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Alum Corner

The Vancouver Waldorf School graduated its first High School class in 1984. Since then, our students have moved on to earn degrees and venture out as compassionate, free-thinking individuals who act with purpose and contribute to the betterment of the world. Our alum and alum parents are an essential part of our community and are the legacy of our school. So, whether you attended a few years of an early childhood program, graduated from our high school, or anywhere in between, we consider you one of our own and part of the VWS family.

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Transcript Request Form
VWS Alum Facebook Group
AWSNA “Waldorf Alum Connect”
Graduate Outcome from the Waldorf Research Institute
History of the Vancouver Waldorf School

Alum Interviews

We are grateful for the relationships, experiences, and memories we have collectively created, and we invite you to maintain your connection and keep us posted on what you’re doing by conducting an Alum Corner interview. We have been collecting stories, dating back to 1990, and would love to hear from you too!

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Aaron Mackee

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Alumni Corner with Aaron Mackee I spent a year at Capilano College before moving to Whistler to teach skiing. From there, I branched out to backpack and kayak guiding and then went back to Capilano College for the Outdoor Recreation Management program. The final semester of the program is a practicum that took me back to Whistler. I lived there for [...]

Andrea Siradze

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Alumni Corner with Andrea Siradze I studied violin performance at the Vancouver Academy of Music, where I was fortunate to teach in my last two years of study. I saved my paychecks for travel as my tuition was covered by scholarship. I was happily independent, roaring to study/work on my ever-so-cool motorbike. An accident nearly ended my dreams in music, [...]

Ani Trevillion

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Alumni Corner with Ani Trevillion Since graduating, I've split my time evenly between furthering my education and travelling in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. I completed a BA in English with a Minor in Psychology at UBC and went on to get an Associate's Certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. I am now about to take my career [...]

Blake Laing-Smith

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Alumni Corner with Blake Laing-Smith After graduating from the Vancouver Waldorf School in 2003, I took some time off from school. I worked on an independent film in Ashland, Oregon, managed a Bean Around the World franchise, and worked in construction, giving me some practical skills for my tool belt. On returning to post-secondary, I took the Cinematography program at Capilano [...]

Carmencita Briel

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Alumni Corner with Carmencita Briel I was born in South Africa and moved to Vancouver with my family as a teenager. After graduating from the Vancouver Waldorf School, I completed my studies in Business Marketing at Capilano University, became the mother of two beautiful daughters and began a career in the Organic Health Industry. While travelling in India in 2005, [...]

Emily Sheppard

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Alumni Corner with Emily Sheppard I came to VWS in grade 6 after attending a rigorous private school in Bermuda. It was a bit of an adjustment for me. All I wanted to do after high school was travel, but my track and field career took precedence. I attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa on a full athletic scholarship, competing [...]

George Hall

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Alumni Corner with George Hall After graduating from Waldorf, I went to Capilano College and completed two years of undergraduate courses in the sciences. I then transferred to UBC and completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. I was hired at Children's Hospital in the CFRI (Child and Family Research Institute) as a Graduate Research Assistant working on Cystic Fibrosis [...]

Georgia Simmerling

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Alumni Corner with Georgia Simmerling Though I was away from school a lot to train and compete, thanks to the immense support of my teachers and the entire faculty, I graduated (on time!) with my class in 2007. I was blessed to pursue my passion for alpine ski racing and have the sport I love so much be my career. [...]

Julia Wilby

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Alumni Corner with Julia Wilby I graduated from Vancouver Waldorf School in the Class of 1988. There were 16 of us, 8 of whom had been there since grade 1 (and some even preschool). I started at Capilano College (as it was called then), intending to go to Parson's in New York to study Fashion Design. My English professor identified me [...]

Karda Roland-Berge

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Alumni Corner Interview with Karda Roland-Berge After graduating from high school, I spent the summer in Europe and then began university in September at Capilano University. I loved Cap, and it was the perfect transition place to explore my interests in the Social Sciences further. In my second year, I discovered my love for Anthropology. I continued to pursue this [...]

