Post Secondary Institution (PSI) Executive In Residence



The participating schools consist of Athabasca University, Concordia University of Edmonton, The King’s University, MacEwan University, NAITNorQuest College, and the University of Alberta


You are a student, staff, and alumni of Edmonton’s post-secondary schools interested in building a technology-based company can access the support of an Executive in Residence (EIR). Alumni specifically, must be actively engaged with their post-secondary institution or have graduated within six months.

The Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Program is a free program thanks to the joint support by Alberta Innovates, through the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network.


Set up a meeting with any of the Executives in Residence listed below for mentorship, advising, and help to determine the next steps in your entrepreneurial journey. Our EIRs all have real-world experience starting and building businesses, and they can connect you to the resources you need to start or scale yours.


  • Resources to help you start or scale your business from our EIRs 
  • Mentorship from our on-campus EIRs  
  • Awareness of next steps in your entrepreneurial journey 


Connect with one of our Executives in Residence (EIRs) who are in place at each post-secondary campus and can offer guidance throughout your entrepreneurial journey.

Athabasca University, Concordia University of Edmonton & The King’s University
Kathleen Norman, Executive in Residence

MacEwan University
Colin Christensen, Executive in Residence

NAIT & NorQuest College
Contact Chloe Chalmers at Edmonton Unlimited for the interim

University of Alberta
Luke Butterworth, Executive in Residence

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