Dalhousie alumni in the spotlight
Dalhousie graduates are making their mark––here in the community, and around the world. Below are just a few of the stories making headlines.
The North Pole: Now wheelchair accessible
Dalhousie law graduate, Dave Shannon, is the first person in history with quadriplegia to reach the North Pole. On April 1, 2009, Shannon, with expedition co-leader, Chris Watkins, braved the bitter cold to promote breaking barriers to accessibility, and trekked across the polar ice. To mark the achievement, Shannon raised a universal accessibility sign on the North Pole along with United Nations, Canadian and Ontario flags. Read Dave’s story.
Taking it to the streets
Peter Dalglish is a Dalhousie law graduate turned “social entrepreneur.” After graduating from law school, he organized an airlift of food and medical supplies to Ethiopia. He’s now the founder of Street Kids International, an agency that has become a global leader in designing creative self-help projects for poor, urban children. The list goes on. Read Peter’s story.
Gold stars for green efforts
Zoë Caron, a graduate from Dalhousie’s Integrated Science Program, co-authored Global Warming for Dummies with Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada. Now president of the Sierra Club of Canada and the climate policy and advocacy specialist for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada, Ms. Caron is making strides on a global level to bring the issue of climate change to the forefront. Elle, a variety magazine for women, featured Ms. Caron in an article that talks with five young environmentalists who, at the age of 25, are already “gold stars.” Read Zoë's story.
Read more graduate stories on the Alumni and Friends website.