People

2011 – 2013 Conferences

PEI 2012/2013

Wade MacLauchlan
President Emeritus, Prince Edward Island University

Matt DeCourcey
2012 Fellow, Communications, Outreach and Education Coordinator, New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate

Honourable Alan McIsaac
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

Adam Goldenberg
2010 Fellow, Co-Founder, Teach for Canada

Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay
2011 Fellow, Journalist, Le Devoir

Russell Wangersky
Editor, The Telegram

Jessie Inman
CEO, Confederation Centre of the Arts

Patricia Mella
Former Leader of the Official Opposition, Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island

Jessie Inman
CEO, Confederation Centre of the Arts; and

Patricia Devine
Director of Communications, PEI 2014

Charlotte Gray
Author and historian

Richard Gwyn
Author and political columnist

Sasha Mullally
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of New Brunswick

Bernadette Power
Account Manager, Tourism, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Kyle Hill
2010 Fellow, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group

Quebec 2012/2013

Nicholas Chadi
2012 Fellow, Medical Resident, Sainte-Justine Hospital

Caroline Charest
2006 Fellow, Senior Manager, KPMG-SECOR

Marie-Josée Parent
2012 Fellow, Executive Director, Galerie Les Territoires

Emmanuelle Richez
2006 Fellow, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Concordia University

Manon Cornellier
Columnist, Le Devoir

Alain Dubuc
Columnist, La Presse

Jean Lapierre
Columnist, TVA

Steven Kuhn
2012 Fellow, Senior Economist, Department of Finance, Co-founder, Matthew House Ottawa

John A. Rae
Executive Vice-President, Office of the Chairman of the Executive Committee

Paul Maréchal
Curator, Power Corporation of Canada Art Collection

Isolde Lagacé
General and Artistic Director, Arte Musica Foundation

Paul Lavallée
Director, Musée des Beaux-Arts Montréal

Claude Castonguay
Invited Fellow, Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO)

Bernard Landry
Former Premier of Québec, Parti Québécois

Mel Cappe
Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, Former President, Institute for Research on Public Policy, Former Clerk of the Privy Council, Government of Canada

Tony Penikett
Tony Penikett Negotiations Inc.

Madeleine Redfern
President, Ajungi Arctic Consulting Group, Former Iqaluit Mayor, Former Executive Director, Qikiqtani Truth Commission

Natalie Chapdelaine
’11 Arts and Business Project Manager, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Board member, Jovia (Dr Clown) and Bénévoles d’affaires

Ali Okhowat
2010 Fellow, Clinician Scholar, McGill University

 

Ottawa 2012/2013

Her Excellency Florence Chideya
Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe

His Excellency David Jacobson
Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America

His Excellency José Antonio Bellina
Ambassador, Embassy of Peru

Her Excellency Dienne Moehario
Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

His Excellency Wael Aboulmagd
Ambassador, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt

His Excellency Werner Wnendt
Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Kevin Chan
2004 Fellow, Director of Policy, Parliamentary Affairs and Research Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Colette Kaminsky
Director, Policy Analysis Division, Research and Analysis Directorate Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Sahir Khan
Director General, Expenditure and Revenue Analysis Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

Denis Martel
Director, Patent Policy, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch Industry Canada

Vancouver 2012/2013

Chief Ian Campbell
Squamish Nation

Ginger Gosnell-Meyers
2004 Fellow, Director, Government Non Profit Initiative, Vancouver Foundation

David Helliwell
2003 Fellow, Co-founder and CEO, Pulse Energy

Jake McEwan
2006 Fellow, Senior Development Manager, INTRACORP

Suzanne von der Porten
2010 Fellow, PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo

Tom Clark
Chief Political Correspondent Global TV, Host , “The West Block with Tom Clark”

Peter Cowley
Senior Vice President Operations and Director of School Performance Studies, The Fraser Institute

April Lowe
Grade 3 Teacher, Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School

Joel Westheimer
Professor and University Research Chair, Sociology of Education, University of Ottawa

Rod Allen
Superintendent of Learning, BC Ministry of Education

Roland Case
Executive Director, Critical Thinking Consortium

Chris Kennedy
Superintendent of Schools/CEO, West Vancouver School District

Kelda Logan
Vice Principal, Gulf Island Secondary School

Cole Smith
Student, Gulf Island Secondary School

Jeremy Berland
Deputy Representative, Office of the Representative for Children & Youth, British Columbia

