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Alumni Spotlight

Glori Meldrum

Offering support: Glori Meldrum builds a legacy of helping people heal

2022 Aurum Award recipient, Glori Meldrum (BComm’95), a survivor of child sexual abuse, was determined to provide other survivors with something that was not readily available to her: support. She founded Little Warriors, a national charitable organization focused on increased awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.

May 20, 2022 / 0
Dr. Jim Spatz

Josef (Jim) Spatz: Philanthropist and executive

Born in Munich, Germany to Holocaust survivors, Jim Spatz (MD’74) immigrated to Canada through Pier 21 with his family as a small child. After graduating from Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine, he started his career as a physician, practising family and then emergency medicine for 15 years.

May 18, 2022 / 0

Ruma Bose: A leader in entrepreneurship and humanitarianism

The life and career of Quebec-born Ruma Bose (MBA’99) has been shaped by several transformative experiences, perhaps none more so than the eight months of her early 20s she spent volunteering with Mother Theresa and her Missionaries of Charity in India.

May 18, 2022 / 0
Brice Scheschuk (BComm’94)

Inspiring innovation

Brice Scheschuk (BComm’94) is helping Dalhousie inspire a new generation of students to follow in his footsteps as an entrepreneur and innovator.

June 3, 2021 / 0
Doug Townsend (BComm’04)

Serving a solution

Restauranteurs and community volunteers Doug Townsend (BComm’04) and Renée Lavallée had barely closed their doors due to COVID-19 when they saw an opportunity to help. With support from partner organizations and customer donations, they transitioned into a community kitchen to feed those in need.

May 27, 2021 / 0
Monique Thomas

Creating community

Monique Thomas (BComm’11) discusses the importance of Black representation, role models and community.

February 22, 2021 / 0
Kim Day

Pace Setter

Kim Day (BComm’96), president and COO of Steele Auto Group, leads with gratitude, flexibility and a collaborative nature. Recently, she was recognized as one of North American Auto Industry’s 100 Leading Women.

December 7, 2020 / 0
Doug Reid

Community Ally

Doug Reid (BComm’82) is being recognized for his spirit of generosity and community involvement.

September 24, 2020 / 0

‘The best education’ leads to climate strategy specialty: Ben John (MREM’20)

Small class sizes, close relationships with faculty, and making friends for life from a wide range of academic backgrounds are a few of the highlights of the Master of Resource and Environmental Management program for Ben John, whose internship at a biosphere reserve in Ontario evolved into a job as a climate change and energy specialist.

June 23, 2020 / 0