Great Trekker Series: Calgary – With Dave Mowat, BCom’78

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 1:30am to 4:00am MDT
Location: Studio Bell National Music Centre, Performance Hall (East Block) | 850 4 Street SE | Calgary, AB

President and CEO of ATB Financial, Dave Mowat, BCom’78 is known for his inspiring leadership and open communication style. This accessible and community-minded leader can often be seen engaging with Albertans, whether he is leading citizens’ groups, conversing with customers on Twitter, or heading up Alberta’s oil and gas royalty review. Join him for an entertaining and enlightening evening where he will share stories from his personal journey since graduating from UBC as well as some of the lessons he has learned about life, learning and leadership.

The Great Trekker Series provides UBC alumni with exclusive opportunities to meet and hear from prominent alumni, and build connections with their local alumni community.

Special Opportunity to Win a Mini-Mentoring Session with Dave Mowat

Whether you’re a recent grad looking for advice on how to start your career, or a mid-career professional looking to take your career to the next level, meeting and having your questions answered by an experienced CEO can be a valuable opportunity. With this purpose in mind, Dave Mowat has offered to meet with four UBC alumni for a brief group mentoring session prior to the program on April 5th (the mini-mentoring session will begin at 5:00 pm).

Interested in this opportunity? Add your name to the lottery by completing your event registration by Sunday, March 19th, and answering “YES” to the appropriate question on the registration page. Four alumni names will be drawn at random from all entrants and winners will be notified by email by Friday, March 24th*.

*Note: You must be a UBC graduate to enter and attend the mentorship session.

Speaker Biography

Dave Mowat, BCom’78

Dave MowatFor 10 years, Dave Mowat has been the President & CEO of ATB Financial, an Alberta-based, full-service financial institution with assets of more than $46 billion. ATB offers banking services in retail, corporate, investment, and business & agriculture sectors, and via online and mobile applications, including a private banking offer. Before ATB, Dave was CEO at Vancity and has a commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. Dave sits on numerous boards, including Telus, Blue Cross, the National Music Centre, and the Citadel Theatre. In 2015, he was appointed chair of the province of Alberta’s oil and gas royalty review advisory panel. Dave has not written a book on leadership, and would be happy to tell you why.


The program begins at 6:30 pm with a networking reception to follow.

Cost: $15 per person

Light refreshments will be served.

Guests welcome but advance registration is required.

Questions? Please contact Victoria Poon at 1-855-427-5767 or

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