Since the beginning of the MAIH in the fall of 2005, our alumni have experienced success in their subsequent endeavours. MAIH Alumni have done well at various activities, including doctoral studies, career advancement, and employment procurement. Here is a sample of some of the accomplishments our Alumni have achieved:
Kirsten Alm: Kirsten graduated in November 2011 from the History stream with a growing passion for English. She was awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship (worth $105,000 over three years) and will begin her doctoral studies at the University of Victoria in September 2012.
Nicole Brandsma: Nicole defended her thesis in August 2011 and began doctoral work in English at the University of Alberta with the help of a SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship.
Connie Braun: Connie completed the MAIH in the fall of 2009 with a focus on English literature. She is currently teaching and writing, having recently authored a book focusing on the Mennonite experience in British Columbia. She began the MFA in Creative Writing at UBC in the fall of 2011.
Katharine Bubel: Katharine graduated from the English stream in the fall of 2009. She has continued in her studies, currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Victoria. With her comprehensive examinations behind her she will now focus on writing her dissertation. Katharine has been awarded various University of Victoria Graduate awards and grants for her work and a SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship.
Amber Butler: Amber completed the MAIH in the fall of 2007 specializing in English. Amber entered into the practice of public relations, taking a position as a marketing copywriter and public relations specialist in a Washington firm. Amber has been working at Cambridge University Press since October 2010 and is now a Web Delivery Manager in the New York area for CUP.
Ryan Christison: Ryan graduated in November 2011 from the History stream as part of our largest group of MAIH students to graduate from the program to date. Ryan is working as a regional representative for Labour Association of Canada in Langley, BC.
Emily Hollingshead: Emily completed the MAIH in the English stream during the summer of 2011 and began her Masters in Library Science at the University of Alberta.
Romalie Murphy: Romalie defended her thesis on Human Security in Canada and graduated in November 2011 from the History stream. Romalie assumed the role of interim director of TWU's Laurentian Leadership Centre Program in Ottawa for the first half of 2012. She received offers for PhD programs from Edinburgh, Ottawa and Carleton and will begin at Carleton in September, 2012.
Daryl Ritchot: After completing the MAIH, Daryl finished a MEd at SFU and was admitted into the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program at UBC-Okanagan.
Denys Scully: Denys began the program part-time in its first semester while concurrently serving as a full-time police officer. Denys graduated from the MAIH in the fall of 2010, with a focus in history. After some months of theological training and ordination, he has been appointed a college chaplain.
Corrie Shoemaker: Corrie completed her course work and wrote her final comprehensive field examination in her doctoral program at the University of Waterloo in May 2011. She began her doctoral dissertation on Shakespeare in Canada in 2011.
Jessica VanderHeide: Jessie completed her history stream MAIH in the summer of 2012. She has begun her doctoral studies at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and is the recipient of a SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship.
Laura Van Dyke: Laura defended her thesis is August 2011 and was awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship for her doctoral work in the English Department at the University of Ottawa.
Daniel Worden: Daniel graduated from the MAIH in the fall of 2010, with a History focus. He was accepted into the doctoral program at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and is studying at St. Mary's college, which is the home of the university's Divinity School. Daniel is the recipient of the Donald M. Baillie scholarship in conjunction with a stipend for living expenses.
Lydia Wytenbroek: Lydia defended her history thesis in April of 2012 which combined her nursing career with her history degree. She is the recipient of the BC History of Nursing Society Scholarship and the Margaret M. Allemang Scholarship given once a year to an MA or PhD student working in the area of Canadian Nursing History. Lydia has begun her doctorate at York University in Toronto with significant funding.back to top