Grant Charles
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia

Caroline Krause
Former Member of the National Panel, First Nation Elementary and Secondary Education

Alain Dubuc
Columnist, La Presse 

Natasha Hassan
Comment Editor, The Globe and Mail 

Stephen Hume
Columnist, The Vancouver Sun 

Lorne Motley
Editor, Calgary Herald 

Angele Beausoleil
Sessional Faculty, Sauder School of Business at UBC

Bob Foulkes

Tom Clark
Chief Political Correspondent Global TV, Host , “The West Block with Tom Clark”

Monique LaCoste
Broadcaster

David J. Helfand PhD
President & Vice Chancellor, Quest University Canada; President, American Astronomical Society; and Professor of Astronomy, Columbia University (on leave)

Haida Gwaii 2012/2013

Suzanne von der Porten
2010 Fellow, PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo

Tsaahl Chief  Gaahlaay (Lonnie Young)

Mayor Carol Kulesha

Tony Penikett
Tony Penikett Negotiations Inc.

Errol Winter
Executive Director, Gwaii Trust Society

Severn Cullis-Suzuki
2004 Fellow, Culture and Environment Activist

Ross McMillan
President and CEO, Tides Canada

Jaalen Edenshaw
Haida Artist and Craftsman

Lynn Lee
PhD Candidate. RPBio. Hakai Scholar, Coastal Marine Ecology & Conservation Lab

New Brunswick 2011/2012

Phillippe Ouellette
2010 Fellow, Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator, City of Saint John

Dr. Leah Levac
Research Associate, FemNorthNet; Integrator and Program Innovator, Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick

Nancy McKay
Chief of Staff, Office of the Premier

Susan Holt
President & CEO, New Brunswick Business Council

Angus McBeath
AIMS Fellow in Public Education Reform

Adam Goldenberg
2010 Fellow, Co-Founder, Teach for Canada

Marie-Paule Thériault
Co-chair, NB Citizen’s Engagement Initiative: Learning…Everybody’s Project

Mike Ashar
President, Irving Oil

Mark Sherman
General Manager, Irving Oil Refinery

Gary Bischof
General Manager, Supply Chain & Business Development

Tanya Chapman
Chief Human Resources & Public Affairs Officer

Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay
2011 Fellow, Journalist, Le Devoir

Susan Riley
Journalist, Ottawa Citizen

Russell Wangersky
Editor, The Telegram

Kyle Hill
2010 Fellow, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group

Michael Liebrock
Founding Director, Acasta Capital

Sara Ehrhardt
2004 Fellow, Executive Director, 21inc

Adam Goldenberg
2010 Fellow, Co-Founder, Teach for Canada

Quebec 2011/2012

Guillaume Lavoie
2005 Fellow, Executive Director, Mission Leadership Quebec

Denis Trottier
Member, National Assembly of Québec

Mary Lou Finlay
Writer and Broadcaster

Yan Cimon
2005 Fellow, Associate Professor of Strategy, Faculty of Business Administration Université Laval; Deputy Director, CIRRELT (Québec)

Claire Morris
Chair of the Advisory Board to the NB Social Policy Research Network; Retired Deputy Minister, Government of Canada; Former President, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

Natalie Chapdelaine
2011 Fellow, Arts and Business Project Manager, Conseil des arts de Montréal; Co-chair, artsScene Montreal; Board member, Dr Clown

Tiara Létourneau
2010 Fellow, Manager, Strategies and Initiatives, Small Business and Commercial Markets, RBC

Mel Cappe
Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance, U of T; Former President, Institute for Research on Public Policy; Former Clerk of the Privy Council, Government of Canada

Montreal 2011/2012

Guillaume Lavoie
2005 Fellow, Executive Director, Mission Leadership Quebec

Carole Beaulieu
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, L’actualité 

Pierre Marc Johnson
Counsel, Heenan Blaikie LLP

John Parisella
Executive Director Combined Fundraising Campaign, HEC Montréal, Polytechnique  Montréal, Université de Montréal; former Québec Delegate General in New York, Québec Government Office in New York

Manon Cornellier
Columnist, Le Devoir 

Alain Dubuc
Columnist, La Presse

Joseph Facal
Columnist, Le Journal de Montréal

Ottawa 2011/2012

Her Excellency Miriam Ziv
Ambassador, Embassy of Israel

His Excellency Shashishekhar Madhukar Gavai
High Commissioner for the Republic of India

His Excellency David Jacobson
Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America

