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Episode 7: Exploring HR and cannabis with Dan Chernyk

A corporate restructuring gave Dan Chernyk the chance to return to the classroom. Building on the skills he gained as a manager in telecommunications, he decided to focus on studying Human Resources at MacEwan University.

Episode 6: Mastering the art of mediation and public administration with Shari-Anne Doolaege

Shari-Anne Doolaege’s early career in local government led her to pursue post-secondary studies. While working on a Master of Public Administration at Dalhousie University, she also launched a company and raised two teenagers.

Episode 5: Researching recreation in "retirement" with Jane Hurly

Imagine working on a PhD for recreation that's also focused on the topic of recreation. That's exactly what Jane Hurly is doing. At the age of 67, she's in the final stages of a PhD in leisure studies with the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation at the University of Alberta.

Episode 4: The path to a PhD with Dr. Robin Woywitka

When you hear the profession archaeologist, you might envision Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider or perhaps, Jurassic Park. Dr. Robin Woywitka is a real-life archaeologist who spent a large portion of his career working with the Archaeological Survey of Alberta.

Episode 3: Striving for a better life with Nimaya Lodu

Immigrating to a new country comes with many challenges. Often education attained in your home country is not recognized in Canada. That's one of the issues encountered by Nimaya Lodu, a former HR Administrator who came to Canada from South Sudan in 2011.

Episode Two: Embracing Wahkotowin with Elliott Young

Identity and heritage. These are important themes for NorQuest staff member, Elliott Young, a Nehiyaw (Cree) from Ermineskin Cree Nation. Elliott is working on his master's in community engagement at the University of Alberta and he is part of the team helping NorQuest College implement its Indigenous strategy.

Balancing entrepreneurship and education with Aretha Greatrix and Carina Ludgate

Managing school and work is tough enough when you have a regular job. How do you make it work when you are self-employed?

Season Two Trailer

Season two features conversations with entrepreneurs who balanced school with running their business, a new immigrant rebuilding his life in Canada, a NorQuest College staff member enhancing his professional credentials and folks who chose to take on a PhD a little later in life.

2018