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Burris Devanney continues his work in Africa, most recently helping to implement a unique "community mobilization" program in rural villages in Ghana and Uganda. Burris has also just edited and co-authored his second book, "Always a Work in Progress," a comprehensive analysis of social democratic policy-making in the Nova Scotia NDP since the party's founding in 1962.
Tim Cranston MTEI’16 was awarded 2016 Nova Scotia Discovery Award for Science & Technology (Innovation Category).
Matt Burke MBACMA’15 has been appointed Treasurer of Fierte Canada Pride in February 2017.
Matt Albright BSc’15 is a member of Grey-Cup winning Ottawa Redblacks. A former Huskies player, Matt was first drafted by the BC Lions in 2013, and after one year, was selected by Ottawa in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft. Nigel Romick, a former student of Saint Mary's University, also plays for the Redblacks.
Justine Colley-Leger BComm’14 was named Honorary Chair of the Subway AUS Basketball Championships, which took place March 3-5 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.
Ashley McKenzie BA’07 won Best Atlantic Canadian Director at the Atlantic Film Festival in September 2016. Her film “Werewolf” was named one of Toronto International Film Festival’s Top 10 Canadian Films of 2016.
Adam Lord BComm’07 was elected Mayor of Miramichi last November, after being first elected as a member of Miramichi City Council in May 2016 and then appointed Deputy Mayor. When Mayor Jerry Cormier passed away, a by-election was held. Adam resigned from council to run for mayor and won by 2255 votes.
Jeff Hutt BComm’98, former Huskies football player, named Commander of HMCS Charlottetown in January 2017.
Scott Munro BA’94, BEd’95 was recently awarded Coach of the Year for Women’s Basketball by Atlantic University Sport (AUS). From 1990-2003, Scott coached both men’s and women’s basketball at Saint Mary’s and as an NCCP level three certified coach has led the Nova Scotia Provincial Team nine times. Scott was also head coach for Nova Scotia in the 2005 Canada Summer games, leading Nova Scotia to its first medal in 29 years.
Mark Collins BA’90 was recently appointed the President and CEO of BC Ferries. A senior marine executive for the past 20 years, he served as the Vice President of Strategic Planning & Community Engagement at BC Ferries from 2014-2017, and was the Vice President of Engineering for eight years prior to that. Mark was also President of Rolls Royce Marine Brazil and Italy, and Vice President of Global Technical Services, CSL Group.