Past Black Tie Affair Speakers

Our annual Black Tie Affair was introduced in 2015 and every year we feature speaker(s) discussing topics varying from leadership to research with a focus on empowerment. 

Thank you to all our speakers for making the BTA possible!


2020 featured Dr. Carla Prado, PhD: Chair of Campus Alberta Innovates Program (CAIP) in Nutrition, Food and Health.


2018 featured Dr. Shawna Pandya, MD: Physician, Citizen-Scientist Astronaut, and Aquanaut. 


2016 featured Zoe Yujnovich: acclaimed TEDx Speaker, Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 winner, and Shell Canada's Executive Vice President.


2019 featured Dr. Sarah Nadi, PhD: Canada Research Chair in Software reuse and the first female to join the Department of Computer Science in 18 years.


2017 featured Helen Wesley: Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Winner, ENMAX Executive VP and CFO President and Chief Financial Officer.


UA-WiSE presents its first annual Black Tie Affair!

2015 featured keynote speaker Suzanne West: Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Imaginea Energy.