DAVID HOWE | Community Manager @ Aurora Cannabis | Edmonton, CA
David Howe is the Community Relations Manager of Aurora Cannabis, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing cannabis companies. A community focused, thoughtful, and gregarious individual, David began with Aurora in March 2018 and has quickly become an integral cog in the public relations team. David brings a strong background in relationship management and organizational development, coming to Aurora from the municipal economic development world, and previously serving as the Events and Community Development Manager for the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce. David also brings a wealth of experience in public engagement and public speaking, formerly contracting for speaking engagements at campuses across the United States and Canada, delivering talks on sexual assault prevention, alcohol, and drug harm reduction strategies, motivation, team building, and time management.
David holds a BA (Political Science and Economics) degree from the University of Alberta and is a certified Harm Reduction specialist. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, working in his garden, or exploring Alberta with his fiancé and dogs.
The Big Social Experiment: Cannabis Legalization
The legalization of cannabis in Canada is gearing up to be one of the biggest social experiments in modern history. Due to the entrepreneur-friendly privatization laws, relatively cheap electricity and water bills, and a relatively large landmass, Alberta has the potential to be a hub for pot. What economic, social, and cultural impacts will this have for the Province? How can we encourage more collaboration between citizens, public, and private sectors, and how can the Province lead as positive global leaders in this emerging industry?