Established in 1932, the Calgary branch of the Canadian International Council (CIC Calgary) has been an integral part of the community in this energy and innovation hub of Canada.
CIC Calgary has actively served to connect our local population with issues of the world and with knowledge of Canada’s role in the international community by providing a forum and focal point for those interested in global affairs and Alberta’s role in the world.
During our programming year between September and June, our Speakers Program hosts 6 – 8 events on a wide variety of topics that can range in format from casual and interactive Politics in the Pub discussions to single speaker keynote addresses and expert panel forums.
With a knowledgeable and engaged group of academic scholars, business leaders and community members who share an interest in foreign affairs, branch activities aim to provide timely discussions related to Canadian foreign policy as well as a unique networking opportunity for those who live locally, but who are interested in issues abroad.
Branch Executive Leadership
Steve Kuiack has worked in four different regions of the world (North America, Latin America, Asia and Oceania) and has visited over 50 countries. He received a commendation award from Embassy of Canada, Seoul for his contributions to the Monument to Canadian Fallen at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea as well as a human rights award from the Hanvit Welfare Association for his involvement with those affected by Hansen’s Disease. Steve is a member of Rotary International (Calgary West) and the American Chamber of Commerce (Western Chapter). Steve received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from McGill University and holds a Master of Business Administration (Executive) and Master of International Business from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Erik Henningsmoen is a research analyst at Higher Education Strategy Associates. In this role, Erik provides research support to client projects related to higher education governance and strategic planning, comparative higher education policy, and international education. Erik holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.
A proud and active member of the Calgary community, Madeline Antony is the co-founder of the Inclusive Literature Initiative charity, a volunteer with the Ultimate Para Sports Foundation and a member of Eco-Friendly YYC. She works as a research assistant in the field of sport psychology and as a fitness consultant in downtown Calgary. Madeline holds a Bachelor of Science of Biology and Psychology with Honors in Tree Biology from the University of Victoria.
Daniel Caine, a recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze), holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He is currently a fourth year student majoring in policy studies and minoring in business at Mount Royal University. Daniel has extensive volunteer experience with the SAIT Student Association (serving on its Board of Directors), the SAIT Board of Academics, the Hidden Valley Community Association, the Calgary Zoo and the Calgary Public Library.
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