Career: Not for Profit

Robert Muggah

Co-Founder, Igarapé Institute

In late 2019, Robert Muggah, BA(Hons)’97, and his family moved to New York from their home in Rio de Janeiro. Back in 2010 Robert co-founded the Igarapé Institute in Brazil, a ‘think-and-do tank’ which works primarily on citizen, digital and…

Harry Critchley

Law Student, Schulich School of Law

“Once you start to have meaningful connections with people in jail, it is really hard to turn away from them. These are people who have been systematically failed by society.” Harry made those “meaningful connections” through the likes of…

Rose Lipton

Executive Director, Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

“It is all about the individual child,” says Rose Lipton. She’s talking about her approach—in the classroom as a teacher, then her years as Director of Canada Programs at Right To Play International, and now as Executive Director of the Indigo Love…

Loran Morrison

Anesthesiology Resident, Dalhousie University

Loran Morrison doesn’t have a lot of free time. But free time isn’t on her list of priorities. “There are a number of things that are fundamentally important to me,” Loran says. “Community is one. My family had received a lot of help from the…

Temma Frecker

Middle School Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator: The Booker School in Port Williams, NS

Temma Frecker is pretty clear about her teaching philosophy. She says, “Empowerment is foundational for me—giving the students the tools and the confidence to help them delve into whatever is important to them.” It’s a philosophy and a teaching…

Phoebe Johnston

Program Director, Halifax Association Community Living

Phoebe Johnston had graduated from King’s and, typical of many new grads, was looking for what to do next. A group of friends suggested she go with them to live in Berlin. Not a bad idea, Phoebe thought. But she had another one. She had been an…

Mordecai Walfish

Deputy Director at Leading Edge HQ, New York

Mordecai Walfish sees himself, sometimes, as a translator. “One thing I am good at is toggling between different languages,” he says. Then he lists off the ones in which he is fluent. “I‘m able to speak strategy. I’m able to speak program. And I’m…

Stefan Leslie

CEO at Research Nova Scotia

Stefan Leslie wasn’t going to wait for the big one to hit, shaking Canada’s west coast. It would be too late then. “It is likely that there will be a seismic event creating a tsunami; we just don’t know when,” he says. “It would impact shipping…

Adrienne Bernstein

Communications Officer at Teach a Man to Fish

Adrienne Bernstein just wasn’t sure it was the right fit. She landed a job as an editorial assistant at CBC in Toronto right after graduating from King’s. In the fourteen months she was there she went from operating the teleprompter and delivering…

Lia Milito

Fellowship Program Manager, Code for Canada

“It was terrifying for a while,” says Lia Milito. Lia had just joined a small team to create the start-up non-profit Code for Canada. The idea was good; the potential for helping Canadians was great. But could they make it work? “There was a period…

Sarah Burns

Rhodes Scholar; Economist with Bank of Canada

Sarah Burns just doesn’t give up. As a lean and lanky twelve year old she failed the test to become a competitive figure skater eleven times before she finally nailed it. When she was looking for a job after graduating from King’s, Sarah was turned…

Anna Gainey

President of the Liberal Party of Canada and Co-Founder, Executive Director of the Gainey Foundation

Anna Gainey will tell you this: “I don’t think I ever woke up one day and thought - I want to be in politics.” But as President of the Liberal Party of Canada she is in the upper echelon of the Canadian political scene. She goes on to say this: “I…

Arwen Kidd

Project Director, Internews (Sierra Leone) & Multimedia Consultant

Arwen Kidd has never been one to take the easy path. While a student at King’s, she spent a summer in Romania, researching her honours thesis on post-Communist media. A three-month journalism internship chasing stories in Accra, Ghana, gave her a…

Starr Cunningham

President and CEO, Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

Having worked as a producer, reporter and anchor for ATV and CTV for 23 years, it appears that Starr Cunningham’s success as a journalist may have been preordained. As it turns out, Starr had her first byline in fourth grade, as a contributor to…

Abdul Somed Shahadu

Master in International Development, Dalhousie University

In a small village in northern Ghana where food is sometimes scarce, where life is sometimes short, where girls traditionally can’t go to school, there is a plot of land. If Shahadu Abdul Somed gets his way that plot of land will be the site of a…

Marie-France Leblanc

CEO at Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia

Marie-France LeBlanc was still new to the world of public relations in 1995. She had worked as a journalist with the CBC right after graduating from King’s, but an opportunity to work with the media on behalf of the Prime Minister’s Office during…

Peter L’Esperance

Law Student, Dalhousie University

When you turn on your lights, drive to the store, or board a plane, Peter L’Esperance would like you to consider this: “Many of our activities have an environmental cost that we don’t necessarily pay for,” he says. He figures if we did pay for it…

Rosanna Nicol

Community Development Consultant

Rosanna Nicol is a quiet force to be reckoned with. Working in the field of Indigenous state relations, she has helped facilitate important work in Canada’s Indigenous communities. However, if asked, she wouldn’t say it was a ‘calling’. “I didn’t…

Catharina de Waal

Account Executive, Evolution PR; Co-Founder, Northgate Speed Skating Club

Catharina de Waal is driven by career and passion. She works at a boutique public relations firm in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she’s already earned a promotion. Prior to joining the firm, she worked on government contracts, helping establish…

Jennifer Josenhans

Assistant to the Director of the Ecologic Institute

When Jennifer Josenhans looks out the massive window in her office in Berlin she sees a large tree. And looking at it, as she researches issues related to climate change and drafts documents for the Ecologic Institute, the same thought often pops…

Ryan Hreljac

Founder and Executive Director, Ryan’s Well Foundation

One day in 1998 while he was sitting in his Grade One classroom in Kemptville, ON, Ryan Hreljac’s teacher, Mrs. Prest, told the students that some children were sick, and some were even dying because they didn’t have access to clean water. As Ryan…

Monica Mutale

Chair, African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes

Monica Mutale began her Journalism studies at King’s uncertain about the industry and her future. Since graduating into the workforce, Monica has come to this realization: “the future is bright, and I have many opportunities because of the training…

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