A degree from Redeemer is a catalyst, a launchpad for our grads to make a difference in big ways and small. You can see that impact in the careers, families and neighbourhoods of over 5,000 alumni.
The Culture Makers video series profiles these alumni. Since fall 2013, the Redeemer community has been celebrating alumni who are striving to enrich culture by making more of it. The Culture Makers video series profiles graduates who are acting as culture creators and cultivators in their various spheres of work.
Scroll through the Culture Makers YouTube playlist and you’ll see interviews with alumni who are shaping culture in business, politics, the arts, social services, the church and education. Each video is a snapshot of flourishing. In 2015, we interviewed Phoebe Mitton ‘10, who is preparing the way for others in Indigenous education as a policy analyst at the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development. We filmed a video with Kyle Vander Linden ‘05, too. As a conservation specialist, he helps cities and municipalities adapt to climate change. In 2013, we shared the story of Graham Cubitt ’01, who creates affordable housing for people with disabilities as director of projects and development at Indwell.
Join us in telling the stories of Redeemer’s culture makers. Watch and share the videos on YouTube. Post with the hashtag #SinceRedeemer on Twitter or on Instagram to share how you, or a graduate you know, are bearing God’s image through culture making. It was our graduates who have caught the vision of the Culture Makers video series and made financial contributions to support the project. You can donate and help Redeemer share alumni, student and faculty stories farther and wider:
“That’s a wrap!” shouted Scott Trapasso, creative director at video production company Media That Matters. It marked the end of two days of filming with more than 20 Redeemer student athletes.
Trapasso and his team, armed with a camera that records nine times more pixels than HD, captured the footage for three brand new Redeemer athletic videos.
“I’ve come to learn that all things are an act of worship.”
The video series highlight what it means to be a Royal. Two videos follow students Travis Feddema and Jocelyn Klompmaker, as they provide a real look at the balance between academic and athletic excellence. In the third video, quick, high energy clips get the viewer’s heart pounding.
Feddema is an education student, and this year’s indoor soccer most valuable player. He’s learning on the field and in the classroom. “I’ve come to learn that all things are an act of worship,” he says, “that God takes pleasure when I compete, when I’m in class, when I train, study or find the back of the net. Together, they teach, shape and challenge my mind, body and heart.”
Klompmaker is a health sciences major, an athlete on the women’s volleyball team and an OCAA All-Academic. She works out early, and studies late, from the gym to library, from library to weight room, from game film to textbooks. “The best part is I don’t just do it for me,” she says, “I don’t just do it for my teammates or because it will look good on a resumé. I do it for God, because if I’m doing it for him, I’m doing it with all my heart.”