Interesting People

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Nell Scovell: Funny Parts and Hard Truths
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To watch television is to unconsciously consume the life’s work of people like Nell Scovell. Onscreen, it’s Homer Simpson, Murphy Brown or Sabrina the Teenage Witch who deliver a line, get a laugh or otherwise move the plot along. Offscreen,...
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David Rosenberg: Explaining Dollars and Sense
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One of the country’s leading economists, David Rosenberg has no shortage of accolades to his name. He’s been ranked as one of the five most influential Canadians in investing, one of the 12 smartest people on Wall Street and one...
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The Unbreakable Jully Black
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As an artist, performer, and personality, Jully Black has run the gamut. As an actor, she has appeared in both the theatrical production and the television versions of Da Kink in My Hair (she even provided the opening theme for...
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Eric Radford: Olympic Medals and the Courage to Try
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There are few things that can hold figure skater Eric Radford back. Overcoming bullying in his youth and countless other challenges throughout his career, he and partner Meagan Duhamel went on to become one of the most decorated Canadian pair...
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Building Trust and Credibility with Mark Bowden
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Voted the #1 Body Language Professional in the world by Global Gurus in 2014 and 2015, Mark Bowden is a world-renowned expert in body language, human behaviour and communication. He’s coached prime ministers of G7 countries and business leaders from...
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Alysia Rissling: Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do
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Alysia Rissling is on the verge of achieving one of her dreams. How has she accomplished this? Simply put, she busted her butt, took risks and did whatever it took to get closer to her goal. Born and raised in...
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Quantum Bits and Bytes: Our Chat with U of W’s Feridun Hamdullahpur
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Last year was the worst year the world has ever experienced for data breaches and cybertattacks. In fact, cyberattacks targeting businesses nearly doubled between 2016 and 2017. This isn’t an issue that’s going away anytime soon. The University of Waterloo...
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Actress Elishia Perosa on Standing Strong Together
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Vancouver’s Elishia Perosa wears many hats. She’s an actress and has appeared on a number of TV series including Supernatural, Psych and Continuum. She’s also a model, writer and musician too. But last year saw her taking on her biggest...
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Montreal Alouettes’ Chris Ackie on Motivation and Leadership
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Cambridge, Ontario’s Chris Ackie started playing football at the age of 10. After his first season, he knew that he wanted to play professionally one day. His hard work and determination made that dream a reality in 2015 when Ackie...
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East Coast Wisdom: Alan Doyle Shares Secrets to Success and Longevity
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Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor, recipient of the Order of Canada … Alan Doyle’s list of accomplishments literally goes on and on. Great Big Sea, the beloved band he fronted for two decades, is now retired but Doyle remains...
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