Why using improv to boost your business skills is no joke

University of Guelph graduate and founder of The Making Box, Jay Reid says improv can help improve business skills

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

On the job: taking the reins as one of Canada’s top athletes

Horse jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson is one of Canada's top athletes

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. “It’s not like a car where you have steering and brakes,” says Wilson, who in 2007 became the first woman

On the job: an office on the water

Dave Pinel, U of G graduate and managing owner of West Coast Expeditions in Courtenay, B.C.

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. As managing owner of West Coast Expeditions in Courtenay, B.C., he leads adventure tours that tread softly on the Earth, leaving the