Hon. Demetrios Nicolaides, Calgary-Bow

Father, we thank you for the Honourable Demetrios Nicolaides and his appointment to Minister of Advanced Education on April 30, 2019.  Give him your favour and grace as he pours his efforts into this ministry. Thank you for all his efforts to introduce the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act to strengthen and expand the trades area because a skilled workforce is central to Alberta’s Recovery Plan.  May his experience as a university lecturer, mediator and communications expert aid him in his hard work to keep Alberta’s universities world-class, while expanding trades colleges and new innovative methods for continuing learning. Thank you for his heart to volunteer extensively in his community. Give him the ability to balance his political duties with his personal responsibility to his wife and two daughters. Amen.

Demetrios Nicolaides is a born and raised Calgarian and long-time resident of Calgary-Bow. He lives in Cougar Ridge with his wife and two daughters, and volunteers extensively in his community. An expert in conflict resolution, he has extensive training in arbitration, is an accredited mediator and has a PhD in the field. Nicolaides was active in peacebuilding and reconciliation activities in Cyprus and has consulted in high-stakes arbitrations and regulatory hearings in Alberta, B.C. & Manitoba. Prior to his election, he served as the head of the Calgary office for a national communication-consulting firm.