A groundbreaking public relations leader. A content-creator extraordinaire. An artist turned inclusive education advocate. A community-minded storyteller. A resilient real estate entrepreneur.

What do these five people have in common? Two things: they’re all MacEwan alumni and they’re all part of Edify magazine’s 2021 Top 40 Under 40.

Shani Gwin, Linda Hoang, April MacDonald Killins, Andrew Paul and Harpreet Singh join some of Edmonton’s most influential people on the annual list. Through creativity, service and entrepreneurship, these alumni are shaping our city.

We are proud of our alumni and all they have achieved. Congratulations to this year’s Top 40 recipients!

Get to know the MacEwan alumni on this year’s Top 40 Under 40

Image of Shani GwinShani Gwin
Public Relations ‘10

Shani Gwin is the founder and managing partner of pipikwan pêhtâkwan, formerly Gwin Communications, an Indigenous public relations agency that specializes in elevating Indigenous voices, projects and issues across Canada.

Read our Q&A with Shani Gwin


Image of Linda HoangLinda Hoang
Journalism ‘09

Linda Hoang is an influential social media strategist and content creator. Through her work she highlights everything Edmonton has to offer – from restaurants and retailers to scenic spots and local attractions.

Read our Q&A with Linda Hoang


Image of April Macdonald KillinsApril MacDonald Killins
Theatre Arts ‘04-’06

April Macdonald Killins is the executive director of the ABC Head Start Society where she uses her professional experience as a multidisciplinary artist – and her personal experience as a neurodivergent learner – to create engaging, inclusive early childhood learning experiences

Read our Q&A with April MacDonald Killins


Image of Andrew PaulAndrew Paul
Journalism '08

Andrew Paul is a communications associate at the Edmonton Community Foundation, where he oversees the organization’s Legacy in Action magazine and co-produce’s the The Well Endowed Podcast. He uses these platforms to tell stories about Edmonton's charitable sector and the foundation’s work.

Read our Q&A with Andrew Paul


Image of Harpreet SinghHarpreet Singh
University Transfer Bachelor of Commerce ‘04

Harpreet Singh is the owner of AMRIK Developments, a real estate company created as an answer to the evolving and unpredictable real estate market in Alberta.

Read our Q&A with Harpreet Singh

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