Community Pulse Series: Grande Prairie Regional College
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (MDT)
The Grande Prairie area has a robust and diverse economy. The Community Pulse Series is designed to provide updates and insights from a variety of the industries, sectors, and organizations that make up the fabric of our unique and incredible community. Join us for our series, helping us to share valuable information about our region and the people who make it special.
In this session on Wednesday, June 16 at 10:00 AM, we will hear an update from the Interim President and CEO of Grande Prairie Regional College, Dr. Glenn Feltham who will discuss GPRC’s historic polytechnic announcement and how the institution’s evolution will deliver benefits for students, communities and the broader region.
Dr. Feltham served as President and CEO of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) from 2011 to 2019 before joining Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) as Interim President and CEO in 2021. He led NAIT in its vision of becoming one of the world’s leading polytechnics, with a focus on relevance and responsiveness. Dr. Feltham has played a leading role in advancing the post-secondary system in Canada and Alberta, serving as chair of Polytechnics Canada as well as chair of the Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta. Dr. Feltham holds a PhD from the School of Accountancy at the University of Waterloo, an MBA from the University of Montana, an LLB from Queen’s University Faculty of Law, and two undergraduate degrees. Further, he has professional backgrounds in both law and accounting. In addition to his accomplishments in post-secondary education, Dr. Feltham has made significant contributions to Alberta and to Canada. This includes having chaired or served on economic, governmental, academic, cultural, and social boards.
There is no cost to participate but registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
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FUTURE SESSION PRESENTERS:
June 23 - Municipal District of Greenview Economic Development
June 30 - County of Grande Prairie Economic Development
(The series will then resume in September)
Thank you to our Presenting Partners: City of Grande Prairie Economic Development, County of Grande Prairie Economic Development, Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network and TC Energy; and our Supporting Partners: Chambers Plan represented by local broker HUB International, Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region, GetintheLoop Grande Prairie, and Municipal District of Greenview.
Partnering with the Chamber provides great value in helping members to bring topical information and insightful presentations to the Grande Prairie business community. We have a variety of partnership opportunities available; contact Cindy for more information by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office 780-532-5340.