Speaker Date Topic
President David Weir Dec 07, 2020
Club Annual General Meeting
Club Annual General Meeting

Please join us on December 7 for Edmonton West's Annual General Meeting. Please click on the link below to join the meeting. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83445721555?pwd=dmNFUlZ0aVJFZTNVeFFNRlF0aFVkUT09

The ZOOM meeting link will open at 11:45 AM and the Edmonton West Rotary meeting itself will start at 12 Noon. 

Edmonton West weekly meetings typically finish before 1 PM.

Image Credit: https://caccn.ca/about-caccn/annual-general-meeting/

Daniel Haight, Univ of Alberta School of Business Dec 14, 2020
Data Analytics
Data Analytics

Please join us on December 14 as Daniel Haight from the University of Alberta School of Business presents Data Analytics. Daniel Haight is the President and co-founder of Darkhorse Analytics. He is a Certified Analytics Professional and an award-winning lecturer at the University of Alberta School of Business. Please click on the ZOOM link below to join our meeting. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84292815575?pwd=SkJVZ3ZPTmt5R0RGbkUvY2hqWTZQZz09

The ZOOM meeting link will open at 11:45 AM and teh Edmonton West weekly meeting itself will start at 12 Noon. 

Edmonton West Weekly meetings typically finish before 1 PM. 

Bio and Image Credit: https://www.darkhorseanalytics.com/dan-haight

Members of Rotary Edmonton West Dec 21, 2020
Christmas Cheer - Zoom Social
No meeting - Christmas Holiday Break Dec 28, 2020
Annaliza Toledo and Trevor Peters Jan 04, 2021
Rust Magic, Edmonton's street art festival
City Councillor Andrew Knack Jan 11, 2021
State of the City of Edmonton
Dr Geoffrey Rockwell and Dr Eleni Stroulia Jan 18, 2021
The U of A's latest Signature Area of Research: AI4Society
The U of A's latest Signature Area of Research: AI4Society

Please join us on Monday, January 18 as Dr. Eleni Stroulia and Dr. Geoffrey Martin Rockwell introduce us to the U of A's latest Signature Area - AI4Society

The world is undergoing nothing short of a data-enabled revolution. Massive data streams are being generated from business applications, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and our own devices that mediate our every activity; new computational architectures and software platforms make possible the efficient processing of these large data sets; a new breed of machine learning (ML) and data science (DS) algorithms extract new insights from this data to inform practically all of our decisions and actions and support new business activities; and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are driving the increased automation of our industry, infrastructure, and services.

AI4Society is one of the University of Alberta’s five Signature Research Areas and is focused on artificial intelligence and its applications.

Over the past 30 years, the University of Alberta has been consistently ranked as one of the top three institutions worldwide for AI research and is a lead player in Canada’s national AI strategy. Building on this recognition, AI4Society’s goal is to stimulate interdisciplinary research and teaching in this field by supporting initiatives at the University of Alberta. AI4Society also provides continuing institutional leadership by coordinating and designing innovative training programs and representing the institution in new initiatives with public, private, and international partners.

Dr. Eleni Stroulia is a Professor of Computing Science, at the University of Alberta, and the Director of the AI4Society Signature Area. Her research focuses on addressing real-world problems, adopting AI and machine-learning methods.

Dr. Geoffrey Martin Rockwell is a Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta, the Director of the Kule Institute for Advanced Studies and the Associate Director of the AI4Society Signature Area. His areas of research include big data, textual visualization and analysis, computing in the humanities, instructional technology, computer games and multimedia.

Intro from: https://www.ualberta.ca/strategic-plan/institutional-priorities/signature-areas-initiative/signature-areas.html and https://ai4society.ca/

 

Lauren Dykstra/Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta Jan 25, 2021
Kipohtakâw YONA: A Partnership between Alexander First Nation and the Edmonton Symphony

Lauren Dykstra is a freelance violinist from Edmonton, Alberta. She received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from The King’s University College, and a Master of Music in Violin Performance and Literature from Brandon University. She has attended intensive summer programs at the Orford Centre de Arts and The Banff Centre and has participated in masterclasses with the Penderecki String Quartet, Tafelmusik, and the nationally acclaimed Canadian violinist James Ehnes. 

 

As an advocate of accessible music education and social justice, Lauren is a Teaching Artist and Kipohtakâw YONA Site Coordinator with the Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta (YONA) Sistema, an El-Sistema inspired program run by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. She also maintains a small studio of private students and coaches for local community ensembles. As an active musician, Lauren has performed with the Brandon Chamber Players and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of several chamber ensembles. 

Rob MacIntosh, Greenplanet Energy Analytics Feb 01, 2021
First Nations Green Energy Partnerships
Anne Marie Kallal and Kieran Leblanc Feb 08, 2021
An Introduction to Cultural Connections Institute - The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX)

Anne Marie Kallal is the Executive Director of the Cultural Connections Institute - The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX). Kieran Leblanc is a supporter and volunteer (and a former member of Rotary Edmonton West).

CCI offers English classes to all newcomers and visitors to Canada with certifed TESL instructors. LEX offers English classes for permanent residents, refugees and citizens of Canada with volunteer instructors.We look forward to hearing more about these valuable programs.

CCI-LEX website is here: 

https://cci-lex.ca/

 

 

No meeting - Family Day Feb 15, 2021
Ingrid Nietzsche and TBA Feb 22, 2021
The Rotary Peace Project
No meeting - Easter Monday Apr 05, 2021