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1985

John Stackhouse (BCom) joined the Royal Bank of Canada as Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO, advising the leadership team and board on global economic, social and political issues, while also contributing to the bank's thought leadership in Canada and abroad. In addition, he is a senior fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and at the C.D. Howe Institute. He can be reached at john.stackhouse@rbc.com, as well as through LinkedIn and Twitter.
Published in: Summer 2015
John Stackhouse
John Stackhouse (BCom) was named Editor-in-Chief of the Globe and Mail in May. John joined the Globe in Toronto in 1989 and went on to earn five national newspaper awards, one for his magazine Report on Business, and one from Amnesty International for human rights reporting. He spent seven years in New Delhi as the Globe’s development issues correspondent, and more recently served as Editor on the newspaper’s foreign and national desks. With challenges from digital technology, TV news channels and a tough economy, John remains just as committed to print journalism as he was in his Queen’s Journal days and intends to keep ‘Canada’s national newspaper’ relevant, competitive and profitable.
Published in: Spring 2009
John Stackhouse (BCom) has joined the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs as a Senior Fellow, it was announced in April. He is also a Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute. He was the editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail from 2009-2014, and previously servedas editor of The Report on Business. He was also the newspaper’s national editor, foreign editor, correspondent at large, and from 1992 to 1999, was the development issues correspondent based in New Delhi. Email: johnthomasstackhouse@gmail.com.
Published in: Summer 2014
Ron Stenzl
Ron Stenzl, BCom, sold his interest in Leeds Transit and retired in 2014, after nearly 30 years helping to build one of North America's biggest school and commercial bus dealerships. He has now embarked on a new career as President & CEO of Snell Golf Canada, an online venture selling golf balls designed and manufactured by Dean Snell, a 25-year veteran in R&D for such companies as Titleist® and Taylormade®. Ron also continues to coach girls’ high school basketball at Rideau District High in Elgin, and lives with his wife Janice in Gananoque, Ont.
Published in: Summer 2016
Tamara Vandersluis
Tamara Vandersluis, BCom, has been having fun working with the IT resources, infrastructure and integration provider R2i for the last two years as a Senior IT Specialist. The company attracts customers from across North America and specializes in highly available architecture, including IBM i in the cloud. Tamara is also working on a start-up offering equine-based leadership training, which she expects will be up and running in the near future.
Published in: Summer 2016

1984

Elizabeth Christo (BCom) died April 19 in Simcoe, ON, aged 52. She had worked at the Multi Service Centre and Michael Bossy Group in Tillsonburg, ON. She is survived by her son Carl and three brothers.
Published in: Winter 2013
Sheilagh Campbell (BCom) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina’s Paul J. Hill School of Business, where she teaches Business Ethics and HR/ Industrial Relations. Sheilagh, who has a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations (MIR) from U of T, earned her PhD in Management from St. Mary’s University in Halifax last year.
Published in: Winter 2013
Shelagh Campbell (BCom) was awarded her PhD (Management) from Saint Mary’s University in January. Shelagh and her family continue to call Halifax home for the time being as she considers her next steps.
Published in: Winter 2012
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Toby Wong and Cheryl Scott (both BCom’84) report that the 2014 Calgary Stampede was a true homecoming for them as native Calgarians, and now U.S. residents. Toby and her children Madison (9) and Lincoln (6) travelled from their Chicago home, Cheryl from Seattle. Their mini-reunion included Cheryl’s sister Laura Scott (BCom’82), a Calgary resident, and classmate Tracy Stone, who joined in via Skype from Toronto. Friends and classmates are welcome to contact them at toby8wong@yahoo.com; Cheryl at cascott510@gmail. com; Tracy at tracystone226@gmail.com; and Laura at lescott@shaw.ca.
Published in: Winter 2015
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Toby Wong and Cheryl Scott (both BCom’84) report that the 2014 Calgary Stampede was a true homecoming for them as native Calgarians, and now U.S. residents. Toby and her children Madison (9) and Lincoln (6) travelled from their Chicago home, Cheryl from Seattle. Their mini-reunion included Cheryl’s sister Laura Scott (BCom’82), a Calgary resident, and classmate Tracy Stone, who joined in via Skype from Toronto. Friends and classmates are welcome to contact them at toby8wong@yahoo.com; Cheryl at cascott510@gmail. com; Tracy at tracystone226@gmail.com; and Laura at lescott@shaw.ca.
Published in: Winter 2015