2007 Program Alumni

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Nikki Antenberg

Acacia Ashton

Graduating with honours from business college in Colorado with a medical lab technician diploma, Nikki has worked with the BC government. She has over a decade experience in the financial analyst/budget analyst field

Acacia’s pursuits towards Broadcast Journalism stems from her interest in the issues that face the community

Catriona Brens-Murray

Louise Carlow

Catriona originally aimed to pursue a degree in law, but instead completed her CMA designation. She has worked many temp positions in various areas of the Government 

Louise found a passion for administrative and organization with the community and through mentorship, she was able to enjoy a wide variety of challenges and successes

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John Cavelti

Karla Dolinsky


John’s profession with BC Housing Management Commission allowed him to be involved in the preparation and presentation of information sessions

After graduating from UVIC with a BSc in Linguistics and Neuropyschology, Karla achieved her Masters in Pyscholinguistics from University of Alberta 

Marijke Edmondson

Laurel Fossett

Marijke obtained a degree in Canadian studies from Trent University and has since been involved in university governance, community planning and affordable housing. She has completed public administration program at UVIC and later worked for the Ministry of Community Services

Graduating with a BA from UVIC, Laurel became involved in Community Recreation through the Municipality of Saanich to enhance the lives of youth in the community

Debbie Futter

Daniel Hegg

Having worked in IT with the Ministry of Health, Debbie switched career paths and worked as a business analyst in Home and Community Care and Mental Health & Addictions programs. She co-founded the New Hope Schools Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to completing a primary school project in Uganda

While completing his degree in Commerce, Daniel helped initiate and run the UVIC Business Sustainability Club. Daniel went on to complete a multi-university interdisciplinary Masters degree in sustainable business in both Victoria and New Zealand

Janice Helmer

Lee Herrin

 To complement her Co-op Education in Human Resources at Camosun College, Janice is passionate about working through a problem alongside someone. She enjoys working with children and families in addition to students and colleagues

Graduating from UVIC with a BA, Lee continued his studies to pursue a master’s degree in environmental studies at York University. Lee worked at BC Stats and later was promoted to Manager of the Surveys and Analysis of BC Stats

Tracy James


Tracy holds a MA in Environment and Management from Royal Roads University and a BA in Political Science from McGill. She is the Programs Coordinator with the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education



Brenda Kennedy

Hyesoon Kim

Brenda is a member of the Human Resources team UVIC where she specializes in compensation

HyeSoon has experience working in international business and moved to Canada to pursue advanced education at UBC and UVIC. Trained as a cultural historian, specializing in intercultural communication, HyeSoon has taught and managed international programs at UVIC

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Lisa Nichols (Oghma)

Jamie Pearce

Lisa is a financial officer at the Ministry for Children and Family Development headquarters. She has over a decade worth of experience in the financial management with the government, wholesale, retail, and non-profit organizations

Jamie is assigned as Sergeant in the Focused Enforcement Team with the Victoria Police Department. He managed a Close Protection Unit for the UN in Kosovo

Anna Russo

Raveen Sanghera

Graduating with a BA in French Studies from Montreal’s Concordia University, Anna is looking forward to being a part of building a sustainable, vibrant and inclusive community in Victoria.


Raveen completed a BCom degree in International Business (UVIC), where she furthered her studies to obtain an MBA in Service Management (Uvic). In addition, she completed a master’s certificate in project management with York University and UVIC. She works in the Business, Management and Technology Programs, a Division of Continuing Studies at UVIC

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Marie Savage

Karen Tannas

Before Marie was the Administrative Coordinator for the Victoria Branch of the Urban Development Institute, she was a freelance writer having received two fellowships and published two books. Her great hope for the future is that all buildings will be created green

Karen obtained her BCom in Finance from UBC and a BLA from UVIC. Karen articled with the Ministry of Attorney General and remained with the ministry to focus on forestry, mining, oil, gas and other natural resource and environmental legal issues

Karen Wallis

Maggie Winters


In the late 90s, Karen began her career as a Coordinator of Volunteers for the James Bay Community Project. She then went on to work for the Saanich Police Department as a Coordinator of Volunteers

Maggie is a Client Executive for TELUS Communications Inc. and she is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with the government of BC