Alumni Services

August 2013 | Alumni Profiles

This month we chat to an insect specialist turned TV presenter, a prolific writer, an expert in brain imaging, a successful actor and a fundraiser for a children's charity. Evidence, if it were needed, of the wealth and breadth of talent in our alumni community.

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Dr Grace Lee, who has recently founded the University’s first Alumni Club in Vancouver, tells us how personal tragedy, respect for others, and a penchant for sheep have led her to a successful career in investigating brain imaging.

Dr George McGavin takes time out of his filming commitments to tell us how he has gone from a long-term teaching and research career, to becoming a TV presenter and public speaker on Zoology and public engagement with science.

English graduate Catherine Czerkawska tells us about the vivid memories she has from being a student in the early 1970s (including a fabulous photograph on The Meadows), and about her subsequent career as a prolific writer.

Ed Stoppard is an actor well known to cinema and television audiences having appeared in productions ranging from the Oscar-winning The Pianist and the recent BBC mini-series, The Politician’s Husband. He recalls his student days and foray into acting.

Emily Prince takes us through her journey from sociology graduate and drama enthusiast, to community fundraiser - by way of the American Youth Foundation in Michigan and the HSS admissions office.

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