Named Among BBC’s Top 100 Women for Efforts Nasrin Husseini helps settle refugees fleeing Afghanistan. When the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan in fall 2021, Nasrin Husseini watched in despair as change and progress in her native country unraveled, especially for girls and women. “I was in shock, I was distressed,” she says. Husseini,
Category: Alumni Spotlight
From Arctic to Caribbean, first-ever Navy voyage offers ‘adventure’ for grad
U of G alumna Lisa Tubb sailed around North America aboard HMCS Harry DeWolf. From retracing the footsteps of the Franklin expedition in Canada’s Arctic to taking part in cocaine drug busts in the Caribbean, Lisa Tubb had her share of memorable moments during her first-ever deployment with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in fall
Widening the pool
U of G head swim coach leading way for Black women in sport The sensation of being immersed in water is something Chantique Carey-Payne, the recently named head coach of the University of Guelph’s swim program, has always loved. She took to swimming at age 3 as though she’d been born to it. Her athletic
In the pandemic garden
U of G grad, dad team up to foster sustainable gardening practices Two of Canada’s leading horticultural practitioners and communicators – Mark Cullen and his son, Ben – see one very good thing emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic: a sharp increase in gardening that has far-reaching implications for the well-being of the environment and people.
Field of diversity
Hijab is a state of being, says Amreen Kadwa, a University of Guelph alumna who founded the community organization Hijabi Ballers to help Muslim women and girls become empowered by sports.
Connecting during COVID-19
The isolation of COVID-19 patients in hospitals and other care facilities – and especially loss of bedside connections to family and friends – moved University of Guelph alumna Emmy Luo to improve their lives.
Fighting fire with physics
Bryce Moreira’s University of Guelph physics degree made him a leader in the fight against wildfires in southern British Columbia. An aviation specialist with Kamloops Fire Centre, Moreira crafts firefighting strategies using his knowledge of physics and math. In recent years, with longer, hotter and drier fire seasons in the province’s forests, his job has
Lawyer turned ‘Doctor’
David Hoselton’s law degree didn’t make him a lawyer. But it definitely made him a better writer. “If you’re asking me why I took four and a half years of my life and flushed it down the toilet, it was because I thought all lawyers were literally like Perry Mason,” says the 1997 bachelor of
At the helm
U of G grad named Board of Governors chair Whenever Shauneen Bruder sets foot on the University of Guelph campus, it is like coming home to the place where her love of learning first had free rein. It is a seminal place in the life of the U of G alumna, who was appointed chair
Skin Deep: Nanoscience moves from research lab to start-up
Graduate Carley Miki tests nanotech skincare products on her own skin, with impressive results.