Demetrios Nicolaides

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Demetrios Nicolaides

Alberta Minister of Advanced Education
Assumed office
April 30, 2019
PremierJason Kenney
Preceded byMarlin Schmidt
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Bow
Assumed office
April 16, 2019
Preceded byDeborah Drever
Personal details
BornAugust 31, 1982
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Political partyUnited Conservative Party
ResidenceCalgary, Alberta
Alma materUniversity of Cyprus

Demetrios Nicolaides is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Calgary-Bow.[1]

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Dr. Nicolaides worked in the private sector providing communication consulting to senior leaders. He is an accredited civil and commercial mediator and has undergone training in international commercial arbitration.

He is also a former instructor at the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business and the University of Manitoba's Asper School of Business.

Dr. Nicolaides completed his PhD in political science from the University of Cyprus, where he studied conflict resolution and education in ethnically divided societies. He obtained a master’s degree in conflict studies from the European University Center for Peace Studies in Austria and a BA in international relations from the University of Calgary, where he served as VP academic of the students' union.

He is a born-and-raised Calgarian and lives in Calgary-Bow with his wife and two daughters.[2]


  1. ^ "Alberta election: Calgary-Bow results - Calgary". 2019-03-17. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  2. ^ "MLA Biography". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2019-07-15. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
Alberta Provincial Government of Jason Kenney
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Marlin Schmidt Minister of Advanced Education
April 30, 2019–