Board of Directors

Up to fifteen volunteer Directors oversee the West Campus Development Trust.

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Bart Becker

University of Calgary, Vice-President Facilities Management & Development

Bart joined the University of Calgary in 2014 with 20 years of experience in post-secondary education, municipal projects and engineering consulting. In his previous role as Associate Vice-President of Facilities and Operations at the University of Alberta, he provided project oversight on major capital and planning projects with an annual capital budget of more than $100 million and an operating budget of more than $150 million. During his time with the University of Alberta, he led nearly $1 billion in major capital development on the campus. He also created and led a large team, empowering them to shape the mission and vision of the portfolio.

Previous to his work with the University of Alberta, Bart held positions as Operations Manager at Stantec Consulting Ltd. and as Project Director for the City of Edmonton’s South LRT Extension Project.

Bart is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, Association of Physical Plan Administrators and the Society for College and University Planning. He has published papers on project management strategies and risk management planning. He has also served as a board member for the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the 2015 PanAm Juniors in Track and Field.

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Maurice(Mo)Bundon

Development Industry Member

Mr. Maurice Bundon is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Harvard Developments Inc. (The Hill Companies). Over the past 30 years, Mr. Bundon has developed a team that is responsive to the ever-changing dynamics of real estate. Together they have overseen the development and leasing of major office towers, retail projects, industrial land and residential land in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Mr. Bundon also serves as Chairman of the Board of Regents for Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, is a former Chairman of the University of Regina Board of Governors, and a current board member of Mother Theresa Middle School in Regina. In addition, he is co-founder and Director of One Life Makes A Difference, a charitable foundation created to assist Regina inner-city students with educational opportunities

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Elizabeth Cannon

University of Calgary, President & Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon has been closely linked to the University of Calgary for nearly three decades; first as a student, then as Dean of the Schulich School of Engineering, and now as the President of the University of Calgary.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in mathematics from Acadia University as well as a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctorate in geomatics engineering from the University of Calgary. She has received honorary doctorates from Acadia University and the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Cannon is a Professional Engineer, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and an elected foreign associate of the National Academy of Engineering. Currently, she serves as the Chair of the Canada Research Knowledge Network and Chair of Universities Canada. Her work has been recognized with many national and international honours including the Johannes Kepler Award from the U.S. Institute of Navigation, APEGA’s Centennial Leadership Award and the Gold Medal Award from Engineers Canada in 2013. She is a passionate advocate for the importance of higher education in driving discovery, innovation and creativity, its power to solve the world’s greatest challenges, and its role in developing talented young people into successful leaders.

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Linda Dalgetty

University of Calgary, Vice President Finance & Services

As Vice-President (Finance and Services), Linda is responsible for a large portfolio that includes finance, human resources, information technology, risk, and the office of the internal auditor. She is the University’s Chief Financial Officer and helps the University pursue their Eyes High strategic direction by working closely and collaboratively with members of the University’s leadership teams to make informed, responsible and innovative decisions that optimize the use of University resources.

Linda joined the University of Calgary with more than 20 years of broad-based North American and international finance and business experience, most recently as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of an energy services company, where she was responsible for all of the financial functions of a global organization, including reporting, planning, operational accounting and information technology.

 

 

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Murray Fox, Chair

Development Industry Member

Murray Fox has served on a number of public and private company boards of directors. He is a recognized leader with extensive business experience in real estate development, senior management, strategic planning, all areas of finance and administration and corporate debt restructuring. He was Executive Vice President of Jayman Master Builder Inc., home building and land development (2000–2009). Murray was appointed Vice Chairman & Director of Canada 2005 Exposition Corporation — a corporation established by the City of Calgary to pursue the 2005 World Fair (1995–1997).

From 1983 to 1995, Murray was the well-known Director, President and CEO of Consolidated Carma Corporation, a public real estate development company. Prior to that, he was Corporate Controller of NuWest Group Inc., a public real estate development company.

Formerly an articling student and senior accountant of Arthur Andersen, Chartered Accountants, he received his CA designation in 1975 and a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours, from the University of Saskatchewan in 1973.

