Carleton University to Host Great Grads Celebration
September 12, 2017
Carleton University will recognize the successes and contributions of its graduates at its “Great Grads, Good Deeds: We’re Here for Good” celebration. This event is an opportunity to reflect on Carleton’s tradition of service and commitment to the community that has made our city, nation and world a better place. The reception is part of Carleton’s Throwback celebrations.
When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Atrium, Richcraft Building, Carleton University
Info: Please visit the website for additional event details and registration. A reception will follow the presentations.
Media are invited to attend the event.
The event will feature short, dynamic presentations by a roster of inspiring alumni and special guests. They will share their stories of doing good and offer examples of disruptions that are helping to build a more prosperous and creative world.
Presentation themes include next-generation journalism, Indigenous art, experiential learning and countering radicalization, mining and social change, next-generation social commerce and other inspirational topics.
Presentations will be delivered by the following Carleton community members:
- Alastair J.S. Summerlee, interim president and vice-chancellor, Carleton University
- Christopher Braeuel, (MA/00), executive director of Veterinarians without Borders and 2017 Humanitarian Award Recipient
- Mehdi Hakimi, (BAHons/09), executive director at Stanford Law School, and 2017 Young Alumni Award Recipient
- Victoria Henry, (MA/93), chair of the Hnatyshyn Foundation
- Jingming Li, (MEng/83), entrepreneur, adviser, investor
- Nik Nanos, vice-chair of Carleton University’s Board of Governors and president and chief executive officer of Nanos Research
- Mark O’Dea, (BSc/89), chairman and founder of Oxygen Capital
- Deborah Tunis, (BJ/73), special co-ordinator for Syrian Refugee Resettlement at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
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