Top brass: This music alum and her saxophone build community through their sound

Together with her bandmates, Kaylar Chan strives to make music for those who’ve felt unseen in the world. As a creator, she’s learned that music can connect you with people, networks and opportunities for success in ways you’d have never predicted.

Poet, prosaist, professor: Amber Dawn guides writing students through the art of creating in crisis

As a creative writing professor, Amber Dawn believes the pandemic – and its aftermath – could be a moment for her students to blossom under hardship.

From the classroom to the frontline: How one Douglas grad combined his education with a career in firefighting

Nick Cirillo’s Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching degree gave him the tools he needed to become a firefighter.

Q&A: How one Therapeutic Recreation alum finished off her last semester during the pandemic – and landed a job!

Emma Martina learned the value of therapeutic recreation at a young age. Now a grad of the diploma program, Emma is using her skills to bring healing and hope to others.