Michelle Rempel was elected to the House of Commons in May 2011.
In July 2013, Ms. Rempel was appointed Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification). Previously, she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment in May 2011.
Prior to entering politics, Ms. Rempel was the Director of the University of Calgary's Institutional Programs Division. She has also worked in the technology commercialization division of the University of Manitoba, and as a managerial consultant in Calgary. Ms. Rempel has also volunteered with a number of organizations including the Children's Wish Foundation and the Northern Hills Community Association.
Ms. Rempel was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network for her senior level work in directing a large team of professionals in the field of research and development administration.
Ms. Rempel has a degree in economics and lives in north Calgary.