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Graduate profiles: Meet the class of 2017

Posted by Faculty of Management on May 30, 2017 in News

Congratulations to the class of 2017! Meet some of our graduates: 

Mark O’Connor, BMgmt: "IOU one degree"

From Dublin, Ireland to Halifax, Nova Scotia and from biology to entrepreneurship, Mark O’Connor has come a long way. 

Mary-Margaret Bennett, BMgmt: Getting down to business

“I’ll have more than five years of meaningful experience when I graduate. I’m starting off in a good spot.”

Lisa Odland, BMgmt/BSc: Finding her passion

Lisa Odland is graduating with degrees: Bachelor of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation. But she’ll bring more back home with her to British Columbia than just her dual degree: she also has her love of goalball.

Wendi Zhao, BComm: Predicting the future with finance

Before she started in the commerce program, Wendi Zhao had never been to Canada, but now she feels connected to people here.

Deborah Hemming, MLIS: Connecting with researchers

Deborah Hemming knows a lot about uniting people with the information they need, whether it's what makes researchers want to share their data, or how to find a new audience for a classic book.

Shalan Joudry, MES: Storytelling, heritage and the environment come together

“I have always been interested in nature and the land,” says Shalan Joudry. She entered the MES program ready to combine her passions for ecology and the arts with a third passion—Mi’kmaw ways of learning and expression. 

Lisa Ratte, MREM: Communicating climate change

Headed for a career in environmental education, Lisa Ratte is currently living in Yellowknife, working on climate change issues with the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Sydni Kind, MBA: Combining business and law in and out of the classroom

For Sydni Kind, about to graduate with a Corporate Residency MBA and a JD degree, the biggest difficulty wasn’t the work.

Charcy Britten-Boudreau, MPA: Finding her way to public administration

Poised to graduate from the Master of Public Administration program, Charcy Britten-Boudreau tried a few different paths before choosing this one.

Adèle Poirier, MPA(M): Following her inner voice: "you've got this"

For the last four years, Adèle Poirier's been studying part-time while continuing to work, thanks to CFAME's blended/online model.

Ade Oyemade, MIM: Redefining her role

Ade Oyemade is responsible for a complex web of information. After 19 years in the IT industry, Ade chose the MIM program because she is passionate about working in higher education.