In 2019, a group of bright, determined and like-minded individuals set out to establish Alpha Pi Phi - Lambda Colony of Ontario Tech University. We also accept strong, fierce, women from Durham College and Trent University - Oshawa. Their courage to start a new chapter speaks volumes about who they were, and we’re honoured to follow in their footsteps.
Our Sorority represents a group of diverse people who always strive for the highest level of excellence, as our founders intended. Shared goals and interests in areas of service, academics and building solid relationships hold our chapter together and define who we are.
A Letter From the President
I am beyond ecstatic to be a member of the Lambda Chapter founding class of Alpha Pi Phi, and truly think of my sisters here as family, our group has become a second home for me. After years of trying to find a place in my local Greek community, I was led to Alpha Pi Phi. The four pillars of the organization – sisterhood, leadership, philanthropy, and academics, are also very important values in my own life.
Besides identifying with the pillars and beliefs, every member of Alpha Pi Phi I have met through International Council has blown me away with their kindness, compassion, and empathy. Without their support during our colonization period, we would not be where we are today. I believe that the founding class is exactly as it is meant to be, and we have an amazing bond, something I have always wanted to have within a group of friends. We are able to bond through love, loyalty, and friendship with one another, which is exemplified through our four pillars.
This year our plan is to bond through events to better ourselves and give back to our community, work together to succeed in our academic studies, and support each other through the ups and downs of life. I am eager to see where will we will go in the years to come, and honoured to serve as our President throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.
Kailey Haskell is studying music business management at Durham college, and is a singer/songwriter. In addition, she has other creative interests such as: acting, creative writing, dancing, painting, ukulele and crafting. She has 2 cats and a dog and wants to work in event planning & social media marketing in the music industry. Her favourite pillars are sisterhood & philanthropy. Fun fact about Kailey is she has about 2000 volunteer hours.
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stephanie is one of the founders of our chapter, Alpha Pi Phi Lambda. She is in her last year of nursing at UOIT. In her spare time, she likes to go to yoga, spend time outdoors, sketch pictures, hang out with her friends, and watch Disney movies. Becoming a founder of APP was one of the best decisions she has ever made, and she has made so many life long friendships. In addition, her favourite pillars is Academics and Philanthropy.
Fun fact about Stephanie is that she has 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, 1 turtle, and a ton of fish.
“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony
Larissa is currently attending Durham college and is enrolled in the biotechnology program. Fun facts about Larissa are she loves to play sports and can wiggle her ears. She can also play the piano and guitar.
Emily Goldfinch is a 2nd year student in Forensic Psychology at Ontario Tech University. She enjoys spending her time with her two black cats and enjoys hobbies like drawing and singing. She is a cancer, and is also very kind-hearted and willing to give anyone a helping hand. She is an active member of the LGBTQ+ community and will continue to be an active member of supporting LGBTQ+ rights.
Membership Development Officer
Jenn is a student in her fifth and final year of the Networking & IT Security program at UOIT. Her plans after school are currently unknown, but she's learning to sit back, enjoy the moment as it happens, and let the rollercoaster that is life take her where she needs to be. That's how she ended up in APPL's Alpha Class! She's excited to find more like-minded sisters who wish to institute positive change in their community as Lambda Chapter at DC/UOIT continues to grow.
External Programming Officer
Sierra is a student at UOIT in the Forensic Psychology program. In her spare time she enjoys watching Harry Potter, and Riverdale. Fun fact about Sierra is her favourite colour is red.
New Member Support Officer
Beverley is a first year OTA/PTA student at Durham College, and completed the Pre-Health science certificate last year. She hopes to apply this knowledge to the Kinesiology degree and Ontario Tech and aspires to be an occupational therapist. Beverley was born in Nova Scotia and her parents live there now, so she enjoys spending her summers on the east coast. She has a lot experience volunteering with children and youth of all abilities as well as working with animals. She is very creative and enjoys creative writing and painting. Beverley is very excited to be the new member support officer of lambda chapter for the year of 2020-2021 and to foster leadership and sisterhood in those who may join Lambda chapter.
Chapter Advisor - Epsilon Chapter Alumni
Sierra is a student at DC and is taking emergency services fundamentals! Some fun facts about Sierra is she is an epsilon chapter alumni and happy to be helping the lambda chapter!