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Young Distinguished Alumni 2022: Kara Chan making a global impact by combating climate change in Australia

Inside a high-rise office overlooking Sydney’s endless sea of skyscrapers, Kara Chan and her team are helping solve Australia’s most pressing climate and energy-related issues. On any given day, the team can brainstorm, debate, and build strategic plans around the country’s impending forest fires, floods, heat waves, energy consumption, and alternatives, and extreme storms. The […]

YDAA winner Shannon Thiesen curating a new generation of critical thinkers

Inspired by her 30 kids and sometimes smeared by squeegee or fork, the paintings created by UFV’s 2016 Young Distinguished Alumni Award winner Shannon Thiesen make their mark in more ways than one. She was the very last student to join her UFV Teacher Education cohort – accepted only two days before classes began. Now […]