Alumni of distinctionAlumni of distinction

From the neonatal unit and operating room to the classroom, clinic and the community, the six recipients of the 2015 Alumni of Distinction Awards have all made a tremendous impact on the lives of people in Canada and around the world.

Making changeMaking change

With a philosophy of life to focus on solutions, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Lawendy is making change to better the lives of learners, his patients, and people around the world in crisis.

Dr. Anne FanningLifelong devotion to a social disease

Dr. Anne Fanning didn’t plan to focus her career on tuberculosis. It was an opportunity that just fell into place, and an infectious disease that fascinated her throughout her career.

Reshaping livesReshaping lives

As an experienced plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction surgery, Dr. Mitchell Brown, BSc’84, MD’88, recognized the need for education and awareness about the options available to breast cancer survivors. He turned this idea into action, founding an international movement that continues to grow.

Water philosopherWater philosopher

Linda Gowman, MSc’89, PhD, is a practical engineer with a big- picture approach to clean water. As Chief Technology Officer at Trojan Technologies, she oversees the advancement of water purification for the benefit of people and industry around the world