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Myriam Faucher (’13) and Jiawen Zhou (’11) were selected as Young Directors for the 2020 cohort of Girls on Boards, a G(irls)20 Initiative that places young women at the centre of decision-making processes.

Kailea Switzer (’05) writes about the lessons she has learned from taking meaningful risks as a Loran Scholar, and how she now models this behaviour for her own daughter.

Breanne Everett (’02), President and Co-Founder of Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc., was named a recipient of the first Calgary Influential Women in Business awards, which recognize business leaders across eight categories including social enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Kit Dashwood (’14) was recently named President of the Students and Young Professionals Committee of the Canadian Water Network, a national organization that brings together a network of leading academics and progressive water managers to provide insights into the Canadian water sector.

Patrick Nadeau (’00), Executive Director of Ottawa Riverkeeper, received the Young Alumni Award of Excellence for his outstanding achievements as a Faculty of Science alumni from the University of Ottawa.

Matto Mildenberger (’03), recently published his new book, Carbon Captured: How Business and Labor Control Climate Politics, a comparative analysis of cross-national climate policymaking.

Mark Godfrey (’06), named the 2019 Emerging Jazz Artist by the Toronto Arts Foundation, released his newest album, Square Peg, on February 21, featuring nine jazz quintets, with longtime collaborators and members of his quintet (Allison Au, Matt Woroshyl, Chris Pruden, and Nick Fraser) and one solo composition for double bass.

Amber Zirnhelt (’00), founder of Ride Like A Girl and Manager of Long Range Planning & Sustainability at the City of Campbell River, shares the importance of this BC-based, female mentorship program in the mountain bike community.

Patrick Hickey (’15)  answers 20 questions as one of 11 recently announced Rhodes Scholars from Canada, representing the region of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Samir Gupta (’95) explains how coronavirus is spread and why we shouldn’t wear face masks.

Yulanda Lui (’13) shares her work helping Chinese seniors apply for social housing and navigate Service Canada with the Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice in Vancouver’s Chinatown, one of only two organizations that offer such services for its seniors.

Iris Automation, co-founded by Alexander Harmsen (’10), announced its first Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight approval in South Africa, enabling the company’s drones to conduct long-range infrastructure inspection, mapping, and surveillance for customers in South Africa.