Honouring our Alumni of Influence

The Alumni of Influence awards are a public way for the College of Arts & Science to recognize and celebrate our very distinguished alumni. The awards signal to today's students that they are part of a vibrant and accomplished college.

2018 Annual Alumni of Influence Dean's Gala and Award Ceremony
Friday, March 16, 2018
TCU Place, 35 22nd Street East, Saskatoon
Cocktails 5:30 p.m. | Dinner 6:30 p.m. | Awards 8:00 p.m.
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For more information:
Blessing Madenga
306-966-2097
blessing.madenga@usask.ca

 

Our 2018 Alumni of Influence

 

Brooke_MargaretMargaret Brooke

BHSc’35, BA’65, PhD’71 (d. 2016)

Margaret Brooke was a Canadian naval hero, a military nurse (nursing sister) and an accomplished paleontologist.

Raised at Ardath, Sask., Brooke moved to Saskatoon in 1933 to attend the University of Saskatchewan. After earning her Bachelor of Household Science, she joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 as a nursing sister dietitian and served in naval hospitals across Canada during the war.

In October 1942, Brooke was aboard the ferry SS Caribou when it was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Newfoundland. Brooke and her fellow nursing sister, Agnes Wilkie, clung to a capsized lifeboat throughout the night. When Wilkie lost her grip, Brooke held onto her friend’s arm until daybreak. Wilkie did not survive, but for her courageous efforts Brooke was named a member of the Order of the British Empire.

After retiring from the navy in 1962 at the rank of lieutenant-commander, Brooke returned to Saskatoon and reenrolled at the U of S. She earned her BA and later her PhD in biostratigraphy and micropaleontology, and then worked as a College of Arts & Science instructor and research associate until her retirement in 1986.

During her time on campus, Brooke coauthored several landmark papers on the geology of Saskatchewan and Alberta with Prof. W.K. Braun. Their discoveries have guided oil and gas exploration across western North America.

On Brooke’s 100th birthday in 2015, it was announced that one of Canada’s new Arctic patrol ships would be named the HMCS Margaret Brooke in recognition of her wartime heroism. She became the first woman and the first living person to have a Canadian naval ship named for her. Brooke passed away in Victoria, B.C., in 2016.


Douglas_AlexanderAlexander Douglas

BA’39, MA’40 (d. 1981)

Alexander Douglas was a physicist and renowned researcher in the field of molecular spectroscopy.

Douglas was born on a farm near Melfort, Sask. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor’s degree in 1939 and went on to complete a master’s degree under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Gerhard Herzberg.

In 1940, Douglas began work on his PhD at the University of Minnesota, but returned to Canada to join the war effort. Encouraged by Herzberg to serve his country through research, he joined the National Research Council (NRC) in Ottawa, where he became involved in anti-submarine work. Before going to Ottawa, Douglas spent the summer working with Herzberg on spectro¬scopic research. During their brief collaboration, the pair achieved several advances in the field.

After the war, Douglas completed his PhD at Pennsylvania State University and accepted an offer from Herzberg to start a new spectroscopy laboratory at the NRC. He remained there for the next 27 years, working his way up to principal research officer and director of the Division of Physics. He left his directorship in 1973 to return to full-time research.

Douglas’s research touched almost every facet within the field of molecular spectroscopy. Throughout his career, he developed many new techniques and made many critical contributions to the interpretation of molecular spectra. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Society of London, and received the Canadian Association of Physics Medal for Achievement. Shortly before Douglas’s death in 1981, the Royal Society of Canada awarded him the Henry Marshall Tory Medal.


German_KatrinaKatrina German

BA’00

Katrina German is an award-winning entrepreneur specializing in communications, technology and digital strategy.

During her 15 years in communications, German has worn many hats: tech startup CEO, digital strategist, writer, television producer/host and professional speaker. She is named in the CBC’s Future 40 and has won a YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Award and the Startup Canada Prairie Award for Innovation. In 2017, she was among the representatives of Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance summit in Germany.

As the former CEO of a technology company, German helped international clients—such as United Nations Women, the PGA Golf Tour and the Dalai Lama Fellows—share their stories digitally. Her company was chosen as one of six Canadian companies to attend the World’s Best Technology Summit in San Diego and was named one of Canada’s top 15 startups by the National Angel Summit.

