Demetrios Nicolaides was elected to the Alberta Legislature on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Bow. On April 30, 2019, he was appointed Minister of Advanced Education and continue to serve in that role.
Demetrios was motivated to enter politics to ensure Alberta remains a place of hope, opportunity and promise. As new Canadians, Demetrios’ parents found a new start in Canada and through hard-work, dedication and perseverance they achieved the Alberta dream. Both the Federal Liberals and Alberta NDP are actively threatening Alberta and Canada’s prosperity, financial stability and future. Demetrios knew it was time to stand-up and make a change.
Demetrios is a born and raised Calgarian and long-time resident of west Calgary. He completed his BA in International Relations from the University of Calgary, his MA in Peace and Conflict Studies and his PhD in Political Science. During his PhD, Demetrios contributed to peacebuilding and reconciliation activities in Cyprus.
Prior to his involvement in politics, Demetrios worked as the head of the Calgary office for a national communication consulting firm. He was an instructor at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba and the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatoon.
Demetrios has an extensive track-record of community volunteerism and involvement including:
- Coach Hill/Patterson Heights Community Association
- West Springs / Cougar Ridge Community Association
- President, Calgary-Bow PC Association
- Vice-President Communication, PC Alberta
- Calgary-West PC Association
- Calgary Signal Hill Conservative Association
Demetrios, his wife Michelle, and their two children live in West Springs.