Stuart Cullum

Red Deer Polytechnic, President

Event Kick-Off Opening Address
Powering Alberta’s Ag Future: Building the Agri-Food Workforce of Tomorrow

Stuart will be kicking off the Agri-Food Innovation Expo with an address on the agri-food industry in Alberta and the opportunity the province has to be a global leader in this space.


Stuart Cullum is an executive leader with experience in private industry as well as the finance, post-secondary and not-for-profit sectors. He joined Red Deer Polytechnic as President in August 2022. Over the past 20 years, Stuart and his team established programming and centres for research, teaching and learning, company development and entrepreneurship – attracting partnerships and more than $150 million in external investment. Prior roles include President of Olds College, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lethbridge College and Executive Director of novaNAIT, NAIT’s applied research and company development division. Stuart has also served on numerous boards and committees, mainly within the agriculture, post-secondary and technology sectors.