Education Sector, Sponsored by EPCOR

Nominated by Junior Achievement Northern Alberta


Dr. Newell was instrumental in resurrecting this Junior Achievement Northern Alberta (JA) chapter's 56-year legacy of teaching, empowering and inspiring young Albertans to accomplish success in business and life. A member of Junior Achievement Northern Alberta's Board of Governors for 22 years, he rescued this critical organization from the brink. Assisting new Board and staff leaders to rebound from years of recession through thoughtful reorganization, stewardship and truly remarkable personal giving in amounts in excess of $100,000. Although being well into retirement after decades of tireless work; President/Chairman of Syncrude, University of Alberta Chancellor Emeritus and Special Advisor to the Provost, Board Chair of Alberta Innovates, Chair of Careers the Next Generation. These amazing contributions led to his receiving the Order of Canada and Alberta Order of Excellence. Dr. Newell chose to dedicate his time to invest countless hours to steer JA back to health, through personal commitment with major monetary legacy giving as well. He is truly an example of a ceaseless philanthropist for all.