German is passionate about encouraging women and young people to pursue careers in technology and entrepreneurship. She has been a keynote speaker at many business and career training events and has been featured in numerous blogs and magazines. In 2016, German spearheaded a #WomeninTech campaign that was seen by 2.8 million people in one day and collected inspiring videos from around the world. She was nominated for a national DigiAward for another social media campaign that encouraged families to read to children, reaching 2.4 million people in one day.

German sits on the board of directors for UNICEF Canada and is one of the founding members of Seeds for Dreams, a group dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan.

1. What is your favourite memory about your time in Arts & Science?

I was lucky enough to represent the University of Saskatchewan at the World Debating Championship in Athens, Greece in 1998. That was my first time travelling to a different continent and it was an exceptional life experience.

2. How did your Arts & Science education help you in your career?

The benefit of a history degree is that you learn how to think critically, view multiple sides to an issue, research answers and concisely write convincing arguments. These skills were the foundation for my careers in nonprofit, film and television, digital strategy and technology.

3. What advice would you offer to current students in Arts & Science?

Gain as many digital skills as you can. No matter the industry, the careers of the future will favour people that have high-level problem-solving skills and comfort with technology.


Guyn_KarlaKarla Guyn

MSc’94, PhD‘01

Karla Guyn is chief executive officer for Ducks Unlimited Canada and one of Canada’s leading conservation scientists.

As a child, Guyn would wander through the limber pines and grassy hills near her grandparents’ ranch in southwestern Alberta dreaming of what it would be like to become a biologist. Wild places and the creatures that inhabit them sparked a curiosity she couldn’t shake. Decades later, completing her MSc and PhD degrees in biology from the University of Saskatchewan fanned that spark into a flame.

Her more than 20 years of experience have seen Guyn travel across North America in pursuit of wetland and waterfowl conservation. As CEO for Ducks Unlimited Canada, she leads more than 350 staff across the country to deliver on-the-ground habitat conservation, scientific research, education and public policy efforts.

Guyn also serves on international conservation committees, including the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. In 2006, she was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from Lethbridge College. She is a member of the Wildlife Society and received its Fellows Award in 2016. In 2014, she was nominated as a YMCA-YWCA woman of distinction.

Conservation has always been more than just work for Guyn. From chasing radio-marked ducks around the prairies as a U of S graduate student to meeting with international leaders and government officials on issues of conservation policy, she is in her element and living her dream.

1. What is your favourite memory about your time in Arts & Science?

Without a doubt, the people. I made friends from across North America, many of whom I have stayed in touch with. Being away from my family, these people became family. We celebrated holidays, birthdays and weddings together.

2. How did your Arts & Science education help you in your career?

First and foremost, I think it helped me to be a critical thinker. To seek understanding and question why something is the way it is – not to take everything for granted. My education at the University of Saskatchewan gave me the confidence to ask the tough questions. My education also honed my communication skills, both written and oral. This is something that has served me exceedingly well in my career.

3. What advice would you offer to current students in Arts & Science?

Enjoy your time at university. It is a unique period in your life. One where you can focus on learning, debating and being introduced to new ideas. It may be one of the few times in your life where you will have complete freedom to learn. This is a luxury – grab the opportunity.

Follow your passion. If you pursue a career in something you are passionate about, work will never feel like work. The essence of who you are will flow into your work; ensure it is meaningful and you will forever be rewarded.


Knight_LindsayLindsay Knight

Arts’10, MA’13

Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight is an award-¬winning Cree hip hop performing artist and activist.

Originally from Muskoday First Nation, Sask., Knight has dedicated many years to the culture and craft of hip hop with a goal of creating something unique to give back to her community. She has released eight albums under the name Eekwol since 1998, earning accolades including the Best Hip Hop Album Award at the 2005 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, along with nominations at the Indian Summer Music Awards and the Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards.

Knight has performed across North America and uses her profile as an artist to speak on issues of social justice, women’s rights and reconciliation. Through her music and words, she spreads a message of resistance and revolution, and speaks on the importance of keeping Indigenous languages, lands and cultures alive for future generations.

