Alumni Spotlight: Stuart Slater

Alumni Spotlight is a series of interviews conducted with alumni by the Dalhousie Alumni Association. Stuart Slater Bachelor of Commerce, 1993 Professional designation: Partner/owner in a recruiting firm Why did you decide to attend Dal? SS: After spending four years in the Canadian Navy, I realized what I wanted to do. I already knew the…

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Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Larkin

Alumni Spotlight is a series of interviews conducted with alumni by the Dalhousie Alumni Association. Courtney Larkin Bachelor of Management, 2010 Director, Annual Giving, United Way Halifax and Business Manager, Larkin Architectural Specialty Products Ltd.   You graduated from Dal four years ago. How have you found the transition from school to the workforce? CL:…

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Alumni Spotlight: Judi Rice

Alumni Spotlight is a series of interviews conducted with members of the Dalhousie Alumni Association. Judi Rice Nickname: “Jude” or “Ricey” Class of ‘75 Bachelor of Health and Physical Education Current role: President of Dalhousie Black and Gold Club Other accomplishments: Worked for HRM in Business Planning and Information Management and seconded to 2014 Halifax…

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Alumni Spotlight: James Cowan

James Cowan, left, with a Dal student. (Photo supplied)

Alumni Spotlight is a series of interviews conducted with members of the Dalhousie Alumni Association. James Cowan Nickname: You might know him as The Honourable James Cowan, Q.C. Class of ‘62 BA (1962), LLB (1965), LLM (London School of Economics, 1966), LLD (honoris causa, 2009)   Current role: Senator and Leader of the Opposition in…

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Alumni Spotlight: Rob O’Brien

Rob O’Brien at PODS Halifax.

  Alumni Spotlight is a series of interviews conducted with members of the Dalhousie Alumni Association. Rob O’Brien Nickname: My rugby buddies called me “the Robe.” Class of ‘98 BA and MBA  (Saint Mary’s University, 2003) Current role: Owner/operator, PODS Halifax, a moving and storage business Dalhousie Gazette: You have both worked for a large…

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Alumni spotlight: Dianne Desrosiers

Dianne Desrosiers, back when she was a Dal student. (Photo supplied)

  Alumni Spotlight is a series of interviews conducted with members of the Dalhousie Alumni Association. Dianne Desrosiers, nee Levesque Nickname: Frenchy. It was my Frosh name and it seriously stuck. I am sure half of my university friends don’t actually know my real name. Class of ‘99 BA and diploma in health services admin…

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Alumni Spotlight: Gayle Murdoch

Alumni Spotlight is a series of interviews conducted with members of the Dalhousie Alumni Association.   Gayle Murdoch Class of ‘04 BComm, 2004; MBA, 2006 Known then as: “Snuggles. Snuggles was my nickname for four years of frosh/orientation weeks. My dad actually called me Snuggles as a young child and I guess it stuck!”  …

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Alumni Spotlight: Sanjay Gopal

Alumni Spotlight is a series of interviews conducted with members of the Dalhousie Alumni Association.   Sanjay Gopal Class of ‘91 Bachelor of science in electrical engineering (’94 TUNS – Technical University of Nova Scotia, now DalTech) Known then as: “Sanj” or “Gopes” Current role: Sales Manager, Global Accounts, Sprint (New York, N.Y.) Dal Gazette:…

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Alumni Spotlight: Jim Wilson

  Alumni Spotlight is a series of interviews conducted of members of the Dalhousie Alumni Association. Jim Wilson Class of ‘87 MBA Current role: President and Founder, Wilson Executive Search Other roles: President of Dalhousie Alumni Association Dal Football Club founder Dal Gazette: What made you decide to become a “head hunter”? Jim Wilson: I…

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Alumni Spotlight: Mike Savage

Alumni Spotlight is a series of interviews conducted members of the Dalhousie Alumni Association. This article does not constitute official support on behalf of The Dalhousie Gazette for Mike Savage’s upcoming mayoral campaign. Mike Savage Class of ‘79 Known then as: Spike Dutch, Doc (And a few other “unmentionable” nicknames…) Bachelor of Arts: History Current…

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