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Class Notes

Submitted by alumni on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 11:11.

Class Notes

Connect with fellow grads and discover who’s doing what, where.
by Ellis Choe

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John Janssen, BComm’81, coordinator of gliding and paragliding at UCalgary’s Outdoor Centre, set a new national hang-gliding distance record of 109.77 km between up to three points. Soaring in the sky for more than five hours, Janssen was able to pull off the feat with the help of ideal weather conditions.

Michelle Christopher, BA’82, Jean Munn, BA’83, LLB’88, Valerie Prather, LLB’88, were designated 2016 Queen’s Counsel for outstanding contributions to legal and public life.

Stephen Harper, BA’85, MA’91, resigned his seat in the House of Commons on August 26, 2016. The former prime minister and MP for Calgary Heritage stepped down as Conservative party leader in October 2015, after he lost the federal election to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. Harper & Associates recently became affiliated with the international law firm, Dentons.

Carson Pue, BEd’85, MA’99, has joined Trinity Western University’s executive leadership team as the special assistant to the president. He will advise President Bob Kuhn on fundraising, leadership development and church relations.

David Eaton, MSc’89, PhD’92, a UCalgary geophysicist, has co-authored a new study that suggests hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells is causing earthquakes triggered by human activity in Western Canada.