Minister Nicolaides was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Bow. Nicolaides is a born and raised Calgarian and long-time resident of Calgary-Bow. He lives in Cougar Ridge with his wife and two daughters, and volunteers extensively in his community. An expert in conflict resolution, he has extensive training in arbitration, is an accredited mediator and has a PhD in the field. Nicolaides was active in peacebuilding and reconciliation activities in Cyprus and has consulted in high-stakes arbitrations and regulatory hearings in Alberta, B.C. & Manitoba. Prior to his election, he served as the head of the Calgary office for a national communication-consulting firm. In this role, he worked with senior business leaders across Canada, and Alberta, working closely with key players in our energy sector. Demetrios Nicolaides was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Advanced Education on April 30, 2019. He will bring his experience as an author, university lecturer, mediator and communications expert to his ministry, and work hard to keep Alberta’s universities world-class, while expanding trades colleges and new innovative methods for continuing learning.