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Olympic double: Q&A with York grad participating in her second Olympic Games
published July 27, 2012

When the Opening Ceremonies begin on July 27, York alumna Mona Yeganegi (BA ’10) will be there, taking part in her second consecutive Olympic Games. The psychology grad was the only medal and flower bearer from Ontario at the Vancouver Winter Games in 2010 and will be the sole North American volunteer  » more

York grad first woman to ride in Dubai World Cup
published June 26, 2012

Chantal Sutherland’s (BA ‘99) bio reads like adventure fiction. She’s a model and actress who’s starred in an HBO television series. She was selected as one of People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful in 2008, and more recently Vanity Fair ran a profile of her; legendary actress Bo Derek took the  » more

Chantal Hébert talks social media, journalism, and going with the flow
published June 21, 2012

When she was in Grade 9, Chantal Hébert moved with her family from Hull to Toronto. At the time, she spoke no English. Earning her diploma at the province’s first francophone public high school, Hébert experienced the challenges of being unilingual in a bilingual country. By 1976, when she graduated  » more

Q&A: Car-free camping—outdoorsy York grads launch a backcountry bus
published May 23, 2012

Thinking of camping but can’t get yourself there? No car? No problem. Self-proclaimed travel freaks Boris Issaev (BA '08 and current iMBA student) and Alexander Berlyand (iBA '09) have made travelling from Toronto to key national and provincial parks accessible for those who don’t own a car. Astronomy class brought these  » more

Undercover agent: York grad discusses her life as a CIA spy
published May 23, 2012

Shirley Perry (MBA ’84) spent the most frigid days of the Cold War behind the Iron Curtain—working as an undercover CIA operative in Soviet-occupied Vienna, Austria. During the late ’50s and early ’60s, she travelled the Middle East and Europe. In the 70s, she journeyed with a theatre group to  » more

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