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Stephanie Felesky, Vice-Chair

Development Industry Member

Stephanie Felesky is a member of the Calgary Police Commission and of the Investment Committee and the Senior Compensation Committee of the University of Calgary. She is also the Co-Chair of the Calgary Children’s Initiative and a founding director of the Calgary Homeless Foundation. She is a past director of the Canada Lands Company (a Crown Corporation involved in real estate development) and of Star Choice Communications Ltd. (a communications company wholly owned by Shaw Communications Inc. and previously TSX-V-listed) and several charitable and community-based organizations including the United Way, Calgary Inc. and the Calgary Convention Authority.

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Education with distinction from the University of Calgary. In 2004 she became a member of the Order of Canada and, in 2005, received the designation of ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

 

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Branden Cave

University of Calgary Student Representative (Undergraduate Students' Union)

Branden Cave is pursuing his degree in economics at the University of Calgary. When he is done with his time here at the university, he plans to attend graduate school to further his study and focus in the field of econometrics.

Branden Cave has been a strong voice and leader for various student groups across campus. He has been a student rep for the Residence Students’ Association, spent two years as President of the Students of the Arts and Science Honours Academy, served as the Economics Department Representative for the Faculty of Arts Students’ Association, and as VP Academic for the Society of Undergraduates in Economics.

It was this heavy involvement in student organizations that led him to the position of Student Union VP of Operations and Finance. He spent the past year strengthening the organization by making it more attuned to students and ensuring it provides them the resources they need for success.

Brandon has been appointed as the President of University of Calgary’s Student Union and is excited to take up the mantle of President and plans to ensure that 2017-18 is a turning point for student life on campus.

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Brit Paris 

University of Calgary Student Representative (Graduate Students' Association)

Brit Paris is entering the first year of her PhD in Learning Sciences at the Werklund School of Education, having completed her MA in Languages and Diversity in Summer 2017. Brit holds BA degrees in German and Linguistics (Honours) from the University of Calgary, as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. Her Master’s research focuses on how language learners respond to and make use of written feedback, resulting in recommendations for teaching strategies in the classroom. Her academic honours and awards include a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SHHRC) Scholarship and the University of Calgary Ruby Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship.

 

As President of the Graduate Students’ Association, Brit avidly represents graduate students across the University of Calgary campuses and as a former teacher is a passionate advocate for continuously improving the student experience. As a member of the West Campus Development Board and a native Calgarian, Brit is excited to contribute to the development process and the advancement of a vibrant new community in the heart of the North West. 

Karen Leeds

Karen Leeds

Development Industry Member

Karen Leeds brings extensive business experience in real estate development at the senior management level, where she has been responsible for all areas of finance and administration management. Karen received her nursing diploma from the Foothills Hospital in Calgary before attaining her MBA from the University of Alberta. From there, she received her Chartered Accountant designation and was the Chief Financial Officer for a number of prominent development companies.

Most recently, Karen was the Executive Vice President for Brookfield Residential Properties. In this role, Karen was responsible for transition issues during the corporate reorganization and merger with Brookfield Homes, creating a new public company listed on the NYSE and TSX with operations in 10 principal markets across North America.

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Alison Taylor Love

University of Calgary, Board of Governors

Ms. Love has over thirty years’ experience as a corporate and securities lawyer, including extensive experience advising boards of directors. Most recently and until her retirement in 2013, she served as Corporate Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President at Enbridge Inc. Prior to joining Enbridge Inc. in 2005, she held senior positions in the law departments of TransAlta Corporation, Canadian Pacific Limited and TransCanada PipeLines Limited.

Ms. Love currently serves on the Board of Directors of Inter Pipeline Ltd., and is Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Human Resources Committee of that Board. Ms. Love has been involved with a number of community organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary, the Board of Directors of the Kahanoff Centre for Charitable Activities, as well as the Executive Committee of the Calgary Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She previously served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Foundation and on the Boards of Directors of the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) and the United Way of Calgary and area. She holds a law degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Doug Porozni

Doug Porozni

Development Industry Member

Doug Porozni has lived in Calgary for almost 30 years and is a partner with Ronmor Developers Inc. Since joining the company, he has managed the acquisition, development, and operation of more than one million square feet of commercial space, consisting of retail, office, industrial, and mixed-use residential. Ronmor’s first major mixed-use project was the redevelopment of North Hill Centre in Calgary. Ronmor has developed and continues to own projects in nine Western Canadian jurisdictions including Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kelowna, Whistler, Sylvan Lake, and Rocky Mountain House.

