Former Gryphon Runner is World-Class

Runner concentrating

Earlier this year, former Gryphon runner Andrea Seccafien ran a Canadian half-marathon in a record 1:09:38 at the Marugame Half-Marathon in Japan.  It was an extraordinary accomplishment, even more so considering her racing career nearly came to an end in 2015 from a mysterious foot injury.   She fought through it, healed and changed her

Mother and Daughter Vets in Ghana

Mother and daughter in mountainous landscape

Dr. Shauna Thomas, a 2019 Ontario Veterinary College grad, spent the first part of 2020 serving in Ghana with the international organization Veterinarians Without Borders.  She was accompanied on the adventure by her mother, Dr. Ingrid Van Der Linden, also a veterinarian. They both have practices in eastern Ontario.  The mother and daughter were in

Leading World Vision in The Congo

Happy young woman surrounded by African children

Anne-Marie Connor, originally from Sarnia, Ont., leads the work of the humanitarian organization World Vision in the Democratic Republic of Congo, serving as its national director. Articles in The Sarnia Journal and The National Post described her important work in the African country. Connor graduated from U of G with a masters degree in political

Two Grads Talk With Flare

Young female athlete wearing hijab

Two University of Guelph grads are featured in the same issue of Flare magazine, each making a name for themselves in their efforts to empower women. Amreen Kadwa, founder of the organization Hijabi Ballers, is creating more opportunities for Muslim girls and women to participate in sport. Brittny Robins, the founder of the skin care

Grad Becomes a Science Journalist Star

Podcaster Arielle Duhaime-Ross studied science at the University of Guelph, but being a scientist didn’t quite suit her temperament, the zoology grad said in a recent article. One research project — observing nocturnal salamanders in a dark, cold laboratory — made her realize that the patient and specialized work of a scientist was not