Speaker Date Topic
Mark Butler Oct 21, 2019
International Education at SAIT

Mark Butler has his MBA in International Business and Marketing.  After serving as an International Director and in Extension Services at Lakeland College, Mark became International Education Director at SAIT.  In this role he is responsible for providing results-oriented, effective management, and leadership of the International Centre.  The position produces SAIT wide strategies to attract and retain international students.  Collaboration with internal stakeholders and active participation in internal management councils and external international bodies are integral to the position.  He also supports and in areas, leads, International Development initiatives, focusing primarily on International Financial Institutions and non-traditional funding entities.

Adam Loria Nov 04, 2019 11:58 AM
EMS in Calgary

Adam Loria graduated from (EMTP '05), that's one of the programs for which our Brian Larson was a Dean.  Adam says he always knew he wanted to help people in crisis and he pursued this passion with drive and dedication.  At 22, Loria had completed his education and was working on the front lines as a certified paramedic, helping people in distress and saving lives as a member of Alberta Health Services' EMS team.   In 2009, Loria was promoted to a new role on the front lines of emergency health care, taking a position as a Public Education Officer for Alberta EMS, Calgary. As the face of EMS, Loria reports on operational emergency events and delivers crucial information to the community regarding public safety.  During the Southern Alberta floods in 2013, Loria worked around the clock to ensure the public had the information they needed to stay safe during the crisis.  Loria also applies his passion for helping to the community at large, volunteering for the EMS Foundation, the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee, and in the past, the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada.  By 2014 Adam was named as Outstanding Young Alumnus by SAIT.

Anne-Marie Simoneau Nov 18, 2019
Export Development Canada

Anne-Marie Simoneau is a Senior Commercial Account Manager with Export Development Canada.  She joined EDC in 1998 and has worked in a number of different positions including Contract Specialist, Underwriter and most recently Senior Account Manager in the Calgary office. Prior to EDC she worked as a project manager for the Canadian Commercial Corporation. Anne-Marie holds a BA in Economics from the University of Calgary.

Elias Gedamu Dec 02, 2019
Craft Tallk

Elias Gedamu, a graduate of McGill University, publisher of research into MRI capabilities, and a new father is one of our more recently inducted members.  Learn more about him during his craft talk.

Heritage Park Employee Dec 09, 2019 11:58 AM
Heritage Park Insights

As a special treat members will meet at Heritage Park for lunch, a tour of Gasoline Alley, and some background information on the Park.

Emilie Sanmartin Dec 16, 2019 11:58 AM
Public Engagement Lead Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology

Emilie Sanmartin is an experienced International Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management sector. Strong skills and experience in International Business Development, Client Support, Sustainable Development, Education and Partnership.  She has worked CAWST (the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) for over 10 years and will provide us with insights as to this not-for-profit work and what she does there.