Speaker Date Topic
Professor Mark Haykowsky, UofA Nursing Faculty Jul 15, 2024 12:00 PM
Healthy Aging and Prevention of Heart Attacks
Healthy Aging and Prevention of Heart Attacks
Mark Haykowsky, PhD, FACC, FAHA.

Cardiovascular health and cardiorespiratory fitness across the healthy aging and heart failure continuum, and the role of lifestyle interventions to improve cardiovascular and skeletal muscle function. A second research area is in the cardiooncology field with specific focus on the role of exercise training to prevent cardiovascular and skeletal muscle deconditioning across the breast cancer survivorship continuum. A final research focus is in Sport Cardiology. Mark has published over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, book chapters, and expert opinion papers.

Professor Haykowsky's current course:  NURS 311 - Evidence Informed Nursing Practice

The course provides a hands on approach to evidence-informed nursing practice. This includes formulating clinical questions, systematic searching of electronic databases, reading, interpreting and critically appraising health research. Emphasis is on developing thinking and information literacy skills necessary to be an astute research consumer, and using evidence to inform clinical decision making.

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Cheryll Watson, President & CEO Junior Achievement Jul 22, 2024 12:00 PM
Junior Achievement 60 Years of Creating Entrepreneurs
Junior Achievement 60 Years of Creating Entrepreneurs

JA (Junior Achievement) is the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. We strive to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy. With over 120 member organizations worldwide, JA brings a global view of business to local communities.  From Junior Achievement website:   https://janorthalberta.org/

Cheryll Watson is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs.  She’s a born and raised Edmontonian whose early career with Intuit, a global leader in financial software, gave her an immersive understanding of the importance of small businesses. Making the deliberate choice to give back to her city, in 2015, Cheryll left Intuit and applied her skills and experience to leading growth in the entrepreneur and innovation ecosystems of Edmonton and Alberta. At Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, she founded Innovate Edmonton (now Edmonton Unlimited) focused on creating the best possible environment for locally grown tech enabled startup companies.

Cheryll’s past experience working in some of the world’s most prosperous global cities inspired her to run for Mayor in the 2021 election.  Following that she played a lead role in opening the doors of STEM Collegiate - a new public charter school in Edmonton focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and now serves as the Board Chair.

Cheryll is the President and CEO of Junior Achievement Northern Alberta.  JA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy by providing financial literacy and entrepreneurship training and a broader view into career opportunities.

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Rory Wheat, Vice-Pres Development, Varme Energy Jul 29, 2024 12:00 PM
Power from the People, Changing the Future of Waste in Edmonton
Power from the People, Changing the Future of Waste in Edmonton

Varme recently entered into a large contract with The City of Edmonton to use garbage to fuel a green energy generation facility that will incorporate CO2 capture and storage


Rory is passionate about developing innovative solutions that accelerate society’s path toward decarbonization, transitioning the energy industry, sustainable agriculture, and radical conservation of our natural resources and wildlife.

A proud University of Saskatchewan Alumni, Rory has a B.Sc in Environmental Biology and Masters in Energy Security. He’s also a member of the Community Appropriate Sustainable Energy Security (CASES) Research Partnership. Where he was recognized as one of USask’s Young Innovators for his work on remote community adoption of bioenergy systems in Canada.

Rory’s current role has taken him into the private sector as the Vice President of Development for Varme Energy where he has helped launch the company and support its vision to develop a portfolio of projects integrating waste to energy and carbon capture in Canada.

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NO MEETING Aug 05, 2024 12:00 PM
Heritage Day
Dream Big Golf Tournament Aug 12, 2024 11:30 AM
In support of Lurana Shelter for Domestic Abuse
In support of Lurana Shelter for Domestic Abuse
Mike Saunders, Senior VP, Qualico Properties Aug 19, 2024 12:00 PM
Station Lands – A Vibrant New Community in the Heart of Downtown Edmonton
Station Lands – A Vibrant New Community in the Heart of Downtown Edmonton

Mike will be discussing the history behind Station Lands as a district and the opportunity that it presents for the downtown Edmonton for bringing housing options to downtown and its ongoing recovery.

excerpt from Qualico Properties website:

Mike applies both energy and passion for contributing to the built environment through architecture and urban development and enjoys building high-performing teams.

Mike’s education covers the spectrum of business and engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, studied Urban Land Economics at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, and earned his Master of Business Administration from Marylhurst University, with a specialization in Real Estate Finance, Development and Management.

Mike believes in the importance of being a committed corporate citizen and is involved in various community boards and not-for-profit organizations. He currently sits as Vice Chair of the Board for the Mental Health Foundation for Alberta and is Past President of the NAIOP Edmonton Chapter (Commercial Real Estate Development Association).

Su-Ling Goh, Senior Communications Advisor Aug 26, 2024 12:00 PM
Give Life Alberta: What You Need to Know about Organ and Tissue Donation
Give Life Alberta: What You Need to Know about Organ and Tissue Donation

Give Life Alberta: What You Need to Know about Organ and Tissue Donation

Over 90% of Albertans support organ and tissue donation, but few know how to act on their good intentions. Give Life Alberta’s Senior Communications Advisor Su-Ling Goh (formerly of Global News) will share what you need to know if you’re interested in leaving a life-saving gift, and a kidney recipient will share his incredible story of hope.  

Su-Ling Goh is the Senior Communications Advisor for Give Life Alberta (formerly the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Program). She proudly joined the team after 17 years as the award-winning Health Reporter at Global Edmonton, where she always felt honoured to share inspirational stories of generous donor families and grateful recipients.

In her new role with AHS, Su-Ling is encouraging a culture of donation in Alberta through awareness campaigns, community engagement and public education sessions. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a diploma in Radio and Television from NAIT.

NO MEETING Sep 02, 2024 12:00 PM
Labour Day
Vikas Mehrotra, Dean, Faculty of Business, UofA Sep 09, 2024 12:00 PM
Susan Ancel, Director, One Water Planning, EPCOR Sep 16, 2024 12:00 PM
Caleb Menard, our Outbound student Japan 2023-24 Sep 23, 2024 12:00 PM
TBD: review of Caleb's ten months living as exchange student in Japan
TBD: review of Caleb's ten months living as exchange student in Japan

Caleb will provide pictures and videos of his year as an exchange student in Japan.  He has returned to Edmonton to complete his high school.

Chair of the day is Neil Lang

Marlene Orr, CEO, Native Counseling Services Sep 30, 2024 12:00 PM
TBD... National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Speaker and topic yet to be determined.  Also note it is a "regional holiday"


President Markus Muhs Oct 07, 2024 12:00 PM
Town Hall Meeting