Dr Elizabeth Cannon
Dr Cannon is president
emerita and professor, geomatics engineering of the University of Calgary. She
served as the university’s eighth president and vice-chancellor from 2010-2018.
she was the dean of the Schulich School of Engineering, and from 1997 to 2002 she held
the NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (Prairie Region). Dr Cannon has led research at the forefront
Positioning Systems (GPS), commercializing technology to over 200 agencies
worldwide. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a fellow
of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and an elected foreign associate of the
National Academy of Engineering. Dr Cannon holds a BASc in Mathematics from Acadia
University and a BSc, MSc and PhD in Geomatics Engineering from the University
of Calgary, as well as four honorary degrees.