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Alumni named Calgary’s Top 40 under 40

October 28, 2015 — 

Avenue Calgary has released their list of the Top 40 Calgarians under 40 for 2015 and two U of M alumni are featured on the list. Iggy Domagalski [BComm/02], COO of Tundra Process Solutions and Dr. Cheryl Barnabe [BSc/99, BSc(Med)/03] are on the list.

Avenue Calgary writes:

Iggy Domagalski’s work as COO has helped Tundra Process Solutions grow from an $8 million operation to $40 million over 10 years. He also led Tundra give one per cent of profits to charitable groups.

Some days, it must be tough having Iggy Domagalski as your brother. Case in point: when his younger sister enrolled at the University of Manitoba, she had to cough up a $2.50 fee for an award named after her brother in honour of the student leadership skills he showed as the president of U of M’s Commerce Students’ Association.

“Apparently, it’s the only one of its kind in the country for someone that’s, like, not dead,” says the 35-year-old chief operating officer of Tundra Process Solutions Ltd., a company with more than 140 employees that supplies equipment for everything from oil and gas installations to factories and schools.

Avenue Calgary also discusses Dr. Cheryl Barnabe’s work:

Dr. Cheryl Barnabe is improving care for Albertans affected by autoimmune diseases, especially those living in First Nations communities.

To trace the trajectory of Dr. Cheryl Barnabe’s career, you must go back seven decades to her grandmother’s decision to hide her Métis heritage. That secret, discovered when Barnabe was 18 years old and studying to get into medical school, ignited her interest in Canada’s First Nations people.

“[My grandmother] has been a huge influence,” says Barnabe. “She learned to assimilate to give her family a better life at the time, and yet she’s a very passionate advocate for Aboriginal rights and justice.”


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