Dreamers to doers. Thoughts to action. Ideas to end products. The members of our 2018 Top 40 Under 40 class aren’t just people who want Edmonton to be a better city for us all — they are making Edmonton a better city for us all.
This marks the 10th year that Avenue has honoured our class of great Edmontonians under the age of 40 for their achievements, and this year’s field was one of the toughest to judge in the 10-year history of the program.
From artists to scientists, philanthropists to business barons, the following section will allow you to meet some of the people who are changing Edmonton for the better.
Trudy Callaghan is the acting publisher of Avenue Edmonton, and has been a judge for all 10 of our Top 40 Under 40 classes.
Dr. Dhiren Naidu
An expert in the field of head and sports injuries, Dr. Dhiren Naidu was a member of 2013’s Top 40 Under 40. He is an associate professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alberta.
Michael Phair served on city council for 15 years and is currently the chair of the University of Alberta’s Board of Governors.
The former poet laureate for the City of Edmonton, Mary Pinkoski is not only a Top 40 Under 40 alumna, but she has also performed on stage at our Top 40 Under 40 gala.
Dr. Deborah Saucier
An expert in the field of neuroscience who is a former Canada research chair at the University of Lethbridge, Deborah Saucier was named president of MacEwan University in 2017.
Edifiers are Edmonton-and-area residents who exemplify energy, innovation and creative thinking that builds our city.