Canadian Business Leader Award

The Canadian Business Leader Award (CBLA) is presented to individuals who have demonstrated leadership, business acumen and success, an entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, and a commitment to the community. The selection committee comprises members of the Alberta School of Business Business Advisory Council (BAC), as well as faculty and alumni.


2023 Recipient

We are proud to introduce Dave Filipchuk ‘84 BSc(CivE), president and CEO of PCL Construction — Canada’s largest general construction company with an annual revenue of $9 billion and projects spanning the globe.

2023 Recipient

We are proud to introduce Dave Filipchuk ‘84 BSc(CivE), president and CEO of PCL Construction — Canada’s largest general construction company with an annual revenue of $9 billion and projects spanning the globe.


On a Saturday, Dave Filipchuk wrote his last exam at the University of Alberta. The following Monday, he started as a field engineer at PCL Construction. He thought he’d try it “for a little while” — and now, 39 years later — he leads an organization that executes, in any given year, more than a thousand projects. His relentless focus on PCL's future, along with a deep desire to support and develop his team, points to his leadership mindset and commitment to building lasting legacies.

Congratulations to Dave Filipchuk for receiving the 2023 Canadian Business Leader Award.

Get to Know Dave

Save the Date

After three years apart, we’re reconnecting — in person! — to celebrate 2023’s CBLA recipient. Join us as we raise a glass to outstanding honouree Dave Filipchuk.

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Edmonton Convention Centre, Hall D

Tables of 10: $2,000 - seating for eight members of your party and sponsorship of two University of Alberta students to join your table.

Individual Tickets: $250 per person

Purchase your tickets today

Dave Filipchuk

Save the Date

After three years apart, we’re reconnecting — in person! — to celebrate 2023’s CBLA recipient. Join us as we raise a glass to outstanding honouree Dave Filipchuk.

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Edmonton Convention Centre, Hall D

Tables of 10: $2,000 - seating for eight members of your party and sponsorship of two University of Alberta students who will join your table.

Tickets: $250 per person

Tickets will go on sale in early January.

Sponsorship

Interested in elevating the event - and your profile?
Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available.
Please contact Adam Watt at awatt@eventpartnerships.com

Past RECIPIENTS

Since 1982, past CBLA recipients are all individuals who have demonstrated leadership, business acumen and success, an entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, and a commitment to the community. Get to know them all. 

CBLA Award Winners

Contact Us

For more information on the Canadian Business Leader Award.
Email: uabevent@ualberta.ca