Canadian Museum of History congratulates Narmin Ismail-Teja on her appointment as Vice-Chair of its Board of TrusteesJuly 22, 2021
Gatineau, Quebec, July 22, 2021 — The Canadian Museum of History congratulates Narmin Ismail-Teja on her recent appointment as Vice-Chair of its Board of Trustees. Ms. Ismail-Teja’s appointment was announced by the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
“The Board is delighted with the appointment of Narmin Ismail-Teja as Vice-Chair,” said Carole Beaulieu, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. “Ms. Ismail-Teja has considerable leadership experience in team development and collaborative work with diverse organizations, both in her community in Calgary and nationally. This will serve the Board and the Museums extremely well as we guide the priorities of our two national museums of human and military history in the coming years. I would also like to thank outgoing Vice-Chair Dean Brinton for his invaluable work and dedication to the Museums during his tenure.”
Ms. Ismail-Teja joined the Board as a Trustee in 2018 and has substantial board, entrepreneurial and executive leadership experience in the business and charitable sectors. She has been a facilitator, trainer and consultant for over 25 years, and is currently a Principal at impact@work Inc. in Calgary. Her work has encompassed strategic leadership, team development and staff engagement. Ms. Ismail-Teja is also dedicated to her community, and currently serves on the boards of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council and Theatre Calgary. In addition, she is Chair of the Board of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, a member of the Calgary Foundation Impact Investment Committee, and a Senator at the University of Calgary.
“We look forward to working with Ms. Ismail-Teja as Vice-Chair of the Board on the important work ahead for our Museums,” said Caroline Dromaguet, Interim President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History. “Ms. Ismail-Teja brings extensive experience on numerous boards, as well as leadership on issues of inclusion and engagement, which will help ensure our Museums are vital places for diverse stories to be told.”
The Board of Trustees oversees the operation of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum — Canada’s national museums of human and military history.
The Canadian Museum of History operates the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. Together, these Museums function as centres for research and public information on the history of Canada. Their principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity. Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.
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