Mayor of Calgary to discuss building stronger cities

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

The mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi, will discuss building stronger cities Friday as part of York University’s Osgoode Distinguished Speakers Series.

The, “Building Stronger Cities for a Stronger Canada”, will take place Friday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 6:30pm, at 26th floor, Room C, Osgoode’s Professional Development Centre, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1 Dundas St. W. (just west of Yonge St.), Toronto. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Order tickets through the Eventbrite web page.

Naheed Nenshi
Naheed Nenshi

Nenshi is Calgary’s 36th mayor, currently serving his second. He is also an accomplished business profession and community leader. Although he is considers himself a passionate Calgarian, his real passion lies in making cities work better and be more livable. He was the lead author on the Building Up: Making Canada’s Cities Magnets for Talent and Engines of Development report that tackled issues of density and diversity, and outlines areas of action.

He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a master of public policy from Harvard University. Before taking on the mantle of mayor, he ran a large nonprofit organization and was an adviser to corporate leaders in Canada and the United States and worked for an international business consulting firm McKinsey and Co. where he advised large telecommunications, banking, retail and oil and gas companies in corporate strategy.

He then went on to form his own business, the Ascend Group, to help public, private and nonprofit organizations grow, where he also designed major policy for the Alberta government. He was first elected as the mayor of Calgary in 2010.

For more information, visit the Osgoode’s Distinguished Speaker Series Facebook page.