Grant MacEwan University Board of Governors

Delling, Nina Christine

Ms. Nina Christine Delling has been on the board since February 2018 and is currently the Lead of International Mobility and Partnerships with Grant MacEwan University. Ms. Delling has served as a staff representative on the Grant MacEwan University Academic Governance Council and as chair for the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation. Ms. Delling has a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, Intercultural Political Communication, Translation Studies, and Discourse Analysis from the University of Alberta and has completed work toward a PhD in German Applied Linguistics.

Graham, Carolyn

Ms. Carolyn Graham is Executive Vice-President at Canadian Western Bank Financial Group. She serves and has served on a number of boards, including Melcor Real Estate Investment, the Edmonton Symphony and Concert Hall Foundation, and Canadian West Foundation. Ms. Graham was previously a public member on Grant MacEwan University’s board from 2011 to 2017 and has served as Chair since August 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She has earned her Chartered Professional Accountant designation and the Institute of Corporate Directors designation.


Competencies required for members of The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University include the core competencies of leadership and governance and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Ms. Graham was directly appointed in August 2019 on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Guiney, Adam

Mr. Adam Guiney is the General Manager of Antrim Industries. He has been a board member on the Grant MacEwan University board since 2019 and serves as the Vice-Chair of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations Committee. He has served on the board of the Alberta Credit Union Board of Directors since 2014, and he is the former Vice-President of the Edmonton Petroleum Club Board of Governors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grant MacEwan University and has received the Lawrence Decore Award.


Competencies required for members of The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University include the core competencies of leadership and governance and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Mr. Guiney was directly appointed in August 2019 on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Haskins, Sandra

Ms. Sandra Haskins is the Senior Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer with Capital Power Corporation. In this role, she is accountable for the Capital Power Finance Development and Accreditation Program, which recruits accounting graduates and provides work experience for the Chartered Professional Account designation. She is a board member and the Finance and Audit Committee Chair for the Citadel Theatre. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.


Competencies required for members of The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University include the core competencies of leadership and governance and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Ms. Haskins was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.


Wells, René

Dr. René Wells is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting and Finance Department at Grant MacEwan University. Prior to this role, she was an Instructor with the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and a Researcher with the Luxembourg School of Finance. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance and a Masters degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Luxembourg, a Certificate in Quantitative Finance from Fitch Learning in London, a Master of Business Administration degree from Concordia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Quebec. She is also a Certified Treasury Professional, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Gelmini, Lucio

Dr. Lucio Gelmini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Sciences at MacEwan University. He has taught at MacEwan since 1995 and previously served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry. He has previously taught at Red Deer College and at the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Chemical Institute of Canada, Edmonton section, and a member of the Alberta Science Network. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (Honours) from the University of Windsor.

Cui, Victor

Mr. Victor Cui is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Edmonton Elks Football Club. Previously, he was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer with ONE Championship and Chief Executive Officer of ONE Elite Agency. He serves as a mentor for the University of Alberta's ThresholdImpact Mentoring Service and a board member for the Parkinson’s Association of Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Alberta.


Competencies required for members of The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University include the core competencies of leadership and governance and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Mr. Cui was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Banister, Linda

Ms. Linda Banister has been on The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University since April 2020 and serves as Chair of Governance and Human Resources Committee. She serves as a board member on the Edmonton Community Foundation, City of Edmonton, NAIT Presidential Advisory Committee, and is Vice President of the Edmonton Oil Kings Education Board. She holds a Master of Public Administration and Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. She is a National Credentialed Evaluator, Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society, Fellow of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, Certified Market Research Professional and Certified Management Consultant. She also has her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Competencies required for members of The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University include the core competencies of leadership and governance, as well as preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Ms. Banister was directly appointed in 2020 on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Martin, Julian

Dr. Robin Julian Martin is a retired Professor Emeritus from the University of Alberta. He was previously the Director for the Federal Cabinet Ministers’ Regional Office and has served on many boards and committees, including the Surface Rights Board, Land Compensation Board, and MindFuel. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas, and a Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Cambridge.


Competencies required for members of The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University include the core competencies of leadership and governance, as well as preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Dr. Martin was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Stelter, John

Mr. John Stelter has been on The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University since June 2020 and serves on their Audit and Risk Committee, the Finance, Property and Investment Committee, and the Investment Working Group. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Audit Partner with KPMG LLP. He is a member of Alberta Municipalities APEX Governance Board and the Alberta Municipalities Audit and Finance Committee. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta Bylaws & Rules Committee, former Vice Chair of the CPA Western School of Business, former Chair of the Audit Committee of the CA School of Business, and former external member of MacEwan's Audit Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) degree from the University of Alberta.


Competencies required for members of The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University include the core competencies of leadership and governance, as well as preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Mr. Stelter was directly appointed in 2020 on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Onyegbula, Cynthia

Ms. Cynthia Onyegbula is the Director of First Nations Inuit Health Branch of Indigenous Services Canada. She has over 10 years experience working with the Leadership of Treaty 6, 7, and 8 First Nation communities across Alberta. She has served on many boards, but more recently is a Director on When African Women Talk and past Director of the Research Ethics Board with the University of Alberta. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from Lakehead University, a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia, and a Project Management certificate from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She is Registered Kinesiologist, and a member of the Alberta Public Health Association and the Canadian Public Health Association.


Competencies required for members of The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University include the core competencies of leadership and governance, as well as preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Ms. Onyegbula was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Ambutong, Gabriel

Mr. Gabriel Ambutong is the President of the Students’ Association of MacEwan University for the 2023/24 academic year. He is a Bachelor of Arts student at MacEwan University and is a member of the Students’ Council at the Students’ Association of MacEwan University since 2021.

Beka, Abby

Ms. Abby Beka is a student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at MacEwan University. She was elected a member of the Students’ Council at the Students' Association of MacEwan University in 2021. She is also an active community volunteer with organizations such as the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Edmonton Heritage Festival.

Kashuba, Scott

Mr. Scott Kashuba has been a member on The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University since July 2020. Prior to retiring in 2021, He was the Director of Risk and Assurance Services with Alberta Blue Cross. He serves as a member on the Alberta Motor Association Corporation Investment Committee, Director with the Insurance Services Corporation, and Vice-Chair of the Edmonton Regional Board. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree, a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta.

Sopkow, Tracy

Ms. Tracy Sopkow has been a member on The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University since July 2020. She currently is the Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Health Professions Action Plan. Prior, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Covenant Foundation. She serves as a member with the Greater Edmonton Foundation Seniors Housing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta and a Public Relations diploma from Grant MacEwan University.

Joseph, Reg

Reg Joseph is the current CEO of Health City in Edmonton. His wealth of experience in the health sector also includes roles as CEO of Metabolomic Technologies Inc., the executive-in-residence with TEC Edmonton and as vice-president with Alberta Innovates. He led the operation, strategy and vision of the health division, which included significant investments brought to Alberta by companies including Pfizer and Merck. He holds a Bachelor of Physiology degree and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Saskatchewan.


Competencies required for members of The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University include the core competencies of leadership and governance, and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Mr. Joseph was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Baltimore, Brittany

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Kennedy, Martin

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