Think of this issue as a voyage. In some articles, you witnessed the sea change that’s rippling across the University of Calgary’s 50-year-old campus, while other stories bumped you up against current issues and debates, all of which are changing the way the world learns. Creating possibilities for self-discovery and academic excellence, while building an entrepreneurial culture, has always been at the heart of our mission here at UCalgary where we see ourselves as catalysts that trigger big reactions. Or transformations. The following profiles are about six extraordinary people who were not only awakened by their experiences at university but emerged transformed — ready to disrupt, energize and, ultimately, change their communities and the world.