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Jessica Shaw | Top 40 Under 40

The youngest faculty member in social work at the U of C, Shaw’s research on often controversial subjects affecting marginalized populations has received national and international attention. She was also on the committee that brought the Amnesty International Human Rights Conference to the city for the first time. Whether it’s launching Canada’s first 24-hour abortion information hotline or researching medical-assisted death for Calgary’s homeless, Jessica Shaw fights for social justice on a w

Liz Scarratt | Top 40 Under 40

Scarratt has become a key player in securing funding for research at the U of C, implementing processes at the university that have helped increase research funding by more than $100 million annually. As director of the institutional program division for the University of Calgary’s research services office, Liz Scarratt leads a team of 15 administrators who help U of C researchers get funding to do groundbreaking work. There are grants and funding that researchers apply for on their own, but it

The Tea Party That Comes to You

When Linda Butchart attended a local tea service, the design on the elegant china looked very familiar. It was American Beauty — a vintage style covered in red roses. The china was identical to a set once owned by her late mother. It was a set she had grown to cherish. Butchart was about to launch a new catering business with long time friend, Karen Dingwall and took it as a sign. “I just felt like my mom, who passed a couple years ago, was kind of speaking to us," says Butchart. "She would hav

What's New at the Calgary Stampede for 2017

The parade is changing directions, and it’ll be in your favour. It's a decision that has been three-years in the making. This year the parade kicks-off at the intersection of 9 Avenue and 1 Street S.E., goes up to 10 Street S.W. and loops back down 6 Avenue to end at 3 Street S.E.. The change in direction will create a better and clearer path for parade goers to head on down to the Stampede following the parade, where entry is free until 1:30 p.m.. Kick-off the Calgary Stampede with their annua

6 Ways to Get Involved at Alberta Open Farm Days

If you’ve ever wondered where you’re locally grown, raised, and sourced food comes from, Alberta Open Farm Days is for you. Held Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, the province-wide event gives Albertans the opportunity to meet their rural farming neighbours while learning how and where their food is produced. Alberta Farm Days includes a variety of free and ticketed events at more than 100 farms, ranches, and businesses that have opened their gates to the public. While some events, li

Shop Local Artisans Online with Sea & Sapphire

For small businesses and consumers, pop-up markets for handmade crafts can be expensive for vendors and overwhelming for shoppers. But for those looking to purchase one-of-a-kind finds, or in search of an alternative to showcase their artistry, a new and local online market has come into the scene. Established in June 2017, Sea & Sapphire launched as an online market for vendors local to the Calgary area. Designed to act as the middleman, the website is a platform for makers to sell their handm

DIY Fashion and Accessory Classes to Take this Fall

Forget math and science, go back to school for style, even if it is just an evening or weekend workshop. From September to December, several businesses and institutions are offering a variety of single or multiple day courses that will unleash the designer within you. Learn to sew one-of-a-kind wearable garments or handcraft beautiful jewellery pieces. Personalize your style with one or more of these creative classes, but be sure to sign up quick, as space is limited.  There are options for all

How to Spend 20 at Taste Of Calgary 2017

It’s that time of year again, the city’s annual Taste Of Calgary takes place August 10 to 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Eau Claire’s Festival Plaza. The sampling festival includes dishes and beverages from restaurants around Calgary. It also showcases local musicians, artisans, and entrepreneurs. This year, the new Foodie Stage is where you’ll be able to find chefs, authors, speakers and much more. While admission to the festival is free, tickets to sample food and beverages can be purcha