Dr Robert Page, Lifetime Environmental Influencer and Bridge Builder

Presenting Final Banff Bow Valley Study Report, 1996Dr. Page has been a vigorous and innovative Alberta environmental leader, educator and bridge builder bringing together business, NGO, education, and government to advance environmental understanding and find sustainable solutions.

He spent two terms as Dean, Environmental Design, U of C training environmental professionals. He was then recruited to be TransAlta’s VP, Sustainable Development, the largest Alberta Electrical Utility where he won global awards for the company’s environmental reporting. He also drove the start of TransAlta’s renewable energy which rose to be the largest in Canada mainly in Alberta.

He became deeply involved in environmental standards (Global Chair, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standards), which led to the Alberta GHG Registry and offsets system. His public service included chairing the federal Banff Bow Valley Study, into the ecological integrity, the most comprehensive assessment of National Parks in North America.

His expertise and credibility as an environmental leader led to service on 16 boards including CPAWS, Enmax (Environment Chair), Special Place 2000, Alberta Clean Air Strategic Alliance and the Alberta Environment Monitoring, Assessment, and Reporting Agency where he chaired audit and finance. His work has been recognized with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and Erebus Medal of Royal Canadian Geographic Society.