005. “I completed my undergraduate and MEd in higher education and international studies at U of T. Currently, I am pursuing a flex-time PhD in educational administration at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), … Read More

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September 25th, 2012

A passion for knitting: Off the clock with Stephannie Roy

Stephannie Roy  Projects Officer, Faculty & Academic Life What do you do off the clock? I run, parent and play ball hockey, but my big passion is knitting. How did you first become interested in this? I tried to knit a few times as a child and teenager but never got the hang of it. When … Read More

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September 18th, 2012

Tarot enthusiast: Off the clock with Devin Kreuger

Devin Kreuger, Director, Office of the Vice-Principal Research, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) Devin has worked with UTM for 13 years. What do you do off the clock? I’m a comic book reader, knitter, amateur photographer, Xbox gamer, and tarot card reader. Yes, you read that correctly — I’m a tarot enthusiast. In addition to reading … Read More

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September 11th, 2012

Shetland sheepdog trainer: Off the clock with Teresa Kroeker

Teresa Kroeker, Computing Infrastructure & Services Manager, Computer Science Teresa completed her PhD in astronomy at the University of Toronto (U of T) in 1998 and returned to work here five years ago. What do you do off the clock? I train and compete with my Shetland Sheepdogs in dog agility. I am also interested in dog cognition and … Read More

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