Archive: Spot Light

Spot Light on Liam Nystuen BAdmin’17 and Nish Jain BAdmin’17

Nish Jain BAdmin’17 and Liam Nystuen BAdmin’17 (pictured) have been friends for nearly 25 years, growing up just a few blocks away from each other in Regina. It’s hard to know exactly when the two met, but photo evidence shows the two attended pre-school together. Since then, the two have attended the same elementary and high school, even attending the University of Regina together. The dynamic duo recently founded Alchømy Alternatives, a beverage company that produces non-alcoholic drinks. We asked Nish about being in business with his long-time friend.

Spot Light on John Hampton BFA’09

John Hampton BFA’09 is a curator, artist, and administrator. They serve as executive director and CEO at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. A member of the Chickasaw Nation, Hampton is the recipient of the 2017 The Hnatyshyn Foundation – TD Bank Group Award for Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art, winner of two “Best Exhibition” and one “Curatorial Writing” awards from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (2014-2016), and was named to ARTINFOS Canada’s 30 under 30. They are the co-chair of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective board of directors.

Kelsey (O’Byrne) Zipchen

Spot Light on Kelsey (O’Byrne) Zipchen BEd’10, BA’17

Kelsey (O’Byrne) Zipchen BEd’10, BA’17 has a unique job. She’s a teacher on film and television sets across Canada, tutoring young actors who are missing school. Zipchen taught in Regina and Saskatoon before her husband, actor and host Tanner Zipchen, found work in Toronto. While spending time with him on location, she learned about on-set teaching. She went on to earn a California Certified Studio Teacher designation in an intense four-year journey that included a course in child welfare and labour laws, more than a dozen state and subject exams, and additional university classes through UCLA.