Kiera Chase

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Alumni Corner Interview with Kiera Chase VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.) KC: I travelled for a year after graduating from high school and spent six months in India and several months working in Corsica. When I returned to Vancouver, I wanted to begin my post-secondary studies. [...]

Lani Townsend-Steed

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Alumni Corner Interview with Lani Townsend-Steed VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.) LS: Once I left high school, I was awarded a scholarship toward tuition at what was then known as Capilano College. There, I worked toward a biology degree, during which time I met [...]

Liam Foran

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Alumni Corner Interview with Liam Foran VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.) LF: After graduation, I went to Douglas College for the Kinesiology Program and worked summers at a labour job for a construction company. I was then offered a full scholarship to Dickenson State [...]

Lily Cameron

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Alumni Corner Interview with Lily Cameron VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc... ) LC: I went straight to university after Grade Twelve, moving to Nova Scotia to attend Acadia University in Wolfville. Acadia is filled with pageantry, tradition and has the warmest and most inclusive [...]

Luisa Kodweiss

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Alumni Corner Interview with Luisa Kodweiss VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.) LK: After graduating from the VWS, I first went back to Europe for two months to visit my family. When I returned to Vancouver, I worked as a Lift Operator on Grouse Mountain [...]

Magda Bereza

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Alumni Corner Interview with Magda Bereza VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc. ) MB: The first big thing I did following graduation was to travel to Sweden to start a year-long program called YIP, an International Youth Initiative Program located in Järna, Sweden. My year [...]

Maria Timm

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Alumni Corner Interview with Maria Timm VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.) MT: After graduation, I attended Capilano College (now Capilano University). I enjoyed my time there and would encourage anyone to start at a small college rather than a big university right after graduation. [...]

Mariel Cooksey

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Alumni Corner Interview with Mariel Cooksey VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (Post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc. MC: After graduating in 2011, I first attended Queen’s University and then transferred to UBC in my 3rd year. It was quite intimidating making the transition from a close-knit group of nine students to [...]

Mariella Costanzi

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Alumni Corner Interview with Mariella Costanzi VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.) MC: After graduating I did a seven month trip throughout Australia and Europe on my own. I then came back to Vancouver and completed the Arts and Entertainment Management program at Capilano University. [...]

Maryanne Matthias

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Alumni Corner Interview with Maryanne Matthias VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. MM: I attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where I received a Fashion Design and Technology degree. I moved to Montreal in 2003, right after graduating, to pursue a career as a self-employed fashion designer. It was wonderful while it lasted, to [...]

Matthew Cooke

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Alumni Corner Interview with Matthew Cooke VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. MC: After graduating, I attended Capilano University with the intent to get a degree in Human Kinetics. I also decided to get a job at Earls Restaurant; I wanted to make some money, and I enjoyed cooking, so it was [...]

Matthew Roberts

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Alumni Corner Interview with Matthew Roberts VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.) MR: After graduating from Waldorf, I was accepted into a Bachelor of Arts program at Mount Allison University. Mount Allison is a small liberal arts university in New Brunswick and is constantly ranked [...]

Max Cameron

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Alumni Corner Interview with Max Cameron VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. MC: I worked many odd jobs for a couple of years before being pushed to go back to school by my family. After much debate, I decided on a brewery program in Niagara, but I needed to get my Chemistry 12, [...]

Melissa Deering

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Alumni Corner Interview with Melissa Deering VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. MD: After graduating from the Vancouver Waldorf School, I attended Mount Royal University, and subsequently, the University of Calgary, working towards my undergraduate degree in Psychology. I was eventually accepted into the Department of Psychology’s honours program, where I spent [...]

Michelle Nagle

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Alumni Corner Interview with Michelle Nagle, (nee Alexandre) VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.) MN: After spending nine years at VWS and graduating in 1998, I spent a year working and travelling. I then attended UVic, where I completed an Arts degree in Anthropology with a focus [...]

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