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Jill Drader, BGS’05, is the founder of Woman in Work Boots and is a coach and consultant at Steel Toe Stiletto Ltd. On this episode of Peer Review, Jill talks about her turbulent youth, discusses working in the trades in Alberta, and explains why she helps others discover their passions. This episode touches on mature subject matter, listener discretion is advised. 

Direct download: Episode_38_-_Jill_Drader_jill_of_all_trades.mp3
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Harry Sanders, BA’88, is a self-employed historical consultant and writer, as well as Calgary Heritage Authority’s historian laureate. Since he started studying Alberta’s history as a young teen, Harry has gone on to author books about the city's waterworks system, historical walks in the city, and much more. On this episode of Peer Review, Harry reflects on Calgary’s past, sharing stories about some of the men and woman who have helped make the city what it is today.

Direct download: Episode_37_-_Travel_back_in_time_with_Harry_Sanders.mp3
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James Fell, BA’93/MA’96/MBA99, is an internationally syndicated fitness writer, penning pieces for the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, TIME Magazine, AskMen.com, Chatelaine.com, and Men’s Health. On this contentious episode of Peer Review, James shares his opinion on fad diets, Dr. Oz, CrossFit, and much more. 

Direct download: Episode_36_-_James_Fell_vs_Fad_Diets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

Rosa Marchitelli, BA’95, is a journalist and news anchor for CBC Calgary. After starting her career at A Channel in Calgary, Rosa worked as a journalist in Edmonton and Vancouver prior to returning to Calgary to co-host a newscast with her husband. On this episode of Peer Review, Rosa reflects on her days as a tough arts critic writing for the Gauntlet, talks about why her dream interview would be with Pope Francis, and discusses the future of CBC.

Direct download: Episode_35_-_Rosa_Marchitelli_goes_public.mp3
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Lourdes Juan, BGS’05/MEDes’09, is the director of LMJ Consultants and Soma Advanced Skin & Body Therapy. On this episode of Peer Review, Lourdes shares how she obtained her informal business education, talks about Calgary development trends, and discusses LeftOvers, her non-profit organization that delivers fresh food to people in need. 

Direct download: Episode_34_-_Lourdes_Juan_does_good_for_her_city.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

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.