Roberta Bondar, Canada's first woman astronaut and the first neurologist in space! She spent more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine and has received countless honors including the Order of Canada and the NASA Space Medal.
Meaghan DeCourcy, is a graduate from the University of Guelph with an Honours BA in Visual Arts & Art History. Currently, she teaches visual arts at Holy Name of Mary College School, an independent school in Mississauga. Meaghan is a practicing artist, with a keen interest in landscape and figurative work. She participates in the annual Port Credit Art Show (upcoming in July), and accepts private commissions. She is the director of Kaleidoscope Art Camp and offers private art lessons at…
Margaret Dickensen B.H. Sc. ’68, came to Guelph to attend Macdonald Institute and completed a four-year Foods and Nutrition degree. Her cookbook “From the Ambassador’s Table: Blueprints for Creative Entertaining” was named best cookbook on entertaining at the World Cookbook Fair in Perigueux, France. It is with great pleasure that the University of Guelph Alumni Association names Margaret Dickenson as Alumna of Honour in 2011.
Cassie Campbell (BA '97) is an Olympic hockey player. During her time at U of G, Cassie represented the Hockey Gryphons from 1992-1996. She was named to the OWIAA Second All-Star Team in 1992-93, and to the 1st All-Star Team in 1996. In 1996, Cassie was awarded the University of Guelph’s W.F. Mitchell award, which is presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding talent and ability in a sport, as well as exceptional leadership and involvement in athletics.
Being called a dinosaur isn’t such a bad thing, says Ian Morrison, a graduate of the University of Guelph’s School of Fine Arts and Music. A new dinosaur has been named for Morrison, who joined the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) about 22 years ago. The newly named "Gryphoceratops morrisoni" is described in a new paper by Canadian scientist Michael Ryan (Cleveland Museum of Natural History) and David Evans (ROM). Story: http://www.uoguelph.ca/news/2012/03/new_dinosaur_na.html
Dr. Robin Milhausen (BA 1998, MSc 2000) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph as well as a renowned sex educator and scholar. From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Milhausen co-hosted the TV show "Sex, Toys and Chocolate."
Grads: did you meet the love of your life while you were at U of G? We were inspired by Scott Moccia and Terra Wakeford, two proud Guelph grads who tied the knot while celebrating their Gryphon pride last summer. Share your story about you and your better half, send us a photo, and you could win a romantic dinner for two in your home town. A winner will be drawn today at 4:30pm. Entries may be edited and featured on www.alumni.uoguelph.ca.
International Development grad Shayna Stott, Environmental Planner for the City of Toronto, is featured in this week's NOW Magazine. Way to go Shayna! Full article: http://www.nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/classaction.cfm?content=188273
Margaret Mead’s statement, “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has,” is often quoted, but political science graduate Derek Alton lives and breathes it. The former local affairs commissioner for the University of Guelph’s Central Student Association (CSA) recently joined forces with friends to launch an organization called We Change the World.
Dave Howlett has worn several “hats” over the last 25 years as: a naval officer, a scuba instructor, a sales executive and a motivational speaker. He is the founder and managing director of a company that teaches the "Real Human Being" philosophy on sales, networking and communicating. The RHB Code: 1. Assume everyone is intelligent. 2. Have a passion for what you do. 3. Get over yourself!
Paul Johnston, (BA 2001 MSc 2004), came to Guelph because the campus appealed to him. After completing his Masters in 2004, Paul began to work part-time for The Weather Network, generating weather maps for newspapers. In April 2005, Paul accepted a full-time position with The Weather Network as a GIS & Profiling Assistant.