Keynote Speakers

Winter Convocation Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, February 26
1:30 p.m.

Speaker to be confirmed.

Tuesday, February 26
6:30 p.m.

Catherine Roome
President & CEO, Technical Safety BC

Catherine Roome is a courageous futurist. She is a leader in the algorithmic economy where predictive insights are used to create long-term social and financial value. Her purpose is to deliver game changing strategies that employ technological innovation to serve the public interest.

Recently named one of the Top 100 women in Canada, Catherine is President and CEO of Technical Safety BC, an independent self-funded organization which is mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across British Columbia. Catherine first served as Vice President, Engineering when she joined BC Safety Authority in 2005, becoming CEO in 2011.

Recognized for its bold 10-Year Strategy as a knowledge-based organization with an outstanding culture, Catherine has grown Technical Safety BC by 100% to become a $69-million organization with 450 employees. Catherine finds inspiration in building a modern, diverse people practice, and is deeply committed to supporting the next generation of leaders.

Wednesday, February 27
9:00 a.m.

Donna Wilson
Director, IZUNA Foundation
Executive Vice President, People and Diagnostic & Treatment Services, Provincial Health Services Authority in British Columbia

Donna Wilson is the Director of the IZUNA Foundation and the Executive Vice President for People and Diagnostic & Treatment Services at Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) in British Columbia (BC). Donna is responsible for human resources leadership across the PHSA and holds executive accountability for diagnostic and treatment services across the province. These services include the BC Pathology and Laboratory Agency, all provincial public sector laboratories, diagnostic imaging, and in-hospital pharmacy services. Prior to joining the health sector in BC, Donna was Senior Vice President for People, Community and Strategy at LifeLabs, Canada’s largest private laboratory.

Since 2001, Donna has held various executive roles in financial services, professional sport events, and insurance services. A highlight of her career was when she served as Executive Vice President of Workforce and Sustainability with the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee and delivered the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler.

Donna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, an Executive Management Certificate from Queens University, and a Chartered Director from McMaster University.