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May 25 / 2020

Karen Wichuk

With more than a decade in executive leadership positions in the public and post-secondary sectors, Karen had led and championed complex initiatives, guided organizations through transition and change, and built long-lasting local, national and international relationships rooted in multi-sector engagement.  Karen was a key driver in the creation and realization of Edmonton’s Health City, a multi-stakeholder economic development initiative that was launched in 2017.  Over the course of her career, Karen has worked to advance the provincial and national science, research, and innovation agenda and has secured funding for new national programs as well as for major capital projects. 

A lawyer by profession, Karen is currently the CEO of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board.