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2011 President's Leadership Lecture Series

April 26, 2011
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, University of Guelph, Ontario

Where is the global food system headed?

Sylvain Charlebois

Food safety and security are major local, national and global concerns.  Please join UFV President Dr. Mark Evered in welcoming a Canadian expert on this topic.

Professor Sylvain Charlebois is Associate Dean of the College of Management and Economics at the University of Guelph and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.  He has also served as the Director of the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy in Saskatchewan.  His current research is on food safety, security and distribution. 

Dr. Charlebois conducts policy analysis, evaluation, and demonstration projects for government agencies and major foundations, focusing on agricultural issues and community development in Canada and abroad.  He has testified many times before parliamentary committees on food policy and served as an advisor nationally and internationally on food safety.  His new book on global food safety systems will be published by UBC Press later this year.

Mar 23, 2011
Gregg Saretsky, President and CEO, WestJet

Engaging Employees: WestJet’s 5 Secrets to Success

Gregg Saretsky

WestJet is one of the most profitable airlines in North America. It is also very successful at fostering a positive corporate culture, and was named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

The airline continues to play a key role in the growth and development of the Fraser Valley economy.

Please join UFV President Dr. Mark Evered and Abbotsford Mayor George Peary in welcoming business leader Gregg Saretsky to discuss strategies to engage employees in building a successful organization.

Feb 8, 2011
Peter Legge, O.B.C., LL.D. (HON), D.Tech., CSP, CPAE, HoF

The Power of a Dream

Please join President Dr. Mark Evered in welcoming Peter Legge as the inaugural speaker in the Leadership Lecture Series.

Peter Legge is an inspiration to anyone who meets him. He lives his life dream as an internationally acclaimed professional speaker, a bestselling author, and as Chairman and CEO of the largest, independently owned magazine publishing company in Western Canada—Canada Wide Media Limited. He is a community leader tirelessly devoting his time to many worthwhile organizations. Peter is a past Chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade. 

Peter will speak to the community on The Power of a Dream, his latest book.

His presentation is based on everyday experience as a community leader, husband, father, and CEO. 

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