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Arts alumni are an accomplished crew. They have great advice for students and fellow graduates, and know that arts degrees teach skills that are sought-after in the professional environment. 

Alina Turner, PhD'13 (Anthropology)


Alina Turner is a leading researcher and innovator in the field of homelessness. She has worked as the Vice President of Strategy for the Calgary Homeless Foundation where she helped implement Calgary’s 10 Year Plan To End Homelessness. Following this, Turner founded her own company, Turner Research & Strategy Inc., a consulting firm that focuses on social issues like developing research projects that support government or non-profits on areas like homelessness, affordable housing and domestic violence prevention. Turner also is a Fellow at The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and serves on the Board of Directors for Accessible Housing.