UCalgary alumni are doing amazing things in Calgary and around the world. Check out some of our favourite alumni highlights.
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.
UCalgary Driving Changes to New Economy
As Alberta looks to pivot from its history of relying primarily on the energy sector to developing a more diversified and sustainable economy, the University of Calgary is poised to be a consistent driver of innovation and collaboration.
Dear First-Year Me
If we could fill a stage with some wise UCalgary alumni, we wondered what they’d say to their younger selves. In this article alumni share words of wisdom on how to optimize their university experience.
Careers in Motion: Bobbi Paidel, BA’09
What makes someone with a dance degree, who then snags a lucky break that lands her in the fashion industry in Toronto and NYC, toss all that aside to launch a non-for-profit organization that helps children in India who are HIV-positive?
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.