Imagining Futures: A Black History Month Special

Date: Feb. 3, 2022 – Feb. 16, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.

Location: Online

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Join Sheridan alumni, the Student Leadership Development and Engagement team and the Sheridan Student Union for a series of 30-minute coffee chats – Imagining Futures: A Black History Month Special. We will be hosting a series of events throughout the month of February where Sheridan students will engage in an organic conversation with Sheridan alumni about creating positive change and improving equity, inclusion, and justice in our communities, and how students can imagine their futures and become changemakers in their community. Students and alumni will have a chance to connect with the speaker, ask questions and expand their knowledge.

Dates: February 3 | 10 | 16
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online
Register Now for ALL Coffee Chats


Coffee Chat with Ashleigh Montague

Date: February 3
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online
Register Now for Coffee Chat with Ashleigh Montague

Ashleigh Montague, Project Management ‘16

Ashleigh Montague is a Project Management professional. Montague is passionate about public speaking, entrepreneurship, and community outreach. Her focus is to motivate and inspire youth and young adults through initiatives that provide skills, opportunities and to develop an entrepreneurial mind for them to succeed.

As a graduate from the DeGroote school of Business with a creative mind and heart for giving back Montague believes that she has an interesting perspective on how to inspire change and impact a community.

She naturally strives to make strong and meaningful relationships, by being able to listen to others and ask the right questions to build connections. Her strengths are in learning things quickly and she is always eager to know more!

Ganyo Soh, Social Service Worker – Gerontologist Student

Ganyo Soh is currently a student in Sheridan’s Social Service Worker – Gerontologist program. She is a Leadership Coach for Sheridan’s Student Leadership Development and Engagement team. Soh’s personal goals are to observe, listen and act with compassionate to those who she connects with daily. Focusing on the needs of the community and understanding their resilience will allow her to contribute to society in a positive way by demonstrating an act of service. Soh feels this will provide a lifelong fulfilment of gratitude and achievements towards a common goal with others - New level of discoveries will bring her to another level of consciousness.


Coffee Chat with Shantay Parsons

Date: February 10
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online
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Shantay Parsons, Creative Industries Management ’20

Shantay Parsons is a Production Coordinator at Corus Entertainment. She holds a BA in Film and Media studies at York University and is a graduate of Creative Industries Management at Sheridan College. Shantay provides opportunities for emerging talent and creates space for collaboration within her community. She specializes in creative financing and marketing which has aided her to create a consultancy agency to provide knowledge to upcoming business owners and artist professionals.  This experience has also led her to launch Black Creative Alliances. Black Creative Alliance is an incubator organization focusing on the success and collaboration of Black Artists and Black Creative Professionals.  Her podcast, “Tea With Tay”, explores topics including social justice, equity, and mental wellness. Shantay has been affiliated with projects such as SPARKTHAT, a Peel-based organization building a marketplace for creatives based in North America, UK, South America, The Caribbean, and Africa to collaborate and create. She has been a panelist on a series of conference conversations hosted by the City of Brampton. She was a mentor/mentee for Black Leaders of Tomorrow, a mentorship program providing a funnel of success for Black entrepreneurs. She continues to work closely with Sheridan College as a mentor and alumni affiliate.

Sierra Johnson, BBA Marketing Student

Sierra Johnson is a BBA Marketing student at Sheridan who transferred over from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. Johnson transferred to develop a more hands-on experience in the business world, specifically marketing. Johnson trained at the Olympic Oval, based at the University of Calgary campus. With school and being a high-level athlete, she has learned to have effective time management skills which have translated over in any workplace. Johnson also has a love for real estate. She continues to enjoy learning about the real estate market and wants to accomplish a real estate certification once graduating from Sheridan.


Coffee Chat with Tredel Lambert

Date: February 16
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online
Register Now for Coffee Chat with Tredel Lambert

Tredel Lambert, Visual and Creative Arts – Advanced ‘18

Tredel Lambert, also known as Tredel the Comic God, is a professional Illustrator, Character Artist, Sequential Artist, Storyteller, and Creator.

This young Sheridan College graduate is making headlines with his art and its impact on pop culture and community.

Tredel has loved art since a young child growing up in Toronto. Getting inspiration from the amazing series Dragon Ball, he continued developing his artistic abilities while studying at Aurora High School and after he graduated, went on to further his art skills at Sheridan College.

Tredel's career highlights include:

  • Black Heroes in History: Fiction art exhibit
  • Hip Hop Heroz children’s book series:
    • Jack Fly, released 2018 – endorsed by Canadian Reggae Legend, Snow
    • No Chainz, released 2020
    • Fit Fanny Fantastic, coming out 2022
  • Once Upon an Illustration – YouTube Series
  • One-Shot Comic Shorts
  • TCG Sketch Book – a comic creator resource available on Amazon

Tredel is currently creating his first graphic novel.

Tredel’s work has been profiled in media across Canada including in the Share Newspaper, The Auroran, Toronto Caribbean, Vision News, CBC, and OnPoint Basketball.

Tredel is available for media interviews and is open to networking and building future relationships that lead to additional opportunities to collaborate and create. To contact Tredel, or view his works, visit him on Instagram @tredelthecomicgod or at thecomicgod.com.

Tristan Pinnock, Honours Bachelor of Community Safety Student 

Tristan Pinnock is a 3rd year student in the Honours Bachelor of Community Safety program. He is the Vice President of Academics and Equity for Sheridan’s Student Union. He is also a Leadership Coach for Sheridan’s Student Leadership Development and Engagement team and a Peer Team Lead. Pinnock wants to provide an inclusive and safe space for the Sheridan student body through collaborative decision-making efforts, empathy, and strong leadership. Once Pinnock graduates, he would like to pursue a career in Canada Border Services.

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