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Forbes, Peter (LLB Osgoode)
Peter has retired from his practice in Brantford, Ont., and now resides in Port Dover, Ont. He continues to sit as a deputy small claims court judge.
Lever, Bernice (BA, MA ’75)
Bernice had her 10th poetry book, Small Acts, published by Black Moss Press in the fall of 2016. She credits Irving Layton’s poetry class of 1971-72 for the inspiration. In 1990, while she was teaching college-level English, she created an English grammar guide called The Colour of Words. It is now available as a free PDF and is sent to many Third World students to help improve their English skills. Lever is now retired on Bowen Island, in her home province of British Columbia.
Mullen, Carol (BA Spec. Hons. Winters)
Carol is a professor of educational leadership at Virginia Tech. She received her master’s degree in 1990 and her doctorate degree in 1994, both from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.
During her U.S. Fulbright project work in China in 2015, she discovered examples of creative education and innovative schooling within a changing authoritarian structure. This led to her new book, titled Creativity and Education in China: Paradox and Possibilities for an Era of Accountability (Routledge, 2017), which introduces a creativity paradox – a twist on high-stakes testing accountability.
She recently presented aspects of this scholarship at universities and conferences in Toronto. In 2016, she received the Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award from the University Council for Educational Administration and the Charles E. Clear Research Award from the Virginia Educational Research Association.
Ross, Karyn (BFA, MFA ’90)
Karyn co-wrote The Toyota Way to Service Excellence: Lean Transformation in Service Organizations, which takes the tried-and-true “Toyota Way” principles of respect for people and continuous improvement and applies them to service organizations through an enhanced 4P model of philosophy, process, people and problem solving.
With numerous case studies and stories from a wide range of service sectors, this book will help any service organization fulfill its purpose and differentiate itself by delivering service that delights customers and exceeds their needs.
Bhaloo, Karim (BSc Vanier)
Karim graduated with a bachelor of science degree, after which he pursued a career in laboratory sciences and soon obtained a diploma in cytogenetics.
He worked in the prenatal laboratory at Toronto’s Surrey Place Centre for a number of years, and then moved on to North York General Hospital’s prenatal department. While there, he had the opportunity to take on the role of director, investigations and hearings at the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario. In that role, he educated members of the profession about the Regulated Health Professions Act (1991), conducted investigations and prepared reports for the executive committee. From there, he moved on to the cancer laboratory at University Health Network.
He has completed courses on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in health care and health law through Osgoode Hall Law School, as well as the ADR certificate through the University of Windsor. He is a certified inspector/investigator through the Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation, and has taken health management courses at Ryerson University. In 2010, he joined the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists Board representing District 5 (Toronto), and is currently director-at-large and vice-president of that organization. Last year, he passed the Law Society of Upper Canada’s paralegal exam and is now busy building a small boutique practice.
Bernez, Dianne (BA Atkinson)
Dianne was named head of global philanthropy for North Highland Consulting, an Atlanta-based global consulting firm. Her work will focus on economic empowerment for underserved communities.
Riddle, Christopher ((MA)
Christopher recently published his second book with Palgrave Macmillan, titled Human Rights, Disability, and Capabilities.
Yeganegi, Mona (BA Bethune)
Mona worked as a broadcasting interpreter and reporter on location at the Rio 2016 Olympics – her fourth time working the Games.
Ruprai, Sharanpal (PhD)
Sharanpal recently accepted the position of assistant professor in the Women’s & Gender Studies Department at the University of Winnipeg.
She completed her PhD in humanities at York University and is also an acclaimed writer. Her debut poetry collection, Seva, was shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Awards Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry in 2015.