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One to Watch: Thabo Chinake

Business-savvy, musically gifted and devoted to lifting others through storytelling, Thabo Chinake (a.k.a. KTheChosen) is a rising star and undeniable force of positive change.

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10 Things We Like About Andrew Phung

Rebounding with verve from a cancelled hit TV show, comedian and UCalgary alumnus Andrew Phung has another gold-star sitcom on his hands, CBC’s Run the Burbs. Here’s how he thinks, unwinds and stays in the now.

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BEST IN CLASS

The Collective Good

These stellar citizens were inspired by recent mental, physical and social-justice challenges to improve the well-being of others, relating to COVID-19 and beyond.

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RADICAL ACTS

Facing Our Fears

Overwhelmed with worry for the mental health of her daughter with autism, Kristina McGuire found help in a program that changed her family’s world.

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10 Things We Like About Annie Murray

A coveted career that calls for boundless curiosity, meticulous attention to detail, and a passion for people and storytelling — a rare books librarian is a rare bird, indeed

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10 Things We Like About Olympic Ice Maker Mark Messer

The Iceman cometh — and he also goeth around the world to make sure speed-skating surfaces are fit for Olympians. Mark Messer gives us a personal glimpse into his cool world.

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10 Things We Like About Aviv Fried

Baker, entrepreneur and UCalgary student Aviv Fried is driven to make the world better through improving how non-profits work — and by sharing stellar cinnamon buns.

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Absolute Legend Katie Ohe

A catalyzing force for more than 60 years, artist Katie Ohe, Hon. LLD’01, continues to shape the future of contemporary art in Alberta

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Arch Awards: Six for the Win  

Superstars in health care, education and community leadership, these remarkable winners of the UCalgary Alumni Association’s 37th annual Arch Awards make us proud

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UCalgary's Dance Dance Revolution

Twenty-five years in, a UCalgary dance education is more dynamic and valuable than ever

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Q&A: RADICAL ACTS

Donor Heather Culbert’s Drive to Thrive 

The co-chair for the Calgary Cancer Centre’s OWN.CANCER campaign may have beaten cancer, but she’s all too familiar with the devastating effects of a disease whose outcomes she’s determined to help change 

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10 Things we Like About Mark Tewksbury 

Olympic athlete, activist, actor and motivational speaker, Mark Tewksbury, LLD’10, finds purpose in empowering others to lead — and joy in the Mediterranean, the Elbow River and his supportive husband 

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Joshua Whitehead

An undeniable force of talent and empathy, Indigiqueer writer and doctoral candidate Joshua Whitehead is an original on paper and in person

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SILVER LININGS

Spring Summer 2021

It’s been a tough year to cultivate feelings of accomplishment, not to mention find fun — but, as these resilient students, faculty and alumni prove, the pandemic has also inspired a world of joyful detours

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Q+A RADICAL ACTS

Spirit of the Law

At the age of 96, Agnes Cooke — farm girl, former nurse and enthusiastic philanthropist — aims to be the change she wants to see

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10 THINGS WE LIKE ABOUT YOU

Temple Grandin

Even if you saw her self-titled Hollywood biopic starring Claire Danes, there are likely a few things you didn’t know about renowned animal-husbandry expert and autism activist Dr. Temple Grandin, who makes UCalgary’s vet-med school a second home whenever she can

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