Thank You Father God for Demetrios Nicholaides, Minister of Advanced Education – Calgary-Bow. May he realize the scope of his responsibility for an adult learning system that provides accessible, affordable and high quality education for Albertans. We pray grace and wisdom over him. We are thankful for his God-given abilities in the area of conflict resolution and his extensive training in arbitration. May he remember what he learned as a University instructor at the grassroots level and never get too far removed from the reality of what education is all about. May he be “a willing servant” and humbly receive counsel and ideas from those God surrounds him with. May he work hard to keep Alberta’s universities world-class, while expanding trade colleges and developing new innovative methods for continuing learning. May he turn to “the true and great educator”, the Holy Spirit, to lead him into all truth. We ask for protection over him physically, emotionally and spiritually, in the Name of Jesus. 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.