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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. 

Marcello Di Cintio, BA'97 (English), BSc'97


Di Cintio is a non-fiction writer and has written three books of literary journalism, writes for magazines and was the 2009-10 Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary. Di Cintio wrote Walls: Travels Along The Barricades, for which he travelled to places like Israel and India to explore the prevalence of security barriers in an otherwise barrier-free, connected world. His book won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, was nominated for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the British Columbia National Award for Non-Fiction. Walls: Travels Along The Barricades was also named one of the top 100 books of 2012 by the Globe and Mail.