Profiles & Interviews
Ivey Intouch Alumni Magazine
Many Western Ivey School of Business alumni are focusing on the positives in an otherwise negative situation — the silver linings. Profile of four Ivey alumni and how they’re making the best of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The part-time lecturer at Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music, and prolific Canadian opera director, starts his five-year appointment at the Royal Swedish Opera next summer.
Ivey Intouch Alumni Magazine
Meet some of this year’s impressive Ivey School of Business graduates who have overcome challenges, grown from the diverse perspectives of fellow classmates, and leave Ivey feeling equipped to face this new world as alumni.
Ivey Intouch Alumni Magazine (page 48)
After his life was turned upside down, Trevor Koverko, HBA ’12, left a hockey career behind and turned his attention to building a business with blockchain technology.
Mike Burns, vice president of sales and services, joins the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, amid major redevelopment.
Essays & Opinion
A writer’s experience and an expert’s advice [Editor’s note: This is the third story in a four-part weekly series on meditation, including its benefits for pain management, mental health and overall well-being.]
After loss, it’s a different path to ‘the new normal’ for those with depression.
“Thank you for the intervention. Friends and family came to be with me. I agreed to be admitted to hospital. Am waiting for a bed. I had a horrible breakdown. I am sorry for worrying you.”
Personal narrative: How my cats helped me through grief and loss.
Joey the cat (as I fondly call him) jumps up on my desk again. I am annoyed because he knows he shouldn’t be there. He looks directly into my eyes. “I want your attention,” they tell me. “Stop what you’re doing! Focus on me, here, now, in this moment.”
Narrative: People don’t always know what to say to someone who’s grieving so they often say the wrong things. Here are some tips on what not to say. “It was the day before the third anniversary of my husband’s death. The first anniversary was excruciating. The second was difficult but easier than the first. By the third year, I was at acceptance, the final stage of grief, where despite the loss and sorrow, I was finding happiness.”
Personal Narrative: Reflections on grief and relationships.
We spend so much of our waking lives avoiding death-in more ways than one. When it comes to talking about the inevitable, it isn’t always easy.
Personal Narrative: How meditation helped me through grief.
Personal Narrative: “It may sound cliché, but my life changed forever the day my husband, Bob, died. After 30 years of shared memories and life as I knew it, I went from we to me and began my journey of intense grieving. Grief isn’t the life you choose, it chooses you. It’s continually moving from ‘I have to tell him that,’ to ‘Oh no! I can’t!’ in a split second.”
ASJA Confidential (American Society of Journalists and Authors)
Pay it Forward: Writing Mentor – Pass on what you learned from your mentors and help other writers.
I’m a Contributing Author for the book The Fur-Bearing Trout…and Other True Tales of Canadian Life where I tell my story of living on both sides of the U.S./Canadian border. Copies available on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.