On July 8, 1917, renowned Canadian artist Tom Thomson, 39, disappeared during a canoe trip on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park. His body was discovered eight days later. Today his death is still shrouded in mystery: was it an accident, suicide or murder? Where are his remains buried? An instructor at the University of Guelph-Humber,
[dropcap]How[/dropcap] do you create an opera for singers who can’t safely be in the same room with each other? That was one of the challenges faced by playwright, poet and librettist David James Brock, MFA ’06, as he worked on Breath Cycle, an opera for singers with cystic fibrosis (CF).
Matt French tells stories not with words but with design. An award-winning page designer and assistant art director for The Globe and Mail newspaper, he aims to create eye-catching page layouts that give readers a clear idea what the story is about before they read a sentence.
Ingrid Berkeley-Brown, MA ’14, doesn’t consider herself a role model, even though she’s the highest-ranking black female police officer in Canada. As superintendent of Peel Regional Police, she prefers to be a mentor who helps others reach their goals, whether that’s to work in law enforcement or another field.
If the thought of giving a presentation or leading a meeting at work keeps you up at night, Jay Reid says taking an improv class might help. Reid, along with Second City alum Hayley Kellett, leads corporate improv workshops through The Making-Box, a comedy hub he established in downtown Guelph. The workshops are designed to
Who: Emma-Jayne Wilson, Dipl. (Equ.) ’01 Job: Professional jockey Success for jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson depends on making split-second decisions while guiding a 540 kg horse as it races at speeds reaching 70 kilometres per hour.
FIRST PERSON [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or 40 years, I took a lot for granted — my reflection in the mirror, how my clothes fit and my sense of self. On Sept. 14, 2013, all of that changed in an instant.
Babies usually begin saying their first words between the ages of one and two, but they can start communicating even earlier if they learn sign language, says Laura Berg, founder of My Smart Hands Inc., a company that teaches parents how to sign with their babies.
When veterinarian Andrew Peacock moved from Ontario to Newfoundland, it was to take a job caring for livestock. But when a whale needed his help, it became a highlight of his veterinary career and one of the hilarious and heartwarming stories in his book, Creatures of the Rock (Doubleday Canada, 2014).
Who: Dave Pinel, M.Sc. ’98 Job: Managing owner and tour operator at West Coast Expeditions Kayaking among the sea otters in Kyuquot Sound is just another day at the office for Dave Pinel.