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Top 40 Under 40 2016

2016 Judges

Amber Niemeier

Her passion to inform and engage the public about the YWCA Edmonton’s programs and advocacy for women and girls is effective enough to stir people into action.

April Dean

She transformed an under-used artist-run centre into a popular community resource and is an internationally exhibited print artist.

Brook Biggin

He’s helping erase the stigma of HIV while advocating for the wellbeing of gay and bisexual men.

Bukola Salami

She’s working on data that could improve the well-being of immigrants in this country and around the world.

Conor Kerr

He’s safeguarding the future of Aboriginal kids by connecting them to their past.

Cynthia Dovell

As the principal of Avid Architecture, she’s transforming Edmonton with community-centred design, while helping women and minorities enter the male-dominated profession.

Dr. Cameron Elliott

He’s using his knowledge to advance the field of neurosurgery in the city.

Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi

He co-owns an Alberta dental group worth $8.5 million (with Top 40 alumnus Alexander Yeh) and brought a successful halal restaurant chain to Alberta in 2016.

Dr. J. Lauren Johnson

She uses her creativity to help others heal, while focusing on the mental well-being of vulnerable populations.

Dr. Justin Balko

He works with Primary Care Networks to provide overall healthcare that extends far beyond just the usual doctor’s visit.

Elaine Hyshka

Her research is propelling changes that positively impact the health of vulnerable populations.

Gabriela Constantinescu

She’s raising awareness of problems suffered by patients after throat and neck surgery.

Hameed Khan

For advancing the quality of Alberta healthcare by ushering in new technologies to help patients and doctors.

Jacqueline Jacek

She’s spearheading charity campaigns to help children in need.

Jason Ding

He helps fledgling biotechs take off in Alberta.

Jen Panteluk

She’s helped Junior Achievement nearly double its regional reach, while seeing other non-profits as partners rather than competitors.

Kairi Pawlick

She helps build the city through her work as a development engineer and through her volunteer work, where she empowers young Edmontonians to engage with their communities.

Kory Mathewson

He’s shared his extensive knowledge of improvisation and artificial intelligence not just in his own community, but on a global scale.

Kristy Trinier

She is a passionate advocate of art in Edmonton and an internationally exhibited artist.

Kyla Kazeil

She opened her first of four businesses at 27 and takes pride in hiring quality local designers and musicians.
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