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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.
Three UCalgary Alumni Power CouplesOn 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 . . .
The Family WayHeld 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.