President’s Speaker Series

On June 4, join a discussion about turning obstacles into opportunities by staying focused and partnering with your community to build resilience.

Keynote speakers: Lowell and Julie Taylor. Lowell is a registered psychologist and Julie is a speech language pathologist. Both host the TV series ‘Mind Set Go’ and are passionate about enabling others to learn from their life’s experiences.

Alberta Health Services is focused on creating a safe, healthy and inclusive workplace, providing work environments that protect and support physical health, mental wellbeing and a sense of belonging for all. That’s why Lowell and Julie’s story of positive mental health, teamwork and resilience is so timely.

Lowell has retinitis pigmentosa, which has required him to adjust to decreasing sight his entire life. He is now legally blind, but doesn’t let that get in his way. Lowell and Julie competed in the fourth season of Amazing Race Canada, with Lowell being its first visually impaired contestant. He is now planning on competing in road and track cycling at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

This will be a unique talk in our series, as Lowell and Julie will share their message of overcoming obstacles and what it takes to get through life’s challenges.

Date & Time

Tuesday, June 4
Noon-1 p.m.


  • Attend at the host site:
    Foothills Medical Centre
    1403 29 St NW
  • Attend at a telehealth site:
    To add a telehealth site, please email
  • Join by audio:
    Toll-Free: 1-877-612-6725
    Passcode: 119249

This activity can be utilized as a stimulus for claiming credits under Section 2 – Self Learning of the Royal College MOC program.

The Learning from the Best: President’s Speaker Series brings together leaders, physicians, clinicians, staff and partners from across the health system with international experts and innovators in the field of healthcare. Hosted by Alberta Health Services (AHS), the series engages AHS and its partners in rich dialogue on health innovations, advancements and strategies. It’s an opportunity to learn and discuss evocative ideas with leading thinkers in health.

Archived Presentations

Mar. 5, 2019

Dr. John Lavis: Creating rapid-learning health systems in Canada

Feb. 1, 2019

Dr. Brent James: Why Clinical Quality Management Should be a Core Focus

Oct. 18, 2018

Stacey Chang: Changing Healthcare Systems by Design