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Kathy Becker.

Kathy Becker

BA '99, English Language and Literature

After beginning my university career studying Biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, I graduated from the University of Waterloo with an honours BA in English Literature in 1999. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I knew I was pretty good at teaching, so I completed the Teaching English as a Second Language program at Conestoga College.


Aggie and Shannon Beynon

BA'75, English and BA'98, Music

Mother-Daughter artists

Shannon (BA'98, Music) and Aggie (BA'75, English) Beynon are a mother-daughter duo who are pursuing their passion for music and fine arts through their selected careers.

Tiffany Bradley

Tiffany Bradley

BA '00, Classical Studies

Tiffany Bradley is a Communications and Marketing professional in Waterloo, Ontario, with a degree in Classical Studies.  

Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

BA '91, Political Science

Jeffrey Brown is a partner in the Ottawa office of Stikeman Elliott LLP, a Canadian law firm specializing in business law. Jeffrey is a member of the firm's Competition and Foreign Investment Group, practicing competition law and related areas, such as foreign investment review and unfair trade practices.

Melanie Cameron.

Melanie Cameron

BA '96 English

English grad becomes poet in the prairies

Scott Chantler.

Scott Chantler

BA '95

Illustrator launches his first graphic novel

"I love to tell stories," says Scott Chantler (BA '95). "That's what drives me. So when the chance came along to work on a graphic novel, I seized it."

Jeffrey Charles.

Jeffrey Charles

BIS '06, Independant Studies

Jeffrey Charles is a natural connector, a service-oriented sales leader and strategic thinker. He brings to his clients a solid business acumen and an intrinsic ability to quickly develop an understanding of needs, opportunities, and challenges. He drives sales by strategically identifying new business opportunities and developing long-term, repeat business relationships.

Gerard Cleveland.

Gerard Cleveland

BA '89 English

Receiving a million dollar gift

Brenda Crompton.

Brenda Crompton

BA '88 Economics

Crompton calls on you to help

Gregory Culp.

Gregory Culp

BA '06, Fine Arts

Gregory started out as a student majoring in Computer Science but quickly discovered, through his electives, that his true passion was art.  He graduated from Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts with Digital Imaging Specialization.  He continued his education at Sheridan College where, upon graduating, Gregory was fortunate enough to begin a career in computer animation. 

Brian DePratto.

Brian DePratto

BA '07, Economics

Born and raised in Kitchener, Brian finished his BA Honours Economics in 2007, and began his career with the Bank of Canada as a Research Assistant. Working with the research team in the International Department, he contributed to leading-edge economic research.

Melissa Doherty.

Melissa Doherty

BA '93, Fine Arts

Melissa Doherty graduated in 1993 with an Honours B.A. (Fine Arts) from the University of Waterloo, and was short listed in 2002 for Royal Bank of Canada's New Canadian Painting Competition. 

Vickie Van Dyke.

Vickie Van Dyke

BA '77

Radio DJ wins Broadcaster of the Year

Bob Ewen.

Bob Ewen

BA '71, Philosophy

Robert Ewen came to Waterloo Philosophy from his original program in Engineering.  Intrigued with themes in Parmenides, Heraclitus, and Hegel, he graduated with an Honours B.A. in Philosophy in 1971.  With a subsequent M.B.A. in hand, by the late 1970s Ewen was becoming skilled in finance.  As a broker and discretionary money manager he has enjoyed great success in the Canadian banking industry.

Kirsten Feldman.

Kirsten Feldman

BA '82, Economics

Kirsten Feldman (BA '82 Economics), Advisory Director for Morgan Stanley, believes that living in New York is like being at the centre of world!

When she is not providing counsel to the Retail Industry Group, Kirsten actively participates on four non-profit boards and is the Trustee for Environment Defence, USA.

Wayne Fox with colleagues.

Wayne Fox

BA '71, History

Comments by Wayne Fox after a donation of one million dollars to Arts!

Jacqueline Armstrong Gates.

Jacqueline Armstrong Gates

BA '91, Political Science

Jacqueline Armstrong Gates is a partner in Gowlings' Waterloo region office specializing in civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial and banking litigation, insurance and professional liability, restructuring and insolvency and product liability.

Kurt Gengenbach.

Kurt Gengenbach

BA ’96

Gengenbach shoots for his goals

Kurt’s story is one of inspiration and determination. Upon graduation from high school, he had plans to attend university and keep playing the sport he loved – hockey. However, in January 1989, during his Grade 12 school year, his world changed. While playing hockey, he lost the edge of his skates and tripped head first into the boards.

Andrea Gilbrook.

Andrea Gilbrook

BA '04, Speech Communication

Charmaine Hammond.

Charmaine Hammond

BA '95, Social Development Studies

Charmaine Hammond, MA, BA, is an international transformational speaker, bestselling and award winning author and radio host, helping people live inspired, resilient lives and is a leading trainer in corporate North America helping transform workplaces. Charmaine graduated from University of Waterloo with a BA in Social Development Studies, and from Renison with a diploma in Social Work.

Kara Harun.

Kara Harun

BA '06, Theatre and Business

Kara is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, for Theatre and Business. While at Waterloo, Kara acted in plays such as Marat/Sade, As You Like It, The Vanities, and Mimetic Flesh (collective).

Geoff Hayes.

Geoff Hayes

BA '04, MAcc '04

Financial detective, forensic accountant

Geoff enjoys the connotations his job title conjures up for people. As a senior forensic accountant for Deloitte & Touche LLP in Toronto, Geoff says with a smile,

Patrick Hofmann.

Patrick Hofmann

BA '94, English Rhetoric and Professional Writing

For over seven years, Patrick has been working at Google in Sydney, Australia as a User Experience Designer on Google Maps. He is now a Senior User Experience Designer. His roots began at the University of Waterloo, where he graduated from the Honours Arts & Business program plus the Honours English Rhetoric and Professional Writing program.

Meaghan Huras.

Meaghan Huras

BA '07, Speech Communication and French

Since graduating from the Arts Faculty in 2007 with an Honours degree in Speech Communication and minor in French, Meaghan has held several roles within Manulife Financial, her current employer.

Paul Imrie

Paul Imrie

BA '81, Political Science

Paul graduated from UW in 1981 with an Arts Degree majoring in Political Science. He immediately found a career in the Employment Services Industry beginning his management career working for two of the largest firms in the industry before buying his own company, Staffing Services in 1994. The company was originally established in 1985.

Paul is currently very active in fundraising for Cancer Research related projects. 


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