Speaker: Martha Hall Findlay BA,LLB,ICD.D.
May 12, 2022, via ZOOM
Title: Suncor’s adoption of Climate Change and how Canada’s and the World’s leading energy producers are collaborating in Climate Change adoption.
Martha, Suncor’s Chief Climate Change Officer, leads its efforts to address the nexus of climate and energy including strategic planning, internal and external collaborations to build an environment that supports Canadian energy. She played a critical role in the development and leadership of the multi- company “Oil Sands Pathways to net Zero by 2050” initiative.
She was named Canadian Climate Champion by the British High Commission and the Canada Law initiative, one of Canada’s clean 50 for 2022 and as a top global female oil and gas executive and one of the top 275 women influencers.
Prior to joining Suncor as Chief Sustainability officer in 2020, Martha was CEO of the Canada West Foundation. She has published countless article on Canadian and western economic and social policy and has over 30 years experience as a corporate lawyer and international trade expert.
She is a twice elected Member of Parliament serving in the Opposition Shadow Cabinet for Trade, Finance, Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works while also serving on those parliamentary committees.
She has an extensive record of community engagement serving as advisory council, director and executive for a variety of policy, environmental, community and cultural organizations. She currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and of the energy advisory board for MaRS.
On the personal side, she is a multi generation Georgian Bay Cottager, a former Canadian Alpine Ski silver medalist, coach and member of the Board of Alpine Canada. She learned to ski at the same club that produced Canada’s first ever medalist( bronze) in the men’s combined downhill event at the recent Winter Olympics.
Probus Host will be Lloyd Posno.
Speaker Dr Thomas Homer-Dixon
June 9 2022 , via ZOOM
Title: Economic Instability....the Climate Change and Energy Sustainability
Dr Thomas Homer-Dixon, Professor and author, Economic instability, climate change and energy sustainability. He is a Canadian Political scientist and University Research Chari at the University of Waterloo in the Faculty of Environment, and the Executive Director of the Cascade Institute at the Royal Roads University in Victoria BC.
Speaker Dr. Mohamad Fakih
July 14 2022 , In Person
Title: An Immigrant Making it In Canada
Dr. Mohamad Fakih, Founder and President of Paramount Fine Foods. Considered the "most admired CEO in Canada". He is Lebanese-Canadian businessperson and philanthropist. Founder of the Middle Eastern Halal restaurant chain, Paramojnt Fine Foods, Fakih is also known for his charitable work, philanthropy and community service through the Fakih Foundation.