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Ryan Van Wert (’98) says that a new partnership between his company, Vynca and Five Wishes, a program that empowers individuals to discuss and document their care preferences, will help ensure that individuals can easily document their care preferences and make them known to their clinicians, resulting in higher quality of care at end-of-life.
Dr. Kosar Khawja (’94) participated in a fundraiser for the Montréal General Hospital that reunited Montréal Canadians legends with their doctors to relive memorable moments, stories of courage, tragic events, and amusing stories.
Emma Herrington (’10) calls on the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to recognize her father, Det. Const. David Herrington, on the Canadian Police And Peace Officer’s Memorial in Ottawa. In Emma’s words, “this would be a gesture that these deaths are as honourable as deaths that are not suicide.”
**Emma requests that anyone who has contacts who may help her to advocate on her father’s behalf contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org**
Public opinion research led by Matto Mildenberger (’03) of the University of California, Santa Barbara and Erik Lachapelle of the University of Montréal “shows that Canadians everywhere — from the most Conservative to the most Liberal ridings — are united in understanding that climate change poses a major threat to the people and places they cherish.” You can find out what your riding thinks about climate change by using this online tool that they developed.
Jeremy Boulanger Bonnelly (’11) is part of a group of lawyers who launched a second challenger to Quebec’s Bill 21, contesting the so-called religious symbols law.
Leora Morris (’02) is directing a play called “Knives in Hens” at the Coal Mine Theatre in Toronto, ON. See the show until October 13th.
Kai Cheng Thom (’09) is featured in Rabble and the Toronto Star following the publication of her newest book, “I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes for the End of the World.” In her interview with Rabble she says, “the book was many steps toward understanding for myself what I believe love to be. Love as a political act, and love as a political force and a healing force.”
Stephen Lake (’07) announced that people who want to order his company’s smart glasses without making a trip to one of its showrooms in Toronto or Brooklyn can now have them fitted via a free online app.
David Lussier (’06) is featured in an article that points out that one of the fastest growing populations in Canada is the over-100 age group.
Charles Larson (’03) worked with students at the University of Alberta to create 3D printed heart models to help an eight-year-old patient understand why he needed a new heart.
Jean Phillipe Julien (’01) was named to the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of a high level of achievement in his career and outstanding contributions to his field and to Canadian public life and a 2019-2021 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, an award recognizing early-career researchers on their way to becoming future research leaders.
Andrea Iaboni (’94) discusses a new paper released in the Journal of Gerontology called “Vision-based assessment of gait features associated with falls in people with dementia.” It explores the extent to which there is a way to predict who is most likely to fall next – and intervene before it happens. Dr. Iaboni says, “If you can detect those people who are most likely to fall imminently – for instance in the next month – then you can target resources towards those people in the form of additional supervision, rehabilitation or other assistance.”
Zaki Taher (’99) speaks about how to properly use mild skincare acids in your skincare routine.
Matthew Reid (’05) is nominated in the Community Leadership category for a Pillar Community Innovation Award in London, Ontario. Matt is nominated for his work as an advocacy work to help those that aren’t a part of the LGBTQ2+ to understand the struggles youth face.
Jordan Sheriko (’03) was recognized as a “key influencer” at the Air Show Atlantic in Greenwood, Nova Scotia for his work founding Camp Triumph, the only residential summer camp in Canada serving children 7 to 17 who have a parent or sibling with a significant chronic illness or disability, and for his work as Medical Director of IWK Rehabilitation Services, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University.