uAlberta, Banff Centre launch Peter Lougheed Leadership Initiative

March 13, 2014

The University of Alberta, in partnership with the Banff Centre, has launched the Peter Lougheed Leadership Initiative, which will deliver programming aiming to “inspire and mentor emerging, current and next generation leaders whose skills and vision will have a lasting impact on Alberta and beyond.” The initiative, named after Alberta’s 10th premier, will also focus on building enhanced capacity for community governance, creativity and entrepreneurship through programs for non-profit and community leaders. Last week, the Alberta government committed to the project $70 million—$7 million in each of the next 10 years—that will be split equally between uAlberta and the Banff Centre. The remaining funding for the $210-million project will come from private donations and the federal government, according to the Edmonton Journal. uAlberta News Release | Edmonton Journal