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Winter 2018

Winter 2018


Playing to Win
In November 2016, Smith and the Canadian Olympic Committee struck a partnership to provide scholarships for Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Endless Emails...
We can’t go five minutes without getting waylaid by emails. But not all tech interruptions are bad, says Smith Assistant Professor Shamel Addas. Some can even make us better at work.
Start-Ups Snapshot 2018
Three 2017 Smith grads tell us about their start-ups on the following pages. Learn about other new ventures from Smith alumni at
Celebrating 20+ years of Smith in Calgary
The Calgary chapter of Queen’s Venture Network is launched as part of celebrations.


Change Agent
As head of Catalyst Canada, Tanya van Biesen, BCom’91, is on a mission to put more women into senior leadership roles in businesses throughout the country.
What’s for Dinner?
Every day, people wonder what to eat tonight. Providing the answer has turned Chefs Plate – co-founded by Patrick Meyer and Jamie Shea, both BCom’11 – into a multimillion-dollar business.
He Analyzes, He Scores
Sean O’Brien, MMA’14, Artsci’09, goes deep into analytics and big data to help Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment win.