IT@UofT 2021 is a conference for the community, created by the community. It will welcome hundreds of attendees to the event this spring. Get to know some of the community members who will be attending the conference as participants as well as the people who will be joining as volunteers, presenters and/or committee members.

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Derek Hunt

“I look forward to the TKF/IT@UofT conference every year. There are so many great things happening across the University; you always come away with new ideas and collaborations that you can take back to benefit your home division. The University is so large that you can’t always be aware of what other areas are working on, but at the same time it’s small enough to all get together and share at IT@UofT.”

Derek Hunt
Faculty Liaison, Teaching, Learning & Technology, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, St. George campus

“There is a wealth of resources available to us at U of T. Pre-pandemic, tapping into the resources was a bit of a challenge. Now that we can connect virtually, initiatives like the IT@UofT 2021 conference present a perfect chance to peek beyond our daily work demands. I signed up as a volunteer because I enjoy creative problem-solving, and I see the conference as a way to explore ideas and connect with like-minded colleagues. In 2021, I look forward to seizing further opportunities to broaden my horizon.”

Anna Mozharova
Interim Graduate Funding Coordinator, Dean’s Office, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), St. George campus

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“There is a wealth of resources available to us at U of T. Pre-pandemic, tapping into the resources was a bit of a challenge. Now that we can connect virtually, initiatives like the IT@UofT 2021 conference present a perfect chance to peek beyond our daily work demands. I signed up as a volunteer because I enjoy creative problem-solving, and I see the conference as a way to explore ideas and connect with like-minded colleagues. In 2021, I look forward to seizing further opportunities to broaden my horizon.”

Anna Mozharova
Interim Graduate Funding Coordinator, Dean’s Office, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), St. George campus

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“I decided to volunteer for the IT@UofT 2021 conference to be a part of the ongoing technology development across our campuses. I have never been involved with this event, and I am glad I have the opportunity to take part in such a continuous growth of learning and sharing of knowledge within the U of T community.”

Cassie Zyhar
Telecommunications Assistant, Information and Instructional Technology Services, Scarborough campus

“I decided to volunteer [for the conference] because I love my department and the people I work with. They worked hard to keep the University of Toronto Scarborough campus going during these difficult times and the challenges that came with it. Plus, I’d like to feel that I’m part of U of T community and interact with different people from different areas.”

Ardi Shtylla
Business Officer, Information & Instructional Technology Services, Scarborough campus

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“I decided to volunteer [for the conference] because I love my department and the people I work with. They worked hard to keep the University of Toronto Scarborough campus going during these difficult times and the challenges that came with it. Plus, I’d like to feel that I’m part of U of T community and interact with different people from different areas.”

Ardi Shtylla
Business Officer, Information & Instructional Technology Services, Scarborough campus

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“I have volunteered for this conference — previously called TechKnowFile — throughout the years and it has become a bit of a tradition where I get to see and network with old and new faces every year. I love attending the conference as it provides an opportunity to learn from the experiences of my peers and stay aligned with the solutions being implemented at other parts of the University.”

Ravneet Kaur
Manager, Project Management Office, Scarborough campus

“I’ve been an attendee at this event (formerly TechKnowFile) since starting at U of T in 2006 and this is my fourth time volunteering.  This conference is fun and eye-opening, as it keeps me aware of technological innovations at U of T and in the broader world.  Since IT spans all departments, it also gives me the chance to connect with new and seldom-seen colleagues.”

Helen Chang
Senior Research Analyst, Planning & Budget, St. George campus

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“I’ve been an attendee at this event (formerly TechKnowFile) since starting at U of T in 2006 and this is my fourth time volunteering.  This conference is fun and eye-opening, as it keeps me aware of technological innovations at U of T and in the broader world.  Since IT spans all departments, it also gives me the chance to connect with new and seldom-seen colleagues.”

Helen Chang
Senior Research Analyst, Planning & Budget, St. George campus

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“I have attended the IT@UofT conference (formerly known as TechKnowFile) for several years. This year, I volunteered for the conference programming committee to be more engaged in this important event and to share my thoughts on the process of reviewing and approving the proposals. I see this as a way of paying back to the community for the learning opportunities this conference has provided me in the past.”

Bahman Yaghoobi
Full Stack Developer, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), St. George campus