Meet eight of the 7,241 students who received their University of Ottawa degrees at Spring Convocation 2017. Best wishes to all of our new alumni!
Caitlin Tolley is an Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. In Learning today, leading tomorrow, she says that studying at uOttawa led to many unique opportunities.
Antoine Machaalani had never contemplated entrepreneurship. In An exhilarating detour, he recalls how his university training helped him to see things differently.
In Training for the Boston Marathon in Uganda, Hunter Kelly recounts the experience of becoming a celebrity runner in an African village while fulfilling a volunteer placement requirement for her degree.
In Finding friends, promoting change, Myriam Faucher talks about helping new students discover Ottawa and the University community through volunteering.
In Lessons from the water polo pool, Terry Cho says that playing on a Gee-Gees club team helped him reach both his social and academic goals.
As she relates in Volunteer and grow strong, Natania Abebe looked for opportunities to help others while at uOttawa and discovered her own strengths along the way.
Brandon Gillet earned a journalism diploma from Algonquin College before studying at uOttawa. In Pursuing the improbable, he reflects on a challenging journey.
In Learning the true meaning of bedside manner, Kayla Simms describes the transformative experience of being a patient herself while at medical school.