In 2013, Knight completed her MA in Indigenous studies at the University of Saskatchewan with a focus on Indigenous music. She has been a lecturer and guest speaker at the U of S and is involved in workshops, speaking events and conferences across the country. A frequent mentor to youth, Knight offers young people motivation and inspiration to pursue their dreams of art and education. She was named a CBC Future 40 winner in 2016.

Knight is active in Saskatchewan’s arts community as an advisor, promoter and adjudicator. Since 2015, she has been the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s program consultant on Aboriginal arts and community engagement, a role in which she helps the board respond to Saskatchewan’s Indigenous communities.

1. What is your favourite memory about your time in Arts & Science?

There’s a few, but mostly spending time in the archives where I felt like I was going back in time to treaty signing and visiting with my ancestors during those first decades. I learned about the foundations of Indigenous/settler relationships within our territory. I used to just hole up in there with old documents and read, read, read!

2. How did your Arts & Science education help you in your career?

I learned about discipline and organization more than anything. If you don’t do the work, you don’t get the grades/degrees. I also learned to be critical and always research before making decisions. That is essential in any career!

3. What advice would you offer to current students in Arts & Science?

Always be respectful of others around you. It’s good to be critical and to question everything, yet be mindful of perspectives and experiences when doing so. Also, practice discipline—make a schedule that balances your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual, and stick to it.


Kurtenbach_GordonGordon Kurtenbach

BSc’84

Gordon Kurtenbach is a pioneer in the field of human-computer interaction and one of Canada’s leading industry-based computer science researchers.

Kurtenbach obtained his BSc from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984, followed by his MSc and PhD in computer science at the University of Toronto. As a PhD student, he designed a new gesture-based technique for interacting with computers that became hugely influential. These “marking menus” helped shape modern software and are a forerunner to the gestural interfaces of today’s tablets and smartphones.

Following his PhD, Kurtenbach worked in the research labs of Apple’s Advanced Technology Group, Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Centre and Alias, where he led research into advanced technologies for software products such as Maya, AliasStudio, SketchBook and PortfolioWall.

Today, Kurtenbach is head of Autodesk Research, the industrial research group of Autodesk, Inc. In this role, he oversees a large range of research concerning how software is used to design, make and operate the built world. Under Kurtenbach’s leadership, Autodesk Research has grown from a small team into an elite industrial research group with a reputation for successfully translating research into commercial products. The only lab of its kind in Canada, Autodesk Research is a magnet for top computer science talent from around the world.

Kurtenbach has published numerous research papers and holds more than 50 patents in the field of human-computer interaction. In 2005, he received the UIST Lasting Impact Award for his early work on gestural interfaces. In 2011, he shared the NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation in recognition of collaboration between Autodesk and the University of Toronto.

1. What is your favourite memory about your time in Arts & Science?

Being part of a great group of summer research interns working in the computer science department. Specifically, Dr. Eric Neufeld and Dr. Tim Brecht who made me laugh long and hard and see the humor and creativity in something as mundane as computer programming.

2. How did your Arts & Science education help you in your career?

It gave the basics in so many areas beyond computer science like philosophy, psychology, sociology, etc. All this made me a more informed and critical thinker.

3. What advice would you offer to current students in Arts & Science?

Educate yourself but also nurture the courage to explore, be a leader, keep an open and creative mind and take calculated risks. These are key in changing your world for the better.


Nelson_GregoryGregory Nelson

BA’88

Gregory Nelson is an award-winning writer and producer for television, theatre and radio who has dedicated his career to creating characters and stories that are uniquely Canadian.

Nelson found his theatrical roots studying under Henry Woolf and Ronald Mavor at the storied Hangar building, graduating from the College of Arts & Science with a BA (Honours) in English and drama in 1988 and going on to earn an MFA from the University of Alberta.

A prolific playwright, Nelson’s works for the stage have been published and produced across Canada and have won multiple awards, including two Alberta Book Awards and first prize in the Canadian National Playwriting Competition. He has served as playwright-in-residence at Theatre Calgary and the Canadian Stage Company, as well as at the University of Saskatchewan. Nelson’s 1995 play Spirit Wrestler is being remounted by the U of S Department of Drama’s Greystone Theatre for its spring 2018 season.

