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Mar 24, 2022

Alexandra Pope (BPhil’06) graduated from UNB’s Renaissance College Bachelor of Philosophy in Leadership program and went straight to work in social media and journalism for local newspapers. She jumped to The Weather Network and then joined Canadian Geographic as digital editor – a dream job. Recently, she was named Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Geographic magazine and its sister publication, Canadian Geographic Travel. Alexandra has had the opportunity to travel to many amazing places in pursuit of interesting stories, including a tidal energy platform in the middle of the Bay of Fundy, a fur trading post in northern Saskatchewan, and the Vimy Ridge battlefield

In this episode: 

  • Alexandra’s role as Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Geographic and her path from local weekly newspaper journalist to leading a major national magazine 
  • The struggle and successes with work-life balance 
  • The polarization of media and influence of social media – and where journalism is heading 
  • Travel adventures and the rewards of doing what you love 

Links and resources: 

Canadian Geographic  

UNB Renaissance College 

Alexandra’s LinkedIn 

Alexandra’s Twitter 

Alexandra’s Instagram 

Thanks to: 

Ouralumni host, Shauna Cole 

Music by alumni artist,Beats of Burden 

Our alumniAffinity Partners, TD Insurance, Manulife, and MBNA Mastercard  

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