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FRIDAY, 28 JUNE 2013 3:41 PM

Alumna Astrid Scholz (PC YR 15), President of Ecotrust talks 'community resilience'

Dr. Astrid Scholz, President of Ecotrust, is an ecological economist by training, and received her Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley. Astrid has worked with Ecotrust for 11 years, serving as Executive Vice President in 2012. She previously served as Vice President for the organization’s Knowledge Systems program, managing a variety of initiatives involving Ecotrust's analytical capacities, including pioneering work in developing innovative, collaborative, award-winning tools and approaches to improve environmental and economic decision-making. READ MORE
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FRIDAY, 28 JUNE 2013 2:42 PM

Anne Enright (PC YR 6) reflects on failure vs. success

"I have no problem with failure - it is success that makes me sad. Failure is easy. I do it every day, I have been doing it for years. I have thrown out more sentences than I ever kept, I have dumped months of work, I have wasted whole years writing the wrong things for the wrong people. Even when I am pointed the right way and productive and finally published, I am not satisfied by the results. This is not an affectation, failure is what writers do. It is built in." READ MORE
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TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2013 10:03 AM

Alumnus Brett E. House (PC YR 15) joins CIGI as Senior Fellow

"My initial interest in sovereign debt restructuring and crisis workouts began while I was at Pearson during 1988 to 1990," shares Brett. "It was the end of the Latin American debt crisis and the Baker and Brady plans were being launched. It seemed inevitable that more such crises would come - and one did in Mexico in 1994, and then in Asia in 1997, and Russia in 1998. They've kept coming since." Brett credits John Wynne-Hughes as his "inspiring economics teacher" at Pearson, who made a compelling case that if one could figure out how to prevent such crises, reduce the severity, and speed their resolution, it could have a big impact on human well-being. "His class changed my view on how I could have impact and I continue to work on sovereign crisis issues today in part because of my time with studying with him. He changed my life." Brett is a PC YR 15 alumnus and President of the Pearson College US Foundation. READ MORE
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