Nelson is currently one of Canada’s leading television writers and producers. Recent credits include writer and co-executive producer on the Emmy Award-winning series Orphan Black and on the Netflix fur-trade drama Frontier. He has also written and produced for Remedy, Saving Hope and Rookie Blue. Nelson’s work on the CBC Radio drama Afghanada received two Canadian Screenwriting Awards along with gold and silver medals at the 2008 International Radio Festival of New York.

In addition to his extensive artistic and creative work, Nelson cofounded and continues to invest his time in the Ponheary Ly Foundation Canada, a charity devoted to educating impoverished Cambodian children.

1. What is your favourite memory about your time in Arts & Science?

I remember a freezing cold January morning, sitting in the old Hangar building with its thin walls and icy drafts and madly ticking radiators, watching as Dr. Ronald Mavor (who we, and everyone, called “Bingo”) came in from the cold, stomping the snow off his boots and saying in his soft Scottish brogue “It’s nae fit for man nor beast out there.” We sat in his tiny book-crammed office as the brilliant winter sun streamed in. Bingo made strong tea and lit a pipe; I loved the smell and the gentle curls of smoke. It was a playwriting seminar, and I had him all to myself as he talked expansively about plays and playwrights and writing and his extraordinary life. And I remember thinking: surely it doesn’t get any better than this.

2. How did your Arts & Science education help you in your career?

When I left, I understood that stories were everything, as important as food and sleep and love. But I had also learned about the on-ramps to story. From Don Kerr’s wry and irreverent love of cinema to Camille Slights’ exacting and fragile and emotional reading of Shakespeare to Paul Bidwell’s thrilling dive into William Golding. Most of all, from the extraordinary, vivid Henry Woolf, I learned how to be a storyteller. His favourite classes to teach were the early morning ones, when we were all bleary-eyed and hungover and just out of bed. When our walls hadn’t yet gone up, and we were undefended. He was always looking for the spontaneous moment of truth, the honest, unflinching account. He hated the conventional, the manufactured. To this day, I can still see Henry, eyes gleaming as he quotes Marat/Sade: “The important thing / is to pull yourself up by your own hair / to turn yourself inside out / and see the whole world with fresh eyes.”

3. What advice would you offer to current students in Arts & Science?

It’s the reading that matters. Read everything and all the time. And then read more. Always more.


Neufeld_EdwardEdward Neufeld

BA’50, Arts’51

Edward Neufeld is an economist of international renown and the author of multiple seminal works in his field. His career has had profound influence over Canada’s academic, public and private sectors.

Raised near Nipawin, Sask., Neufeld graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1950 with a bachelor of arts and completed an honours degree in economics the following year. He went on to obtain his PhD in economics from the London School of Economics in 1954, receiving the Hutchinson Silver Medal for the school’s best PhD thesis over a two-year period.

Neufeld’s dynamic career has seen him employed by the Bank of England, teaching and researching at the University of Toronto and serving the federal government in several roles, including assistant deputy minister of tax policy and legislation and federal director of the International Finance Division. In the private sector, he has held several executive roles at the Royal Bank of Canada, including chief economist and executive vice-president of economics. Since his retirement in 1994, Neufeld has served on the boards of numerous organizations, among them the Canadian National Railway Company.

The author of many articles and four influential books, Neufeld has offered economic insight to local and foreign governments, giving specialized advice on a wide variety of projects and parliamentary committees in Ottawa and globally.

For his contributions to his field, Neufeld has been made an honorary fellow of the London School of Economics. Today, he sits on the national council of the C.D. Howe Institute and is a member of the institute’s Financial Services Research Initiative Council.

1. What is your favourite memory about your time in Arts & Science?

My favourite memory of Arts & Science relates to the extraordinary professional quality of the economics and political science staff when I was there—Professors Britnell, Timlin, Fowke, Reid, Buckley, Ward and Eastman—and their assistance to me and overall treatment and consideration of their students. Two of many examples: Professor Timlin invited us into her own apartment for her senior economics seminar, which I and the others greatly appreciated; Professor Eastman one day at class thrust a new book on inter-war Europe into my hands, asked me to review it for him since he did not have time—as if I was his equal in European history! What a confidence builder it was even though my comments on the book, I am sure, were very amateurish.

