November 3, 2020
Volunteer of the month: Ostap Soroka!
"Hello EBC volunteers and supporters! My name is Ostap Soroka and I am proud to be the new Secretary of your Board of Directors. Throughout my careers in the performing arts, communications, and now academics, I have included my commitment to ecological mindfulness, climate change mitigation, and a love of the natural environment. My more direct involvement tended to focus on the political end, by volunteering with communications and messaging, and often just getting in the trenches of phone calls and door knocking, for progressive green candidates at various governmental levels. As a member of the GPC, I am proud to have done my small part to help get our exiting new leader elected. I have long known and been impressed with the EBC's efforts and, when your new Board chair, Saba Ahmad, asked me to join and run for a board seat, I jumped at the chance to apply my organizational skills to help the cause."
When Ostap is not teaching at U of T’s Graduate Centre for Academic Communication or herding Board members, he enjoys sharing the experiences of travel, art galleries, concerts, film, and interesting foods with his beloved partner, Terri. They are both avid readers and urban gardeners who share their home with a small army of cats!