It was thanks to a lawyer that Morgan Jarvis found himself competing at the London Olympics in 2012. The Olympic men’s double sculls rower had an impressive academic record: Law Degree, MSc in Molecular Medicine and a BSc in Biology from Queen’s and had been accepted to article at the Ottawa Law firm of Gowlings. A lawyer at the firm, Frank Mulock, noticed that Jarvis also had been a bronze medallist in lightweight quad sculls at the 2005 world championships and a bronze winner at the 2004 and 2005 world U23 championships. At the firm’s urging, Jarvis set aside his law career and for the next two years trained for the 2012 London Olympics. Jarvis finished a disappointing 13th in the lightweight double sculls, but did realize his Olympic Dream. He is now working for Gowlings in Ottawa as an aspiring Intellectual Property lawyer.
Born into political life in Ottawa, Catherine Clark is no stranger to being in the public eye. As founding host of CPAC’s popular weekly television show Beyond Politics, Catherine interviews Members of Parliament, Premiers and people of influence to reveal the personal, human side of public life. Catherine is also a sought-after public speaker and emcee, and writes the “Giving Back” column for Ottawa at Home Magazine, profiling people who are improving the lives of their fellow citizens.