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Alumni Spotlight


Alumni support creates impact: Renee Black (BComm’99)

Board Member & Chief Geek, PeaceGeeks Renee is the co-founder and Executive Director of PeaceGeeks, which launched in October 2011. Her previous experience includes over eight years as a business analyst and project manager, focusing mainly on software development and database marketing solutions, including positions with xWave and Intrawest. In 2009, Renee completed a Master’s […]

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Lokiy Wang (BComm'15)

Alumni engagement: Lokiy Wang (BComm’15)

International Student & Alumni Relations Coordinator, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University Lokiy, originally from Jining City in China’s Shandong Province, researched universities worldwide but in the end only applied to one, Dalhousie. As VP external of the Commerce Society, she worked to organize charity events such as the Inside Ride–Halifax, which raised $26,000 for Camp […]

June 15, 2016 / 0
Belinda Smith

Inspiring the world: Belinda Smith (MPA’91)

Director, Lands and Economic Development, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada – Atlantic Region As a recipient of the Atlantic Conference on Public Administration Inspiration Award 2016, Belinda Smith ’s commitment to public service is nothing short of inspiring, according to Dal MPA students who have interned with Belinda. She has spent her career applying her […]

June 15, 2016 / 0
Jenn LeBlanc

When commerce and design combine

Written by  Miriam Breslow If you were to meet Jenn LeBlanc, you might be surprised to learn that her educational background is in commerce. LeBlanc designs two clothing lines, Rainy Sunday and Twigg & Feather, and has a history of fashion design for labels including BCBG Max Azria. LeBlanc, though, owns as well as designs […]

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Emily McAughey

Emily McAughey (BComm’15): Putting herself out there

“I was a first-year representative on the DCS. I got to plan the Halloween corn mazes and the barbecue, in second and third year I was the community chair and I was given the opportunity to introduce my own initiative alongside the DCS, so I brought 5 Days for the Homeless to Dal.”

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Karla Beneta (BComm’15): From Croatia to Canada

“I’ve known I wanted to be an accountant since the first day I started at Dalhousie, I loved every second that I was working with professors and students while marking, teaching, and tutoring, it really makes me happy when I explain concepts to students and they achieve better results.”

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