As a merit-based institution, UTS students through the decades have been selected for admission to UTS on the strength of their talents and attributes, and they have had the privilege of being guided by exceptional educators.
Since becoming Chair of the board, I have had the pleasure of spending a great deal of time at UTS – often during the school day. It has been a wonderful experience for me to observe today’s UTS students and teachers in action – and there has been much that has resonated with me, even as an alumnus some 60-plus years out! Nevertheless, the world has changed in ways that were unimaginable when I graduated in 1949, and we are now part of a global community. UTS is strengthening connections with similar schools worldwide, and UTS students compete nationally and internationally in DECA, debating and public speaking, in science and math Olympiads – to name just a few.
In December 2015, our school’s affiliation with the University of Toronto was renewed, thereby ensuring that our unique connection to the university will not just endure but thrive. Our many partnerships with U of T departments and professors demonstrate that these truly are the ties that bind.
Our history speaks for itself, our present is lively, and our future shines bright: in short, this is a thrilling time to be part of the UTS community!
Jim Fleck, C.C. ’49 P '72
Chair, UTS Board
Jim Fleck, C.C. ’49 P '72
Chair, UTS Board
Jim Fleck founded Fleck Manufacturing Inc. in 1954 which grew to more than 3000 employees in Canada, the USA and Mexico. Jim was Chairman of ATI technologies Inc, Alias Research Ltd and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He has taught at Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, York University and the University of Toronto, and served in government as CEO of the Office of the Premier of Ontario, Secretary of the Cabinet, and Deputy Minister of Industry and Tourism. An active volunteer and philanthropist, he is currently Chairman of Business for the Arts, and Interim Chair of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. He earned a BA from the University of Western Ontario and a DBA in Finance from Harvard, and has received honorary degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Trinity College. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Mansour Alvi P '22
Dr. Alvi is an orthopaedic surgeon focused on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. He received his PhD degree in Engineering at the University of Toronto and his medical degree from McMaster University, and completed specialty training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Alvi is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), an orthopaedic consultant and Medical Director for Athlete's Care Sports Medicine Centres-Empress Walk and the senior orthopaedic consultant for the leading executive healthcare clinic in downtown Toronto. He supervises graduate students working in orthobiologics and stem cell research, works as a coroner and has practicing licences in Canada, the USA and Dubai..
Marianne Anderson P '17
Marianne Anderson has a B.Sc. (Hons) from Queen's University (1984), an MBA from the University of Western Ontario (1987) and a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto (2007). Now retired, she worked in the investment banking industry from 1987 to 2003 for Goldman, Sachs & Co., RBC Dominion Securities and National Bank Financial located in New York, London and Toronto. She has previously served on many not-for-profit boards for arts organizations, private clubs and independent schools.
Kristina (Tina) Bates '88 P '22
Kristina (Tina) Bates is an investment advisor at Manulife Securities. Prior to that, she had been Associate Portfolio Manager & investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities from 2012 to 2018, EVP and Head of Institutional Sales at Dundee Capital Markets from 2010 to 2012. Earlier, she was Partner, Institutional Equity Sales at Paradigm Capital from 2000 to 2010.
Tina received her BA from Western University in 1991, MBA from Rotman in 1994. She holds a CPA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1996.
Tina’s brother Scott Bates’85 is an UTS alumni and her son Jacob Davidson ’22 is a UTS student. She is a former UTSAA Director/Treasurer, UTS school volunteer, and UTS Connect Member. Tina has been a regular donor to UTS. Tina’s husband, Harris Davidson, is Managing Director at Rogers & Company which imports and distributes wines in Ontario.
Gina Buonaguro P’23
Gina Buonaguro attended Villanova University in the U.S. on a Presidential Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in English. She then completed her Masters in English at the University of British Columbia on a Fulbright Scholarship. After working in industry as an editor, she switched to freelance editing and writing, publishing her work in the Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, NOW Magazine and other publications. With her co-author Janice Kirk, she has published six novels, one of which was long-listed for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award. They are now working on their seventh novel.
Peter Buzzi '77
Peter Buzzi is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group at RBC Capital Markets, where he has advised Canadian and international clients on some of Canada’s largest mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings for more than 30 years. He is a graduate in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School. Prior to attending Harvard he worked for two years in the computer industry. Peter is also Chair of the UTS Foundation board.
Flora Chen P ’21, ‘23, ‘26
Flora Chen is a Vice President at Bank of America Securities. Flora is a CFA charter holder and has spent the past 19 years in the field of investment research. Prior to entering the financial services industry, she was a journalist, working as a beat reporter for a Torstar Group newspaper in Canada and as TV newscast producer for NBC and ABC affiliates in the US. She has an MA from the Missouri School of Journalism and an MBA from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. Flora has been an active volunteer since joining UTS and is still very connected to the UTS parent community, having recently finished her term as UTSPA Co-President (2017-2018 and 2018-2019). She was a volunteer for the Building the Future Parent Challenge for which she received a Heartwood Award for volunteer excellence.
