Calgary Branch

Contact

Email: calgary@thecic.org

About

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.

The Calgary branch welcomes and encourages engagement from across sectors and from members of the general public with an interest in Canadian foreign policy and international relations. As the city and region continue to diversify into 2024, the branch is also expanding programming to highlight the myriad sectors, industries, and interests here with global significance and connections. Our events are offered as forums providing opportunities for Calgarians, Albertans and visitors to engage in discussion here in Alberta on matters of national and international significance. Our branch membership is an engaging mix of academic scholars, students, business leaders, and community members who share an interest in foreign affairs.

During our programming year between September and June, our Speakers Program aims to host a minimum of 4 – 6 events on a wide variety of topics that range in format from casual and interactive ‘Politics in the Pub’ discussions to single speaker keynote addresses and expert panel forums. These events are always unique networking opportunities for those who live locally but are interested in issues abroad.

If you are thinking about becoming a member, have a speaker suggestion, or just want to know more about us, please connect via calgary@thecic.org.

Branch Executive Leadership

President
Jenn Lutz

Always interested in the world and in other people’s stories and motivations, Jenn’s career has spanned journalism, communications, marketing, and higher education. She currently works in international business development, partnerships, and recruitment in the higher education sector and enjoys the global travel and working daily with colleagues around the world. She holds a Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication from Royal Roads University and is a lifelong learner currently enjoying books, online courses, and podcasts on topics such as migration, international relations, and international business.

Acting Secretary
Flora Lee

Flora is currently a dedicated graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy at the University of Calgary, specializing in Energy and Environmental Policies. In her present role as a policy analyst at Environment and Climate Change Canada she contributes to policy development and regulatory impact analysis.

In the community, she serves as an advocate for the Alberta River Surf Association and as a volunteer event coordinator.

 

Strategic Initiatives
Colleen Wi

Colleen is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) with her own consultancy, providing immigration advice and representing foreign nationals’ immigration cases. She is also an immigration specialist in the higher education sector at Bow Valley College, providing guidance and leadership on immigration rules and regulations to both the institution and its international students. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Global Public Policy. Colleen is also an active community connector and volunteer for multiple organizations.

Treasurer
Dekyi Dorjee

 

Student Engagement
Madeline Antony

Madeline holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Biology and Psychology from the University of Victoria and is currently in law school at the University of Calgary. She splits her professional time as both a research assistant in business and organizational psychology and working as a legal assistant. Outside of academics and professions, she actively volunteers with various organizations and loves to spend time with family and friends.

Programming Advisor
Daniel Caine

Daniel is a recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze) and holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, a degree from Mount Royal University in Policy Studies with a minor in Business, and is currently in Ottawa pursuing a Master’s in International Relations (International Economic Policy) at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

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. He enjoys reading, writing fiction, learning history, playing Dungeons and Dragons 5e, watching Star Wars, playing darts, and singing karaoke.