Alumni News/Profiles

The stories of our alumni and their post-Shawnigan journey are varied, and we are thrilled to share a few of them with you through our Shawnigan Alumni Profiles. The profiles are conducted on an ongoing basis with the Alumni Engagement Team, and are communicated through our Shawnigan Connect Alumni Digest.

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  • Alumni Notebook - April 2023

    Latest Alumni Profiles

    See below for excerpts from two of our latest alumni profiles to be published on the website. Do you know someone who we should be featuring? Let us know here!

    Change-maker Alumni Profile: Lisa Jane De Gara ‘10 (Strathcona)

    This Change-maker Alumni profile features a conversation that took place last year with Lisa Jane De Gara ’10 (Strathcona) who has had a career in political science, has worked with government institutions and in public policy, was a key part of a COVID response effort, and who currently leads a team that provides supports to immigrants and refugees in Northern Alberta communities. The following is an excerpt from the interview:

    "I think on health care, there’s a story I feel quite proud of. One of the communities that we serve has no physicians currently accepting new patients. Not a single one. We went through all the conventional modes of trying to seek support, but unfortunately in rural Alberta right now there just are not enough doctors and there’s not a lot we can do.

    You know, maybe I could credit my time at Shawnigan; I said I’m not gonna take no for an answer, I don’t think that’s acceptable, I’m gonna continue to push. So I reached out to one of our independent providers, and I said, I know you’ve been able to deliver vaccines to newcomers – are you able to do other family medicine? Would you like to drive down for the day just to do a family medicine clinic? Much to my delight, she agreed."

    Read the entirety of the interview here: Change-maker Alumni: Lisa Jane De Gara ‘10 (Strathcona)
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  • Alumni Notebook - December 2022

    Careers Day and Founder’s Day 2022
    This year’s Founder’s Day was the first since 2019 that allowed our alumni to return to campus and see Shawnigan while in session. In addition, this year’s Saturday Founder’s Day was preceded by a Careers Day on Friday, offering alumni a chance to connect with current students and share their post-Shawnigan journeys.
    Thank you to all those alumni who attended, making Founder’s Day weekend an incredible experience for the entire Shawnigan community!
    To read more about Careers Day and Founder’s Day, click the news stories below.
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  • Legacy Matters – The Class of ’72 Scholarship Fund

    Like many of the momentous occasions in history that we live through as individuals, most of us can recall what we were doing at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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