Peer Review - The University of Calgary Alumni Podcast
The University of Calgary Alumni’s podcast "Peer Review" features grads in conversation about great moments, big ideas and post-university life
info_outline #124: Failure 06/06/2018
#124: Failure Failure is trending, but is that a good thing? We ask six alumni what they think about failure and what advice they’d give their younger selves. Featuring: Whitney Rockley, MBA’97 Ben Cannon, BA’14 Christine Dagenais, MBA’11 Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes, BA’99, BA’01 Patrick Lor, BA’90, MBA’01 Bridget Casey, MBA’15
info_outline #123: Bridget Casey 05/31/2018
#123: Bridget Casey Bridget is the founder and content creator of . From paying off debt to investing in the stock market, Bridget provides clear, actionable advice that will transform your finances. Bridget holds a BSc from the University of Alberta and an MBA in finance from UCalgary. She is regularly featured as a millennial finance expert as a guest on BNN and CBC, and was recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Young Innovators in 2016.
info_outline #122: Simon Colgan 05/23/2018
#122: Simon Colgan Simon is a palliative physician in Calgary and a member of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary. He divides his time between inpatient and community practice and, in 2016, helped to found the Calgary Allied Mobile Palliative Program (CAMPP) with Rachael Edwards of Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS). CAMPP was established in response to the inequity experienced by homeless and vulnerably housed patients at end of life. Previously, Simon worked with Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan and Doctors of Two Worlds on a trip to Nepal. Learn more about (CAMPP).
info_outline #119: Brian Palmer 05/03/2018
#119: Brian Palmer When applying for a job, should you include a cover letter? Do you have to customize each resume? What headings should you use? Everyone has their own style when it comes to applications, but Brian Palmer, BComm’06, has some not-so-secret tips and best practices.
info_outline #117: Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes 04/19/2018
#117: Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes If you’ve visited the UCalgary Native Centre, attended any local marches or participated in a , there’s a good chance you’ve heard Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes, BA’99, BA’01. In this episode, Cheryle explains how to be an activist and why it’s important to give back in a good way.
info_outline #115: Ben Cannon 04/04/2018
#115: Ben Cannon Spoofing Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Ben Cannon, BA’14, discusses mental illness, addiction and striving to earn a living as an up-and-coming comedian. We may have hit a few potholes along the way, so listener discretion is advised.
info_outline #113: Christine Dagenais 03/22/2018
#113: Christine Dagenais Christine Dagenais, MBA’11, is an expert when it comes to personal and professional branding. In 2005, Christine founded Creative Coaching, a consulting practice focusing on three key areas: executive and career coaching, management consulting, and professional speaking. Her specialization spans business administration, Myers-Briggs, change management, professional coaching — and that’s just the beginning of the list. Her philosophy for successful career and executive development is simple: just be you.
info_outline #112: Whitney Rockley 03/13/2018
#112: Whitney Rockley One of few female senior leaders in venture capital, Whitney Rockley, MBA’97, decided it was time to upgrade her education at UCalgary back in the 1990s when she was told she wasn’t bright enough to work as a bank teller. Knowing she was on the wrong career path, Rockley pursued a graduate degree in entrepreneurial thinking and took part in a prescribed mentorship program. She relentlessly sought opportunities wherever they presented themselves, regardless of country or perceived risk, and today she is the co-founder and managing partner of McRock Capital, based in Toronto.
info_outline YMCA's Shannon Doram and Ken Lima-Coehlo 12/21/2017
YMCA's Shannon Doram and Ken Lima-Coehlo This week on Peer Review, we’re joined by YMCA Calgary CEO and President Shannon Doram, and Vice-President of Marketing & Communications, Ken Lima-Coelho. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology and, as a student athlete, captained the very first Dinos ringette team. Ken earned a Bachelor of Arts at UCalgary and during his time here was active with CJSW, The Gauntlet, NUTV and the Jazz Choir. In this episode, Shannon and Ken have a candid conversation about what motivates them to build their careers in the non-profit sector. While the two have very different backgrounds – Shannon a long-time athlete with a background in health promotions and Ken a former journalist and proud father – they each share their journey from opposite ends of the UCalgary campus to senior leadership roles in a major community organization. Their dedication to health, wellness and community-building has brought them together as champions of the YMCA. Fair warning… if you haven’t finalized your New Year’s resolutions, you’re about to be inspired!
