Career: Education & Academia

Barry L Craig

Principal, Huron University College

Barry Craig will embark on a new chapter in his career this summer, as Principal of Huron University College. “To be able to lead an institution very similar to King’s, nothing could be a greater cap to my professional life than...

Shauntay Grant

Lecturer, Department of English, Dalhousie University

In a verse penned some time ago, Shauntay Grant writes, ”My mother says when I was young I'd follow her, room-to-room, asking the same question: 'Why'? I think that ever since I've been asking. I hope I never find the answers....

Wilson Bell

Assistant Professor of History and Politics, Thompson Rivers University

Wilson Bell loves being in the classroom. The father of two has a PhD, but growing up in rural Nova Scotia, he says he “didn’t know what a thesis statement was” before attending King’s. “A lot of ...

Roberta Barker

Associate Professor, Dalhousie University

In her final year of high school, Roberta Barker saw the reading list for King’s Foundation Year Programme (FYP) and knew she had found the right program. As a teenager, Barker had trained in classical music and opera. While the FYP lecture...

Stephanie Dick

Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows

Standing in an airport on her way home for the holidays, Stephanie Dick heard two men talking about their families. “They seemed like really good people. Really good dads,” she says. “And then one of them said, ‘It’s...

Cassandra Hallett DaSilva

Secretary General, Canadian Teachers’ Federation

When Cassie Hallett DaSilva arrived at King’s, which for the BAH ’91 graduate now seems a lifetime ago, she had a law career in her sights. Well, rarely does life’s path follow a straight line. She quickly realized that her...

Jennifer Corcoran

Assistant Prof, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology (Cross Appointee, Dept. of Surgery), Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Corcoran says that like many research scientists, she’s interested in how things work. For the past year and a half she’s run her own lab at Dalhousie University, where her team is currently studying virus-induced cancers like Kaposi...

Laurelle LeVert

Associate Vice-President, UNB Saint John

Here’s a snapshot of the desk of Laurelle LeVert, Associate Vice-president of the University of New Brunswick, Saint John, a Virgo’s Virgo (although she does not believe in astrology) with her high energy, attention to detail, loyalty and a desire...

John Weeren

Founding Director of Princeton Writes

John Weeren finished Foundation Year Programme (FYP) in 1982, yet still spends his days on a campus that reminds people of Hogwarts. But it’s not King’s. It’s Princeton. The Halifax West High School alumnus attended King’s after...

Natalie Meisner

Associate Professor at Mount Royal University

Natalie Meisner is both thoughtful and eloquent when she talks about her craft as playwright. “I do think of the play as a kind of exquisite blueprint. It is still a work of art but it isn’t really breathing, it isn...

George MacLean

Vice President Academic, University of New Brunswick

Wearing a black t-shirt and jeans, he moves to the front of the stage, his fingers working the frets of his electric guitar. It’s solo time and he’s in a zone. This is George MacLean, lead guitarist for the Fredericton...

David Hugill

SSHRC Postdoc Fellow at Simon Fraser University

David Hugill didn’t set out to pursue life as an academic. But something happened during his time at King’s in the Contemporary Studies Programme (CSP) that propelled him through a Master’s degree at Trent University, a PhD at...

David Herbert

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry at the University of Manitoba

Take a stroll through David Herbert’s lab in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg (wearing safety glasses, of course) and you’ll be walking through the playground of a synthetic chemist. You’ll spot an...

Tatiana Kunwongse

Writer, Editor at Wisdom Wide Ltd., Bangkok

“It’s a mouthful,” Tatiana (Tanya) Kunwongse says. “Get ready for it.” Tatiana is about to describe her job in Bangkok, Thailand. It’s a job that has taught her the difference between a sea bass and a...

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