Alumni Profiles

Everybody has a story                                                      

Here are just a few excerpts from various alumni profiles:

Education: the way out

Dr. Richard Currie is the ultimate proof point of his personal philosophy. He may be one of Canada's most decorated CEOs, but when you get right down to it, Dr. Richard Currie owes all his success to his modest upbringing and forward-thinking parents. [Read more]

Focused and balanced

Ivan Duvar looks back on a career which spans both engineering and management Ivan Duvar, (B.Eng'62, (TUNS), LLD'11, the former president and CEO of Maritime Tel & Tel, dropped by the Faculty of Engineering to look back at a career that not only helped shape him, but Nova Scotia and the region as well. [Read more]

Know how to build bridges

Richard Murray (BEng '66 (NSTC) “One of the most important parts of bridge-building is people,” he says. “Whether you’re building a physical bridge or just trying to bridge a gap between people, it’s always the people that make it successful.” [Read more]

Passion for the profession 

Sarah Devereaux (BEng Civil’93; MEng Civil’99) always knew she wanted to be an engineer. “My mother tells a funny story, that from the time I could talk, I would tell people that I wanted to be a ‘civilized engineer,’” she explains. “My parents are both teachers, but we had family friends who were engineers. From an early age, I was intrigued by the work they did.” [Read more]

Passion for oceans runs deep for Moran

Kate Moran has had a pretty extraordinary career in the oceans sector. Not only has she headed several major oceanographic expeditions, including the first drilling expedition to the Arctic Ocean, she also advised the White House in its response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. [Read more]