Doug has also been responsible for managing Ronmor’s significant land bank and various joint ventures, which include the development of the residential neighborhoods of Silverado, Sage Hill and various mixed-use developments in suburban markets. He graduated with an Honours BA and a Master in Economics from the University of Alberta and currently sits on the Commercial Committee for the Urban Development Institute of Calgary. Doug also serves on various industry committees and forums including those initiated by the City of Calgary.

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Allan (Al) Rasmuson

Community Representative

Allan Rasmuson has over forty years’ experience in the energy industry and is currently the President of Bearpaw Business Solutions Inc., a company providing consulting services in energy production and processing facility optimization, strategic planning, regulatory and environmental management and software design. He is an active member in several community and non-profit organizations including: Chairman, South Shaganappi Area Strategic Planning Group (SSASPG); member, St. Andrews Heights Community Association; member, South Shaganappi Area Development Council (SSADC); President, Dinosaur Research Institute (DRI); and member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

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James Robertson

West Campus Development Trust, President & CEO

James Robertson is the inaugural President and CEO of West Campus Development Trust. The Trust was established by the University of Calgary to develop the 200 acres of vacant land west of the University into a vibrant 9 million s.f. mixed-use community called the University District. Since joining the Trust in 2011, Mr. Robertson has steered the development of the University District master plan which applies the best ideas in city design, adapted to Calgary’s unique local urban fabric. The University District –which will be a LEED-ND community - will offer a complete city life, with diverse housing and offices, varied retail, an inspiring public realm and dynamic community amenities.

Mr. Robertson has unique and broad experience gained in private and public sectors within Canada’s most vital real estate markets. As City of Calgary Director of the Office of Land Servicing and Housing, and President of the Calgary Housing Company, Mr. Robertson led an over $400 million portfolio that contributed significantly to the growth and transformation of Calgary’s urban fabric. Such projects include the dramatic expansion of the City’s affordable housing portfolio, enhancement of its industrial program as well as development of business parks and transit-oriented development sites. Prior to this, Mr. Robertson worked with IBI Group, an international planning, architecture and design firm, establishing its planning practice in Ottawa. With decades of specialized experience in development planning and approvals, Mr. Robertson is a proven expert in developing successful and complete communities that foster a high quality way of life.

Mr. Robertson is an active volunteer as a board member of ULI Alberta, a past board member of the Manitoba Institute of Professional Planners, and a past member of numerous non-profits boards for affordable housing. He is also a current member of UDI, the Canadian Institute of Planners and NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

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Scott Radford

University of Calgary, Associate Dean and Associate Professor Haskayne School of Business

Scott Radford is Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) and Associate Professor in the Haskayne School of Business.  He joined the Marketing area in 2007 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri.  He has a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now DalTech), and a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) and an MBA from the University of New Brunswick.  Dr. Radford’s research interests are in the area of consumer culture theory, product design and innovation, and environmental sustainability.  His work has appeared in the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Building and Environment, European Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Consumer Culture.

Dr. Radford teaches courses in marketing management and marketing communication at the B.Comm, MBA, EMBA, and Ph.D. levels.  He is also engaged in executive education as the Academic Director of the Rozsa Arts Management Program and teaches in the Business Essentials program.  In addition to supervising student in the Haskayne School of Business he has also been on the supervisory committee of students in EVDS, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, and Communication and Culture.  Dr. Radford has won several awards for teaching including the Students Union Excellence in Teaching award and the Commerce Undergraduate Society Award for Outstanding Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Radford has served on a number of Haskayne and University wide committees. He chairs the Assurance of Learning Committee as part of the Haskayne AACSB accreditation and serves on the Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. program review committees. He is on the GFC, Teaching and Learning Committee, the Information Asset Management Committee, and he contributed to the Campus Forward stakeholder workshops.