Alumni Notes

Class Notes

Steve Robinson BAHON’86

In August of 2016, Robinson became vice-president (Academic and Provost) at Brandon University. In August 2017, he was named interim president, a role he will serve until such time as a new president is appointed.

Douglas Chase BMUS’89

Douglas had a top 40 hit in Australia radio last year. He has also opened for the Black Crowes in front of 20,000 people and recorded with JUNO award winner Derek Miller.

Ruthie Warick BA’69, MA’83, MEd’90

Warrick is serving her fourth term as president of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. She is serving the longest term of any president in the history of the organization that promotes global hearing accessibility and human rights for people who have hearing loss.


Trish Livingstone BAHON’93

Lingstone, celebrating her 20th year at the Government of Saskatchewan was named director of Planning, Evaluation and Improvement at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice. She has served roles in research, policy analysis, innovation, strategic planning and program evaluation.

Annmarie Aronoff BFA’99

Aronoff has worked in the international film and TV industry for 20 years. She and her husband launched a company that produced various TV series and feature films worldwide. She also designed curriculum for the University of Regina that takes an entrepreneurial approach to international media distribution.

Jonathan Molina BA’00

Molina currently owns a full-service marketing agency and a hockey management company. He has been officially recognized by the National Hockey League Players Association as a certified agent representing NHL players.

Kim Ursu BA’02, BAdmin’02

For 16 years, Ursu has been a foreign service officer with the Government of Canada. She is currently the trade commissioner responsible for promoting Canadian education in China.

Patrick Button BAHON’08

Button’s research on age and disability discrimination was well-received. Since 2017, his story of a résumé experiment regarding age discrimination was featured in at least 35 media articles such as The New York Times. His written testimony as a panelist at the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission’s meeting is being published as well.


Jose Condor PhD’10, MPA’12

After more than a decade living in North America, Condor moved to Ecuador where he is a professor at Universidad Central del Ecuador. He is currently leading enhanced oil recovery projects and is working on establishing a research institute at the institution.

Alicia Wotherspoon BEd’12

For the past five years, Wotherspoon has built a successful dance program that is empowering her students. After hosting a fundraiser, her team raised enough funds to convert a classroom into a dance studio. Wotherspoon is the co-owner of Birch Hills Dance Centre and is adjudicating her first dance competition.


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Alumni Events


Alumni Association Annual General Meeting
Join us for the 2018 Alumni Association Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in the Research and Innovation Atrium. Details to follow.

Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards
Celebrate the extraordinary at the 2018 Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards dinner on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Please save the date. Registration will open in August 2018.


Meet Dr. Gina Grandy – incoming Dean of Faculty of Business
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Nash – Off Cut Bar
925 – 11th Street SE
Calgary, AB

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Join President Vianne Timmons for an evening with Saskatchewan ex-pats and others who have made their mark in Ottawa
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 5:30 p.m.
The Rideau Club
99 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON

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Congratulate co-authors and U of R alumni at their book launch and socialize with alumni in GTA
Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:30 p.m.
Faculty Club, University of Toronto
Fairley Lounge
41 Willcocks Street
Toronto, ON

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