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Pascale Fournier
Pascale Fournier Capital Educators’ Award Recipient

Professor Pascale Fournier received the Capital Educators’ Award from the Ottawa Network for Education, and a distinguished

Ali Nasseri
Ali Nasseri Elected Co-Chair, Space Generation Advisory Council

Ali Nasseri (MASc 2013) has been elected as co-chair for the Space Generation Advisory Council, an international

Jillian Roberts
Jillian Roberts launches: Where do Babies Come From

Jillian Roberts recently launched her book, Where do Babies Come From. This kid-friendly primer on the very basics

Rachel Megitt
Rachel Megitt wins WCM Rising Star Award

Rachel Megitt is the winner of the 2015 Women in Capital Markets Rising Star Award. The WCM

Dr. Tevita Hala Palefau

Dr. Tevita Hala Palefau served as Tonga’s Minister for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture in 2005-2006, and Tonga

Zachary Read named Semi-Finalist in 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition

The Lotte Lenya Competition recognizes talented young singer/actors who are dramatically and musically convincing in repertoire ranging from

Dr. Carol A. Mullen is a global spanner

From a PhD in education at OISEUT in 1994 and a Masters degree in 1990 to a

Dr. Virginia McGowan
Virginia McGowan publishes A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture

As co-editor with Ruth Couture, Virginia McGowan ( MA 1978, PhD 1989) published a major work in

Rodolphe Fecteau receives medal from the Ontario Archaeological Society

Rodolphe Fecteau (BA 1972) has received the J. Norman Emerson Silver Medal from the Ontario Archaeological Society

Cynthia Enns celebrates 10 years making wine in BC’s Okanagan Valley

Cynthia (nee Manly) Enns (BA 1990) is celebrating 10 years making boutique wines as co-owner of Laughing

Benjamin Joffe-Walt appointed to Chief of Staff at

Benjamin Joffe-Walt (BEd 2003 OISE) has been promoted to chief of staff at, the largest and

Griha Craveiro receives the Distinguished Service Award from from the Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association

MISSISSAUGA resident and registered dental hygienist Griha Craveiro was honoured recently with the Distinguished Service Award, presented

Andrew Tepperman
Andrew Tepperman promoted to Vice President in the Life Sciences Practice at Charles River Associates

Andrew Tepperman (BA 1994, MA 1995, PhD 2001), alumnus and former lecturer at the University of Toronto,

Roland Paris appointed to NATO expert panel

The Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has appointed U of T

Andrew Potter named the editor-in-chief of the Ottawa Citizen

Managing editor Andrew Potter has been named the editor-in-chief of the Ottawa Citizen, filling the role that

Mina Mawani heading up Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Mina Mawani has been appointed President and CEO of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Mawani brings to her

Paolo Pietropaolo wins Prix Italia

In September 2013, Paolo Pietropaolo was awarded the Prix Italia for his Signature Series on CBC Radio.

Debbie Ohi announces publication

Debbie Ohi’s illustrations will appear in Michael Ian Black’s new picture book, NAKED! Ohi’s illustrations will also

Schlesinger named Engineering Dean at Johns Hopkins

T.E. Schlesinger, a distinguished engineering researcher, teacher and veteran leader of one of the top academic departments

Dr. Farhan Asrar receives Dr. Joseph Mikhael CAIR Award for Medical Education

The Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (CAIR) is pleased to announce that Dr. Farhan Asrar is

Adil Rizvi earns CFA Charter

Adil Rizvi passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations in 3 consecutive years,

Ross D. Parke releases Future Families

Ross D. Parke is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, and past Director of the Center for Family Studies

O.R. Melling publishes People of the Great Journey

“Praise for O R Melling’s previously published works: The author’s gift is in granting ordinary events extraordinary

John Hicks publishes The Pond Book

John Hicks publishes The Pond Book: A Complete Guide to Site Planning, Design, and Management of Small

Colin Tate co-authors The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh

Colin Tate co-authors The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh. This volume considers its slippery subject from several perspectives,

Christopher Boone appointed dean of Arizona State’s School of Sustainability

Professor Christopher Boone (MA 1989, PhD 1994) has been named dean of Arizona State University’s School of

Dana Cushing publishes Crusades study

Dana Cushing’s (BA 1995) extensive and path-breaking multidisciplinary, multilingual research in both medieval and modern sources as

Natalie Gummer full professor at Beloit College

Natalie Gummer (BA 1994) has been promoted to professor of philosophy and religious studies at Beloit College

Amina Jamal publishes ethnography

Amina Jamal (MEd 1995, PhD 2002) examines the feminization of the Jamaat-e-Islami, a major movement for Islamic

Leo Piilonen reappointed Virginia Tech’s William E. Hassinger Jr. Senior Faculty Fellow

Leo Piilonen (BSc 1978), professor and chair of the Department of Physics in the College of Science

J.M. Filipowicz publishes Wardroids

J.M. Filipowicz’s (BA Hons. 2003) Wardroids is a gender-flipped take on a classic sci-fi trope, in which