In July 2021, Susan Reid retired from her full-time tenured position as a marketing and entrepreneurship professor at Bishop’s University, Canada. In that role, she researched and taught about vision for over 25 years. She has also been a local and international keynote speaker on “The Power of Vision” and was a contributor to Forbes.com. Her most recent publication is the book Entrepreneurial Vision: A Guide for Charting and Implementing the Visioning Process.
Rolly Davis is founder and chairman of Ottawa-based WR Davis Engineering, a world leader in the technology that repels heat-seeking missiles used to attack aircraft and ships. Born in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Davis trained as a mechanical engineer at Carleton University and started the company that bears his name in 1975. Its initial growth came from a diverse range of businesses, from crash barriers to simulate vehicle accidents to wave generators and water tanks for regional jets. However, since the late 1980s, its expertise has increasingly focused on anti-missile equipment and technology. Over the past 15 years, Davis has gradually [...]
Amir Malek was an Iranian-Canadian civil engineer, real-estate developer and builder, and philanthropist based in Vancouver, Canada, and Paris, France. He started Arme Construction Company, shortly after he graduated from the University of Charlottenburg in Berlin. Arme became one of the largest construction and development companies in Iran and the Middle East. Among other things, Arme built an entire Asian Games Sports Complex in Tehran, including a 105,000-seat stadium, indoor Olympic Swimming Pool, Velodrome, Olympic Village, and a giant man-made lake. After he left Iran in the Revolution, he started a successful real estate business in Paris. Malek died in [...]
Malcolm Macleod is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. The privately endowed U.S. foundation gives grants to organizations that help people overcome barriers to education and employment. He was president and CEO of the foundation until he retired in April 2020. Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Macleod joined the firm of Patterson, Smith, Mathews and Grant as an associate and practiced with that firm and its successors for over 25 years. During that time, he served as managing partner and chair of the firm’s litigation department. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997.
Richard Littlemore is an author, journalist, speechwriter, and consultant who specializes in issues including urban planning and development, academic affairs, sustainability, and climate change. Recent books include: Building Community – Defining, Designing, Developing UniverCity, for Gordon Harris (with whom he is also writing the upcoming Urban Waste Land); The Fight for Beauty, and five other volumes for Westbank developer Ian Gillespie; and the award-winning Climate Cover-up, for former David Suzuki Foundation Chair James Hoggan. Originally a newspaper reporter and editor (The Ottawa Citizen, The Vancouver Sun), Littlemore later served as an elected director on the Board of Metro Vancouver, as [...]