Featured Speakers' Bios
Brent Bellamy (Alumni), Senior Design Architect, Number TEN Architectural Group and columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press
Brent Bellamy is a senior design architect with Number TEN Architectural Group in Winnipeg. He has a personal commitment to the principles of sustainable design and a passionate desire to create sensitive and efficient architectural forms that provoke thought and stimulate the imagination. Examples of design projects that he has led include: the Winnipeg Humane Society, the University of Winnipeg Richardson College for the Environment, and the Qualico Family Centre at Assiniboine Park. Borne from a great passion for his community, for the past three years he has written a feature column in the Winnipeg Free Press titled ‘On Architecture’ where he discusses Winnipeg’s design and urban issues.
James Carr, President and CEO, Business Council of Manitoba
Mr. Carr is the founding President and CEO of the Business Council of Manitoba and has served in this position since 1998. His career spans a variety of interests from the arts to journalism to public office. He is a graduate of McGill University with joint honors degrees in History and International Relations. He is currently a board member of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba, The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and director emeritus with the Canada West Foundation. Mr. Carr was inducted into the Order of Manitoba on July 12, 2011.
Rick Linden, Professor, Sociology, Faculty of Arts
Dr. Linden has written over 60 published papers and reports and is the author or editor of four books including Canada’s best-selling criminology text. He is the co-chair of the Manitoba Auto Theft Task Force, which implemented a prevention strategy which reduced auto theft rates in Winnipeg by over 80 per cent and which received the 2010 Quality Policing Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also the Chair of the Manitoba Police Commission and serves on the management committee of Winnipeg’s Gang Response and Suppression Program. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in crime reduction.
Wanda Wuttunee, Professor, Native Studies and Director of Aboriginal Business Education Partners in Asper School of Business
Dr. Wuttunee’s teaching and research focuses on future Aboriginal business leaders and benefits for home communities, Aboriginal business efforts, as well as, encouraging the mainstream business community in working towards vibrant, sustainable and healthy Aboriginal communities. Her research brings to the forefront the many ways in which Aboriginal peoples are contributing to the economy. She has increased the exposure of future leaders to Aboriginal economy issues over the last 19 years at U of M.