Here’s your chance to get to know the people behind the scenes of the Spur Festival! Tell us about your role with Spur. Like Halley’s Comet—drawn by Spur’s gravity, I swoop in periodically to foretell wastage and disease. In the . . .
Here’s your chance to get to know the people behind the scenes of the Spur Festival! Tell us about your role with Spur. I am the publicist for Spur Calgary In the last year, what is the longest you have . . .
Tell us about your role with Spur. I am the Development Manager at the Literary Review of Canada. I work with various partners that want to make a difference in their communities and share our vision of engaging citizens in . . .
Here’s your chance to get to know the people behind the scenes of the Spur Festival! Tell us about your role with the Spur Festival. I’m an Associate Producer at Spur. Basically that means I “book” people. No that doesn’t . . .
Here’s your chance to get to know the people behind the scenes of the Spur Festival! Tell us about your role with the Spur Festival. I am the Director of Production overseeing all aspects of ‘putting on the show’. I . . .
Ian Weir is a B.C.-based novelist, screenwriter and playwright. He’ll be discussing his latest book, Will Starling, as part of our Book Bag series. What do you hope Spur Festival attendees will take away from your session? Well, I . . .
Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu is an associate professor of law at the University of Alberta, with a cross-appointment to the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. He teaches and researches in the fields of health law and science policy studies, public . . .
Phil Langill is the director of the University of Calgary’s Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. He’ll be participating in our panel Are We Alone, Together in the Universe. Tell us about your participation in the 2015 Spur Festival. Honored to be invited . . .
Dr. Natasha Crowcroft is the Chief of Applied Immunization Research at Public Health Ontario, as well as being an associate professor of public health and medicine at the University of Toronto. Prior to coming to Canada in 2007, she worked . . .
Carla MacLeod is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in women’s hockey (2006 and 2010), and was the coach of the Japanese women’s national team in Sochi. She is also the head coach of the girls’ prep team at the Edge . . .
Nick Saul is the author of the best selling book The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, which he wrote with his wife Andrea Curtis, and the President and CEO of . . .
Kevin McNichol is the Vice President of Strategy of the Calgary Homeless Foundation. Prior to that, he worked with HomeFront, Calgary’s coordinated community justice response to domestic violence. He’ll be taking part in our panel The Wealthy Community. Tell us . . .
Robert Oxoby is a Professor of Economics, a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the IZA Institute for Labor Research, and the Faculty of Arts’ Associate Dean of Research at the University of Calgary. He’ll be participating . . .
Tessa McWatt is the author of six novels, as well as one novella for young adults. She’s also a professor of creative writing at the University of East London in the U.K. She’ll be discussing her latest book, Higher Ed . . .
Jowita Bydlowska is a writer and mental health advocate. She’s the author of the memoir Drunk Mom and has also written for Elle, Salon and The Times Magazine. Her second book, GUY, is scheduled to come out . . .