For nearly 200 years, Dalhousie alumni have made extraordinary contributions that positively impact the lives of others. The “Building a Better World” series profiles just some of these graduates; people who are truly an inspiration to all.
Dr. Christy Sutherland (MD’08) understands that addiction is a chronic disease, not a choice. As an addiction medicine physician in Vancouver, her life’s focus is to help some of society’s most marginalized individuals.
After being told ‘girls can’t be scientists’, Dr. Nancy Jane Lane (MSc’60) became a leading researcher in cell biology at Cambridge University, after studying at Dalhousie, Oxford and Yale. Encouraging women in science is her life’s mission.
Dr. Andrew Roger (PhD’97) is unravelling the mysteries of ‘the tree of life’ – how single-cell organisms evolved into complex life forms. His research in evolutionary biology is destined to play a major role in curing human disease.
Though she held many titles over the years – writer, director, producer, and educator –Linda Marie Gillingwater Rainsberry (BA’66) was, at heart, an agent of incredible change with a powerful dedication to making a difference.