Edmonton’s Interlacing of Urban Design and Academia

by Zosia Czarnecka On May 27th, Cappsule will be hosting a full day of conversations to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship among millennials. One of the invited speakers is Robin Mazumder – a Vanier Scholar studying at Waterloo. His PhD explores the impact of urban design on mental health. Yesterday, The Wanderer had the opportunity to speak with Robin on the phone about his research and … Continue reading Edmonton’s Interlacing of Urban Design and Academia

Our Canada: Alberta Ballet offers a glimpse into the Canadian soul

by Maja Staka Nostalgia is a powerful thing. In Alberta Ballet’s newest offering: Our Canada, featuring the music of Gordon Lightfoot, images of past events in Canadian history are combined with spectacular choreography and the sounds of classic folk to show facets of Canadiana.  Spanning several decades, the program portrays loss, love, respect and freedom of movement and expression in an unquestionably Canadian way – … Continue reading Our Canada: Alberta Ballet offers a glimpse into the Canadian soul

The Blackest Bloom (Part 2/2)

by Nicholas Siennicki “Have you been able to establish a connection to Earth?” “Negative Captain.” “I’m inclined to believe what the Old Man is saying.” “Understood, Captain. What is our next course of action?” “I… I don’t know.” Silence on the other line. The Captain sniffed softly to himself as he rolled back his eyes. “I thought things were different.” “Would you like me to … Continue reading The Blackest Bloom (Part 2/2)

HundredMillionThousand’s Release Performance Reveals Beauty in Hybridity

by Maja Staka If you listen to even one of the songs on HundredMillionThousand’s LP on Spotify, you’ll understand why an album release performance was so overdue. The Edmonton-based electronic artist’s music is so heart-felt and nuanced he deserves a whole damn concert to himself. Luckily, 9910 was able to host the event last Thursday along with bands Nehiyawakband and Softcure, who each preceded the … Continue reading HundredMillionThousand’s Release Performance Reveals Beauty in Hybridity

Making Do With Mere Civility

by Chris Berger Think of the word politics. And then, think of a typical conversation about politics: on the LRT, in the kitchen at home, at the bar, on TV, or (gods give us strength) online. Does the word “civility” come to mind? I’d sincerely hope it does, but I also understand and sympathize if it does not.  It’s something frequently talked about, but the … Continue reading Making Do With Mere Civility

Bringing You International Inspiration

by Zosia Czarnecka Consider Telus, Bioware, and the Food Bank. While you’ve definitely heard of these three companies, you might not know that they all started right here in Edmonton. Our city is home to world-leading companies, research institutes and two renowned universities. With a growing Startup scene downtown, Edmonton is quickly earning its spot on the map as a tech and entrepreneurial hub. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Bringing You International Inspiration

AccelerateAB: My Golden Ticket

by Jared Zamzow THE SETUP I first heard of AccelerateAB back when I started my first company, Rhynopack. It was billed as a 2-day conference, bringing together ambitious young founders, seasoned investors, government funding officers, creative agencies, and the entire gamut of Alberta startup stakeholders. At the time, I was in the nascent stages of launching my former business, and the more I learned about … Continue reading AccelerateAB: My Golden Ticket

Doing Her Own Thing – Audrey Ochoa on Jazz, Musicianship, and Her Upcoming ‘Selfish’ Second Album (Part 2/2)

by Monika Viktorova Audrey Ochoa is the first jazz musician I have had the pleasure of interviewing. She is also one of only a few female jazz musicians I have ever met, despite my longtime love of live jazz. I confessed to Ochoa that I jumped at the chance to interview her because I had so rarely seen women jazz musicians grace a stage. She … Continue reading Doing Her Own Thing – Audrey Ochoa on Jazz, Musicianship, and Her Upcoming ‘Selfish’ Second Album (Part 2/2)

Science: It’s For Everyone

by Emily Quecke This Earth Day, hundreds of Edmontonians braved the wind and sleet to march with the thousands of others in over 600 locations across the globe in the name of science. All ages and backgrounds banded together in support. From the school-aged children with their families and homemade signs to the “Edmonton Raging Grannies” singing their protest, the rally was electric and warm … Continue reading Science: It’s For Everyone

Doing Her Own Thing – Audrey Ochoa on Jazz, Musicianship, and Her Upcoming ‘Selfish’ Second Album (Part 1/2)

by Monika Viktorova The following is Part 1 of the interview. Audrey Ochoa wears many hats: classically trained trombonist, jazz musician, music teacher at a Catholic elementary school. A lifelong musician and a ‘professional’ jazz musician for 13 years, Ochoa has toured, played in her own band as well as other ensembles, reached critical acclaim and has one album already under her belt. She’s also … Continue reading Doing Her Own Thing – Audrey Ochoa on Jazz, Musicianship, and Her Upcoming ‘Selfish’ Second Album (Part 1/2)