One of the University of Lethbridge's most effective ambassadors, Elsa Cade supports and engages in countless University activities and events, and advances the institution's relationships with local and global communities.
Over the past ten years, elsa Cade has been present at every Convocation ceremony, many Board of Governors and Senate functions, all public dinners and receptions, and has attended student events, public lectures, celebrations or announcements, and numerous other engagements. Elsa Cade has graciously hosted a vast number of dinner parties for community people, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. She ahs travelled frequently to maintain and enhance the University of Lethbridge's relationships beyond southern Alberta. In particular, she has helped foster the University's important relationship with Hokkai-Gakuen University in Sapporo, Japan.
Beyond the University, Elsa Cade has provided dedicated volunteer service for several community organizations. She is an active member of the Rotary Club and a board member of 5th on 5th Youth Services of Lethbridge. She has served on the board of the Alberta Science Foundation and the board of the Friends of the Galt Museum.
Following the earthquake in Haiti, Elsa Cade harnessed the power of blogging and online social networking ro raise funds to purchase 118 Shelterboxes, large containers that hold a ten-person tent, blankets, a stove, a tool kit, and other equipment needed by the survivors of natural disasters.
For her tireless efforts as a volunteer and her dedicated support of University activities, Elsa Cade is a receipient of the 2010 Senate Volunteer Award for volunteer work on behalf of the University of Lethbridge.