Terri Tomchyshyn might not have ended up working for the Department of National Defence were it not for a handwritten letter from her future program director. Here, Tomchyshyn reflects on how she was won over, and the highlights of her management studies.
Dal alumnus, Gregory Stirling, Q.C. (LLB’84) is a partner at Parlee McLaws’ Calgary office where he has practiced civil litigation for nearly 30 years. He talked to the Calgary Herald about his work, his influences and his passions.
Canadian Olympic canoeist, Julia Rivard (BRec’99) competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, finishing in ninth place in the women’s 500-metre four-person kayak event. Now she’s found a way to combine her passion for the Olympics with her entrepreneurial skills in support of Canada’s up-and-coming athletes with website, Pursu.it.
As a student of IDS and Spanish, Ewart took advantage of the exchange program, travelling to Mexico and Cuba. These experiences fueled his passion for the developing world and led to his current position as Cuba policy analyst with Canada’s foreign affairs department. He reflects, “It’s hard to imagine where I will be in another 10 years.”
You might know him as The Honourable James Cowan, Q.C. (BA’62, LLB’65, LLD’09) from his current role as Senator and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of Canada. He spoke to the Dalhousie Gazette about what inspired him to get involved in public service, what he enjoys most about it, why he chose Dal and his advice for current students.
Vanessa Fitzgerald (BINF’10) gained practical experience in the field of informatics through co-op placements and a community outreach course where she worked on a real project in the community.