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As of August 5, 2015 to present

  • 1950-1969

  • Congratulations to Richard McLaren ’68 who was appointed to the Order of Canada as an Officer. Richard is a trustee on the Huron University College Foundation and was the recipient of Huron’s Alumni Award of Distinction in 2014.
  • 1970-1979

  • Don McLeish ’70 (left) recently moved back to London and rejoined the London Rowing Club. Don writes he teamed up with Mike Moloney of Peterborough to win the men's T-7 2x doubles category at the Canadian Sculling Marathon in August, 2015 with a posted a time of 54 minutes 56 seconds. Don was the Western University rowing captain in 1967.

    Craig Findlay ’75 and Debbie Eyton Edmonds ’78 are the proud grandparents of Adelaide Jane (Ella) Scobie, born August 5, 2015.

  • 1980-1989

  • 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

  • Congratulations to Adrienne Arsenault ’90, who was part of an award-winning news team which won an International Emmy Award for CBC's extensive news coverage of the Ebola crisis.

    Kathy Roberts ’91 is now a published author. Her first book, Six Minutes, (right) tells the tale of three people and one horrific event that affects all their lives. Prior to becoming an author, Kathy practiced law for 15 years and now lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

    Congratulations to Cindy Clarke ’93 who was named as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners for 2015 by the Women’s Executive Network.

    Jan-Oliver Schmidt ’93 (left) is proud to announce his marriage to Nicole Christine Brende on October 3, 2015 in Gates Mills, Ohio. Jan-Oliver writes, “(we were married) surrounded by family and friends, including a contingent of Huron friends, some of which I had not seen since graduation 22 years ago.” 

  • 2000+

  • Bryan Rose ’00 and his wife, Andrea Coombes-Rose, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Thomas Rose, on December 19, 2015. Alexander is a sibling for big sister, Brynn, aged 2 ½. Bryan is also pleased to announce his appointment as Executive Director of the Niagara Community Foundation.

    Brooke (Thornton) Rea ’01 and is proud to announce the birth of her twins, Hillary and Andrew, on February 4, 2016. The twins share a birthday with their big brother, Elliot, who was born on February 4, 2012. 

    Congratulations to Shafin Diamond Tejani ’01 (left) who was named as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 for Technology.  Shafin also received a Special Citation for Advancing Entrepreneurship.

    Jeff Baryshnik ’02 and Amy (Katchen) Baryshink ‘05 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Joshua, born April 22, 2016. Joshua is a nephew to Mike Katchen ’09.
    Congratulations to Matoula Charitsis ’02 who now sits as a board member on the National Board of Directors for Special Olympics Canada.

    Congratulations to Amy (Daw) Gibbons ’02, who was named as one of Business London’s Top 20 Under 40. Amy is a Director at the London Life Insurance Company.

    Dr. Abigail Gardinger '04 and Justin Winch are the proud parents of Kate Danielle Winch, born April 19, 2016. Kate is sister to big brother, Jack, aged 3.

    Liane Fisher Bloxam ’06
    (right) is proud to announce her marriage to Mike Bloxam on June 20, 2015 at St. Andrew Memorial Anglican Church in London, Ontario.

    Congratulations to Sarah Ghabrial ’06 who received the John Bullen Prize from the Canadian Historical Association. The John Bullen Prize honours the outstanding Ph.D. thesis on a historical topic submitted in a Canadian university by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 

    Claire (Andrews) Hass ’07 and her husband, Lucas, are the proud parents of James Andrew Hass, born December 24, 2015. James is the grandchild of Ken Andrews ‘80 and former Executive Director of University Advancement and the nephew of Louise Andrews ’10.

    Meg Pirie ’07, Communications Associate at Huron University College, and Aaron Lawrence ’07 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jasper Lawson Lawrence, on November 25, 2015.

    Congratulations to Jeff Pastorius ’08 who was named as one of Business London’s Top 20 Under 40. Jeff is the founder of On The Move Organics and Co-founder of The Root Cellar Organic Café and the London Brewing Co-operative.

    Laura Sharpe ’09 married Laing Henshall on August 1, 2015.

    Edward (Ted) Gorsline ’10 and his wife, Bronwyn, are the proud parents of Sebastian William Bruce Gorsline, born May 14, 2016.

    Jonathan Lees ’10 and his wife, Elaine, are proud to announce the birth of Theodore ‘Theo’ Lees, born March 11, 2016.

    The Rev. Quenton Little ’10
    and his wife, Martha Cowie, are the proud parents of William Peter Joseph Cowie Little, born March 2, 2016.

    Erie (Snobelen) Conners ’12, Admission and Recruitment Officer at Huron University College, is proud to announce her marriage to Darren Conners on May 13, 2016. 

    Giampiero De Pasquale ‘13 is proud to announce his engagement to Joanna Kyriakou. The wedding will take place on October 22, 2016.

    Congratulations to Stephanie Johns ’13 who is now an Education Coordinator at The Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario. After graduating from Huron in 2013, Stephanie earned her Master of Arts in Public History in 2014 from Western University and also her Bachelor of Education in 2015, also from Western.

    Victoria (Collins) Steele ’13 and John-Daniel Steele ’14 (left) are proud to announce their marriage on September 12, 2015. Victoria writes, “Huron has always been a special place to us since we met there, and both worked as Dons and Head Dons!”

    The Rev. Gillian Hoyer ’16 and The Rev. Matt Brown ’16 are proud to announce their marriage on October 10, 2015. The two were also ordained transitional deacons in the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia on May 29, 2016 – the first husband and wife to have ever been ordained together at the same ordination service in the more than 150-year history of the diocese.
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