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Captivate: UTSC's Digital Storytelling Awards Ceremony In-Person

This event is part of the Captivate: UTSC's Digital Storytelling Competition. 

Event Details

  • Event Date & Time: Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Location: IC 110, The BRIDGE, Instructional Centre, UTSC


Join us for a viewing party and awards ceremony for Captivate: UTSC's Digital Storytelling Competition. During the session we will watch the top 5 submissions and the judges will provide a real-time critique and analysis of the content submitted.

Light refreshments will be provided! 

Meet the Judges (In Alphabetical Order)

Sandford Borins

Professor Sandford Borins, UTSC Department of Management

Sandford Borins is a Professor of Public Management Emeritus, Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where he served as its founding Chair from 1991 to 2003. He has graduate appointments at the Strategic Management area at Rotman, the School of Public Policy and Governance, and the Political Science Department. He is also a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research focuses on narrative and innovation. His books include, The Persistence of Innovation in Government (2014), Governing Fables: Learning from Public Sector Narratives (2011) and Innovating with Integrity (1998). He is currently working on a sequel to Governing Fables dealing with management narratives about the private sector. 

Professor Joanna Heathcote, UTSC Department of Management

Joanna Heathcote is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, in Organizational Behaviour at UTSC. Her interests include organizational justice, inclusive leadership, and emotions, in particular empathy. Prof. Heathcote also teaches several courses in human resources and managerial skills. 

Raquel A. Russell, Communications Coordinator, UTSC Library

Raquel A. Russell is a multimedia storyteller with experience as a communications professional, journalist and podcaster. A first-generation Canadian of Jamaican descent, her life and work are shaped by her love for storytelling, her interest in the impacts of religion and societal systems, and her desire to pursue fulfilling experiences. In a time where digital storytelling continues to drive brands, gather attention and make or break careers, it is important to make sure your story is told right, and that’s where Raquel can help you. Check out her podcast, Talking Stories, a show dedicated to highlighting narratives that impact lives and inspire change. 



Ray Ligaya, Head of Talent Relations, Viral Nation

Canadian-born in Mississauga, Ontario on March 23, 1993. Raised in Windsor, Ontario. Toronto living, Ray 'Mansuki' Ligaya is an artist, songwriter, producer, agent, and entrepreneur. He grew popularity on the social media app 'Vine' with over 1.5 million followers. To date, Ligaya has generated over 1 billion views across social media. As Head of Talent Relations at Viral Nation, he connects top-tier influencers with the biggest brands in the industry generating millions in revenue throughout the years. Ligaya has been featured on major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, ET Canada, The Globe and Mail, CTV, Business Insider and Funny or Die. His talent, networks, and following are used as leverage to launch his professional career as the musical artist Mansuki.

Ligaya aims to captivate his audience both musically and visually through his craft. Being of Filipino descent, Ray is determined make an impact in the music industry. Ligaya is also the Chief Executive Officer at Mansuki Recordings. The business was established by Ray Ligaya and Marco Cian, both avid music enthusiasts. Mansuki Recordings is an independent record label that supplies artists, producers, and engineers a platform for music career development. We connect talent with the biggest movie/TV publishers in the world and create an overall professional plan for independent artists looking to break into the music industry. From music promotions to mixing and mastering, Mansuki Recordings is willing to go above and beyond what is expected for the love of the music.


Daniel Shim, Social Media Strategist, Viral Nation

As a first-generation YouTube content creator and digital pioneer, Shimmy has built authentic and engaging communities across multiple social platforms. With nearly 16 years of first-hand experience, Shimmy has transformed the online presence for Fortune 500 companies by educating and adopting digital growth-hack strategies. When he’s not behind the screen, he’s on-stage MCing and engaging audiences alongside well-known performers in various industries.



Monday, November 28, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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