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Meet Dr. Gillian (Rowe) MacLean (1998-2002): Neonatologist

Posted by Heather Strickey on Jan 27, 2017 7:17:00 AM

I graduated from KES in 2002 and moved to Dublin to attend the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) medical school. I am so grateful to KES for the knowledge and confidence to apply and then attend RCSI, if it wasn't for KES I would not have known about RCSI.

I completed a 6-year medical programme in Ireland and had the opportunity to travel around Europe. I graduated in 2008 and was accepted to begin my General Pediatrics residency training at the University of Ottawa in July of the same year.

After 3 years in general pediatrics I started a three year fellowship in Neonatal Perinatal medicine also at the University of Ottawa. I am currently in my final year of fellowship. My training has been delayed due to maternity leaves, my husband and I have three amazing kids; Lachlan is 5, Cormac is 3.5 years and Maisie is 16 months.

In May of 2017, my training will be finished and I plan on practicing as a Neonatologist, hopefully in the Ottawa area. Whenever I think about my time at KES I am overwhelmed with memories that fill my heart with happiness and laughter. I am so grateful for the experiences I had.

My advice for current KES students is to follow your dreams; you are capable of achieving them.

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Dr. Karen (Price) Mann (1948-58): Medical Education Trainer

Posted by Heather Strickey on Jan 17, 2017 7:33:00 AM

I was an Edgehill 'lifer'- I attended the School from ages 5- 15, in what would be Grades 2-11. While I was a day girl, I always loved the periods of boarding which happened every year, when my parents travelled or for other reasons. The friends made at Edgehill remain among my closest friends today. Along with several classmates, I left the School after Grade 11 and went to Dalhousie University where I entered a Bachelor of Nursing Science programme. The programme was a 'sandwich' programme: it was six years long, involving two years of Science, followed by three years of nursing training in a hospital, and a sixth year, which was a university Diploma in Teaching in Nursing. Reflecting on that programme, I think its structure, which combined academic and practical education, laid the basis for how my life and work unfolded.

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The Year of Edgehill

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 13, 2016 8:06:00 AM

2016 is the year of Edgehill marking the 125th anniversary of its founding and its first fall term in 1891 but
marking, as well, the 40th anniversary of the union of King’s Collegiate School and Edgehill Church School for Girls in 1976 to form what is now King’s-Edgehill School. On Tuesday afternoon, the School held a special assembly to celebrate these anniversaries which speak so profoundly to what the School as a whole is.

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Carlisle Norwood (2003-09) by Heather Strickey, Director of Advancement

Posted by Heather Strickey on Dec 2, 2016 8:23:00 AM

In addition to running a team-based programme that engages university and college students in social entrepreneurship, Enactus Canada also operates the Student Entrepreneur National Competition, which is a programme that is dedicated to recognizing the best for-profit, student run ventures in the country. I was very pleased on February 9th when I received an email from Preston Aitken telling me that Carlisle Norwood (2003-09) had been named one of two of Nova Scotia's 2015 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champions. "Norwood received the title of Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion because of his commitment to customer service as well as his excitement for, and involvement in, the entrepreneurial community in Halifax. Carlisle's business, Freshman Services, provides storage, moving, shipping and packing supplies services as well as property maintenance, pressure washing and gutter cleaning to their clients.

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Irene Rigold - A Wonderful Friend by Heather Strickey, Advancement Director

Posted by Heather Strickey on Nov 22, 2016 9:02:00 AM

I first met Irene Rigold in the fall of 2014. I am always trying to meet as many friends of the School as I can possibly can. Miss Rigold was on my "can't wait to meet you" list as Steve Porter (KES Director of Finance) told me that Irene had a very interesting tale to tell.

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A Woman on a Mission - Emma Taylor by Heather Strickey, Advancement Director

Posted by Heather Strickey on Nov 2, 2016 9:19:00 AM

Emma Taylor came to King's-Edgehill School for her Grade 12 year in 2009-10 because she wanted a greater challenge and guidance for her future. Emma immediately added a spark to our Soccer, Basketball, Hockey and Rugby programmes. She was approached by several universities for her prowess in Rugby and Hockey. She decided to attend Saint Francis Xavier University (StFX) in Antigonish in the fall of 2010. Below is Emma's synopsis of her five years at StFX.

"In my first year at StFX, I made the Women's Rugby team. We won the AUS (Atlantic University Sport) banner and then continued on to win the National finals in overtime against Concordia University. What an amazing start to my university Rugby career! In my second year at StFX, we lost in the National final against Guelph, 28-0. In my third year (2012), we were known as the "Dream Team". I played with four women that year who would go on to play in the Women's Rugby World Cup in August 2014 which won silver, Canada's best performance in history. That year at StFX, we won the AUS title once again and we hosted Nationals where we beat Guelph in the National Final 37-0. That year I was named an AUS All-star and a CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) Tournament All-star.
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Connections: Preston Aitken (2003-06) and Enactus

Posted by Heather Strickey on Oct 4, 2016 9:21:00 AM

I first met Preston Aitken when he arrived in my Grade 10 Honours History class in September of 2003. He was a keen and capable student who already seemed to know where he was going in life. Fast forward to September 2014, and I found myself meeting with Preston again. This time we were in Montreal at a KES Alumni event. It was here that I first heard of Enactus. Enactus is a programme that challenges university and college students to create community-based programmes and entrepreneurial ventures to address social and environmental challenges in their communities. Students involved with Enactus are mentored and guided by a community of business and academic advisors, and being a student in Enactus provides an incredible experiential learning experience. Enactus is active in 36 countries and 1700 colleges and universities are members.

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Pursuing a Dream: Brad Andrews by Heather Strickey, Advancement Director

Posted by Heather Strickey on Sep 15, 2016 9:22:00 AM

Brad Andrews arrived at King's-Edgehill School in the fall of 1998 as a Grade 11 student. He immediately established himself as a skilled hockey athlete and a rugged rugby player. He was no slouch in the classroom either. Brad earned consistent Honours in his two years at KES and was a perfect on Upper Inglis during his Grade 12 year. But when I think of Brad's time at KES, I will always hearken back to the gritty performances he put in as one of the top defensive players in high school hockey in Nova Scotia.

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The accomplishments of King’s-Edgehill School Alumni

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 30, 2016 10:21:39 AM

At King’s-Edgehill School, we are not only proud of our current students, but we are also so proud of our vibrant Alumni who continue to carry with them the energy, passion and commitment they showed while at KES.

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