Living Without Oil - An Elder Academy Event - Part 1

Join us for this two part series "Living Without Oil", organized by UVic's Retirees Association. Each of the series’ eight presentations is given by experts in their fields who will show us what the continued development of these technologies has to offer society and the climate.

Living Without Oil - Part 1

In Part One, the probability of an oil-free future is examined with experts in their fields discussing hydrogen and fuel cells, solar panels, wind turbines, and wave supplied power.
IESVic faculty will give presentations on February 15, 22, and 29.

Dates: Saturdays, February 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 10:00am to noon
Location: University of Victoria, David Turpin Building, Room A110
Cost: $20.00 for the four sessions.

Please register here.

Students attend free but, to secure a space, they must pre-register by emailing


  • February 8: “The Role of Hydrogen and the Fuel Cell in Future Energy Supply”,
    Presenter: Nicolas Pocard, Ballard
  • February 15: “Nuclear Revisited – Canadian SMRs (Small Modular Reactors)”,
    Presenter: John Stewart, CNA
  • February 22: “Developments in Wind Turbines: Offshore vs Terrestrial”,
    Presenter: Dr. Curran Crawford, IESVic.
  • February 29: “Cleaning BC: Wave Supplied Power in a Low-Carbon Energy System”,
    Presenter: Dr. Brad Buckham, IESVic.

Individual posters, including abstracts and speaker bios, are available in PDF form here.