Peer Review - The University of Calgary Alumni Podcast (general)
#18: Todd Hirsch helps make sense of economics

Todd Hirsch, MA’92, is the Chief Economist at ATB Financial, a regular columnist for the Globe and Mail, and a member of UCalgary's Board of Governors. On this episode of Peer Review, Todd looks back at the evolution of economics over the past two decades, reveals what changes he would make to the city of Calgary, and addresses the biggest challenges facing Alberta’s economy.

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#17: Dallas Flexhaug stays one step ahead of the lava

Dallas Flexhaug, BA’04, has been a journalist with Global News since 2005, and currently co-anchors the Noon News Hour in Calgary. On this episode of the podcast, we look back at Dallas’ journey from university graduate to established news anchor, explore the shifting landscape of broadcasting, and talk about some of her favourite news stories from the past few years.

#16: Chad Saunders, champion of community building radio

Chad Saunders, BA’96, has been a part of CJSW radio for a quarter-century. Starting as a volunteer in 1990, Chad eventually managed the station from 2000 to 2012. Even now, as Manager, Operations and Special Projects at the National Music Centre, Chad still hosts his popular Friday program, My Allergy to the Fans. On this episode of Peer Review, we revisit Chad’s student volunteer days, explore CJSW’s colourful history, and discuss the importance of community radio in the digital age.

#15: Lori Andrews, insanely happy interior designer and photographer

Lori Andrews, BFA’92, is a self-employed interior designer and photographer. Also known as “the 10 cent designer,” Lori has mastered the art of social media, developing a strong global following. On this episode of Peer Review, we revisit Lori’s UCalgary experience, explore the pros and cons of social media, and discuss many different aspects of interior design.

#14: Eric Termuende bridges generational gap

Eric Termuende, BComm’14, is a director with Gen Y Inc., a Canadian startup company specializing in intergenerational dynamics and emerging talent. On this episode of Peer Review, we discuss Eric’s involvement with Gen Y Inc., explore millennial employment habits, and revisit how he traveled across Europe using only energy drinks as currency.

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#13: Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk grips it and rips it

Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk, BEd/BA’97, is a professional golfer; currently ranked third in the world for women’s long drive. On this episode of Peer Review, we revisit Lisa’s unconventional journey into professional golf, talk about how she developed her powerful swing, and discover what it's like to work with some of the world’s top golf professionals.


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Patrick Finn, MFA’09, is an associate professor in the School for Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. On this episode of Peer Review, we explore Patrick’s work as a drama professor, tackle some of the biggest issues facing today’s post-secondary education system, and Patrick explains open source thought and his problem with critical thinking.

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#11: Matt Masters Helps Alberta Tell its Story

Matt Masters, BA’02, is a country and western singer who plays world and Canadian music Alberta style. On this episode of the podcast we explore Matt’s early days as a student and budding musician, talk about the challenges of being an independent artist, and Matt clears up a lot of misconceptions I had about the country and western music genre.  

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#10: Aviv Fried is Rolling in the Dough

Aviv Fried, BSc’04 and MEng’09, is the owner of Sidewalk Citizen Bakery in Calgary, Alberta. On this episode of Peer Review we revisit Aviv’s UCalgary experience as an international student, discuss his transformation from scientist to baker, and Aviv reveals the secrets to making the most delicious loaf of sour dough bread.  

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#9: Running with Reed Ferber

Reed Ferber, B.PE’93, is an associate professor in kinesiology and nursing at UCalgary, as well as the chief scientific officer and director at Calgary Running Injury Clinic. On this episode of Peer Review we revisit Reed’s stint in professional basketball, talk about how he ended up at the forefront of running research, and Reed offers helpful injury preventing running tips.  

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