Chancellor, University of Calgary
Deborah Yedlin is a community leader, Calgary journalist, Chancellor of the University of Calgary and President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Yedlin has been observing, commenting and writing about the nexus of business and politics for more than two decades, as a journalist for the Financial Post, Globe and Mail and Calgary Herald newspapers. In addition to her writing, she has been a regular commentator on these matters for CBC Radio and Television, and CTV since 1996.
Yedlin was co-chair of the 2016 United Way Campaign, which raised more than $55 million during a difficult economic time for the city. She is an active member of the Calgary community, having served on the board of a number of arts and community organizations, including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Opera, YMCA Calgary, United Way Calgary, and Winsport. She was previously a member of the President’s Advisory Council at the University of Alberta and currently serves on the Deans’ Advisory Council for the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary. She is also a partner with Longview Communications & Public Affairs. She was appointed President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in 2021.
Yedlin graduated from the University of Alberta in 1984, with a bachelor of arts in economics and English. She also holds an MBA from Queen’s University.