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Celebrating St John’s College alums at Lunch and Lively in part of Homecoming 2023  

September 22, 2023 — 
As Homecoming 2023 ends, we were thrilled to connect with our St John's College alums this past week in the Cross Common Room for our Annual Lunch and Lively event.   

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Faculty of Law

Staying connected leads to a chance to help out

August 3, 2023 — 
Hard work and hope that his actions could contribute toward bettering his community were factors that motivated Hardeep Suri [JD/2023] to apply for the Donich Entrepreneurial Scholarship in November, 2021. That small step in applying and then keeping in contact with the Scholarship’s donor and Donich Law firm principal Jordan Donich, led to an opportunity to help develop an online research assistant designed to improve access to justice.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Patient Safety Advocate 

July 13, 2023 — 
Alumna Susan Lessard-Friesen received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions, including the implementation of Safety IQ, a mandatory incident-reporting program in Manitoba.

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Asper School of Business

Case season wraps up at Asper with collaboration, community and experiential learning excellence

May 1, 2023 — 
In the last three months, the Asper case community has been busy with a diverse array of competitions, generating invaluable experiential learning opportunities and community engagement.

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Asper School of Business

Experiential learning key to career success for actuarial BComm grad

March 31, 2023 — 
Cassie Phaneuf [BComm(Hons)/22] majored in actuarial mathematics at the Asper School of Business before securing an internship at Intact Insurance in Montréal. Despite her specialization, her first assigned project involved more than traditional actuarial work. With the breadth of her business education, Phaneuf was well-prepared.

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Faculty of Science

How Epidemics End

January 20, 2023 — 
How do societies know when an epidemic is over and normal life can resume? What are the criteria and markers of an epidemic’s end, and who has the insight, authority, and credibility to decipher these signs? Join Dr. Erica Charters, professor of the global history of medicine at the University of Oxford for an insightful conversation on how war, disease, and state formation intersect. Erica Charters currently leads a multidisciplinary project on How Epidemics End.

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Faculty of Science

Exhibit – Enterprises of the Human Spirit: 50 Years of Scientific Excellence in Germany and Canada.

January 4, 2023 — 
Free Exhibition honouring Dr. Gerhard Herzberg’s 1971 Nobel Prize award in Chemistry will be on display in the Jim Peebles Science and Technology Library from Jan. 4 - Jan. 24, 2023.

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Asper School of Business

The ultimate shop local guide for the holiday season

December 8, 2022 — 
Our tradition continues and the Asper team has curated a list of local businesses with an Asper connection that is sure to satisfy everyone on your list this holiday season.

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Faculty of Science

Meet the Science Grad who founded Canada’s Fastest Growing Company

October 31, 2022 — 
The first Entrepreneurship Speaker Series kicks off on Friday, November 4, 2022 in-person with alum Chris Schmidt who graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in 2016, and a year later, a company he founded, Geofilter Studio became Canada’s fastest growing company.


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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Immunology degree equips grad for scientific sales role  

October 10, 2022 — 
Alumna Natascha Fitch shares her journey from master's degree to scientific sales.

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