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Alumni Spotlight

Alum uses leadership position to empower and lift others

A strong sense of purpose and focusing on the present help Alana Riley (MBA’17), president of Dalhousie’s Alumni Association, live a full and purposeful life as a senior financial services executive and active community member.

January 22, 2024 / 0

Volunteer Spotlight: Gayle Murdoch

Gayle Murdoch (BComm’04, MBA’06) is the Senior Vice President, Sales Effectiveness & Performance at Canada Life, and a volunteer with Dal’s MBA Advisory Council.

November 27, 2023 / 0

Alum finds parallels between CrossFit and finance

Associate Director of Roynat in Calgary, Dex Gittens (MBA’12) says his career advancement in financial services mirrors his progression in fitness; both require hard work, consistency, and being open to feedback.

November 7, 2023 / 0

Dal dad models strong work ethic and family values

During 35 years in finance, alum Robert Hayes (BComm’87) married a fellow Dal grad with whom he raised triplets — all of whom also graduated from Dal and, like him, became positive contributors to society.

June 8, 2023 / 0

Finding joy in public service

Laura Lee Langley (MPA’02) went from journalism to the highest ranks of the provincial government by keeping people at the centre of the story.

May 19, 2023 / 0