Canadian Museum of History welcomes new member to its Board of Trustees

December 19, 2018


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Canadian Museum of History welcomes new member to its Board of Trustees

Gatineau, Quebec, December 19, 2018 — The Canadian Museum of History is pleased to welcome Narmin Ismail-Teja to its Board of Trustees. Ms. Ismail-Teja’s appointment was announced by the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, following a rigorous selection process.

“On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Narmin Ismail-Teja as a Trustee,” said Dr. James Fleck, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Together, we will guide the priorities of our two national museums for the coming years. I would also like to thank outgoing Trustee Robert Wilband, who provided the Board with invaluable insight and leadership through his hard work and dedication during his tenure.”

“I look forward to working with Ms. Ismail-Teja as we continue the important work of our Museums under the guidance of a talented, diverse and experienced group of Canadians,” said Mark O’Neill, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History. “With her extensive experience on numerous boards across the country and around the world, and her many years of work in management consulting, Ms. Ismail-Teja will bring important perspectives to our Museums.”

Ms. Ismail-Teja has substantial board, entrepreneurial and executive leadership experience in the business and charitable sector. She has been a facilitator, trainer and consultant for over 25 years, and is currently a director at Western Management Consultants in Calgary. She has developed wide-ranging experience in strategic planning and board governance. She currently sits on the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board of Canada and the YMCA Calgary Board. She is an active community volunteer, committed to diversity and inclusion.

The 11-member 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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