From a childhood separated from his parents to a highly touted U of G sprinter, Kuda has come a long way.
Category: Alumni Spotlight
Coming full circle
From OAC student to international banker, Bill Brock traces path to success “A day for a celebration”: That’s what Bill Brock calls the day in 1958 when he graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), one of the founding colleges of the University of Guelph. He was among the first in his family to attend
The Value of Play
Toy blocks, tree forts were landscape architect’s creative foundation David Fredenburgh spends his days dreaming up ways to entertain millions of people. Like a lot of kids, Fredenburgh, a designer with international entertainment design company FORREC Ltd., played tirelessly with Lego, making all sorts of fun, colourful structures and environments. Now, he essentially plays every
Living Every Day to the Fullest
Grad Turns Life Lessons into Consulting Business, Advocacy Efforts Drew Cumpson books it on the back roads of Loyalist Township in his power wheelchair, an Invacare TDX SP model loaded with features. He steers, brakes and guns it with subtle movements of his head and neck. His T-shirt reads “Eat. Sleep. Travel” – the slogan
On the job: Making science fun for everyone
Who: Mary Jane Conboy, PhD ’99 Job: Director of science content and design, Ontario Science Centre Where else can you see prehistoric creatures and the latest scientific discoveries in the same place? The Ontario Science Centre has been amazing audiences both young and old since 1969 with its diverse array of exhibits that make science
Bringing space technology down to Earth
Gary Pundsack thinks flying a kite is more than child’s play. It could help provide power to those living in developing countries.
Tackling concussions, head-on
As a rugby player, Harrison Brown knows what it’s like to get a concussion, but he didn’t always receive the right medical treatment. During a high school rugby game, he was hit so hard, he stumbled off the field and vomited. It was a teammate — not a coach — who advised him to sit
Working by the book
If you’ve been captivated by a novel by a contemporary Canadian writer, chances are Iris Tupholme helped get that book into your hands. As senior vice-president and executive publisher at HarperCollins Canada, Tupholme is responsible for the overall vision of the publishing program. Along with a team of editors, she decides which books make it
Is Donald Trump’s Twitter use changing how politicians communicate?
From outbursts and accusations, to off-the-cuff commentary andcriticizing foreign counterparts, U.S. President Donald Trump’s bold use of Twitter has been a source of frustration and fascination. But is he impulsively sharing his thoughts or is it a brilliant media strategy? Political science professor Tamara Small researches social media use among Canadian politicians. She talks about
On the job: Allison Day takes her kitchen online
Who: Allison Day, BA ’10 Job: Blogger, food stylist and photographer, and cookbook author Beets are an often overlooked vegetable, but Allison Day, BA ’10, is trying to change that with her Yummy Beet food blog. Aside from beets, you’ll find almost every type of produce presented in a rainbow of colours along with “vegetable