Joanne Cuthbertson CM, LL.D. was the first elected Chair of EducationMatters - Calgary’s unique public education trust and founder of SPEAK (Support Public Education - Act for Kids). She is Chancellor Emerita of the University of Calgary and Co-chair of the U of C Scholars’ Academy she founded upon retirement. Ms Cuthbertson is a Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and Co-chair of the Leadership Council. She serves as a longtime Fellow of Glenbow Museum. Cuthbertson is recipient of the Calgary Award (in Education) and the QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal.