Women In Supply Chain – ‘Distinguished Speaker Dinner Series’ featuring Brigid Pelino

Date & Time:
March 18, 2015 | 4:30 pm

Please join us on March 18, 2015 for Brigid Pelino, Executive Vice-President, People and Culture, WestJet.

Leadership is no easy task! The moment you think you "got it" is the moment that you no longer "have it"!!! Brigid will discuss this and other dichotomies of the best leaders in her experience.

Being a truth teller...... Especially when it hurts.

Real strength comes from real vulnerability. And to drive a change agenda, you must remain the same.

Brigid Pelino joined WestJet as Executive Vice-President, People and Culture in August, 2013. Brigid isn't a stranger to working with quintessential Canadian brands – she joined WestJet after more than 13 years at Tim Hortons where her last position was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Continuous Improvement. Prior to Tim Hortons, Brigid worked for another great Canadian company: Canadian Tire Corporation. In her last role with Canadian Tire, Brigid was accountable for leadership development and succession planning for all of the Canadian Tire businesses. Brigid's career in Human Resources stretches back further to Honeywell International where she worked in Los Angeles, California, and General Electric, where she worked in both the lighting division and the corporate office.

As the Executive Vice-President of People and Culture, Brigid's priority is to help WestJet's culture continue to evolve to support the business strategy and growth (and vice versa). In her opinion WestJet has perfected a recipe that works – evolving its structure, business and culture in a more complex environment is a challenge she is passionate to take on. She is committed to maintaining a personal touch and to continue to hire, develop and reward outstanding WestJetters as WestJet grows. Brigid knows that every WestJetter contributes to WestJet's success by delivering a caring and friendly guest experience – she believes in the ownership model WestJet was founded on.

Brigid feels strongly about WestJet's unique culture and knows it is truly one of the best places to work in the world. As a strong supporter of inclusion in the workplace, Brigid supports WestJet's commitment to the Catalyst Accord and most recently served as the Executive Chair for the Women's Foodservice Forum in Canada – an organization dedicated to the development of female leaders in the industry. She considers herself an open leader and favours collaboration.

Brigid earned her honours bachelor of arts degree (economics and accounting) and her master's in industrial relations at the University of Toronto. She moved to Calgary from Oakville where she has made her home with her three teenaged children (and she is still relatively sane). Her favourite WestJet destination? Without question: Maui.

The dinner will be held at the Safari Lodge at the Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta. Registration for the dinner will begin at 4:45.

This dinner series is sponsored by: CN.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available!  The Information package is here: wisc-sponsorship-package-2015.pdf

Tickets are $85. There are a limited quantity of student tickets available at $35.


Safari Lodge, Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 7V6
Date & Time:
March 26, 2015 - 8:00 am to March 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Digital Futures ( – March 26 & 27, 2015

Held for the first time in the fall of 2013, this multi-stakeholder engagement on all things rural broadband has become a premiere national event in Canada around broadband policy in the main, with emphasis on advanced rural network development in particular.

Digital Futures 2015 – to be held on the University of Alberta campus at Alumni House, (11515 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, AB), on March 26 and 27, 2015 – will focus on our increasingly complex regulatory environment in Canada, in addition to providing key updates and perspectives on where new models for community-based development are emerging in the rural domain.

Representatives from industry, academia, regulatory authorities and key rural developments groups such as the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University and the First Mile Connectivity Consortium are expected to attend.

RSVP today at: or below.

Digital Futures 2015 is hosted by the Van Horne Institute in Partnership with Master of Arts in Communications and Technology (MACT), Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta and School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.

Alumni House Meeting & Event Centre; 11515 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton AB T6G 2C4
Date & Time:
April 9, 2015 - 8:00 am to April 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Please register here or at:

To view the full registration and the exciting program, please go here

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This conference will focus on the expertise developed by government agencies, the Military, companies, and civilian agencies in supply chain and logistics as applied to field deployment and emergency preparedness.

Ideal for:

  • Supply chain and logistics community to learn how the logistics practice of emergency preparedness organizations and the military applies to their business.
  • Companies and agencies involved as first respondents to local and international emergencies.
  • Governments and companies implementing emergency response plans.
  • Regular and reserve armed forces personnel from around the world.
  • International development NGOs, consultants, academics, and the media, to broaden their knowledge and share the experiences in the logistics of military and emergency response agencies.

To view the full registration and the exciting program, please click here:


MacHall A, MacEwan Conference and Event Centre, Calgary, Alberta

Renewable Electricity Conference

Date & Time:
May 28, 2015 | 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Van Horne Institute will be holding a conference on Economics of Electricity Generation and the Environment . The conference is to be held in Calgary on May 28, 2015. The intent of the conference is to bring together economists working on competition policy and regulatory issues in electricity markets with policy makers, market monitoring staff, and industry representatives from Alberta along with other jurisdictions.


Sponsorship Package:

Date & Time:
September 18, 2015 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

With the current volatility in oil prices, and groups like the Alberta Council of Technologies calling for leaders to "think ahead, shrink expectations and act quickly," organizations need more talent and capacity than ever to keep pace with change and drive sustainability. That means being more in tune with the dynamics we're seeing in the 21st century and, ultimately, more responsive to increasing strategic and operational complexity.

Blazing the trail: new century, new approaches to communication is a one-day, first-of-its-kind symposium designed to engage senior practitioners, managers and executives in defining key issues around the changing role of communication as an increasingly critical component of overall organizational strategy.

University of Alberta – Calgary Centre, 120, 333— 5th Ave SW