Archives: Team

Vinod Mahabir

After graduating in 1982 from Overlea Secondary (now Marc Garneau Collegiate) Vinod went on to courses in Business Management at Seneca College and General Studies at University of Toronto’s Woodsworth College. He holds his Certificate in Project Management, serves on the Board of Directors of the Pickering Literacy Program and is advisor on Pickering High Read More

Melissa Krishna

Melissa graduated from Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute in 1999 and cherishes her time at the school. Melissa finds it to be a privilege and honour to be able to give back to the school that gave her fond memories and the foundation on which her career is based – it was through the school’s co-op Read More

Anisah Patel

Anisah graduated from Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute in 2000 and has very fond memories of her time at the school. This is where she discovered her passion and interest in numbers and accounting. Upon graduating, she entered the workforce and began working full-time in the telecommunications and financial services industry. In 2006, she landed a Read More

Dawn Dickinson

Ms. Dawn Dickinson is presently the Content Curator/Producer for AMI Media, Canada’s 24/7 audio news service for the visually impaired and the disabled.  A journalist for more than 35 years, she worked as both a senior editor and publisher for Southam Inc. for 20 years and was named Southam’s (Canada’s largest communication’s company) first Editorial Read More

Greg Lang

Greg was born in 1945 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. He earned degrees in finance and economics there before emigrating to Canada in 1972. He began his teaching career atEast York Collegiate in 1972 then was transferred to Overlea Secondary School in 1973 where he taught business until his retirement in 2000. He immediately Read More

Tosin Matti

Tosin Matti is a Toronto, Ontario, based freelance graphic and web designer. He is the owner of Illagraphics, a full-service design studio specializing in logo, print and web design offering creative design and marketing solutions to small businesses, organizations and individuals. He started his business in 2009, after three years experience in the design industry. Read More

Ayaaz Merali

A proud graduate of Overlea Secondary class of 1985. Ayaaz Merali has 30+ years working in the financial and real estate field in Toronto, Ontario. Most recently completing 20 years with the Royal Bank of Canada as a senior mortgage specialist specializing in new home construction and educational seminars for first time home buyers. Helping others through education and life experience Read More

Marty Oslinger

Marty graduated from Northview Heights Collegiate and obtained his high school diploma in 1962. He entered the Faculty of Dentistry in Toronto but left after 4 years because he felt a career in dentistry was not for him. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry in 1970, Marty worked Read More

Ron Thorpe

Ron joined the staff at Overlea Secondary in 1974 as Head of Science. We gathered the best math and science staff in the province. This led to the acclaimed math science, technology and space focus at MGCI in 1986. He developed the TOPS science curriculum, the Canadian Space Resource Centre and E.Y. Board Science Programme Read More