Susan Christoffersen P ’17
Dr. Christoffersen is the Dean at the Rotman School of Management, the William A. Downe BMO Chair, and a Professor of Finance. From 2015 to 2020, Professor Christoffersen served as Rotman’s Vice-Dean, Undergraduate and Specialized programs. In addition to her work as Vice-Dean, she also founded and contributed to the growth of the TD Management Data Analytics Lab, an important hub of activity for advancing the Rotman School’s research and teaching in the field of data analytics. She also served as co-academic director of the Lab. Her research focuses on mutual funds and the role of financial institutions in capital markets. She has published in top finance journals and cited in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg News Service, and The Wall Street Journal. Susan has received grants from SSHRC, IFM2, and FQRSC and research awards from Q-Group, Bank of Canada, BSI Gamma Foundation, INQUIRE, and the Swiss Finance Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Queen’s University, a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and earned her PhD in finance at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Susan French O.C.
Susan French is a leader in Nursing Education, having developed nursing programs and policy locally and internationally. In 2005 she began working with Montreal-based Newton Foundation, which funds various educational programs, including the Eureka! initiative at UTS. She is a graduate of VGH School of Nursing, Halifax, earned a BN at McGill University, a MSN at Boston University, and a PhD in Education at the University of Toronto. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Meg Graham ’89
Meg Graham is one of three family members (father Barry ’59, sister Nicole ’92) to attend UTS. A licensed architect, she is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a Principal of superkül, a Toronto-based architecture firm recognized as one of Canada’s leading design practices. Meg is a member of the City of Toronto Design Review Panel, and since 2001 has taught graduate level design at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto. She received her B.Arch. from the University of Waterloo, winning the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in her thesis year, and holds a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University.
Kath Hammond ’87, P ’20
Kath Hammond is Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Safety and Security at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. Previously, she practiced corporate law at Torys LLP, followed by Ontario Power Generation, where she held both legal and business roles, and OMERS Infrastructure. A member of the Ontario Bar since 1995, Kath earned her BA at Huron College at the University of Western Ontario and her LLB at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She also spent a year volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Ecuador, and is a member of the LIMITLESS Committee for Special Olympics Canada.
Andre Hidi ’77
Andre Hidi is an executive managing director at BMO Capital Markets, responsible for its Global Mergers & Acquisitions group. Andre holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Political Economy from the University of Toronto. Before entering business school, Andre spent two years as a professional hockey player in the Washington Capitals organization.
Tony Lundy '79
Tony Lundy is a UTS alumnus and a private investor. From 2005 through 2017, Tony was a partner of Wexford Capital LP. Previously he spent 20 years in the investment banking groups of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation and Deutsche Bank in New York. In 1988 and 1989 he served as Vice President – Mergers and Acquisitions for Castle & Cooke in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and is a CFA charterholder.
Thomas C. MacMillan '67
Tom MacMillan was a respected member of the financial services industry for over 40 years in both Canada and the US holding senior positions at many companies, including IBC Mellon, where he was President and CEO from 1998 to 2009. He serves on several corporate boards including Gluskin Sheff and Associates, and currently sits on the boards of the University Health Network and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Foundation. Tom received a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Sandy McIntyre '71
Sandy McIntyre is Executive Vice-Chairman and Director of Sentry Investments. A University of Toronto graduate, he is a two-time winner of a Brendan Wood International Canadian TopGun Investment Mind Award (2009 and 2010), which is given by the sell-side analyst community to recipients with the best grasp of the industries in which they invest and the most influence in the Canadian market. A respected voice in the wealth management community, Mr. McIntyre regularly shares his insights through commentaries and speaking engagements.
Carol Shirtliff-Hinds P '16, '17, '20
Carol Shirtliff-Hinds is the first visible minority person to hold the position of Deputy Chief Federal Prosecutor for the Public Prosecutions Services of Canada in the Toronto Office. Previously, she was Principal of SHIRTLIFF HINDS LAW, which under her leadership grew to 20 staff at its peak. As a Senior Litigator, Carol specialized in the areas of family, criminal and civil law, leading counsel on complex files including jury trial, and taking pride in seeking justice for her clients. She volunteers at the Ontario Justice Education Network, which educates students on the legal system, and as a judge at DECA student business competitions. Previously, she mentored students through the University of Toronto’s Law in Action Within Schools partnership and volunteered with the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention. One of the original members of Black Female Lawyers Association in Ontario, she also was Chair of the Toronto Licensing Tribunal.
Pamela Wong ’98
Pamela Wong is Assistant Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Manulife, where she supports the CEO and the Executive Committee in developing Manulife's global strategy. Prior to joining Manulife, Pamela worked in the consumer packaged goods industry at Kraft Foods and Maple Leaf Foods. Pamela holds a BA in Honors Economics and Political Science from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. She is also a CPA and CMA.
P denotes parent of a student at UTS. For example, P ’17 means parent of a student of the Class of 2017.
UTS is a non-profit independent school affiliated with the University of Toronto. The school’s Board of Directors includes alumni, current parents and parents of alumni as well as an independent director. They are academics, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and educational specialists who all share a deep affection for the school and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their work as board members. With the school’s vision and mission as a beacon, the Board works in partnership with Principal Rosemary Evans to ensure the school’s continued success and financial stability.