The Future of Architecture

From UCalgary’s newly renamed School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape to our new Central Library, The Wednesday Room and Shane Homes YMCA — discover the alumni behind them.

Highlights

UCalgary alumni are doing amazing things in Calgary and around the world. Check out some of our favourite alumni highlights.

Ever Hear... “For Appliances, Press 1; For Doors and Windows...”

Ever Hear... “For Appliances, Press 1; For Doors and Windows...”

Voice production is so integrated into today’s technology that it’s easy to forget that someone, somewhere, has recorded the words we hear. In many cases, that someone — at least in Canada — is voice-over entrepreneur Allison Smith, BFA’86

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The Canadian Museum of Making — A Buried Treasure

The Canadian Museum of Making — A Buried Treasure

Ian MacGregor’s 20,000-square-foot underground Canadian Museum of Making in the foothills near Cochrane is the stuff of collectors’ dreams. So, what drives a guy to build his own underground museum?

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Careers in Motion: John Reid, BKin’09

Careers in Motion: John Reid, BKin’09

In our series, Careers in Motion, we bring you interviews with alumni who are innovators, thought leaders and experts in their field. This month, we chatted with Calgary-based entrepreneur and alumnus John Reid, BKin’09, operating partner and “pilot” of Calgary’s latest party bike operation — Pedal Pub

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Graduation Wisdom

Graduation Wisdom

Do not be a bystander in your own life — and other bits of sage advice

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Career conference 2019

Top 5 Tips for Connecting with the Future of Work

More than 160 alumni and staff received insider advice and tips on future-proofing their careers at UCalgary Alumni’s second annual Grow Your Career Conference on Feb. 2.

Themes of agility, transition, emerging industries, human connection and automation carried throughout the day as experts divulged how to cope with — and excel in — today’s rapidly evolving and uncertain career landscape.

A University Without Borders

UCalgary’s strategic push towards global education stresses the benefits of diversity and inclusion in an aim to deliver excellence.

Diversity, inclusivity and cultural insights are increasingly important elements of a university education as the world becomes more interconnected, says Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, UCalgary’s vice-provost, international.

Wherever Life Takes You — UCalgary Alumni is There.

The rise of the University of Calgary from a small regional institution to an intellectual hub of global influence parallels that of Canada itself. Of UCalgary’s nearly 180,000 alumni, who hail from 153 countries, approximately 11,200 live abroad. Our alumni body is larger, more diverse (in age and race), and increasingly more engaged than ever before.

Lessons From Tragedy: A 9/11 Survivor’s Message

Seventeen years ago today, alumna Christine Gillies was working on the 87th floor of the World Trade Center when her world sheared and collapsed around her. She and co-worker Yvette Lynch managed to escape and then, this past summer, decided to return to Ground Zero. Together. Does time soften or alter such a harrowing event?

Alumnae Twins Star in Netflix’s Series of Unfortunate Events

We lift the curtain on those hapless Baudelaire siblings, treacherous Count Olaf and the beguiling beginnings behind all those Lemony Snicket books and episodes.

When the identical twins — alumnae Jacqueline and Joyce Robbins — landed the dual roles of the White-Faced Women in this Netflix wonder, it instantly became a series of most fortunate events.