info_outline #110: Longtime Calgary Oilman and Philanthropist Jim Gray 12/12/2017
#110: Longtime Calgary Oilman and Philanthropist Jim Gray In this episode, Jim joins us to talk about his career in energy and business, his thoughts on the past and future of our city, and the importance of community and getting involved. He also inspires us all to seek the right balance between career, community and most importantly, family.
info_outline #109: A three part discussion on Calgary's craft beer boom 11/22/2017
#109: A three part discussion on Calgary's craft beer boom We caught up with three different Calgary brewery owners to talk specifically about cooperation and collaboration in the craft beer scene. We dive-in and discuss this current trend with three proud UCalgary alum who are running some of the most successful breweries in the city:
info_outline #108: Patti Pon sheds light on the new creative economy 11/17/2017
#108: Patti Pon sheds light on the new creative economy Calgary Arts Development President & CEO, Patti Pon, discusses the new creative economy. She makes arguments for the current Calgary arts scene as well as the facts and figures that stand behind the economical impacts of a thriving creative sector.
info_outline #107: Dr. Dan Niven, helping doctors ditch outdated technologies for cutting-edge patient care 11/08/2017
#107: Dr. Dan Niven, helping doctors ditch outdated technologies for cutting-edge patient care Dr. Dan Niven (PhD) is an intensive care physician and health researcher who focus on helping doctors ditch outdate technologies, tests and treatments for cutting-edge patient care.
info_outline #106: Natalie Panek, rocket scientist, explorer and speaker 11/02/2017
#106: Natalie Panek, rocket scientist, explorer and speaker Natalie Panek is a rocket scientist, explorer and speaker. She has completed internships with NASA, helped engineer and drive a solar powered car across the continent, and has been featured on popular TED Talks. Natalie is an advocate for women in leadership roles in science. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently featured Natalie on his Instagram page.
info_outline #105: The Future of Oil Sands 10/26/2017
#105: The Future of Oil Sands The Idea Exchange series has been bringing alumni, donors and UCalgary supporters together to connect and talk big ideas. The first event in Calgary is November 22 and we’re going to be talking energy innovations for today and tomorrow.
info_outline #104: Melanee Thomas talks gender disparity in politics and the Calgary election 10/21/2017
#104: Melanee Thomas talks gender disparity in politics and the Calgary election Melanee Thomas holds a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Calgary and has been an Assistant Professor on campus since 2012. She offers a strong insight into gender disparity, polling and voter turnout during the recent Calgary election.
info_outline #103: Rusell Reimer talks innovative sports management and humble beginnings 10/11/2017
#103: Rusell Reimer talks innovative sports management and humble beginnings Russell Reimer, President of Manifesto Sport Management, discusses humble beginnings in Steinbach Manitoba, Miriam Toews, and community minded Mennonite roots.
info_outline #102: Peer Review Live: Going for Gold 10/05/2017
#102: Peer Review Live: Going for Gold Live panel discussion featuring Olympic wrestler, Erica Wiebe (Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and a Bachelor of Kinesiology), who won gold at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, four-time Olympic medalist in speed skating, Kristina Groves (Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development), and Kyle Shewfelt, who won a gold medal in gymnastics in the 2004 summer Olympics.
info_outline #101: Andrew Mosker talks about the National Music Centre 09/28/2017
#101: Andrew Mosker talks about the National Music Centre Andrew Mosker (President and CEO of the National Music Centre and 2017 Arch Award recipient) talks about musical epiphanies, transformative winters as a ski bum in Jasper, his favourite UCalgary professor, and he drops enough rock ’n’ roll references to satisfy even the most devout audiophile — the Rolling Stones, Daniel Lanois, Feist, Jim Cuddy, U2 and Kid Koala, to name a few. Andrew holds a Master of Arts in musicology from the University of Calgary.
info_outline #98: Chris Olbey believes books are the best technology 08/16/2016
#98: Chris Olbey believes books are the best technology Chris Olbey, BA'92, MA'96, English instructor, University of Calgary uses classic literature to help students better understand today’s world of pop culture.