Carleton University to Host Great Grads Celebration

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2017297 Views

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

Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718


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