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Alumni POV News Archive

A man plays a guitar in a yellowed, vintage photo.


April 16, 2021 — 
Acclaimed journalist Michael Posner on his serendipitous encounter with the iconic Leonard Cohen

The Big Idea, a graphic illustration with grafitti lettering and imagery.

Sound Off

April 16, 2021 — 
Looking for a big idea to move us forward? Here’s two—from alumni Frank Busch and Marcia Friesen

A black and white photo of the capsule recovery site.

From the Dark

September 29, 2020 — 
A first-person account behind the dramatic rescue of miners trapped underground

An illustration of the phrase Gap Year, where year appears between the A and P in GAP

Pick up and Go

November 4, 2019 — 
What if you took a gap year with the family? Hear from alumna Daria Salamon, author of Don’t Try This At Home: One Family’s (mis)Adventures Around the World.

An old typewriter with loaded paper

Dad’s Diary

October 24, 2018 — 
Read the story behind the story of author Michael Kaan’s award-winning first novel, The Water Beetles.


May 1, 2018 — 
Can the effects of #metoo and #timesup endure and create real change?

Moon photo by Reid Wiseman‚ courtesy of NASA

Out of this world

October 19, 2017 — 
Dr. Nathalie Sleno [MD/11] is a physician‚ pilot‚ mother of seven and one of 17 Canadians whom the Canadian Space Agency shortlisted to become the country’s next astronaut.


Shooting Gallery

May 1, 2017 — 
When I see someone shoot up, licking their arm first to clean the skin, the nurse in me urges them to use alcohol instead.


The Moose Hunt

September 26, 2016 — 
Grabbing my camera and gear, I hopped into the Jeep with the other members of the hunting party. We were off to spend another cold February evening in search of moose on the back roads of the Athabasca Oil Sands.

Centre of the Storm

July 25, 2016 — 
On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared over the South China Sea. Alumnus Dean Dacko was part of the airline's leadership team. He shares his story with us.

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