Trudeau agrees: BSS alumnae make an impact
Our alumnae are always a source of inspiration. Here are just a few of them who made an impact recently:
Norah BORDEN ’90 was recently featured at GLOBE 2016, an exciting sustainability conference that is a nexus for global networking and leadership. Norah’s Planet Earth Collection was featured at the Conference and Innovation Expo in the Main Ballroom and her paintings served as the digital feature backdrop. As well, she had an exhibition of her work in the meeting room for delegates. Norah had a chance to share her art with the conference’s keynote speaker, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Another PM sighting: Sage FRANCH ’11 was quoted talking about her BSS education and financial assistance in a recent Instagram post by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Sage is one of seven young Canadians whose views on education were highlighted by the PM. She is a computer programmer and the writer, stylist and editor of the blog Trendy Techie, www.trendytechie.ca.
Indus University in Pakistan has honoured Tara Uzra DAWOOD ’91, President of Dawood Global Foundation, with a gold medal for her endeavours to promote girls’ education. Tara is the first woman to receive this medal from Indus.
Kate HEWLETT ’95 is among this year’s Top Ten Finalists for the Canadian Film Fest’s Harold Greenberg Screenwriting Competition for her feature-length screenplay, The Swearing Jar. Kate attended BSS from JK to Grade 13. She has worked in television, film and theatre (both as a writer and actor), and was nominated for a Governor General’s Award in 2013.
Hannah GOFMAN ’09 has been honoured with the 2016 Deloitte National Skills-based Volunteer Award. Hannah is another BSS “Lifer” (JK – Grade 12). As an executive board member of The Wasichana Fund, Hannah took on the huge responsibility of developing and chairing The Wasichana Fund’s first ever charity gala (with fellow Old Girl Jessie SMITH ’09 as a committee member). Hannah produced an event that was attended by over 200 people and raised over $8,000 in just one evening – enough to support one school of girls for the next three years. The Wasichana Fund works to mitigate barriers encountered specifically by girls and to promote gender equality and education worldwide.
Congratulations to all our alumnae for their amazing work! We couldn’t ask for better role models for our students.