WIC Alumni Association

Inspiring students and alumni to share a lifelong commitment to, pride in and passion for
West Island College. Forever Wolves.

As a graduate of West Island College, you are a part of a unique and accomplished group. WIC Graduates go on to do wonderful things: create local businesses, argue in front of the Supreme Court, compete as elite athletes, raise families (including the next WIC generation), and more.

The WIC Alumni Association is here to serve as ambassadors between the past and the future, the alumni, and the school. We foster lifelong relationships with our alumni, and WIC faculty and staff, by providing opportunities to be engaged with the WIC community that ultimately support the College’s purpose and promise.

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WIC Mentoring Program


WIC’s Mentoring Program

West Island College’s Mentoring initiative is intended to provide a means for Young Alumni, who have recently completed their university studies or who are just starting their careers, to reach out to an established Alumni within a specific field for guidance.

The mentoring can include such things as career path options, available resources, expectations and/or pitfalls to consider and networking to name a few. The mentoring will be specific to the needs of the mentee and the depth of information provided to the mentee will be up to the discretion and comfort level of the mentor.

 Program Expectations

  • We would expect that the mentors and mentees communicate with one another through an established means of communication no less than once every two months.
  • West Island College’s Administrator of Alumni Relations (AAR) will support the partnerships with quarterly communication to both the mentor and mentee throughout the year.
  • It would be expected that both the mentor and mentee provide feedback to the AAR with respect to expectations being met and recommendations if applicable.
  • A suggested minimum initial commitment timeline for involvement in the program would be 12 months. However, personal circumstances for both the mentor and mentee may necessitate a shorter time commitment to the program. Additionally, if both the mentor and mentee wish to extend their mentorship for longer than 12 months, then this would certainly be acceptable as well.
  • Should for any reason, the mentor or mentee wish to discontinue the partnership, this should occur through communication with the AAR.
  • The AAR will initiate initial contact between the mentor and mentee once the mentee has fully completed the application process and the mentor has agreed to accept the mentee.
  • Applications to be a Mentee are limited to graduates of West Island College who are currently in their final year of post-secondary undergraduate education or to those who are recent post-secondary graduates and are in the early years of their careers.
  • This program is not to be confused with a job search platform. Under no circumstances should the mentee be expecting or asking the mentor for help in securing employment. Should this occur, the mentee could be asked to withdraw from the program.

 WIC Mentoring Program Application

West Island College and its Alumni are pleased to have you apply to the WIC Mentoring Program. As a mentee, you will be matched with a mature Alumni who can offer guidance towards developing your career and related advice and information within a specific field. Thoroughly completing the application will help us in providing you with the best possible mentor.

Become a Mentee

 WIC Mentor Program Application

West Island College and its Alumni are pleased to have you volunteer your time and expertise to the WIC Mentoring Program. As a Mentor, you will be matched with a Mentee in order to offer guidance and advice within a specific field towards supporting the development of the Mentee’s career.

Become a Mentor

Available Mentors

Fraser Abbott ’87

– Tourism
– Sales
– Marketing
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Courtney Bachus ’11

– Biotechnology
– Clinical Trials
– Technology in Healthcare
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Melissa Baylin ’01

– Talent Acquisition
– Human Resources
– Corporate Culture
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Kate Briscoe ’10

– Construction
– Project Management Consulting
– Engineering
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Adam Broniewski ’06

– Project Management & Strategy
– Pipeline Integrity & Emergency Response
– Personal Brand & Social Media
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Marta Broniewska ’02

– Medicine
– Emergency Medicine
– Forensic Medicine
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Jocelyn Bucholtz ’09

– Social Services
– Public Policy
– Donor & Volunteer Services
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Joe D’Angelo ’07

– Accounting
– Finance
– Audit
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Thomas Ferianec ’97

– Construction
– Project Management Consulting
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Bruce Graham ’02

– Law
– Labour & Employment Law
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Megan Hindmarch ’09

-Financial Services
-Business Development/ Sales
-Investment Manager
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Eric Kerkhoven ’04

– Teaching
– Coaching
– Leadership

Ola Malik ’89

– Law
– Municipal Law

Brent Martin ’02

– Film and Video Production
– Content Production
– Marketing
– Toronto-based
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Kirk Mason ’02

– Law
– Property Litigation
– Construction Litigation
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Hayley Rushford ’11

–  Law
– Business
– Employment & Labour Law
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Phil Shaer ’91

–  Law
– Business Development
– Ottawa-based
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Arden Styles ’92

– Business Development and Account Management
– Program Management
– Strategic Planning
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Cole Truscott ’12

– Finance
– Business
– Energy

Nadim Vasanji ’01

– Private market investing, financial services
– Management consulting
– Entrepreneurship
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Kathryn Waslen ’01

– Non-profit
– Finance
-Business Development
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WIC Mentor Requests

If you would like to join the WIC Mentoring Program but cannot find a mentor who you feel would be suited to you and your needs, please contact rollychalifoux@mywic.ca. In your email, explain what you are looking for in a mentor and we will do our best to find you a suitable mentor.

