Join us on Monday, May 11th as we open our AGM with a panel discussion on freedom of expression in the media today.

Doors open at 5:30 | Admission is Free | Refreshments will be served

Seating is limited, so register today unaccalgaryagm.eventbrite.ca

Come early, eat some snacks & grab a seat!

We hope to see you there!


Date: Monday May 11

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Place: The Kahanoff Centre, 105 12th Avenue SE, Suite 200, Room 201

RSVP: unaccalgaryagm.eventbrite.ca


5:30 Registration, Meet & Mingle

6:00 Panel Discussion

7:30 AGM Presentations

8:00 Wrap-up




Sean Holman is an assistant professor of journalism at Mount Royal University, documentary filmmaker, award-winning reporter and founding editor of the British Columbia online investigative news service Public Eye. A former syndicated columnist, he also worked as a legislative correspondent for 24 hours Vancouver and the Vancouver Sun, as well hosting a Sunday morning political talk show on Victoria radio station CFAX 1070. He now writes the Unknowable Country, a weekly column and newsletter about freedom of information issues in Canada.




Francis Silvaggio was formerly the Alberta correspondent for Global National, based in Calgary.Global National gave him the opportunity to share the stories in his part of the world with the rest of the country. Francis traveled to war-torn Afghanistan multiple times to report on the conflicts, as well as New Orleans for the Hurricane Katrina aftermath and Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul II.



Bill Graveland is a reporter for the Canadian Press with over 30 years experience including five tours embedded with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.  He has won five RTNDA awards for ongoing news coverage including two radio documentaries following the Canadian troops in Afghanistan – “Soldiering On – Facing Death in Afghanistan” and “Battle Rush – Adrenaline Junkies on the Front Lines”.





Amara McLaughlin is in her fourth-year of journalism school at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She reported in the West Bank in 2013 as part of ieiMedia’s international reporting program.  Her work has appeared in the Jerusalem Post, Powder Magazine, the Common Sense Canadian, CTV, J-Source, and the Calgary Journal. Amara is participating in the Washington Center for Politics and Journalism fellowship program this summer through which she is slated to intern at Moment Magazine in Washington, D.C.



For the past 16 years Susanne has been working in the journalism industry (CTV Saskatchewan, A-Channel Calgary/Breakfast Television Calgary and Global News Calgary). She has been an anchor, reporter, producer and writer and for Calgary’s top live morning news broadcasts.

From rock stars to politicians to great humanitarians, Susanne’s job has enabled her to meet and interview some amazing people. Some highlights include Stephen Harper, Jack Layton, Justin Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, Amanda Lindhout, Sally Armstrong, Fred Couples, Stephen Ames, Tom Cochrane and Marvin Hamlisch.

Voted Calgary’s favorite morning news anchor (2014 Calgary Herald), Susanne has built her award winning journalism career on the pillars of her presentation skills, her thorough research and writing skills, but also her love of sharing compelling stories. She has lead a team of journalists through a fast paced and challenging daily routine, filtering, researching, writing, producing and eventually presenting 4 hour daily newscasts.

Susanne began her post-secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan and went on to receive her Bachelor of Applied Communications Degree (Journalism major) from Mount Royal University in Calgary. She’s thrilled about this new chapter in her professional career… working as Big Rock Brewery’s Communications and Public Relations Specialist.

When not at work Susanne and her husband Andrew are working on perfecting their golf game and chasing after their 3 year old son, 7 year old daughter, and 12 year old yellow lab. Raised on the family farm in southern Saskatchewan, Susanne still travels back to help in seeding and harvest whenever her schedule allows.

UNA-Canada Calgary Branch About UNA-Canada Calgary Branch
Our mandate is to engage and educate Calgarians in the work of the United Nations with a particular focus on environmental and human rights issues. We partner with local organizations to engage Calgarians in the work of the United Nations.

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