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Her Olympic Dream Ended, But She Thrived

An Olympic dream ended in 2009 when Charmaine Ironside, BKin’10, landed hard and shattered her back. Today, this self-described thriver and entrepreneur shares advice on goal-setting.

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Three UCalgary Alumni Power Couples

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, we lift the curtain on some of our all-star alumni couples (Including one from Haskayne) and ask them: who, really, does the dishes? Those answers, advice, work hours and more . . .

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Careers in Motion

Bonnie Butlin, BA’95, stresses more women are needed in cybersecurity.

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The Family Way

Held together by strands of DNA, family businesses make up more than 80 per cent of all companies. In a salute to Family Day we check up on the folks behind Spolumbo’s, Bridgeland Market and Riley & McCormick.

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Top Tips to Help Grow Your Career

If you missed UCalgary Alumni’s recent career conference, here’s a crib sheet on the action-packed day that saw more than 125 people brave frigid conditions to attend.

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From the TV Screen to Real Hospitals: Sci-Fi isn’t Fiction Anymore

Robotic surgery, like that performed in the TV show, The Good Doctor, isn′t 10 or even five years away; it could be done within a year or two.

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Receiving an Arch Award

The University of Calgary Alumni Association has been handing out Arch Awards since 1985.

We asked three recipients what receiving an Arch Award means to them.

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14 Books to Help Grow Your Career

Business books are a cheap, easy route to professional growth.

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Careers in Motion

This month, our featured alumna is Helen Vanderburg, BPE’79.

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Ten Tips for Future Careers

We check in with four UCalgary grads and career development experts for their insights, advice and tips on how to survive and thrive in the next economy. 

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UCalgary Spirit Shines in the Annual 2017 Top 40 Under 40 List

Twenty faculty, staff and alumni round out this year’s roster of Calgary’s most visionary young leaders.

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Augmented reality – more than just Snapchat filters and Pokémon Go

Alumnus Jeff LaFrenz, BSc’85, MSc’88, is at the helm of this leading-edge technology that’s transforming business, from engineering and construction to medicine and finance. 

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Theatre alumnus creates Bleeding Art

From demons and werewolves to “goo-burping tentacle beasts,” Leo Weiser’s, BFA’88, locally based special effects studio has it all. 

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Careers in Motion: Jordan Flagel, Exec. Director of TREE

This month, our featured alumnus is Jordan Flagel, BA’11, who is currently working in the rainforests of Belize, Guyana and Jamaica. How many people can say they’ve seen a black jaguar in their “office” before?

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How alumni are helping spark the Energize campaign

It’s been a stellar year for the University of Calgary’s $1.3 billion Energize campaign — which means it’s been an incredibly transformative year on campus, in Calgary and beyond. We invite you to find illumination and inspiration in the annual edition of our Energize progress report, Campaign 201.

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Back to School — But Far, Far Away

An increasing number of university grads are checking out of Calgary and checking in somewhere else. We catch up with three newly minted teachers who are now abroad. 

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Careers in Motion: Actor-Alumna Jamie Konchak Takes Us Behind the Curtain

She saw Annie the year she was born and, legend has it, Jamie Konchak broke into song, wailing “tomorrow, tomorrow.” The rest, as they say, is history. 

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UCalgary Alumni Magazine

UCalgary Alumni Magazine is published twice yearly in print and online. Check out the latest issue, in print and online now. 

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