Over the next 20 years, Canada’s seniors’ population is expected to grow by 68 per cent and we, as a nation, are not ready. In fact, experts say we are facing a multifaceted economic, social and health-care crisis as our elder population grows. What are our priorities and what is UCalgary doing about the splintered system that exists today?
Meet six remarkable alumni who are blazing trails across our skies, creating spaces for us to marvel at, championing rights for Indigenous people, leading coalitions of people, innovating new tech platforms and building bridges across global organizations. Although this year’s recipients walked the red carpet at the recent Arch Awards, their stories bear a replay.
Before someone lands a $1-billion deal, you can bet there are a lot of trials, missteps and the occasional breakthrough. Nobody knows that better than Dr. Pere Santamaria, MD, PhD, who traces this journey back to his childhood in the ’60s.
The relationship between artist and subject is always complex — but what happens when the photographer becomes the subject due to an unforeseen disaster such as a plane crash? Discover what it’s taken for alumna Leya Russell, BA’08, BFA’11 to get back on her feet — literally.
Guest columnist Chris Carlson, MBA’10, takes a deep dive into Canada’s fragmented patchwork of 14 different legislated health acts and comes up questioning the longevity of its structure. Carlson then postulates about who could helm a new innovative solution.
Our main campuses may be physically located in Calgary, but so many research projects, partnerships, satellite campuses and outreach programs span the entire province. Take a look at where UCalgary is making its mark.