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77 minutes | Apr 26, 2018
#16 - Ian Mckay - Liberty In North Korea
Ian Mckay got involved in the non-profit organization Liberty In North Korea as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator, and has never looked back. Shedding light on the current situation, raising awareness and helping people is something he is extremely passionate about.
49 minutes | Apr 7, 2018
#15 - Mario Rigby - The Great Modern Day explorer
Mario Rigby is quickly becoming known as "The Great Modern Day Explorer" from his 12,000km trek that took him across Africa. Oh, and it was almost all on FOOT. He picked up his life from Toronto after a trial run of walking from Toronto to Montreal, and got on a plane to Africa for an adventure that would forever change his life.
81 minutes | Mar 31, 2018
#14 - Jessie Christiansen - NASA Exoplanet Hunter
Jessie Christiansen is a staff scientist at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScl) which is on the campus of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). She the Tomb Raider of exoplanet research! She is very excited for the upcoming launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is expected to launch in exactly 17 days from the time this episode is published!
87 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
#13 - Paul Schuster - USGS Hydrologist, Climate Change
Paul Schuster works for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and studies hydrology. Paul's research has recently uncovered a "ticking time bomb" frozen in the permafrost in the Northern regions of our world that has garnered a lot of interest from professional's around the world. His research is getting international attention due to his latest discoveries.
80 minutes | Feb 12, 2018
#12 - Thomas Garrison - Ancient Mayan Archaeology, LiDAR Technology, New Discoveries
Thomas Garrison studies Mayan archaeology, and has a PhD from Harvard University where he specializes in the application of digital technology in archaeology. He is currently directing an international, multidisciplinary research project in Guatemala, which is making headlines around the world about the revealing of the ancient Mayan civilization civilization with the helping hand of LiDAR technology.
100 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
#11 - Binesh Bannerjee - AI, UBI, Machine Learning
Binesh Bannerjee is a computer scientist who specializes in machine learning. He is at the forefront of what machine learning can do and has some great insights as to where this industry is going, what to expect, and how this ties into many other industries that are going to be rapidly changing.
90 minutes | Dec 15, 2017
#10 - Michael Startsev (takeSomeCrime)
You might recognize Michael from his popular YouTube channel takeSomeCrime, where he operates under 3 alter egos, each created for a certain style of dance, Forsythe, Guile and Ogg/Ogg Voldo. He has been written about in the New York Times, The Financial Times and Forbes. He was recently featured in an exhibit at the Venice Biennale in Italy, one of the world's biggest annual arts events. Outside of dance, Mike is a very well traveled individual who has a lot of interesting experiences and has a lot of share! On top of this, Mike holds his PhD in , and is involved in some very exciting work in this field.
95 minutes | Dec 9, 2017
#9 - Andrew Knack
Andrew Knack was recently re-elected to the City of Edmonton's council to represent Ward 1. In this last campaign, he ran and won without any corporate sponsorship. Not many people know, but he previously ran twice before he finally got elected onto city council for his first term. He has a passion for helping people and tackling complicated problems not only that we are currently facing as a city, but what we expect to encounter in the near future.
88 minutes | Dec 3, 2017
#8 - Dorian Joyal
Dorian Joyal is somebody who found her passion a couple of years ago is going full steam ahead in helping as many people who will be transitioning into retirement in the next 5-10 years. She noticed a lot of retiree's were dying sooner, having financial troubles, and overall disengaged from the community. She has since published a book and is doing everything she can to educate people about retirement and how they can plan to be successful and most importantly, not lose their sense of purpose or community.
97 minutes | Nov 27, 2017
#7 - Patrycia Rzechowka
Patrycia Rzechowka is a pretty outstanding person. Being a naturally high achiever growing up, Patrycia always sought out to better the world. Being diagnosed with MS changed her life, but not in the way you would think... She began channeling her energy into finding a cure, helping others, and supporting people the way she was supported throughout her journey. Being one of Edmonton's top 40 under 40 was just a by product of what she loves doing, and never wanted any sort of attention, she's someone who is about doing the right thing.
96 minutes | Nov 16, 2017
#6 - Ben Proulx
Ben Proulx first realized the power of stand up comedy when he was 14 years old and eventually started doing it himself when he turned 18. Ben wrote One Leg To Stand On which is about his experience living with only one leg and losing the other one to cancer. While he was on tour performing all over North America as a comedian, he also acted in award winning film The Revenant, and has played parts in show's like Hell on Wheels and Heartland.
78 minutes | Oct 27, 2017
#5 - Nathan Nasseri
Nathan Nasseri is the CEO of the REinVR startup which was formed in 2016. He is an extremely motivated person who is working diligently on revolutionizing the home buying experience. On top of this, he has an idea of exactly what he wants and will stop at nothing to get there.
86 minutes | Oct 22, 2017
#4 - Sohail Zaidi (Zee)
Zee has walked a different path in life than most… To say the least. After learning Pakistan was not for him, he smuggled his way through Europe, made his way to the United States, and ultimately landed in Canada. Specifically Edmonton. He own’s a booming cafe and has expanded to 6 locations in just a few years.
93 minutes | Sep 28, 2017
#3 - Dan Johnstone (Can Man Dan)
Dan Johnstone grew up a lower-class kid from Edmonton. He started working construction after 1 year of university because he needed to support his family, and over the years he started his own foundation to return the favor to support families that were once in the situation he was in. Over 6 years, he has built Can Man Dan into what most would consider a life changing foundation.
84 minutes | Sep 28, 2017
#2 - Chris Koziak
Chris Koziak was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He is a successful business owner and real estate investor. From a young age Chris learned the value of effort and working towards the things you want in life. Being raised by a single mother Chris and his siblings experienced the many struggles that come with such an ordeal.
67 minutes | Sep 28, 2017
#1 - Herb Kenny
Herb Kenny grew up on the East coast of Canada. He knew he wanted to be in the military at a very young age, and retired from the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry after serving for 25 years. Over his career, he has learned a lot about leadership, discipline, and team work. Herb believes his success is a result of principles he’s learned, codified, and applied to his life from the military.
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