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Rotman MBA Students Among the “Best and Brightest” from Poets&Quants.

May 7 2018

Toronto – Two graduating Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the list of the Best & Brightest MBAs from the Class of 2018. It’s the fourth annual celebration from Poets&Quants of students who’ve made a lasting impact on their business schools.

Felipe Branco, MBA’18, and Varun Chandak, MBA’18, were named to the list which was published today.

Branco, from São Paulo, Brazil, is the Founder and President of the Rotman Culinary Club (RCC) which is a student led initiative to bring people together through food including activities such as hands-on cooking workshops and visits to farmers markets. He also served as the President of the Rotman Wine Society and organized events during MBA orientation where a total of 350 students and staff cooked dinner at a local community centre, which serves marginalized and newcomer communities, The funds raised from the dinners funded employment opportunities for youth from the criminal justice system.

“Very few things in this world can connect people and build community more than sharing a meal. Recognizing the importance of this Felipe Branco worked tirelessly to launch the Culinary Club at Rotman,” says Neel Joshi, Director of Student Life & International Experience, at the Rotman School.

Chandak, from Jaipur, India, is the Founder and President of Access to Success Organization, a not-for-profit coalition of graduate business schools to promote accessibility and inclusion for MBA students. He is also a founder of Access to Success, a student club for empowering Rotman MBA students with disabilities by providing support and resources.  The club will shortly be announcing a Fellowship for Rotman Full Time MBA students who identify as having a permanent disability or disabilities.

“Varun has demonstrated remarkable leadership and is committed to improving himself and the people around him,” says Joshi.

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