2016Congratulations to the 2016 Alumni Association Award winners!
Achievement Award Winner
Ali Hoss, PhD, Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2013
Manager, Hydro One Conservation Accounts | CLEAResult
Ali Hoss has worked hard to establish his career since graduating from the university in 2013 with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, focusing on Energy Systems. He has contributed to a number of scientific publications and has presented at many international conferences. He has worked on a number of industrial projects throughout his career including: providing energy management consultation to the Independent Energy Systems Operator, helped develop a renewable-based micro-grid combined heat and power system for a community in the west side of London, Ontario in collaboration with London Hydro. Currently, Ali is working on the SaveONEnergy project, the largest energy conservation project in the province, with a government incentive of $30 million. He also works with the university to hire co-op students, helping them get hands-on experience in the energy efficiency industry.
Up and Coming Award Winner
Keegan Guidolin, Bachelor of Science | Class of 2013
Senior Medical Student, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
Keegan Guidolin has achieved a lot in the three years since he graduated. He currently attends the University of Western Ontario as a Senior Medical Student. He sat on the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry admissions committee for the past three years, acted as the Editor of Health Promotion for Western’s Ontario Medical Journal and worked as a peer reviewer for the Clinical Respirology Journal. His own research focuses on developing new methods of treating breast cancer and how breast cancer therapies are chosen for patients.
Philanthropic Award Winner
Negin Vatandoost, Master of Arts, Criminology | Class of 2012
Policy and Research Analyst, The Learning Partnership
Negin Vatandoost arrived in Canada in 2010 and was the only international student to receive her degree in 2012. She currently works for The Learning Partnership, a non-profit dedicated to advancing and promoting public education. Since graduating, she has worked with many non-profit organizations including the Community Development Council of Durham, the Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counseling Centre of Durham, Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children, and the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture. Recently Negin started a sponsorship group for a Syrian family of refugees and successfully raised more than the required funds to bring them to Canada. She has devoted her personal time and resources to promoting equity and social justice and is an advocate for all, including those who are vulnerable.