Feodor Snagovsky (’09) is part of the team at Australian National University that developed smartvote Australia, a Voting Advice Application that helps voters to reflect on their political positions, learn about the views and political programmes of parties and candidates, and find out which of the parties and candidates correspond best to their political profiles. He writes about what the data from the application tells us about the political perspectives of independent candidates in the upcoming Australian election.
Tommy Hana (’13) was chosen to be a member of the National Youth Working Group on Gender Equity, where he will continue his work as a sexual and reproductive health rights advocate. The group will develop strategies for a more inclusive society and exchange ideas with young leaders from across Canada on ways to advance gender equality
Leora Morris (’02) directed the regional debut of Ride the Cyclone, the tale of what happens after the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir boards the Cyclone roller coaster at 6:17 p.m, at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.
Gurpreet Brar (’00) is featured at the unveiling of a new sign, celebrating the growing relationship between Sikh and Mennonite communities, at the interfaith community garden that he helped to develop in the North Kildonan neighbourhood of Winnipeg.
Ryan Van Wert (’98) discusses how his company Vynca is “making an impact in terms of higher quality of care at the end-of-life, and avoidance of unwanted healthcare” by partnering with the South Carolina Coalition for the Care of the Seriously Ill to ensure that advanced care documents are quickly available electronically to health care providers where and when needed.
Robyn Hooper (’07) is raising awareness about the impact of invasive mussels as part of a campaign to prevent them from reaching Shuswap Lake in British Columbia. In advance of the May long weekend, she reminds boaters to take advantage of free government inspection stations that can help to the spread of invasive species.
In recognition of his commitment to fighting social inequalities at home and abroad, David-Martin Milot (’07) was awarded the Canadian Medical Association Award for Young Leaders (Early Career). Upon receiving the award he said, “I grew up with a concern for equality, questioning why some people do better than others in terms of their mental and physical health. As a physician, I have the legitimacy to ask those questions and perhaps, I have a louder voice.”
Hannah Martin (’15) represented We’kopekwitk First Nation and Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia as a panelist at a screening of The Shadow of Gold, a documentary that explores how “high demand for products that are often unethically sourced causes more demand than their consumers realize,” at the Halifax Central Library.
On behalf of the ACLU, Esha Bhandari (’01) is asking the court to stop unlawful U.S. government searches of travellers’ cellphones and laptops at airports and border crossings. Papers filed in a federal lawsuit contend that searches have nearly quadrupled since 2015 and have been done for reasons beyond customs and immigration enforcement.
Nadia Salvaterra (’00) is the youngest physician ever to receive the Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) designation, which recognizes Canadian physicians for their exemplary performance as leaders.
Matto Mildenberger (’03) writes about the possibility of electoral success for the Green Party in Canada’s upcoming federal election.
Alex Harmsen (’10), CEO of Iris Automation, explains how the launch of Casia, an AI-based collision avoidance system, unlocks the commercial potential for drones.
Patrick Nadeau (’00) comments on the flooding in Ottawa as part of his role as the Executive Director of Ottawa Riverkeeper.
Kai Cheng Thom (’09) will be participating in a literary reading called a Night of Storytelling on June 17th at the Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver.
Andrew Kushnir (’98) received the inaugural REACH Mentorship/Residency for the Arts Funding for a self-created development residency with Tarragon Theatre in support of his proposed new play, The Time Piece.
The Community Health and Social Medicine Incubator (CHASM), co-founded by David-Dan Nguyen (’16) recently received a McGill Equity and Community Building Award for its work “providing the framework and resources necessary to get new ideas that address health inequities existing in populations in Montreal up and running.”
Klara Michal (’97) speaks about two programmes of the African Management Initiative, Grow Your Business and Inspiring Managers, designed to increase employment opportunities for young people while providing capacity building to the hospitality and tourism sector in Rwanda.