Shad TMU

Program Directors

Haseeb Khawaja

Marketing Manager

Haseeb (he/him) is a seasoned program developer with over 10 years of experience in building international innovation programs for the leaders of tomorrow.

From creating over 500 youth startup founders, to helping over 4,000 Canadian youth develop skills in computer forensics, binary exploitation and coding, Haseeb has seen it all.

When he’s not developing programs, Haseeb manages the marketing and communications at The Daniels Corporation, Canada’s largest and preeminent builder and developer.

In the past, Haseeb managed the full cycle development and operations of over 15 of DMZ’s pre-incubator programs to engage over 6,000 entrepreneurs, working with over 30 community organizations and raising over $500,000 in sponsorship.

Haseeb has worked on multiple development projects that focused on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability locally and internationally. Most recently, he traveled to Quito, Ecuador to work with over 30 under-served youth on creating their own businesses. He also volunteers weekly on Friday nights at SickKids Hospital.

Bianca Stagliano, BA, OCT, MT

Secondary teacher

Bianca (she/her) is a qualified secondary school teacher with almost ten years of experience working with children between the ages of 4-16. As a graduate of the TMU Childhood Studies program, Bianca uses a holistic approach, which ensures that a student’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional needs are met through experiential learning. Bianca holds a Masters of Teaching from the University of Toronto (OISE), where she researched the relationship between parental involvement and student achievement in Ontario schools. In addition to her teaching experience, Bianca has worked for Shad TMU since 2022. What she loves most about Shad, is the community that is built through students and staff across Canada. She is excited to create a program that utilizes downtown Toronto’s unique advantages and extensive network. Bianca’s dedication to teaching and program planning will help ensure that the Shad students have a great experience. Bianca looks forward to learning alongside the Shad students this summer!