Our Alumni
Ron Bowes

Ron Bowes, Computer Science major [B.C.Sc.(Hons)06]

Information Security Engineer, Google, a.k.a. "Hacker"

As part of the Google security team in Seattle Washington, Bowes ensures products made by Google do not compromise the security of any of the company's codes and programs. He also helps manage the company's bug bounty project, which pays money to researchers who are able to pinpoint technical vulnerabilities in services like Google Maps or Google subsidiaries like YouTube. Read more

scott cairns

Scott Cairns, Chemistry major [B.Sc.(MAJ)/01]

Nobel Peace Prize recipient, field officer for the United Nations' Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

In 2013, Scott Cairns led an international mission to Syria to confirm the use of chemical weapons in a deadly attack. His team was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for destroying stockpiles of chemical weapons held by Syrian President Bashar Assad. Since joining OPCW, Cairns, who now lives in The Hague, Netherlands, has travelled the world, destroying weapons in Russia, Libya and Vietnam. Read more

Allyson Hindle

Allyson Hindle, Biology/Zoology major [B.Sc. (Hons)/00, M.Sc./02]

Comparative Animal Physiologist, Harvard Medical School

Currently Allyson Hindle investigates how animals survive the cold. She principally studies diving animals like muskrats, water shrews and seals. Work which may in the future lead to providing better solutions for patients in critical care facilities. Hindle has had an exciting career as a scientist, she has battled simulated floods in astronaut training and tracked 350 kilogram Weddell seals in the Antarctic. Read more

Wadood Ibrahim

Wadood Ibrahim, Computer Science major [B.Sc./87, M.Sc./88]

Co-Founder and CEO, Protegra Inc.

Protegra Inc., a Winnipeg business performance consulting and IT solutions firm has thrived under the leadership of Ibrahim. It has been recognized by the Globe and Mail as one of the Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada and one of the Best workplaces in Canada as compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada. Ibrahim believes the key to creating an exceptional organization is developing a culture where employees want to work. Read more

 

Dale Overton

Dale Overton, Biology major [B.Sc.(MAJ)/05]

Founder, Director of Overton Environmental Enterprises Inc.

Dale Overton is a rancher of sorts, one who works with a most unique livestock: Eisenia foetida and Eisenia hortensis. For those who don’t follow the world of worms, that’s the red wiggler and European nightcrawler. It’s all part of his work at Overton Environmental Enterprises, the company he founded that specializes in soil amendment, organic fertilizers, environmental education and aquatic entomology. Read more

 

Jim Peebles

Jim Peebles, Physics major, [B.Sc. (Hons)/58, D.Sc./89]

Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus, Princeton University

Peebles is a world renowned physicist and cosmologist who has made many important contributions to the big bang model. He predicted the cosmic microwave background radiation. Along with making major contributions to big bang nucleosynthesis, dark matter and dark energy, he has contributed to the theory of structure formation. He is author of Physical Cosmology,(Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1971), which transformed the study of cosmology into a broadly-based physical science.  Read more

 

Barb Triggs Raine

Barbara Triggs-Raine, Microbiology major, [B.Sc. (Hons)/83, Ph.D/87]

Professor, Associate Head of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics at the University of Manitoba

Barbara Triggs-Raine studies how genetic mutations lead to rare diseases. She’s one of the few researchers in the world to specialize in lysosomal storage diseases, a group of illnesses caused by abnormal cells that are unable to process large molecules. Her work has helped to identify the gene involved in Bowen-Conradi syndrome and has led to the first diagnostic test to detect the disease. She has also helped to critically fine-tune prenatal testing for Tay Sachs disease. Read more

Hersh Sheffrin

Hersh Shefrin, Mathematics major, [B.Sc. (Hons)/70]

Mario Belotti Chair, Department of Finance, Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business

Professor Shefrin is pioneer of behavioral finance and the author of Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing, Oxford University Press. Recognized by J.P. Morgan Chase in 2009 as one of the top ten books published since 2000. Read more


 

 

Tina Yerks

Tina Yerkes, Biology/Zoology major, [Ph.D/98] 

General Manager of Filtration Products, NSF International Global Water Division

Tina Yerkes is at the forefront of protecting global public health. As Manager of Filtration Products, National Sanitation Foundation, (NSF) International’s Global Water Division, she oversees the manufacturing integrity of drinking water treatment and filtration products produced in North America and throughout the world ensuring products adhere to strict NSF certification standards. Read more




 

 

 

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A SCIENCE DEGREE?


Students interested in a career in science often pose the question: “What can I do with a Science degree?”

As our Alumni demonstrate, a degree in science can open the door to numerous opportunities and professions; the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.