Dr. Elizabeth Cannon

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon

Calgary, Alberta
Inspiring Excellence and Shaping Futures Through Leadership and Innovation, Author
A renowned motivational speaker and leadership authority, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon's trailblazing expertise in Geomatics Engineering and her distinguished tenure as the University of Calgary's president have cemented her legacy in education and innovation. Celebrated with accolades like the Johannes Kepler Award and Engineers Canada's Gold Medal, her journey exemplifies excellence and inclusion. Beyond her remarkable achievements, Dr. Cannon extends her influence to uplift communities, organizations, and individuals, empowering them through dynamic talks that advocate diversity, inclusivity, and innovation. With an unwavering commitment to fostering future leaders and propelling education forward, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon continues to be a transformative force inspiring change on a global scale.
  • Change Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Women's Leadership
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology
  • Academia
  • Agriculture & Farming
  • All Staff Meeting
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Associations & Unions
  • Award Galas & After Dinner
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Campus & University Speakers


Dr. Elizabeth Cannon is a distinguished motivational speaker and event professional renowned for her inspiring talks and remarkable contributions to education, leadership, and innovation. With a wealth of experience and expertise, she captivates audiences with her insights into STEM fields, leadership development, and fostering diversity and inclusion.

Drawing upon a rich tapestry of experience, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon has held various prestigious positions that have solidified her reputation as a thought leader and influencer. She served as the eighth President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calgary from 2010 to 2018, leaving an indelible mark as the first alumna to hold this esteemed role. Prior to her presidency, she distinguished herself as the Dean of the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary from 2006 to 2010, further showcasing her commitment to education and leadership.

Throughout her career, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon has been instrumental in pioneering initiatives that bridge academia and the events industry. She has actively contributed to the success of numerous events, harnessing her expertise to create engaging and transformative experiences. Her collaboration with industry-leading organizations has consistently set new standards for event excellence.

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon’s educational journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication to knowledge and advancement. She earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Mathematics from Acadia University, followed by a triumphant transition to Calgary, Alberta, where she achieved her BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. in Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary. This academic prowess laid the foundation for her groundbreaking contributions to the field of Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

With a profound understanding of event planning, public speaking, and leadership development, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon possesses a unique skill set that resonates with diverse audiences. Her adeptness in leveraging event planning software and crafting engaging presentations ensures that her talks leave a lasting impact. Furthermore, her expertise spans a wide range of industries, enriching her talks with real-world insights and practical strategies.

Dr. Cannon’s journey has been punctuated by accolades and recognition that underscore her exceptional contributions. Notably, she was honoured with the Johannes Kepler Award by the U.S. Institute of Navigation in 2001, the Gold Medal Award from Engineers Canada in 2013, and the NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship from 2002 to 2004. Her selection as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® and as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network further spotlight her enduring impact on both academia and the events industry.

Beyond her professional achievements, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon’s authenticity shines through as a relatable individual. Her dedication to empowering women in STEM fields resonates with her personal passions, reflecting her commitment to championing diversity and inclusivity.

In essence, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon’s journey serves as a beacon of inspiration for those seeking to make a difference in the world of education, leadership, and event excellence. Her dynamic speaking style, coupled with her profound insights, continues to motivate and empower individuals to reach new heights of achievement and success.




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Ryerson's Women in Leadership Forum

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University of Calgary investigation into Enbridge controversy clears Elizabeth Cannon

CBC News

A report commissioned by the University of Calgary concludes there were no breaches of university policies or procedures in the institution's relationship with pipeline company Enbridge. The University of Calgary launched the independent review of its Centre for Corporate Sustainability after a CBC...

U of C student 'embarrassed' by Enbridge controversy asks for president's resignation

CBC News

Professors and students are demanding answers from the University of Calgary about the post-secondary institution's relationship with the pipeline company Enbridge. The U of C held a public town hall Wednesday afternoon to discuss the institution's finances and upcoming budget. Students raised...

Education Ministry and UCQ sign new 5-year pact

The Peninsula

Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the University of Calgary (UCQ) have signed a new five-year cooperation agreement to mark the 10 years of partnership between Qatar and the University that granting bachelor’s degrees in nursing. The agreement was signed by H E Dr....

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Strategic University Management: Future Proofing Your Institution
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Universities are being buffeted by multiple disruptive trends, including increased competition for both funding and students, as well as from new institutions that are nimbler and more responsive to the external environment. To survive this reality, university leaders must engage in effective...
Enhancing Your Higher Education Presidency: Fifteen Lessons on Leadership
Enhancing Your Higher Education Presidency: Fifteen Lessons on Leadership
Are you a new or aspiring higher education president who wants to enhance and elevate your leadership impact? Enhancing Your Higher Education Presidency: Fifteen Lessons on Leadership provides practical advice and insights to help you successfully navigate your leadership journey and serve your...
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