UCalgary Alumni Named Top 40 under 40

This generation of movers and shakers are doctors, artists, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovative nonprofit and civic leaders — and yet, they still find time to give back and volunteer in their communities.


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

UCalgary President Ed McCauley

University of Calgary powers innovation

President Ed McCauley shares his vision for the university in Focus on Leadership, a Calgary Economic Development/Postmedia Network series.

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Arsheen Dhalla

50 Faces of Nursing: Arsheen Dhalla, BN’10

BN grad and UCalgary Alumni Achievement Award recipient advocates for youth in Tanzania.

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Arch Awards

Meet the 2019 UCalgary Alumni Arch Awards Recipients

Meet six remarkable alumni who are blazing trails across our skies, creating spaces for us to marvel at, championing legal rights for Indigenous people, leading colossal coalitions of people, innovating new tech platforms and helping build bridges across global organizations.

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Sam Effah

UCalgary Alumnus Sam Effah Takes Us Behind the Scenes

Some 2 million viewers tuned in to Season 7 of The Amazing Race Canada, where UCalgary Alumnus, Sam Effah came in second.

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Deepwater Farms founder

Four Calgary social enterprises win $25,000 each at the inaugural What’s Next YYC

Meet the UCalgary alumni behind some of the social enterprises making life a little easier for those among us lacking access to important resources. 

Foothills campus

Aleem Bharwani: Educator, thought leader and community builder

When we reflect on a favourite educator, most of us think back to someone delivering lectures at a podium or other formal forms of instruction. Dr. Aleem Bharwani, PGME’08, views the role of an educator differently, with the lines blurring between education and citizenship.

How to Slay Imposter Syndrome

Ever walk into a room of impeccably dressed professionals and feel like a fraud? All of a sudden, your perfect suit of an hour ago feels cheap and itchy? And you are certain that your neatly coiffed hair is moving around your head independently?

You, dear reader, may be suffering from Imposter Syndrome.

Illustration by Kelly Sutherland

The Path to the Pulitzer

How, exactly, does a UCalgary poli-sci student go from toiling at The Gauntlet to winning a Pulitzer Prize for reporting at the New York Times?

Develop a Passion — Then, Perhaps, Follow It

t’s almost convocation time — a time when new grads are left wondering whether they should follow their passion, their bliss. Or should you start by developing valuable skills that evolve into a passion for a specific field?