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Highlights

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

Alumnae Twins Star in Netflix’s Series of Unfortunate Events

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.

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Why it’s Good to Be Grateful Beyond Thanksgiving

Why it’s Good to Be Grateful Beyond Thanksgiving

Is “gratitude” the new self-help buzzword of the moment?  The importance of gratitude goes far beyond Tom Turkey and pumpkin pie. 

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Campaign 301 | 2018 Progress Report

Campaign 301 - 2018 Progress Report

Read about many of the great things that are happening on campus, in our community and beyond. 

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Careers in Motion: Fatima Nasser, BSc’07, BN’11

Careers in Motion: Fatima Nasser, BSc’07, BN’11

This month, we chatted with Calgary-based entrepreneur and award-winning home-builder Fatima Nasser, BSc’07, BN’11, who, along with her husband, Moe Abdullah, won last year’s Building Industry Lane Developers (BILD) award.

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Class Projects Can Change the World

Alumna Carolyn Reicher, BA’86, has been awarded a Governor General's medal for her work with women in Afghanistan, and it all began in an international development course at UCalgary.

The telephone call came late in the day after Reicher, had just left work. The next morning, when she read the words “Governor General” on the call display screen...

Augmented Reality – it’s Not Just for Snapchat and Pokémon Go

Alumnus Jeff LaFrenz, BSc’85, MSc’88, is at the helm of leading-edge technology that’s transforming business. Imagine if a surgeon could see the vessel structure of a patient’s liver superimposed onto a picture of the actual organ to guide her in removing a tumour safely, without cutting a vital blood vessel.

Her Olympic Dream Ended, But She Thrived

It was a beautiful day on Feb. 1, 2009, when Charmaine Ironside, BKin’10, a gifted snowboarder ranked No. 2 in Canada in the half pipe and training for the Olympics, landed hard and shattered her back — and her dreams.

After a lifetime of snowboarding and six years of intense training and dedication to reach the summit of her career as an amateur athlete, she began to live her worst nightmare.

14 Books to Help Grow Your Career

Business books are a cheap, easy route to professional growth. To kick off your career reading list, we picked the brains of UCalgary professors, staff and alumni, asking them to recommend their favourite business books.