Living Without Oil - An Elder Academy Event - Part 2

Join us in March for the second part of this two part series about "living without oil", organized by UVic's Retirees Association. Each of the series’ eight presentations is given by experts in their fields who will endeavour to show us what the continued development of these technologies has to offer society and the climate. IESVic faculty will give presentations on March 21 and 28.


Living without oil - part 2

In Part Two, of “Living Without Oil?”, we learn of BC Hydro’s plans to meet the future electrical demand in BC. Then, we are most fortunate to have someone from the Canadian Nuclear Association discuss the global push to consider small modular nuclear reactors. Our last technology discussion will look at the challenge associated with the development of commercial electrical storage. The “Living Without Oil?” event concludes with a summary and discussion by a moderated panel of experts from UVic’s Institute for Integrated Energy Systems.

Dates: Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020
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


  • March 7: “Are Big Hydro and Run of River Resources maximised?”,
    • Presenter: Heather Matthews, BC Hydro
  • March14: “Nuclear Revisited – Canadian SMRs (Small Modular Reactors)”,
    • Presenter: John Stewart, CNA
  • March21: “Energy Storage and Electrification”,
  • March28: “Series Summary & Panel Discussion”,
This information is available in PDF format here.