Her Excellency Clemencia Forero-Ucrós
Ambassador, Embassy of Colombia

His Excellency Zhang Junsai
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China

His Excellency Philippe Zeller
Ambassador, Embassy of France

Maureen Boyd
Director, Carleton Initiative for Parliamentary and Diplomatic Engagement Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

The Honourable Perrin Beatty
President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

David McLaughlin
President and CEO, National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Mary Lou Finlay
Broadcaster

Kevin Chan
2004 Fellow, Director of Policy, Parliamentary Affairs and Research, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Marc-Yves Bertin
Director of Policy, Canadian International Development Agency

Sahir Khan
Director General, Expenditure and Revenue Analysis, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

Denis Martel
Director, Research and Analysis, Small Business, Tourism and Marketplace Services, Industry Canada

Neil Bouwer
2003 Fellow, Vice President, Policy and Programs, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Janice Charette
Associate Secretary to the Cabinet and Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs

Winnipeg 2011/2012

Jane McDonald
2007 Fellow

Jim Carr
President & CEO, Business Council of Manitoba

Brent Lott
Artistic Director, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers

Trudy Schroeder
Executive Director, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Steven Schipper
Artistic Director, Royal Manitoba Theatre

Randy Turner
Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press

Mary Lou Finlay

John Curtis
Founding Chief Economist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Professor, Queen’s University

Jim Milway
Executive Director, Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity

Armine Yalnizyan
Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Elizabeth Huculak
Vice President, World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) Canada

Tom Rand
Lead Advisor, Cleantech – MaRS Discovery District Founder & Director, Vci Green Funds Inc.

Franz Tattenbach
President and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Alexander Wood
Senior Director, Policy and Markets, Sustainable Prosperity

Dave Angus
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Mary Corrigan
Founder, Tracking the Wisdom

Alan Freeman
Visiting Research Fellow, University of Manitoba

Catherine Graham
Founder, CMG Creativity

Jane McDonald
2007 Fellow

Bob Brennan
President and Chief Executive Officer, Manitoba Hydro

Tom Akerstream
Corporate Facilities Manager and Energy Advisor, Downtown Office Project Team

Michael Benarroch
Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Winnipeg

Diane Gray
Chief Executive Officer, CentrePort Canada Inc.

Mariette Mulaire
President and Chief Executive Officer, ANIM Manitoba’s Bilingual Trade Agency

Hartley Richardson
President and Chief Executive Officer, James Richardson & Sons, Limited

Kris Frederickson
2004 Fellow

Edward Kidd
Regional Manager for Western Canada, Aboriginal Markets, CIBC

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Chief Jerry Primrose
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

Benjamin Shinewald
2007 Fellow

Alain Dubuc
Columnist, La Presse 

Margo Goodhand
Editor, the Winnipeg Free Press 

Andrea Mandel-Campbell
Contributing Editor, CTV Business News Network

Mary Lou Finlay
Broadcaster

Monique LaCoste
Broadcaster

Gail Asper
President, The Asper Foundation

John Olfert
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

 

Northern Excursion to Nain 2011/2012

Tony Andersen
Mayor, Nain Inuit Community Government

Gary Baikie
Visitor Experience Manager, Parks Canada

Judy Rowell
Superintendent, Parks Canada

Johannes Lampe
Minister of Culture, Nunatsiavut Government

David Lough
Director, Torngasok Cultural Centre; Deputy Minister, Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Nunatsiavut Government

Johannes Lampe
Minister of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Nunatsiavut Government

Tony Andersen
Mayor, Nain Inuit Community Government

Isabella Pain
Senior Negotiator, Nunatsiavut Government

Rita Andersen
Interpreter/Translator Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism Nunatsiavut Government

Tom Sheldon
Director of Environment, Nunatsiavut Government

Labrador 2011/2012

L Col Fleming
Wing Commander, 5 Wing Goose Bay Introduction of Keynote Speaker:

The Honourable Bill Rompkey
Retired Senator, Senate of Canada

Larry Felt
Professor, Human Dimensions of Resource Management, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Chair, Committee on Ethics in Human Research (ICEHR)

 

Richard Van Loon
Former Associate Deputy Minister, Indian and Northern Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Government of Canada; Former President, Carleton University

David Vardy
Professional Associate, Leslie Harris Centre for Regional Policy Development, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Derek Wilton
Research Coordinator, Labrador Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Peter Woodward
Vice President, Woodward Group of Companies

Leo Anthony Abbass
Mayor, Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Joe Goudie
Labrador Elder