Where are they now?

Supreet Maan

Job: Family Physician

Location: Surrey, BC

Married (2017) with one son (10 months)

What did you study in post-secondary?

I studied general science at UBC and graduated from the UBC School of Medicine in 2014.

What is your current occupation?

I currently work as a Family Physician with outpatient services and hospital privileges at Peace Arch Hospital.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment?

Rather than one big moment I'd say it's the day to day interactions with patients where I feel like I've made a difference in someone's life, even if it's in a small way. 

What is one silver lining you’ve discovered during COVID?

Rather than mourn not being able to socialize in large gatherings, it’s forced me to focus on the few connections that I was able to maintain safely and I cherish how close we’ve become and the bond we’ve built out of this situation.

What advice do you have for young alumni?

Don't be disheartened if it feels like things aren't going your way. Over time I've learned that with patience and consistency, showing up every day to put in the hard work, you'll eventually realize your goals. So keep at it.

Kolby Solinsky

Job: Marketing Director

Location: Cloverdale, BC

Married (2016) with a son (2.5 years) and a daughter on the way

What did you study in post-secondary?

I went to study at Western University and received a BA in Political Science &  Masters in Arts Journalism.

What is your current occupation?

After working for many years in local media, I joined our family business which provides leadership and experience in all aspects of lottery fundraising for clients such as BC Children’s and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.

What is your proudest personal accomplishment?          

Experiencing fatherhood has been the most impactful role I’ve ever experienced. Becoming a Dad has made me feel more fulfilled than any other role I’ve experienced.

What is the most challenging part of being a new parent?

Dinner– I love food, but having a kid limits the variety of food we cook! We tend to eat the same foods and his tastes change and then we go to the simple foods like Kraft Dinner—LOL! Also, potty training—there is poop everywhere!

What part of your Southridge experience has the biggest impact on your life today?

I’m so proud to report that the majority of my social connections are still from Southridge. I truly value the intimate connections I made in high school.


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