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Class Notes

Submitted by tdroden on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 15:00.

Class Notes

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Bob Armstrong, BA’87, is the author of Dadolescence, which is published by Turnstone Press. He is a freelance writer, playwright and stay-at-home dad in Winnipeg.

Faron Ellis, BA’87, PhD’97, was elected as an alderman for the City of Lethbridge in 2010.

Cameron Hodgson, BPE’84, BEd’94, MEd’02, is the new president, principal and CEO at the Edge School for Athletes in Calgary. His last position was at the National Sports School.

Siegfried Kiefer, BComm’83, was appointed chief operating officer, energy and utilities, at ATCO Group.

Gary Mar, BComm’84, was named Alberta’s trade representative to Asia.

Bonnie McRae-Kilb, BPE’83, competed for Canada at the Global Cup in volleyball in Utah as part of the Huntsman Games. The best part was the all-expenses paid trip and the worst part was that you have to be 50 years old to participate, and she now qualifies.

Glen Schmidt, BSc’81, MBA’94, was named 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year for the prairie region by Ernst & Young. Schmidt is the president and chief executive officer of Calgary-based Laricina Energy Ltd. and was honoured in the category of Energy Development and Production. Laricina and Schmidt recently contributed nearly $1 million to the Engineering Leaders campaign at the Schulich School of Engineering, funding a five-year scholarship program, a chemical and petroleum engineering graduate student space, a boardroom in the new engineering building expansion and a portion of the Canada Research Chair in Energy and Imaging. Schmidt recently joined the Engineering Leaders campaign cabinet in a volunteer capacity.

Kevin Screen, BSc’89, was appointed vice-president, production and operations, at Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.

Stephen Shapiro, BA’88, is a policy advisor to Alberta Premier Alison Redford.

Sam Weiss, PhD’83, director of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, is a member of the 10,000 Citation Club, which honours Faculty of Medicine members whose body of work has accumulated more than 10,000 citations. Less than 0.1 per cent of researchers accumulate 10,000 citations during their career, so this award is an exceptional achievement.

Chip Wilson, BA’80, the founder of Lululemon, has climbed to number 15 from 49 on Canadian Business magazine’s latest list of wealthiest Canadians.