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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. 

Valerie Ann Pearson BFA '70


Valerie graduated in 1970 and is currently working as a freelance actor and director. She has been a professional actor for 31 years. She has received several awards for her work including a Genie nomination for Best Actress, two AMPIA awards, a Sterling Award, and another Betty Mitchell Award. In 2004 she was awarded the Harry and Martha Cohen Award for outstanding contribution to the arts community in Calgary.