Prairie Presidents Panel:
Elizabeth  Cannon, Ph.D.

President and Vice-chancellor, University of Calgary

Elizabeth Cannon’s appointment to the Presidency of the University of Calgary followed a distinguished career as dean of the university’s Schulich School of Engineering and professor in the Department of Geomatics Engineerin. Educated at Acadia University and the University of Calgary, Dr. Cannon has received many honours for her extensive community involvement and her contributions to science and technology, and she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006.  A Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Canada, and the U.S. Institute of Navigation, she is also a Member of the Russian Academy of Navigation. and has served on the boards of  the US-based Institute of Navigation, the CFI, the Royal Society of Canada Council, and the Enbridge Income Fund, and numerous other boards and councils.  From 1997 to 2002 she held the NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the Prairie Region, where she worked to promote science and engineering to girls.