Alumni reflect on their Dal experiences and where they are now
Alumni spotlight features Dal grads with a unique or inspiring story to share. These alumni profiles include interviews arranged by the Dalhousie Alumni Association and Dal Magazine, plus links to stories from other sources. Visit volunteer opportunities if you’re interested in being interviewed, or writing an alumni spotlight.
Leslie Gallagher (BA'12) matches job seekers with local small businesses seeking young talent through WorkLocal.jobs. The innovative job board lets candidates record video interview messages for prospective employers.
Erin Rand (BEng’99, BSc (Math)’99) has a passion for working with dynamic people and companies, helping them to work through inflection points in their growth. She is COO of ServiceRocket, and involved in the community of women leaders in technology.
Through FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth), Candice Lys (MA'09) brings unique sexual-health and leadership education to young women across NWT. Lys and co-founder Nancy MacNeill were recently interviewed by Chatelaine magazine.
Vassy Kapelos, MA’06, makes her mark in Ottawa as Global National’s parliamentary correspondent. Her investigative exposé of the ambulance industry in Alberta earned her the Edward R. Murrow award for best news series for her reporting on the issue.
The Hamilton family - Fred, Anne (Class of ’88), Fabian (Class of ’13) and Andrea (Class of ’17) own and operate Milferns Holsteins. Although primarily known for its dairy cows, Milferns Holsteins of Onslow, NS has expanded way past dairy cows. They have a little bit of everything.
Charles Benaiah (MBA'93) is founder and CEO of watzan, a New York based tech start-up that's building a satellite development team in Halifax. He spoke with ConnectNS about being an entrepreneur and the importance of the application of big data.