The World Trade Centre Edmonton#600, 9990 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1P7
Ruth Kelly was passionate about Edmonton and respectfully challenged ideas to create a stronger community. She reminded us to “Be Curious, Be Bold, Be Kind.” Many of the Edmonton institutions that Ruth supported want to continue her legacy with the introduction of a thought leadership series. The goal is to conduct articulate and well considered discussions about controversial and sensitive issues to inspire audiences to learn more about the topic or better, to become active in helping to explore and secure alternative solutions.
The first panel in the series will profile inspiring leaders in our community sharing ideas and talking about building partnerships, global leadership and inclusion.
The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, University of Alberta Senate and Shelley Miller are generously supporting the first panel discussion on February 14, 2019 and we hope you will attend.
Meet Our Panellists
Dr. Melanie Humphreys, President, The Kings University Dr. Melanie Humphreys is in her sixth year as President and CEO of The King’s University. Dr. Humphreys has been a catalyst for change. Under her leadership, the University has achieved the founding of the Leder School of Business, an institutional name change, and the creation of Shared Vision 2020, a strategic plan with the vision of becoming widely known as a Christian university serving to build a more humane, just, and sustainable world. Dr. Humphreys is a member of the Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta, serves on the Education Committee and Women’s Leadership Advisory Committee to Universities Canada, and is a Trustee for Los Angeles Pacific University. Dr. Humphreys is a proud member of Rotary Club of Edmonton Glenora.
Dr. Deborah Saucier, President, MacEwan University Dr. Deborah Saucier joined MacEwan University as president in 2017. Before coming to MacEwan, Deborah spent six years at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario, as provost and vice-president, academic and also as the former dean of science. Prior to 2011, Deborah was the chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in behavioural neuroscience, with a specialty in spatial cognition. Deborah was born in Saskatoon, where she is a member of the Central Urban Metis Federation Incorporated. She is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and to the power of education to transform lives. Deborah is married to curator and contemporary artist Chai Duncan. They have a ten-year-old daughter who is the light of their lives.
Ms. Carolyn Campbell, Board of Governors, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Carolyn Campbell is Principal of Campbell Advisory Services, an executive learning and governance company, and a figurative painter. She is a former Deputy City Manager, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, and Associate Dean of Executive Education at the University of Alberta. She is currently a member of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Board of Governors, and the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Graduate Studies Professional Development Advisory Board. She has served on over twenty-five boards and committees over the past two decades, including Travel Alberta (ex officio), the Premier’s Council on Culture, the Mayor’s Think Tank for the Future of Arts and Culture, the Mayor’s Business Roundtable, the UNICON Research Committee, The Edmonton Symphony Society and Winspear Centre, the Edmonton Journal Community Advisory Board, and the Brian Webb Dance Company.
Moderators: Ms. Janet Riopel, President and CEO, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Ms. Shelley Miller, Vice-Chair University of Alberta Senate
Tickets Chamber member: $35 General admission: $45 Member table of 8: $280 General admission table of 8: $360
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