Trimbee accepts Ministerial Panel appointment

Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg, is honoured to serve, at the Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr’s request, on a Ministerial Panel examining the proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline.

Dr. Trimbee has extensive experience in formulating public policy frameworks and brings with her considerable skills developed as a Deputy Minister in key Alberta departments, including Treasury Board and Finance, Service Alberta and Advanced Education and Technology, where she served prior to joining UWinnipeg in 2014.

The three person Ministerial Panel has a mandate to “create further opportunities for people from potentially affected communities close to the proposed route to provide their views on the project. The dialogue initiated by the Panel will be guided by the priorities of these communities.”

Dr. Trimbee will participate in the consultations and will maintain her full commitment to The University of Winnipeg. Her Panel honorarium will be donated directly to Experiential Learning programs at UWinnipeg to benefit students.

The Ministerial Panel is expected to conclude its work by November 2016. It serves solely in an advisory role. The Minister of Natural Resources has committed to making the report public.


Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E:


Alexandre Deslongchamps, Office of the Minister of Natural Resources

P: 343-292-6837


Media Relations, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa




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