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2018 Smith Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Alumni & Networking Event


Join us to celebrate this new initiative aimed at providing recent Commerce alumni with meaningful opportunities to connect and network.
Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Ecobee
207 Queen's Quay #600
Toronto, ON
M5J 1A7
For more information on the location please click here
Cost: $10 (Includes hors d'oeuvres, one drink ticket)

As a Graduate Of The Last Decade (GOLD), Smith School of Business invites you to attend the exclusive inaugural GOLD event.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 18th in Toronto to celebrate this new initiative aimed at providing recent Commerce alumni with meaningful opportunities to connect and network.

The event will feature a panel discussion showcasing fellow alumni and their early career success stories. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided with registration.

With thanks to ecobee for hosting at their offices. Space is limited so register today!

Dress: Business casual


Hyla Nayeri (BCom’17) is the co-founder (Head of Sales, Growth Strategies and Partnerships) of 437 SWIMWEAR. Hyla launched 437 with her best friend and co-founder, Adrien Bettio (BCom’17). During Hyla’s time at Queen’s, she completed the Queen’s Innovation Connector Summer Initiative (QICSI), an Executive-MBA-style boot camp focusing on new venture launches. Prior to QICSI, she spent a summer working for experiential marketing firm, T1, where she focused on the marketing strategy for the Nike Women’s 15K Race in Toronto.

When Hyla is not working, you can find her eating pasta at a trendy restaurant in Toronto, working it off at Barry’s Bootcamp, or jetting off somewhere — the only prerequisite being a beach or a vibrant food culture.


Erik Wachman obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Queen’s School of Business in 2011 and remains an active member of the Queen’s community serving as a Vice-President on the Smith Toronto Alumni Club. Erik also attended the University of Ottawa where he completed his J.D. and LL.L. degrees in the Bilingual Law program. Pursuant to his studies, Erik joined the Royal Bank of Canada where he had the opportunity to work in multiple teams and currently manages business technology initiatives for personal and commercial banking.

He is an active member of the community, taking part in various fundraising initiatives such as the Tour for Kids bike ride, and served as a Director for Athletics Ontario where he helped grow the sport of Athletics at a grass-roots level in the province. He is a sports & travel enthusiast; playing soccer and hockey year-round and an avid runner having completed multiple long distance runs.


Hamy Nguyen (BCom'15) is a reformed nomad – having lived abroad her whole life before crash landing in Canada, where she is proud to call home. In no particular order: she loves design, strategy and coffee.

She started her career consulting for some great Canadian brands at Interbrand, and went on to launch hair care innovations at P&G. She then found her best self, recently, travelling through North America, making art, and freelancing as a designer.

Currently, she's really excited about bringing ecobee’s service offering to life to help empower businesses to reduce their energy usage and make our planet a happier, greener one. Off-duty, she enjoys making art, long runs and a daily doses of Anderson .Paak.


Eva Wong (BCom'00) is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Borrowell, a financial technology company that helps Canadians make great decisions about credit. Through its free credit score monitoring, personal loans and bank partnerships, Borrowell empowers consumers to improve their financial well-being and be the hero of their credit. Borrowell was recently named to the Fintech 100, a list of the top 100 fintech companies globally compiled by KPMG.

With a background in management consulting and business development, Eva has worked in both the private and not-for-profit sectors in Canada and abroad, including roles at Maple Leaf Foods and Oliver Wyman.

Eva was named one of 20 tech start-up founders to follow by Twitter Canada, is on the 2017 Women in FinTech Powerlist and was a finalist for "Fintech Woman of the Year" at LendIt, the world’s biggest show in lending & fintech. Eva holds degrees from Harvard University and Queen’s School of Business. She enjoys biking, food blogs and baking projects with her two kids.

RSVP By: Apr 19, 2018

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