University of Calgary

Unconventional Paths

Submitted by alumni on Wed, 04/12/2017 - 23:58.

Unconventional Paths

Discover what prompted a high school teacher to write about love from a casa in Verona. Next up, meet a microbiologist who toils in some of Africa’s deadliest zones.

Glenn Dixon, BEd’82, Med’96

High school teacher for 20 years, itinerant traveller and author of three books, Glenn Dixon reflects on Verona, his disastrous love life and how he came to write Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak.

Dr. Jim Strong, BSc’88, BSc’90, PhD’96, MD’97

How does a four-time alumnus and microbiologist, who has worked in some of the deadliest zones with some of the world’s nastiest viruses, wind up living in Winnipeg, longing for Spolumbo’s and the mountains?