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February 2017

Alumni Spotlight
Josh Methot, BComm’09

Utilizing his highly ambitious nature, Josh Methot has achieved his goals by following a path less travelled by most undergrads. In his fourth year of his BComm studies, he became a certified Sommelier and began managing the wine cellar at Teatro Restaurant. Then a fine wine importer that took him around the world. This role led to 12 years in the wine industry, and allowed Josh to hone keen people skills and excellent customer service – skills that would serve him well in his next career transition. Today, Josh co-owns his business Leslie. Methot. Real Estate, which he and his partner launched in 2015. Despite being new to real estate, Leslie. Methot. Real Estate sold over 100 homes in 2016.

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Points of Pride
Disrupt or be Disrupted

Jeremy Gutsche (BComm’00), New York Times Bestseller, CEO of Trend Hunter and innovation expert provides insights on disruptive innovation and creativity.

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Romance in Scurfield Hall develops into business success

BComm’81 alumni power couple, Lori and David Bacon, talk about working with your spouse and the key to Swimco’s success.

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Alumni to watch in 2017

Members of the campus community, Mike Shaikh (BComm’77) and Colton Lewis (BComm’15), among “Compelling Calgarians” saluted by Calgary Herald.

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Haskayne grads spin into Edmonton

Combining their love of sport and business, three BComm’10 grads, Warren Matzelle, Grady Topak, and Andrew Obrecht, are expanding YYC Cycle in Calgary and Edmonton after only three years.

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In the News
Burdens placed on public companies behind dearth of IPOs

J. Ari Pandes, assistant professor of Finance, discusses 2017 market chatter and the expected rise in the number of IPOs.

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Challenging anti-Alberta criticism

Mark Scholz (eMBA’15) shares his opinion on showing respect for your fellow Albertans working in the energy sector.

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Stay Connected
Join in UCalgary’s 50th Anniversary celebration

Only four months of anniversary programming remain, but there are still lots of opportunities for you to get involved!

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New Alumni Career Program

You spoke. They listened. UCalgary Alumni is launching a new career program! Help further design what you from this program by completing this survey.

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