Dig In!

Come dig in to the most important meal and topics of the day!

UCalgary Alumni Dig In series

Kick Off Your Morning with a Great Cup of Coffee and Intriguing Conversation

Join your fellow UCalgary alumni online for breakfast and an expert-led, intimate and interactive discussion examining current trends, innovation, technology and more.

Dig in to the most important meal and topics of the day!

Dig In! Bite Size: The Neighbour Effect

Inspired by Calgary’s annual Neighbour Day and World Refugee Day (both of which fall on June 20), kick off your morning with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, BComm’93, and the Centre for Newcomers’ Anila Lee Yuen, BSc’06, as we discuss building inclusive, supportive neighbourhoods – one neighbour at a time.

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: 8 – 8:30 a.m.
Place: Online
Cost: Free

Meet the speakers

Prior to being Mayor, Mayor Nenshi was with McKinsey and Company, built his own business and was Canada's first tenured professor in nonprofit management at MRU. He was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, received the President’s Award from the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Psychological Association. Maclean’s magazine named him the second-most influential person in Canada. While at UCalgary, he was SU President. More...  

Anila has 25 years of experience in the settlement sector. Since joining the CFN, Anila has grown the agency by $5M, adding nationally recognized programming such as LGBTQ+ refugee supports and indigenous education for newcomers. Anila continues to strongly advocate for vulnerable persons; especially women and children. In addition to her UCalgary degree, Anila has an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. 

Mayor Nenshi, Anila

Mayor Naheed Nenshi, BComm'90 (left) and Anila Lee Yuen, BSc'06 (right)

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Explore past topics:

With each session of Dig In! we explore various topics in an expert-led breakfast. Whether you were unable to make the event, or you'd just like to dig a little deeper, below are some resources for you to explore:

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Navigating New Economies

Do we look at money differently depending on what form it takes? What about the impacts of our spending habits on our communities and our environment? Do we think about our values before we spend, or do we spend and then align our spending to what we value?

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The Future of Food

Food waste and food supply are critical global challenges in need of urgent and sustainable solutions. On December 5, we looked at The Future of Food and examined the global dynamics that influence what we eat.

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Finding Screen-Life Balance

Social media and our digital devices connect us to family, friends, news and more with a simple swipe of a thumb. However, some experts are speaking up about the down side of being so accessible, and there is growing evidence to support the connection between screen time and our relationships, our ability to focus and our mental health.

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Imposter Syndrome

If you ever thought you’re unworthy of your accomplishments, or kept ideas to yourself at work with fear they won't be taken seriously, you might suffer from Imposter Syndrome. Here’s how to slay it by cultivating a courageous sense of self-compassion.

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Your DNA

Direct-to-consumer DNA services have made genetic testing increasingly accessible over the past decade. But what really happens when you send your DNA samples for testing? And, most importantly, are the risks worth it?

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The Internet of Things

Every day, we share huge amounts of data across countless smart devices to make our daily lives more convenient and efficient. But what is the dark side of the increasingly hyper-connected world we have grown accustomed to? 

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