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Friday, November 9 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Supporting Canada’s Energy Transition – Bridging the Gap between Fundamental Research, Industry, and Policy

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Organized by: Queen's University

For our prosperity and well-being, Canada must build a low-carbon energy future. The pathway to this future requires political leadership informed by collaboration with various partners – including government, Indigenous peoples, researchers, and industry.

Science and innovation will be key to driving this low-carbon future. Expertise in energy sources (e.g. petroleum, natural gas, renewables, and nuclear) and policy will be critical to informing the technologies, materials, and processes that facilitate this transition.  Before this research can inform government processes and policies – and before emerging technologies can be commercialized and mobilized – efforts must be made to translate and effectively bridge the research-industry-government gap.  This is not an easy journey, filled with barriers (e.g. regulatory hurdles, training, financial resources), and much promising research gets “lost” along the way.  

Building on Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Generation Energy initiative and the successful workshop (Envisioning a Competitive Low-Carbon Energy Future: The Role of Nuclear and Renewables) hosted by Queen’s University and NRCan in 2017, this symposium will explore how we can facilitate and accelerate knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) to help realize our low-carbon economy. What are the tools for KTE between these various bodies? What role can the various partners play in accelerating KTE?


Speakers
avatar for Carolyn DeLoyde

Carolyn DeLoyde

Ph.D Candidate, Geography and Planning, Queen's University
Carolyn DeLoyde’s current research focus is quantifying ecosystem services to enhance the use of natural heritage systems in response to climate change. She has been a registered professional planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners since 1996. As well, she has... Read More →
avatar for Joy Romero, P.Eng, MBA PM, ICD.D, FCAE

Joy Romero, P.Eng, MBA PM, ICD.D, FCAE

Vice President Technology & Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Joy has worked in steel, iron ore, coal and oil and gas.   She has served as a School Trustee, Chair of the Governing Council of Athabasca University, and advisor to several NSERC chairs. Joy is currently chair of the Clean Resource Innovation Network, Board Chair of Canada’s Oil... Read More →
avatar for Michael Fraser

Michael Fraser

Vice-Principal (University Relations), Queen’s University
Michael Fraser, Vice-Principal (University Relations), joined Queen’s in May 2013 after more than 20 years of experience in the public affairs and communications field, including a variety of positions in both the federal and provincial governments. He has served as a chief of staff... Read More →
avatar for Monica Gattinger

Monica Gattinger

Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy
Monica Gattinger is Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Full Professor at the School of Political Studies and Chair of Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa. Professor Gattinger’s research and engagement focus on strengthening governance, public policy... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Praveen Jain

Dr. Praveen Jain

Professor, Canada Research Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University
Praveen Jain is the Canada Research Chair in Power Electronics and Director of the Queen's University Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePOWER). Dr. Jain holds a PhD from the University of Toronto.Jain’s research contributions have resulted in over 550 publications... Read More →
avatar for Warren Mabee

Warren Mabee

Head and Professor, Department of Geography and Planning Queen’s University
Warren Mabee (PhD 2001, University of Toronto) is head and professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University. He holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation, and is cross-appointed to the School of Policy Studies... Read More →
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Trevor Nightingale

Principal Research Officer for the Construction Research Centre, National Research Council
avatar for Dr. Ron Oberth

Dr. Ron Oberth

President, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
Ron Oberth has worked in the Canadian nuclear industry for more than 30 years, holding positions at Ontario Hydro, Ontario Hydro International, Ontario Power Generation and the former AECL Reactor Division (now SNC-Lavalin/ Candu Energy). In June of 2011, Oberth became president and... Read More →
avatar for Laura Oleson

Laura Oleson

Director General of Energy Policy, Natural Resources Canada
Laura Oleson, Director General of the Energy Policy Branch, first joined NRCan and the Energy Sector in 2010 as the Director, Demand Policy and Analysis in the Office of Energy Efficiency where she made significant contributions to NRCan’s clean energy and climate change strategies... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kimberly A. Woodhouse

Dr. Kimberly A. Woodhouse

Vice-Principal (Research), Queen’s University
Dr. Woodhouse is Vice-Principal (Research) and a professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, after serving as dean of that faculty for two five-year terms from June 2007 to 2017. In addition to her academic background, Dr. Woodhouse has almost a decade of experience... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Delta Ottawa - Chaudière

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