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Mark Hopkins, BA’05, is the Co-Artistic Director of Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre and the creator of the community building initiative, "We Should Know Each Other". On this episode of Peer Review, Mark revisits his university days, explains his unique community building initiative, and talks about launching Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre.

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Direct download: Peer_Review_-_Episode_23_-_Get_to_Know_Mark_Hopkins.mp3
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Evan Bahry, BA’93/MBA’08, is the current executive director of the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta. On this epiosde of Peer Review, as a sneak peak of Shulich Engineering's 2015 Distinguished Speakers Panel event that will focus on Electrical Power in Alberta, Evan shares his views on the biggest issues facing Alberta's electrical market.

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Kate Thompson, MArch’02, is the Director of Development at Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, and a former sessional instructor at the University of Calgary. On this episode of Peer Review, Kate tells me why she thinks the New Central Library will be better than the The Bow, discusses the hurdles faced when redeveloping a downtrodden area of a city, and talks about the future of urban development in Calgary.

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Nick Blitterswyk, BSc’04, is the CEO of Urban Green Energy in New York, prior to which he was an actuary for JPMorgan Chase. On this episode of the podcast, Nick looks back at his time at the University of Calgary, talks about launching Urban Green Energy, and explains what they are doing to help with environmental issues.

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Direct download: Peer_Review_-_Episode_20_-_Nick_Blitterswyk_Goes_Green.mp3
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Andrew Phung, MA’06, is a senior performer at Loose Moose Theatre Company, and the director of special projects at Youth Central. Recently voted “best local actor” and “best local comedian” by FFWD Weekly, Andrew has been busy filming his two television shows, Let’s Talk English and Cowtown Sketch. On this episode of Peer Review, we talk about Andrew’s connection to the North East quadrant of Calgary, explore the world of sneaker collecting, and talk about why it’s important to fail. 

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Direct download: Peer_Review_-_Episode_19_-_Andrew_Phung_never_stops_improving.mp3
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#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.

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#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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