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Congratulations to Lloyd and Sonya Taggart who welcomed their first baby, Hannah Marie Taggart on August 20, 2014.
Jarvis was recognized with an Instructor of Excellence Award for GoodLife Fitness (HRM), and named one of Top 20 instructors for GoodLife Canada-wide. He is also considered one of the Top 500 Performing Associates.
Seb debuted his new home reno show Tackle My Reno Tuesday, August 26 on HGTV. The pro-football-player-turned-contractor will be coaching overwhelmed homeowners in fixing their home-renovation disasters.
I wanted to share a recent award my firm, BlueEra, received. We won the 2014 Alberta’s Best Workplace Award and I would like to share it amongst my fellow alumni:
Recognized as having one of the largest networks in Canada, Bryan speaks regularly on social media and online networking. Bryan brings superior research and networking abilities to his role of helping clients find top talent for their teams. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Certified Human Resources Professional designation and has also recently completed the Advanced Program in Executive Search Consulting at Cornell University. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Champions Career Centre. Previously, Bryan has been a member of the United Way Cabinet, and a past Director of the Human Resources Association of Calgary.
The Robinson Family is happy to announce the addition of Zaven Samuel Bryan Robinson (class of 2035), brother of Briella (class of 2032), son of Matthew (BComm 2007) and Kayla (nee Wexler, unfortunately a tiger but we don't hold it against her) and Grandson of Brian BComm 1983, on August 20th 2014.
Brittany Hilton BA’10 is currently living in Tanzania, Africa. After rescuing Marley, a baby vervet monkey from an illicit trade, she raised him in her home at the Dr. Jane Goodall institute in Tanzania.
After graduating with a BA (History & Philosophy) I received a BEd from Dalhousie, an MEd (Teaching History) and MA (Philosophy of Education) from McGill and a PhD (Philosophy of Education) from the University of Ottawa; in addition to having taught in Halifax, Rome (The British Institute of Rome), Calgary, Barcelona (The American High School), and finally in Montreal. I have had papers published in the “Journal of Philosophy of Education” (Great Britain), “Educational Theory” (University of Illinois), “Interchange” (University of Toronto), “The Journal of Educational Thought” (University of Calgary), “Paideusis” (the journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society), and The McGill Journal of Education. I have given papers at Philosophy of Education conferences held at Froebel College, University of London, twice at New College, Oxford University, at St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University, and at the Catholic University of Leuven (Louvain), Belgium. I have just submitted another paper to the journal of Philosophy of Education for possible publication.
Paul and Anne Marie Abraham (daughter of the late Dr. W. A Bridgeo SMU Dean Emeritus) have been living in the United Arab Emirates for the past 15+ years. Paul is Assistant Director, Student Affairs at Zayed University. Anne Marie was the Executive Assistant to the Canadian Ambassador for five years. They own a successful consulting business. Paul and Anne Marie have been married for 34 years and have two daughters and one grandson.
Former Saint Mary’s graduates and SMU defensive backs Dale McClare (‘86 BA) and Mike Brown (‘87 BA, ‘95 MA) at a get together at Dale’s summer cottage in Fox Point, NS. They posed with a portrait of SMU football players that Dale painted. Some of the players in the portrait include QB Chris Flynn and Head Coach Larry Uteck. Dale currently teaches English and resides in Abu Dhabi, UAE with his wife Etsuko and daughter Nell. Mike is the Director of International Student Programs at the Hillside School in Marlborough, MA where he lives with his wife Kumi.
In December 2013, I was promoted to VP, Corporate Controller at Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Limited in Japan. HDS is headquartered in Santa Clara California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. I started with HDS in January 2012 as a Senior Director of Corporate Accounting & Revenue Compliance. HDS competes in the enterprise storage space with EMC and NetApp and has approximately 6,000 employees worldwide.