Speakers – 11th WRC: Prince George

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Murry KrauseKeynote Speaker
Councillor Murry Krause

Murry Krause re-elected to my 6th term as a Councillor for the City of Prince George.  He was born and raised in Prince George and Murry have a great sense of pride in what we have become as a community. He was elected to Prince George City Council from 1996 to 1999 and then again from 2002 to the present.  Councillor Krause currently serving as a Director on the Regional District of Fraser Fort George and 2nd Vice-President of the Union of BC Municipalities. He is the Executive Director of the Central Interior Native Health Society, a position I’ve held for almost 20 years.  Prior to that was the Executive Director of the Prince George and District United Way for 13 years.


Charlotte WenningerBaha’i Perspective
Charlotte Wenninger

Charlotte Wenninger has been a member of the Baha’i community for over 34 years.  She has served for many years as one of the elected, nine members on the local governing body of the Baha’is of Prince George.  She has served as a chairman of the Interfaith Chaplaincy Committee at UNBC almost since its inception.   She is married and has raised four daughters and now has 7 grandchildren.  She has a keen interest in sharing her religion with others and learning about all aspects of spirituality, especially the science behind spiritual reality.  


Emily AlbertsonChristianity Perspective
Emily Albertson

Emily Albertson was born and raised on a farm in Idaho.  After Secondary School she furthered her education with two associate degrees from Ricks College in General Business and Office Systems Management.  She continued to graduate with a Bachelor degree in Business Marketing at BYU-Idaho.  Between her degrees she served an eighteen-month LDS Mission in Cleveland, Ohio. Shortly after graduating she married Terah Albertson.  They have lived in Prince George for four years, together they have four children and one on the way.Emily has served in many different areas in her church and community including a youth leader, cub leader, children’s leader, and is currently an adult Sunday School Teacher, Director of Public Affairs, and a member of the Beaverly Community Association.She loves sports, but the most important and love of her life is her family..


Bal SethiHindu Faith Perspective
Bal K. Sethi

Bal K. Sethi holds two Masters Degrees, English and Urdu. He was the Principal of a prestigious community college in India, and enjoyed a great scholastic acclaim. While in India he compiled, edited, and authored more than twenty books. In Canada he has so far published two books. After migrating to Canada he taught at the College of New Caledonia, Prince George, for a while. Presently he is a member of the Writers Federation of B.C., and Regional Arts Council. Also served as a Board member of the P.G. Public Library for four years. He has periodically displayed his water colour landscape paintings at different locations.


Khalil MobashirMaulana Khalil Ahmad Mobashir
Islam Perspective

Khalil Ahmad Mobashir graduated as a missionary from Institute of Islamic Studies, Rabwah, Pakistan in 1970. He served as a religious minister in Pakistan for two years an served the community In 1973, he was stationed in Sierra Leon, West Africa, where he continued spreading the message of peace and served the local community diligently.  In recognition of his excellent efforts to promote peace and harmony, Khalil was later appointed as the National President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Sierra Leon. Along with his duties as National President, he was deeply involved in philanthropic activities and had many accomplishments such as inaugurating several schools,  hospitals and dispensaries in some of the poorest regions of Sierra Leon. In 1999, Mr. Khalil Mobashir came to Edmonton, Alberta and served as missionary until 2007.  Since then, he has been serving in British Columbia as missionary in charge of the largest Mosque in British Columbia and also serves as chaplain of Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.  Having worked extensively in research, community building and philanthropy in 3 continents of the world for over 46 years, Mr. Mobashir adds great value to building bridges across communities and in promoting the message of peace


Bakbinder DeoSikh Perspective
Balbinder Singh Deo

Dr. Balbinder Deo worked in academic and industrial organizations for more than 29 years. He joined School of Business, UNBC Prince George campus faculty member in 2002. Prior to UNBC, Dr. Deo worked at University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba, and at Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, India. In addition to his work experience in academic institutions, he also worked on various industrial projects and submitted research reports to both private and public sector organizations.