Meet the Team

The Calgary Hub is composed of Western Canada's brightest young talent.

ROBERT FALCONER

CURATOR

Migration expert, statistics nerd, frequent crocheter.

 

 

 

CASSIDEE SMITH

VICE-CURATOR

Super cool HR professional, nacho lover, queer activist.

Cassidee Smith is a Human Resources Business Partner in the Oil and Gas Industry. She attended the University of Calgary where she received a General Commerce degree after being inspired by her fathers entrepreneurial journey. She pursued her own entrepreneurial path by co-founding a start-up company focused on preventing sexual assault on university campuses. Cassidee now dedicates her time to advocacy and mentorship for LGBTQ+ youth and strives to minimize stigma and increase support accessibility for mental health. She has a passion for travelling, volunteering, and community change.

EMI LINDS

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL STRATEGY

Design wizard, aspiring data scientist, dog person, 5E tempest cleric.

Emi is passionate about numbers, data, and continuous improvement. She is happiest when working with large data sets, dashboards, and lean methodologies. With over ten years of experience in finance and multimedia design, Emi looks forward to visually present the story of YYCShapers with her eye for detail and heart for design.

 

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Umair Pervez
Lead, Future Cities

Management consultant, body language guru, power-lifter.

Robyn Seetal
Lead, Climate Action

Sustainability and climate change, life-long learner, traveller.

Alberto de Salvatierra
Shaper

Urbanism professor, avid traveler, MCU stan.

Briana Stall
Shaper

Changemaker, future diplomat, holy paladin.

Christian Ladores
Shaper

Community advocate, meme expert, mediocre 3-point shooter.

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Cameron Raynor
Shaper

Future Cities

Coleson Proudfoot
Shaper

Social Work student, community strategist, lover of maps.

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Ershad Chagani
Shaper

Civic Life

Hannah Rahim
Shaper

Metal music enthusiast, global citizen, long-distance runner.

Ilija Meseldzija
Shaper

Obscure facts expert, wannabe architecture critic, travel hacker.

Madison Savilow
Shaper

Environmentalist, CarbonTech innovator, snack expert.

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Margie Grace
Shaper, Social Media Manager

Climate Action

Marie Sereneo
Shaper

Sustainability practitioner, procrasti-baker, ice cream tester.

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Omer Mansoor
Shaper

Healthy Cities

Rachel Yaholnitsky
Shaper

Design geek, art enthusiast, pop culture wiz.

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Rahul Pallan
Shaper

Future Cities

Rachelle Forster
Shaper, Social Media Manager

Recreation therapist, accessibility advocate, wannabe comedian.

Sam Green
Shaper

Future Cities

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Zahid Rawat
Shaper

Healthy Cities

Zarif Ahmed
Shaper

Global affairs geek, juice connoisseur, problem-solver.