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As of August 5, 2015 to present

  • 1950-1969

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  • Congratulations to Don Henderson, Q.C. ’60 who was recognized by The Law Society of Upper Canada as a member in good standing for more than fifty years and granted membership for life.

    Congratulations to Stan Taylor ’68 who received the following accolades in 2016: a Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding membership support and contributions for 5 years to The Writers Community of Durham Region; The Lawrence Jackson Memorial Award of Achievement from the Professional Writers Association of Canada; and a STEM Award for igniting the next generation of STEM students from Developing Innovations Organization. Stan is currently working on a series of 12 books under the title, "Career Options.’
  • 1970-1979

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  • Congratulations to Joseph Arvay Q.C. '71 who was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

    Congratulations to Mary Lu Roffey-Redden ’76 who received an honorary doctorate from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia for her work as the director of the Halifax Humanities Society. The Halifax Humanities Society is a registered charity that provides university-level education classes in the humanities to those with low incomes. Mary Lu received her Doctor of Civil Law (honoris causa) honour this past May.

    The Rev. Guy Snell ’78 writes that he married Sharon in 2012 and is now retired, but still provides services to All Saints, Medicine Hat. He is also retired from his day job as a Respiratory Therapist but is still working "casual part-time" frequently enough. He writes that he enjoys spending time on woodworking and crafts when he is able.
  • 1980-1989

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Don Melady ’81 who received his Master’s degree in Medical Education from University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine in June 2014. He is an Assistant Professor in U of T’s Faculty of Medicine. His teaching focuses on the care of older patients in emergency situations. In addition to his teaching, he is also full-time Emergency Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital. 
  • 1990-1999

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  • Dr. Shannon Stettner ’96 has published two books recently, of which she was an editor. Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada and Transcending Borders Abortion in the Past and Present which are both available to order online. Shannon teaches in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Waterloo. She is the co-founder of the Reproductive Activism and Abortion Research Network.

    Dr. Chris McCreery '98 has published two new books marking the 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada. Fifty Years Honouring Canadians; The Order of Canada 1967-2017 (Dundurn Press) and The Order of Canada: Genesis of an Honours System (UofT Press).

    Jim Bunting ’99 received a 2016 Lexpert Zenith Award. The Lexpert awards winners are recognized for the excellence in their careers and service to their practice areas, community, profession, law firms and businesses in the field of Diversity and Inclusion.

    Jon Erlichman ’99 writes that he recently returned to Canada, following 10 years in the United States working for media outlets including ABC News, Fortune and Bloomberg Television.  He recently launched a new morning show on BNN called Business Day AM. He writes he also works as a correspondent with CTV National News. Jon lives in Toronto with his wife, actress Caroline Lesley ('Fruitvale Station') and their two daughters.

    The Rev. Dr. Tom Wilson ’99 writes that he served in the Diocese of Huron from 2001 until 2012, when he was called to be the Rector of Holy Trinity & St Barnabas Church in Paisley, Scotland. In 2014, he was also appointed the Regional Convenor of Renfrew Region (a cross between an Archdeacon and Region Dean in Canada) and also was elected a member of the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church where continues to minister in those roles. On the first Sunday of Advent in 2016, Tom writes he was instituted as the Rector of the newly linked-charge of Holy Trinity & St Barnabas, Paisley and the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Hillington, Glasgow, Scotland.


  • 2000+

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  • Congratulations to Yola (Hamzo) Ventresca ’02 who was named one of London, Ontario’s Top 20 Under 40 young professionals by Business London. Yola is a Partner at Lerners LLP in London and serves Huron as a Director on the Huron University College Alumni Association Board of Directors.

    S. Mairi Anderson ’04 recently returned from a successful deployment as a Public Affairs Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy on Operation CARIBBE. Sub-Lieutenant Anderson sailed on Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Saskatoon in the eastern Pacific, contributing to the seizure of 1124 kgs of cocaine and the disruption of another 1500 kgs.

    Joseph Heller ’06 and Dr. Dalia Rotstein are the proud parents of Lev Nathaniel Heller, born June 22, 2016. Lev is a sibling for big sister, Orly, aged 3.

    Jennifer (Oswald) Miller ’06 is proud to announce the birth of her children: Ava Eowyn Miller on March 6, 2014 and Brody Morris Miller on May 13, 2015. Jennifer and Josh Miller were married in June 2012.

    The Rev. Grayhame Bowcott '08 and '10 and Mrs. Jacqueline Marr '10 are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Laelynn Elyssa Bowcott on October 21, 2016. Laelynn is a sibling for big sister, Alyvia, aged 4.

    Lauren Giffen ’11 graduated with a Huron degree in International and Comparative Studies and has been working in Tanzania, East Africa. She is currently the Head of Education and Research for Ubongo, anon-profit social enterprise that creates interactive entertainment for kids in Africa. The company creates interactive cartoons for children that teach them math and science skills be participating via basic mobile phones to interact live with the show that is airing.

    Shaun Ashley ’12 is pleased to announce that he has received a new role at BMO Financial Group as a Support Specialist for Workforce Strategy and Change Management in Toronto, Ontario.

    Matteo Maciel ’15 is proud to announce that he is beginning his LLM (Master of Laws) degree this fall and was accepted to both The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. He was also recently featured in Trusts & Trustees, a leading journal on trusts, for a case note on Akers v Samba.
  • Friends of Huron

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