August 19, 2021
Your Good News Bulletin
Centennial’s 2021 Golf Tournament set for September 29
The Office of Development & Alumni Engagement and the Centennial Golf Committee have announced that our 2021 Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, September 29 at the picturesque Eagle's Nest Golf Club in Maple, just north of Toronto. This year’s event is almost sold out, having garnered $179,000 in sponsorships to date – an exceptional feat considering the financial impact of COVID-19 felt by many of our sponsors and supporters. The net proceeds go directly to the Centennial College Golf Endowment Fund, which underwrites student scholarships. The fund has accumulated $2.4 million since 2006, thanks to the generosity of our many corporate and individual supporters.
We are still accepting contributions for our silent auction, which will be held virtually to adhere to COVID-19 public health guidance. More information on how you can bid on some incredible items will be shared via email broadcast soon. If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction, please contact Amany Tadros at 416-289-5000, ext. 3576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to make an online gift in support of student scholarships, please visit Donate to Centennial. Thank you!
Music Industry grad wins first prize at SOCAN awards
Andrés Galindo Arteaga, composer, sound designer and graduate of Centennial’s Music Industry Arts and Performance program, has won first prize at the SOCAN Foundation Awards in the category of Best Score for Emerging Screen Composers for the feature film he scored last year entitled In Despair. “This is one of the biggest highlights of my career and I am grateful to have you as part of this success that started in the early stages at Centennial College,” Andrés wrote in an email to professor Jesse Feyen. Originally from Colombia, Andrés enrolled in the program in 2015 and completed his internship as an assistant composer with the Screen Composers Guild of Canada. Among his many professional credits, his work has been screened at Canada Shorts, the Montreal Film Festival and the Berlin Shorts Awards. Andrés is currently collaborating with Gemini and CSA composer Mark Korven, who has worked on The Lighthouse and The Witch, among other film projects.
Women’s Empowerment Network Virtual Event, September 22
The Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion is inviting all women and non-binary college employees to the third annual Women’s Empowerment Network Virtual Event to develop meaningful mentor connections and engage in critical dialogue based on the powerful themes from the best-selling memoir Untamed by Glennon Doyle. Participants will discuss the ground-breaking ideas outlined in the book that encourage women to bravely reject social expectations and embrace who they truly want to become. The event will connect employees with new mentors to advance the goals of the network while empowering women to disrupt gender inequity at personal and professional levels. Our Women’s Empowerment Network Virtual Event is taking place on Wednesday, September 22 from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Register for the Women's Empowerment Network Virtual Event.
Engineering tech graduate turns a hobby into a unique career
Dhaval Jagdishbhai Jasani knows first-hand the challenges of pivoting to make a career change. First, there was the decision to leave India and come to Canada for his education. Then he elected to change his career path from engineering to photography. But what he’s accomplished since then is nothing short of amazing. Arriving in Toronto in 2018, Dhaval enrolled in Electro-mechanical Engineering – Automation and Robotics at Centennial and fast-tracked the program in one year. But he soon wandered back into photography – his first love – with the encouragement of his friends. By combining his engineering acumen with his eye for photography, Dhaval managed to carve out a unique career in the film and television industry. What is it exactly? Read our blog about Dhaval written by Anthony Geremia to find out.