2. How did your Arts & Science education help you in your career?

The strong foundation in economic theory and economic policy generally, in the functioning of government and in learning how to write well and organize longer research projects—these made successful postgraduate studies possible for me and have remained the base foundation of the whole of my career.

3. What advice would you offer to current students in Arts & Science?

Drawing on my experience, I would recommend that students reflect carefully on the details of the study program they choose before committing themselves to it. Know as well as possible the reasons why you are thinking about pursuing a particular field of study and inform yourself objectively about the career opportunities in the field when you graduate. Do not avoid courses just because they are difficult, for they may be what you will carry with you beneficially throughout your career. Learn to write well and be rigorous and logical in what you say and write, and accurate with the facts. In this, the dissertation option in the honours course was enormously beneficial to me. Try to seek perfection in your assignments as far as your innate abilities and hard work can take you. Never worry about shortcomings of individual classes and professors, for learning how to learn by yourself is one the greater benefits of being at the university. You will be faced with doing it throughout your career.


Slade_ArthurArthur Slade

BA’89

Arthur Slade is an acclaimed author and activist who dedicates his spare time to the advocacy of youth literacy.

Raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan, Slade graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BA (Honours) degree in English in 1989. He spent five years working in radio and advertising before becoming a full-time author. He has written more than 20 novels for young readers such as Tribes, The Hunchback Assignments and Dust.

Slade’s national reputation as an outstanding author of books for children, young adults and adults is reflected in the awards he has won, including the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, France’s Grand Prix de L'Imaginaire and the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature.

Slade is also deeply engaged in the local and national literary community. He has made hundreds of presentations to aspiring authors across Canada and taught writing at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the University of Toronto. Slade has been a mentor in the MFA in Writing Program at the University of Saskatchewan and a writer-in-residence at the Regina Public Library, mentoring dozens of writers in that community. He speaks regularly before groups of school-aged children, offering them a look at the possibilities that a love of literacy can offer. He has also appeared multiple times as a featured author at events such as Saskatoon’s annual Literacy for Life Conference, which engages more than 4,000 children each year.

Slade lives in Saskatoon and is currently self-publishing his most recent series of works.

1. What is your favourite memory about your time in Arts & Science?

One of my professors used to hand out the paper with the highest mark first. One day he handed me my paper first. This was the only time it happened, but it felt almost as good as being published.

2. How did your Arts & Science education help you in your career?

So much of what I do now as a writer points back to the skills I developed over four years at the university. My exposure to the classics of literature, to philosophy, anthropology and to so many other modes of thought became part of the foundation for my writing. My first novel to be published arose directly from my studies of Old Norse literature. My fifth novel owes a great deal to what I learned in Anthropology 110. It was also incredibly inspirational to join a culture where ideas, writing and history are regarded as important.

3. What advice would you offer to current students in Arts & Science?

Soak it all up. Enjoy every moment. The end goal of getting a degree or moving to the next stage of your career is important, but you should also trust that what you’re learning will find a place in your life. It might be next year, five years from now, or a decade, but things you have learned will help you. Even if it’s something as simple as putting modern-day news into context.


Wiebe_ShermanSherman Wiebe

Sc’93, BSc’93

Sherman Wiebe is a neuroscientist, mathematician and business professional who has contributed to revolutionary advancements in the neurotechnology industry.

Wiebe grew up in Regina, Sask., and chose to study physics and mathematics at the University of Saskatchewan in order to better understand how the universe functions. In 1993, he completed BSc (Honours) degrees in both subjects, and then turned his attention to another great challenge of humankind: the investigation of the brain and mind.

In 1993, Wiebe moved to Manhattan to study the then-new field of systems neuroscience at New York University. After obtaining a PhD in neuroscience and an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, he began a successful career in the neurotechnology industry. His career designing and selling equipment for recording and stimulating neurons using depth electrodes in the brain has taken him around the world, to neuroscience research labs in Europe, North America and Asia.

