Michael Phair has have been active for over 25 years with Edmonton’s Gay/Lesbian (Queer) community including founder of AIDS Network of Edmonton, and currently with Edmonton Pride Senior Group as the co-founder. Educationally Michael Phair has a Master Degree in Early Child Education and a Master Degree in Special Education. Additionally he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta. In 1992 Michael Phair was elected to City Council where he served in until 2007 and in 2015 he was appointed as Chair of the University of Alberta Board of Governors serving until 2019. Michael received the Edmonton Journal’s Citizen of the Year Award in 1986, the Canada 125 Medal, and recently has had a city park and Public Junior High named in his honour.