TSA CONNECT 2023 | Session 4: Newcomers - TSA

TSA CONNECT 2023 | Session 4: Newcomers

A professional networking and mentorship event highlighting internationally trained architects and their diverse paths in the industry.

We know it can be difficult to make connections when moving to a new place, so for this session of TSA CONNECT we are turning our attention to internationally trained professionals and newcomers. And who better to answer questions about moving to a new country, than our Featured Guests have successfully navigated transitioning their lives and careers to Canada—each in their own unique way!

With degrees, licenses, and professional experience from Egypt to Cuba, Ukraine to India, our amazing lineup of guests will share how they have managed to translate their experiences into a wide variety of career paths in their new home including traditional architectural practice, boutique design firms, working for the public sector, and so much more.

Join us for a fun and insightful evening, make some connections, and hear some of the many stories and advice on career paths, job searching, and more from our amazing Featured Guests!



6:30 PM:  Doors Open
7:00 – 8:00 PM:  Structured Networking Sessions
8:00 – 9:00 PM:  Mix and Mingle

*Light refreshments will be served and a cashless cash bar will be available (debit, credit, Apple Pay, or Google Pay only).

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When Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Doors Open at 6:30 PM
Event from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where Centre for Social Innovation: Annex - Lounge
720 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON

Cost $15+HST General Admission, Free for TSA Members!

Featured Guests

For this session, we have a diverse lineup of internationally trained Featured Guests who represent a wide variety of paths and industry careers in the architecture and city-building community. Featured Guests will be added as they are confirmed. Click on their profiles to learn more about each of them.

Arancha González-Bernardo
Mostafa Zohdy
Wayfinding Designer
Arcadis | IBI Group
Karla Cruz Ruelas
Associate, Senior Architect
BDP Quadrangle
Ruchika Pandey
Manager, Construction Administration
Turner Fleischer Architects Inc.
Hugo Arriojas
Studio Arriojas
Tushar Negi
Tushar Negi
Manager, Design & Product Development
Marlin Spring
Saravpreet Gill
Intern Architect
+VG Architects
Ruth Mora
Principal & Co-Founder
SUMO Project
Farah Al Amin
Intern Architect
Ayxa Sartorio
Intern Architect
Ramy Bakir
Senior Team Lead
Syllable Inc.
Daria Svyrydova
Ukrainian Architect
Anwar Kassas
Senior Plans Examiner
City of Hamilton
Zinnia Bookwala
Workplace Consultant (Interior Designer)
Avison Young
Fiza Tariq
Michael Abadir
OAA Intern Architect - Transit
Anastasiia Kalinichenko
Ukrainian Architect
Laura Salamanca-Moreno
Architectural Technologist
Adamson Associates Architects
Neal Prabhu
Registered Interior Designer

About the TSA CONNECT Series

Join the Toronto Society of Architects for evenings of networking and relationship building as featured guests from Toronto’s architecture and design industry share their experiences, perspectives and advice on issues of practice, career, and life. Each session will feature new guests, topics and small group discussions, giving participants the opportunity to ask questions and form connections with our Featured Guests. Sessions, guests, and dates are announced in the TSA Bulletin as they are confirmed with limited tickets for each session, so make sure to sign up so you don’t miss out!

This event is free for TSA Members using the discount code found in the latest TSA Bulletin or on your Member Dashboard! Not a member yet? You can join here (and student memberships are free!).

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