Alumni news roundup: Feb. to May 2019
May 23, 2019
New chancellors and CEOs, award-winning communicators and digital citizens—our alumni are in the news.
- Master of Arts in Global Leadership grad Brenda Schoepp (2019) received an Alberta Farm Animal Care Award of Distinction for 40-plus years of communications work.
- Master of Arts in Professional Communication grad Brandon Laur (2018) awarded a BC Medal of Good Citizenship for volunteer work in youth social media safety and digital literacy.
- Master of Arts in Leadership grad Tricia Hollyer (2014), along with Executive Coaching Graduate Certificate grad Gabriele Cuff (2009) and Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, who will convocate this June, launched the Centre of Excellence in Health Care Leadership at Fraser Health.
- Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management (2016) and Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication (2012) grad Shawn Morris won first place in the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival photography competition.
- Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication grad David Shepherd (2014) won a second term as NDP MLA for Edmonton-City Centre.
- Master of Arts in Leadership grad Brian Bigras (2012) appointed deputy chief of police for the Regional Municipality of York.
- Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management grad Christopher Backus (2012) appointed to board of directors of cannabis company Weekend Unlimited.
- Master of Arts in Leadership grad Thomas Carrique (2010) appointed Ontario Provincial Police commissioner.
- Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching grad Pam Griffiths (2009) launched a leadership book, hitting number one on Amazon’s best sellers list.
- Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management grad Sherry Roberge (2005) appointed chief financial officer of resource exploration company Defiance Silver.
- Master of Arts in Leadership and Training grad Kevin Shufflebotham (2004) appointed president and chief executive officer of Medicine Hat College.
- Honorary Degree recipient Dr. Joseph Arthur Gosnell Sr. (1998) sworn in as University of Northern British Columbia chancellor.