David Matthews, Ph.D. 1997

Dissertation: Case Variation in Contemporary Standard Russian.

After graduation, we decided to settle in Ottawa, in our home country. After a period of unemployment, a series of temporary office jobs led to a responsible position as a Senior Real Estate Analyst at NAV CANADA, the private, not-for-profit corporation that operates Canada’s air traffic control system. I negotiate leases and other agreements with airports, government agencies and private landlords. (On one or two occasions, I was able to assist our executives in their dealings with the Air Navigation Service of the Russian Federation.) For a time I did translating work (Russian to English, Czech to English, French to English) as well. I teach a Bible study course at a local church.