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Keep in touch with what some of your classmates are up to!


Jim Bawden's book Conversations With Classic Film StarsJim Bawden (MA ’75) has co-authored a book of his best interviews with stars of Hollywood’s “golden era.” Entitled Conversations with Classic Film Stars, the book includes interviews with the likes of Cary Grant, Gloria Swanson, Loretta Young and Kirk Douglas. Bawden, a longtime TV critic with the Toronto Star, co-wrote the book with fellow retired journalist Ron Miller.


Darcy McKeough's autobiography The Duke of Kent: Darcy McKeough's AutobiographyDarcy McKeough (LLD ’80) has published his autobiography, entitled, The Duke of Kent: The Memoirs of Darcy McKeough. In the book, McKeough, MPP for Chatham-Kent from 1963 to 1977, tells the inside stories of his time in politics, illuminating the political issues of the day.

Mark Moses' book Make Big Happen: How to Live, Work and Give BIGMark Moses (BBA ’87) has written a new book, entitled, Make Big Happen: How to Live, Work, and Give BIG. Moses, a successful entrepreneur, business coach and athlete, is currently the founding partner of CEO Coaching International, based in Newport Beach, California.


Alison Sanders' book Bonita & Estelle: Girl Greatness Started HereAlison Sanders (MSW ’93) published a book entitled Bonita and Estelle: Girl Greatness Started Here in July of 2015. The book tells the story of Sanders’ grandmother, Bonita Hodgins, and mother, Estelle Wishart, who were leaders of the early Girl Guide movement in Canada between 1920 and 1954. To order a copy of the book, contact Sanders at

Marie Bilodeau's book Hellmaw: Eye of GlassMarie Bilodeau (BA ’00) has published a new novel, entitled Hellmaw: Eye of Glass. Bilodeau has published several science-fiction, fantasy and horror novels and short stories including the award-winning Destiny series.

Sarah Faber (BMT ’08) received a $200,000 scholarship to study music’s effect on dementia while pursuing her PhD at Anglia Ruskin University in England. Faber, who has worked as a music therapist in Halifax for the past four years, is looking to study how people living with dementia respond to music and how music can be used to improve care.


Dillon CampbellDillon Campbell (BSc ’15) has signed a professional contract with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. Campbell, a two-time All-Canadian with the Golden Hawks football team, finished off his university career in the fall, becoming Laurier’s new all-time leading rusher.

 Jim MossJim Moss’ (BA ’12) Plasticity Labs was named innovator of the year by Canadian Business magazine. The concept for the company blossomed out of a digital gratitude journal called The Smile Epidemic, which Moss began while recovering from a rare autoimmune disease.


Samantha PickettSamantha Pickett (BMus ’12, OpDip ’13) has joined the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio. Pickett was among just seven young artists chosen to join the prestigious training program. Her tenure with the program will begin in August.