2020 Constantine-Yorkville Virtual Run
2020 Constantine-Yorkville
Virtual Run
September 19th, 2020 (or 26th if raining)

Introducing Our New Communications Intern, Aisha Mudie!

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August 25, 2021

Hello Everyone!

My name is Aisha Mudie and I am your new Communications Intern for this term. I’m super excited to be joining and contributing to your community through the work that I do. I am currently in my third year of my undergraduate degree, doing an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a double major in CCIT and Political Science and a minor in Ethics, Law and Society. I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada to a Somali family.

For you to get to know a little bit about me, I’ll have to go back all the way to 2018 when I graduated high school and started my first year at the University of Toronto Mississauga. I was originally accepted as a Bachelor in Business Administration in Management student. I never really explored my interests all that much during the application period; instead, I looked at the courses I received the highest grades in for direction. I was a business-heavy student and did quite well in related disciplines, so I thought that focus would be best. However, if there’s anything I’ve learned from the university application process, it is to explore and stretch every idea and aspiration you have!

In my first year, I realized that I wasn’t excited about the program I was enrolled in, and decided it would be best for me to choose a new program. I reflected on my time in the program and found that I was more interested in the innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy and design components of business. This is when I came across the CCIT (Communications, Culture, Information and Technology) program. In my second year, I declared my place in the CCIT program. Through this program, I’ve been able to explore interests I never knew I would love, such as design and branding. I also opted to do a Political Science major because I had taken an elective in Global Politics, which led me to do a concentrated course load in International Relations. The subject of my minor, Ethics, Law and Society, always fascinated me because it challenged me in a way academics hadn’t before. One thing I realized in in switching majors was I enjoyed course work that involved brainstorming solutions to real life problems!

Fast-forwarding to today, I hope to delve more into the branding and user experience design while mixing my knowledge of global affairs and ethics. I am very eager to see where my professional degree takes me, as I believe it to be quite an interesting combination.

In my time at GEM, my goal is to help with communications and develop my systems-thinking approach to my work. I am also excited to support all the internal and external program efforts in any way I can. The best piece of advice I have for GEM girls is to always heed what makes you happy so that no matter what, you’re content with your choices. It’s worth taking the time to brainstorm about the direction you want to take in your life. In this way, you can make strides towards making your dreams come true.

Support #TeamGEM at this year’s Yorkville Virtual Run!

This year, the Yorkville Run will be held virtually from September 13th to September 27th, 2020. Below are the different ways you can participate and support us this year.

1) REGISTER TO Run or Walk with #TEAMGEM

Together, from the safety and comfort of our own neighbourhoods (or anywhere you choose, as long as it abides social distancing rules) we will be RUNNING or WALKING for #TeamGEM on September 19th, 2020 (or on September 26th if it’s raining).

Click here to register

All registered participants will receive a Premium Race Kit and customized Starter's Medal.

To prove your participation, you must do one of the following:

  • Record your run by using our custom Starter's Medal and/or a GPS App such as STRAVA, ASICS RUN KEEPER, or NIKE PLUS and submit your time and a photo of your time to your Race Roster profile.
  • Post a selfie/run photo or video taken during or after your run on Facebook or Instagram and follow @YorkvilleRun and tag ​#TeamGEM, #YorkvilleRun, and #Constantine5K. There are several partner prizes to be won!

We have a roster of GEMgirls who would like to run for #TeamGEM. Donate now to help them register!

3) Donate to a #teamGEM runner

If you can't make it, you can also support a #TEAMGEM runner.

Dates to Remember
Tuesday, September 8th
to Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Race Kit Pick-up. Participants will be notified via email where in Yorkville you can pick up your race kit.
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Virtual Event Kick-Off. Join the Constantine Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Kick-Off by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Run or walk anytime, anywhere for #TeamGEM!
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
#TeamGEM's back up day should weather prevent the run on the 19th.
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
at 5:00 PM
Winners of the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s fundraising prizes will be determined.
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Join the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Closing Ceremony by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live. Hear from our partners and share in the run's exciting fundraising achievement! Fundraising prizes will also be rewarded.

Your support at the Constantine-Yorkville Run this year will raise awareness and funds for the GEM program, which directly impacts young women in our communities and gives them the skills and tools they need to succeed.

Thank you for supporting mentorship!

Questions? Contact us at info@girlsementorship.com


Share your participation and support on social media! You can retweet/share GEM’s run postings or use our branded material for the run.

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