Wiebe has made significant contributions to the development of neural electrodes, electronic circuits and software that have advanced our understanding of the brain and mind. Tools he helped develop to simultaneously record the activity of large numbers of neurons have been credited with launching a conceptual revolution in neuroscience. These products are in use today at top universities and clinical research laboratories around the world.

Wiebe is currently a senior advisor at Blackrock Microsystems and managing director at NeuronautX in Brussels, Belgium. Together with a team of engineers and scientists, he works to push the frontiers of modern neuroscience, human neuroprosthetics and brain-machine interfaces.

1. What is your favorite memory about your time in Arts & Science?

Summer research projects with professors in the physics department, including one that involved work at the TRIUMF particle accelerator center in Vancouver and the KEK high-energy particle accelerator in Tsukuba, Japan. Having the opportunity to study abroad as a young undergraduate opened my eyes to the global nature of scientific research. The close, one-on-one interaction with my professors outside the regular class curriculum, and with foreign scientists and engineers, helped to foster my interest in a career in science that embraces diversity and breaks down barriers.

2. How did your Arts & Science education help you in your career?

Neuroscience research and the rapidly evolving field of neuroprosthetics requires an interdisciplinary approach, which touches on many aspects of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering. The thorough training I received in physics and mathematics at the University of Saskatchewan laid the basis for a means of critical thinking and problem-solving, which served me well in my subsequent studies in systems neuroscience and business career in neurotechnology.

3. What advice would you offer to current students in Arts & Science?

It is important to find one’s passion and pursue it, but don’t be overly concerned with finding it by the time you finish your degree. Studies in basic sciences and mathematics can serve as a stepping stone to a career in a very different field. Investigate the subject matter earnestly and aim for an appreciation of its inherent value.


Wong_AliceAlice Wong

BComm’84, MA’90

Alice Wong is the senior vice-president and chief corporate officer for Cameco Corporation.

Wong was born and raised in Quill Lake, Sask., and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984, followed by a Master of Arts degree in economics in 1990. She began her career at Cameco before the completion of her MA, going on to hold diverse and increasingly senior leadership roles at the company.

Wong has been integral to establishing Cameco’s position as Canada’s largest industrial employer of Aboriginal people. She also led negotiations of groundbreaking collaboration agreements with Cameco’s home communities in the North.

Dedicated to developing a more welcoming environment for women in male-dominated industrial settings, Wong spearheaded a diversity and inclusion initiative at Cameco, which included meeting with more than 400 women across all the company’s sites to hear about barriers and opportunities to improve inclusion. From these women’s input, a multi-year diversity and inclusion program was developed and is being implemented. Wong has also led Cameco’s multiple Canadian operations through complex regulatory and licensing systems, upholding safety and environmental performance to high standards.

Wong has achieved distinction in the nuclear industry overseeing Cameco’s regulatory and stakeholder relations. Her career has seen her make outstanding contributions to Cameco and beyond through her passionate work to advance diversity and inclusion.

In addition to her leadership roles at Cameco, Wong serves on the boards of SaskEnergy, the Mining Association of Canada, the Canadian Nuclear Association, the Saskatchewan Mining Association and the Uranium Producers of America.

1. What is your favourite memory about your time in Arts & Science?

My fellow classmates. We spent so much time in the grad carrels—studying together, supporting each other and laughing a lot. Also, my two advisors for my master’s project: Dr. Lucas and Dr. St. Louis. They were so different, yet both inspired me to do my best.

2. How did your Arts & Science education help you in your career?

It helped to develop my skills in critical thinking, analysis and how to focus on detail without losing the big picture. It also taught me how to distill a large undertaking into smaller, more manageable pieces.

3. What advice would you offer to current students in Arts & Science?

Enjoy being a student! Try different subjects and see what brings you joy. It is one of the few times in life you will be able to focus on learning. Take that learning with you to whatever you choose for a career – and your career can take many twists and turns. Your Arts & Science background provides a solid foundation to grow from.


 

Arts & Science Alumni

With more than 50,000 alumni, the College of Arts & Science is everywhere. Our former students are helping cure diseases, composing beautiful music, excavating ancient ruins, acting and creating films in Hollywood … name your field, and chances are an Arts & Science graduate is working there.

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