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Heather Yourex, BCS'03, is a health reporter for Global News Calgary. On this episode of Peer Review, we revisit Heather's UCalgary days, look back on her time spent in Africa documenting the aids pandemic, and talk about health care issues facing Albertans.

Direct download: Episode_33_-_Heather_Yourexs_global_health_perspective.mp3
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Paul Fairie, MA’07/PhD’13, is a Political Science instructor at the University of Calgary and a Data Scientist for Centrality Data Science. On this episode of Peer Review, Paul provides insight into the upcoming Alberta Provincial Election, explains proper twitter behaviour, and shares a bit about his interests outside of politics.

 

Direct download: Episode_32_-_Paul_Fairie_surveys_Albertas_political_landscape.mp3
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John Fairbairn, BSc'06, is a former Canadian Olympic skeleton athlete, currently working in the oil and gas industry in Calgary. On this episode of Peer Review, we revisit John’s UCalgary days, look back on how he ended up representing Canada at the Sochi 2014 Olympics, and talk about life after competitive sports.

Direct download: Episode_31-_John_Fairbairn_the_brain_behind_the_brain.mp3
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Andrew Pearce, BSc’84/MSc’88, is the director of research and development at DreamWorks Animation. On this episode of Peer Review, we revisit Andrew’s UCalgary days, talk about how he ended up working on such films as Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and Monsters vs. Aliens, and discuss what the future of these types of movies could look like.

Direct download: Episode_30-_California_Dreaming_with_Andrew_Pearce.mp3
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Elizabeth Anderson, BA’10, is the author of Being Mentally Healthy (in spite of a mental illness), and received the True Grit Award from the Lt. Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addictions for her contributions to public education, advocacy, and stigma reduction of mental health issues. On this episode of the Peer Review, Elizabeth shares her story about living with schizophrenia and depression, and explains how she has given her illness experience a broader meaning by giving people accurate information and dispelling the myths that are associated with those living with diagnosis. 


Ken Lima-Coelho, BA’94, is the Vice President of Communications at YMCA Calgary, a Heebee-jeebee, a former CBC Radio journalist, and much more. On this episode of Peer Review, Ken shares stories about former schoolmates, Naheed Nenshi, Danielle Smith, and Ezra Levant, talks about the birth of the Heebee-jeebees, and discusses the importance of community engagement. 


Lori Bacon, BComm’81, is the president and owner of Swimco, Western Canada’s leading swimwear retailer. On this episode of Peer Review, Lori revisits Swimco's history, reveals some of her favourite swimwear trends over the past 40 years, and discusses Sports Illustrated’s inclusion of "plus-size” models in their 2015 swimsuit issue. 

Direct download: Episode_27_-_Take_a_dip_with_Lori_Bacon.mp3
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While still completing his business degree in Operations Management, Matt Diteljan, BComm’13, was hired as the CEO of Pocket Homes Inc., a tech startup that believes their smart phone application will completely change the way people find their perfect home. When he is not focused on real estate, Matt stays busy by helping spread positive messaging in Canadian high schools through his company, Glacier Communications. On this episode of Peer Review, Matt talks about the importance of mentorship, explains what it’s like to work at a tech startup, and shares stories about being a millennial entrepreneur.


Murray Falk, BEd’68, is a retired high school teacher and a former editor of the Cal-Var student newspaper, the forerunner to the Gauntlet. Starting his degree when the institution was still a branch of the University of Alberta, Murray graduated in 1968 after taking time off to teach. On this episode of the podcast, Murray looks back on early campus events, talks about the university’s autonomy from the University of Alberta, and shares stories from his 34-year teaching career. 

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Amanda Hehr, MBA’14, is one of the co-founders of Cru Juice, prior to which she was the VP of business development and marketing at Orpyx Medical Technologies. Encouraged by a friend to complete a masters degree in business, Amanda took a leap of faith and left her career in the field of wearable medical technology to start her own cold-pressed juice company. Now, six months after opening their doors, Cru Cold-Pressed Juice is about to open there third Calgary location. On this episode of Peer Review, Amanda talks about why she left a successful career in medical technology to forge her own path, explains what cold-pressed juice is, and discusses why it’s important for her to give back to the Calgary community. 

Direct download: Peer_Review_-_Episode_24_-_Amanda_Hehr_stars_in_50_Shades_of_Green.mp3
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