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EDify's Top 40 Under 40, Class of 2022

Edify Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 issue is out now, recognizing the contributions of 40 notable residents of the community.
Edmonton skyline at night, before Walterdale rebuild. Photo: Metro Creative Connection.

Some of Edmonton's best and brightest are being honoured in Edify Magazine's annual Top 40 Under 40 list, which recognizes the contributions of 40 notable residents in areas including health, the arts and innovation. 

"This remarkable class of Top 40s has amazing stories to tell,” said Edify publisher Trudy Callaghan. “Their achievements highlight that Edmonton is an exciting place in which to create, innovate and inspire others.” 

Recipients were nominated by peers, and then selected by a jury of Edmontonians (including former Top 40s). This year's panel included those from the city's business community, government and even the Edmonton Police Service.

"I am delighted to see so many recipients with such a strong U of A connection," noted University of Alberta President Bill Flanagan, a sponsor of the Top 40 Under 40. "Edify’s Top 40 Under 40 highlights our incredible University of Alberta alumni and staff who are change makers, community builders and world shapers."

“I do not envy the judges,” said Edify Editor-in-Chief Steven Sandor. “We receive hundreds of excellent nominations, and to narrow the field down to 40 is not an easy task. It speaks to the quality of people doing some really amazing things.” 

Honourees will be recognized at the Top 40 Under 40 celebrations on Tuesday, November 8 at the Winspear Centre. See for details.

Edify’s Top 40 Under 40, Class of 2022 

Rafiq Ahmad, Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Founder and Director, Laboratory of Intelligent Manufacturing, Design and Automation (Limda) and Aquaponics 4.0 Learning Factory 

Ayo Aiyeleye, Director, Capital Access, Alberta Innovates 

Dr. Nicholas Avdimiretz, Pediatric Respirologist, Stollery Children’s Hospital. Medical Lead, Stollery Pediatric Lung Transplant Program 

Greg Bott, Board Chair, Boyle Street Community Services 

Kathleen Elhatton-Lake, Partner, Shores Jardine LLP 

Riya Ganguly, Vice-President Strategy and Innovation, University of Alberta 

Roselle Gonsalves, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging - ATB Financial 

James Grant, World Class Bartender 

Carla Hilario, Assistant Professor, UBC-Okanagan  

Alex Hryciw, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce 

Isha Katyal, Associate Vice-President, Innovation, Concordia University 

Peter Keith, Co-Founder, Meuwly’s; Director, The Public Food Hub 

Garima Khatri, Clinical Social Worker, Community Geriatric Psychiatry (Covenant Health) 

Jake Kubiski, CEO, Kuby Renewable Energy Ltd 

Hollis Lai, CEO, MGHL Partners; Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta 

Dr. Grace Lam, Clinician Scientist, University of Alberta 

Dr. Miral Mehta, Ophthalmologist and Entrepreneur 

Dr. Shazma Mithani, Emergency Physician, Royal Alexandra Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital 

Mike Muirhead, Co-Founder, Forge 53° 

Bailey Oster, Manager of Regional Youth Coordinators, Métis Nation of Alberta 

Doris Paquette, Planning Manager, Edmonton Catholic Schools Division 

Garth Prinsonsky, Songwriter and Musician 

Jenna Pryor, Owner, Plum Home Design 

Jason Purcell, Author; Co-Owner, Glass Bookshop 

Mariah Samji, Executive Director, Infill Development in Edmonton Association 

Bruno Schiavon, Co-Founder and Owner, The Foundry Real Estate Co.  

Matthew Schur, Co-Owner, The Old Red Barn 

Jody Seremet, Owner and CEO of Foundry Room Events 

Chris Szott, Foley Artist at Little Hooksound 

Claire Theaker-Brown, Founder and CEO, Unbelts 

Lali Toor, Founder of Apna Hockey; CEO Toor Holdings 

Jeff Vela, Physiotherapist, Summerside Children’s and Sport Physiotherapy 

Tanya Walter, Defensive Assistant Coach, B.C. Lions 

Laurie Wang, Executive Director, People, Culture & Communications, Legal Aid Alberta 

Matt Ward, Engagement Manager, pipikwan pêhtâkwan 

Morrel Wax, Director of Philanthropy, Royal Alexandra Hospital, President and CEO of Moments By Morrel, Co-Founder of Edmonton’s Black Lives Matter Chapter 

Matthew Wildcat, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta 

Justin Yaassoub, Executive Director, All Around Consulting 

Mallory Yawnghwe, Founder and CEO of Indigenous Box 

Kyler Zeleny, Senior Management, Stawnichy’s Mundare Sausage and Writer/Documentary Photographer