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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the President
October 22, 2016
Canadian Excellence


National Conference for President's Executive Assistants of Canadian Universities

The environment at Canadian Universities continues to change at a very quick pace, becoming increasingly complex. These changes complicate the President's role as leader of the institution. There are growing demands for the President's time on a multitude of issues from internal and external stakeholders.

This heightened activity affects all those in the Office of the President. As Executive Assistants, the expectations of our roles is growing, because of the unique relationship between the EA and the President. We are aware of the affects these demands have on the President, as a leader and as a person.

Our goal is to determine how we as Executive Assistants can support the President in the most effective way.

The 2016 PEACU Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to attend the 3rd Annual PEACU Conference.

Personal development is an important part of growth and can be found in many different forms.  The PEACU conference is designed to bring this unique group together with sessions specifically tailored towards the many challenging facets of our role. As a group we can network, share ideas, talk about the challenges we face and ultimately learn from one another.

Location: Banff, Alberta (see program for specific locations)

Date: Monday, April 25 to Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Registration Fee: $575.00 + tax

On-line registration is now open. Please visit the Registration page for details.

Please click here to view the DRAFT program, and check back periodically to access an updated program as it becomes available. We are pleased to once again offer a one-day certificate program from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.

Dress Code is business casual.


Please feel free to contact any member of the Organizing Committee, with your questions, concerns, or to learn about opportunities for your institution to sponsor this important initiative.



Irene Fezza

Executive Assistant to the President, York University, Toronto, ON


Maebelle Knechtel Bell

Executive Assistant to the President, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

519.884.0710 ext 2443 


Deb Bullock

Administrative Assistant to the President, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB


Holly Campbell

Executive Assistant, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB 204.474.9077

Lindsey Melanson

Executive Secretary, Office of the President, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

705.675.1151 ext 6567