Rundle College Alumni making a difference

Rundle alumnus, Aaron Goodarzi '95, was selected as one of Avenue’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2015. Dr. Goodarzi received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Calgary. He is now the Canada Research Chair for Genome Damage and Instability Disease at the University of Calgary. In his research at the University of Calgary’s Robson DNA Science Centre, Dr. Goodarzi has made significant breakthroughs in understanding how DNA damage can cause and predict cancer.
“As a former Rundle College student, I particularly am grateful to the Rundle College Community for their support over the years and their continuing positive influence on our society and this great city of ours.”      

- Dr. Aaron Goodarzi

Alumnus Andrew Buckley ‘11, quarterback for the University of Calgary Dinos, recently made history after being awarded the CIS Russ Jackson award, for the second year in a row, as well as the Hec Crighton award, Canada’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy for most valuable player in the CIS. Buckley is the first CIS athlete in history to be awarded these two top awards in the same year.
At just over 20 years old, Andrew’s achievements on the field, in the classroom and in the community are remarkable. Read here for the full story

Sandwich For a Story (SFS) is an organization devoted to dismantling the stigma associated with homelessness through the exchange of a sandwich for a story. Comprised of four Rundle College Alumni: Evan Beck ’12, Sam Sawchuk ‘12, Alex Kim ‘12, and Andrew Buckley ‘11 - SFS has taken their initiative to a number of cities including Calgary, Vancouver, Raleigh, and Seattle. Rundle College Senior High’s CAUSE group is currently working with SFS. As a member of the CAUSE steering committee, Noah Cooke, a grade 12 Rundle College student, had the privilege of interviewing Sam Sawchuk. Read the full article here. 

It really demonstrates how the passion for helping others carries on far beyond Rundle’s doors in the character of our alumni.