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Robin Campbell, former Alberta Finance Minister and MLA for West-Yellowhead, will discuss his current position as President of the Coal Association of Canada and issues facing the coal industry.

As a 4th generation coal miner who has spent over 30 years in the industry, Robin Campbell understands the issues facing coal from the inside out. Starting his mining career in 1973, and transitioning specifically into coal in 1979, he has held positions ranging from loader operator to various executive postings. As former treasurer and President of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1656, Robin has local perspective and understanding of the challenges miners and their families are facing during this economic downturn. He also served as a representative of the International Union of the UMWA and gained global perspective of the industry.

Like most Albertans, Robin has a strong passion for the outdoors and takes pride in the environmental record of Alberta’s coal mining industry. He has been a registered fishing guide in the Jasper and Hinton area for over 30 years and places tremendous value in the protection of our natural landscapes, rivers and lakes.

Robin also served as MLA for West-Yellowhead in the Alberta Legislature from 2008 to 2015. He was appointed to Cabinet as the Government Whip in 2010 and then served as Minister of Aboriginal Relations, Minister of the Environment and most recently as Minister of Finance and Treasury Board until May 2015. His experience as a public servant and insight into the workings of government translate well into his role at the Coal Association of Canada.

Robin accepted the role as President of the Coal Association of Canada in November, 2015 and is leveraging his decades of experience to help preserve jobs and ensure the coal industry remains an important part of our economy.


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Robin Campbell
Mar 05, 2018 12:00 PM
Mar 05, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Mar 12, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Todd Hirsch is the Chief Economist of ATB Financial. 

For over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He released his first book, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline in 2012, his second, Halfway Home in 2016 and his third, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change in 2017.
Todd provides economic commentary for many Canadian media outlets. He has served on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. Todd recently received the University of Alberta's Alumni Honour Award and an honorary degree from Mount Royal University. 

He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the U of A and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. 


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Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist of ATB Financial
Mar 19, 2018 12:00 PM
Mar 19, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Graham Pearson, University of Alberta
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Apr 02, 2018

The Rotary Club of Edmonton's International Service Committee (ISC) has been actively involved in working to improve literacy in south Belize City, in conjunction with our partners Literacy Without Borders and the Emmanuel Foundation.


Members of the International Service Committee and Literacy Without Borders will present on recent progress of our Belize Literacy program and playground builds, and our future plans.


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Rod Karius
Apr 09, 2018
Rotary Club Business
Apr 30, 2018

The Rotary Club of Edmonton is the oldest club in Northern Alberta and has approximately 100 members representing a wide variety of vocational activities and professions. The club business luncheons are held at noon every Monday at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel.

The Rotary Club of Edmonton focuses primarily on Downtown Edmonton initiatives that will help to improve the quality of life for some of the city's most vulnerable. Our club's motto is "Downtown with a Purpose". Proceeds from this event will support residents and programming in the downtown core, as well as youth leadership and educational programs, insuring that they are mentoring the next generation to take a leadership role in helping to create solutions for local, national and international wellbeing, peace and understanding.

The Step Up To The Plate Luncheon is a critical fundraising opportunity that will allow the Club to support and achieve their charitable goals. The concept for this luncheon originated with the "Poor Man's Lunch", initiated by Bruce Hogle, to benefit the Good Neighbour Fund.

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Step Up to the Plate Luncheon
May 07, 2018 11:30 AM
Youth Services
May 14, 2018
May 21, 2018

Dr. Lee Foote is Professor and Director of the University of Alberta Botanic Garden.

Dr. Lee Foote
May 28, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Andreas Larson
Jun 18, 2018
Brent Abbott
Jun 25, 2018