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The Rockwall is one of the most magnificent backcountry hikes in the Canadian Rockies. The trail is located in Kootenay National Park, B.C., along the corridor of Highway 93 west of Banff. The drive to the hike is in itself spectacular surrounded by mountains on either side of the highway and closely hugging the Vermilion River, which is a tributary of the Kootenay river. The rivers are what you would expect of… Read More

“We Day is the movement of our time, empowering a generation of young global citizens through an inspirational event and a year-long educational initiative.” And this past year I had a couple of opportunities to take the stage, speaking on the topic of women in technology and the need for positive role models to inspire a generation of young women to the possibilities of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers. Sharing… Read More

Private space company SpaceX recently soft-landed a Falcon 9 rocket in the Atlantic Ocean, most notable because it successfully re-entered earth’s atmosphere. This reusable and sustainable approach to space exploration is something embraced by SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell. She was recently interviewed on Marketplace and noted that this process is inevitable: “What would air travel look like if airplanes were thrown out after each flight? No one would be flying… Read More