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  • Congratulations to Delvina Bernard BComm’82 and current PhD student in International Development Studies on receiving the Shirley Case Leadership Award for Global Citizenship. The award is presented annually to an individual ‘who has demonstrataed a spirit of global citizenship in a local, national or international capacity and who has helped create a more just and sustainable world,’ according to the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation You can read the full story here


  • Two alumnae have been awarded Canada’s Most Powerful Women in Canada by WXN. Every year they choose women who personify what it means to be powerful through the way they empower and champion others, influence change and stand up for all of us. The first alumna, Shannon Susko BComm’89 BSc’92, is the founder and CEO of Metronome United, a successful global CEO+LEADERSHIP coaching organization. Shannon is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded, served as CEO, and led the sale of two companies less than six years apart: Subserveo Inc. and Pardata Systems. She is also our current Entrepreneur-in-Residence. You can learn more about Shannon on our Featured Stories page.



  • Dr. Claire Brown BSc'93 has been awarded the Imaging Scientist Award from the Chan Zukerberg Initiative. The group of about 40 will meet several times a year to try to identify and solve challenges in the field and accelerate the pace of imaging science. Claire is the only Canadian recipient! Claire is also the co-chair and co-founder of the BioImaging North America Network, also funded by CZI. You can read the full article here.


  • Congratulations to Monique Auffrey BA’93 for receiving the Women of Inspiration Advocate & Catalyst for Change Award from the Universal Women’s Network. From the very beginning of Monique’s career, she has been a global pioneer in developing programs to help vulnerable people. She worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Canadian Red Cross and mines Action Canada and Oxfam to deliver a mandated program of landmine awareness in the Atlantic Region. Read about Monique and other Women of Inspiration here.


  • Laurentian Bank of Canada announced the appointment of Rania Llewellyn BCommm’94 MBA’96 DComm’14 as its Chief Executive Officer and President, as well as a member of the institution’s Board of Directors. The appointment made Llewellyn the first woman to lead a major Canadian bank. “I am thrilled and honoured to join the Laurentian Bank at this critical juncture in its storied history and want to thank the board for its confidence in me,” Said Llewellyn.


  • Kelliann Dean MBA’98 was also recently named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women by WXN. Dean is the Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs and CEO, Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, Province of NS. She has successfully managed complex stakeholder relationships with a visionary leadership style characterized by a passion for building strong teams and partnerships to achieve results. As the longest-serving Deputy Minister in Nova Scotia, she has provided strategic advice to Premiers and Ministers since 2004.



  • Dr. Henry Annan BSc’14 has received the prestigious Chevening Scholarship to pursue a Masters of Public Policy at Oxford University. Recipients of the scholarship are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world. Congratulation to Henry, one of our 2019 Young Alumni of the Year Award Recipients. Read more about Dr. Annan's exciting news here.


  • Congratulations to Akram Al-Otumi MTEI’17 on receiving the Global Enactus Award. Akram is Founder and CEO of Spritely, Director of Shiftkey Labs, and founded the Nova Scotia chapter of Enactus alumni. Read more about Akram here.