Indira Samarasekera

President of the University of Alberta.
Dr. Indira Samarasekera is the 12th President of the University of Alberta. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. Dr. Samarasekera is Chair of the National Institute of Nanotechnology. She was part of a group of special advisors to the Canadian Minister of Environment at the 2009 Copenhagen Summit, has been moderator, presenter and facilitator at the 2010 and 2011 World Economic Forum, and was a part of the Prime Minister's roundtable on Canada-India higher education cooperation in 2010. She also participated in the 2008 and 2009 G8 summits of university presidents in Hokkaido and Turin, respectively. She was awarded the Order of Canada in 2002.