Alumni Notes

2017

Laura Zilney, EMBA, has created the startup, Ignite the Fourth Wave, a prelicence medical cannabis producer and distributor. She says Ignite is Canada's first and only medical cannabis company comprised of an all-female C-suite. The company is located in Erin, ON.
Published in: Winter 2018
Denisse Cieza, MIB, is working in Calgary as a Trade Marketing Account Representative for Imperial Tobacco Canada. She manages business accounts in Calgary, working as a strategic partner on product knowledge, pricing and distribution. Prior to this, Denisse completed a summer internship at Imperial Tobacco head office in Montreal in the area of trade marketing optimization.
Published in: Winter 2018
Emmanuel Fombu, EMBAA, was asked to serve as an external advisory board member on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT.nano project. He just published a rationale and design paper on the first-ever study using remote devices to measure physical activity and sleep in heart-failure patients. He was also selected as a finalist in the New York City Health Business Leaders 2017 Boldest Digital Health Influencer Awards.
Published in: Winter 2018
Sara S. Tyler, BCom, bagged her first white-tailed deer during a recent hunt with family and friends.
Published in: Winter 2018

2016

Patrick Machacek, EMBA, started with Olds College in Alberta as Vice President, Development in November 2017. He oversees fundraising and government relations.
Published in: Winter 2018
Nadiya Abbas, MIB, married Abdul Mughees in March in ceremonies that took place in Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan. 
Published in: Summer 2017
Elias Beetz, Alex Herrera and Piero Ramos were hosted by fellow MIB classmate Jordan Cattaruzza at a reunion in Italy; they took in a EURO16 match between Italy and Spain in Milano.
Published in: Summer 2017
Erica Carleton, PhD, has joined the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour.
Published in: Summer 2017
Hema Dhamodaran, MIB, and Arvindan Sridharan were married in India on May 18.
Published in: Summer 2017
Erica Hamel and Joshua Hamilton, both MBA, got engaged in February in the mountains of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Their wedding is planned for September 2017 at a family cottage in Muskoka, Ont.
Published in: Summer 2017

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