Alumni Connect 

The WIC Alumni Association continues to grow with remarkable men and women who have set out to change the world since graduating from WIC. 

Alumna Sophie Virji

 Alumna Sophie Virji followed her passions to make a difference in Bishkek working for the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada


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Alumnus Navid Nathoo

  Alumnus Navid Nathoo makes strides in the tech world, developing innovation through disruptive technology


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If you are a WIC alumni, we hope that you receive the bi-yearly Au Courant Magazine, which features pieces about what your former classmates have been up to.

To stay connected with WIC, please contact alumni@mywic.ca  and we will make sure you are on our list! Like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter for up-to-date event and alumni information.

WIC Outstanding Alumni

Honouring alumni who have made significant contributions in their personal or professional lives in the areas of the Arts, Business, Personal Achievement or Philanthropy. 

2019/20 Alumni Achievement Awards Recipients

Alumni Achievement Award for the Arts

The WIC Alumni Achievement Award for the Arts is awarded to an individual who has achieved substantial success and made significant contributions to the Arts. Recipients include visual artists, performing artists, writers, authors or professional working in an artistic space to further expand the promotion of the Arts.

This year’s recipient: Heather McCrae ’91

Alumni Achievement Award for Business

The WIC Alumni Achievement Award for Business goes to an individual who has career accomplishments that deserve tremendous recognition. This individual is a driven competitor in the business world and remains dedicated to making his/her community better through generous time and energy outside of the workplace.

This year’s recipient: Aaron Logan ’04

Alumni Achievement Award for Philanthropy

The WIC Alumni Achievement Award for Philanthropy is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to a community or cause. This individual is a leading example of compassion, altruism and social conscience through their gifts of both time and treasure.

This year’s recipient: Jeff Cormack ’01

Alumni Achievement Award for Personal Achievement

The WIC Alumni Personal Achievement award is presented to an individual who has achieved both notable personal success in their endeavours by demonstrating resilience and determination.

This year’s recipient: Erin Bradley ’90

Nominate WIC alumni

Want to nominate a WIC alumnus for a future Achievement Award? Complete the form here and submit via email here. For more information, please contact Tina Butz, Director of Procurement, Special Events and Alumni Relations, at 403.255.5300 or tinabutz@mywic.ca. or Rolly Chalifoux, Administrator of Alumni Relations Development, at rollychalifoux@mywic.ca.

Past Recipients

Year AwardedArtsBusinessPhilanthropyPersonal Achievement
2019Brent Martin (’02)Phil Shaer (’91)Sophie Virji (’01)Lauren Alston (’06)
2018Joanne Chapin (’94)Nadim Vasanji (’01)Amish Patel (’99)Adam Melnyk (’98)
2017Jeremy Freeborn (’95)Arden Styles (’92)Faheem Allidina (’94)Janine Davies (’90)
2016Katie Drummond (’04)Manjit Minhas (’98)Kathryn Waslen (’01)Rameez Virji (’11)
2015Rebecca Leheup (’92)Ola Malik (’89)Tiffany Kieboom (’01)Fraser Abbott (’87)
2014Patrick Creery (’89)Marshall Anderson (’90)Steve Major (’87)Mike Lovecchio (’88)
2013Tamar Zenith (’88)Corinne A Lyall (’88)Wade Felesky (’87)Jayson Stoffman (’90)

Alumni Events

1st Annual Lawn Bowling Tournament

Show off your lawn bowling skills and support the school while reconnecting with other alumni and teachers

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Prestigious Alumni Awards

In 2019, we honoured those Alumni who are innovators, breaking through in their respective fields.

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WIC Homecoming

A chance for alumni to reconnect with classmates and teachers in a fun and social environment

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WIC Legacy Gala

The dress-to-impress advancement and networking event in support of WIC initiatives and programs

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Contact Us

Rolly Chalifoux
Administrator of Alumni Relations Development
403.255.5300 Ext 237

Tina Butz
Director of Procurement, Special Events, & Alumni
403.255.5300 Ext 223

General Alumni Inquiries