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Are we ready to flip the switch on clean energy?

June 08, 2017
12:00PM to 1:00PM - Online

Renewable energy provides exciting opportunities for a world looking to move away from reliance on fossil fuels. Not only does it promise an ongoing supply of energy, but also a cleaner planet and new jobs. 

Sign up to learn more about the most promising clean energy possibilities in this webinar, as UCalgary researchers David Wood, Viola Birss and Mishka Lysack discuss the latest developments in the generation, storage and adoption of renewables. 

Leaving carbon behind

June 13, 2017
12:00PM to 1:00PM - Online

The quest for cleaner energy is not just about looking for renewable forms of energy but finding new, cost-effective ways to minimize the carbon footprint as we extract conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons. Hear UCalgary scholars Joule Bergerson and Marc Strous share their research on methods and technologies for reducing carbon emission to help ease the transition.

Think Like a Scientist

June 14, 2017
12:30PM to 4:30PM - University of Calgary

Think Like a Scientist is a half-day experience at the Taylor Institute, bringing together business leaders from our community that want to discuss the challenge of scaling innovation in their respective organizations. Hosted by the University of Calgary in collaboration with JFIVE, an innovation strategy and design consultancy, this is a unique opportunity to learn how organizations can cultivate cultures of experimentation to endure, thrive and innovate in challenging markets.

Climate change in Canada's Arctic: Impacts on Inuit communities and marine ecosystems

June 15, 2017
12:00PM to 1:00PM - Online

The impact of climate change in the Arctic is already evident and will be widespread. News headlines often focus on melting ice, increasing industrial development, and loss of habitat for animals like polar bears and whales.  But we also need to consider the impact on Arctic communities, and the less obvious parts of the food web that those communities rely on.

Energy and the environment: Are our laws keeping up?

June 20, 2017
12:00PM to 1:00PM - Online

As energy companies explore more locations and markets, energy development increasingly touches lives and creates new challenges with regards to balancing economic, social and environmental good. Join Martin Olszynski, assistant professor of law at the University of Calgary, as he looks at whether our laws are keeping up in the areas of energy and the environment, and if they need to be made more transparent.

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