News and events


IESVic webinar: The business case for Site C and its place in BC Hydro’s renewable energy portfolio

BC Hydro’s Site C hydroelectric project will substantially impact the BC energy landscape for decades to come. Given recent developments, including the pandemic, does Site C still make sense? What are the alternatives? Will the electrification of the BC economy and transportation fleet require that we need more than Site C, and what should this be?

Solar- Cost and Limiting Efficiency of Silicon Solar Panels: online seminar

Over the last 40 years the cost of silicon solar panels has decreased by more than a factor of 300, annual production has increased by five orders of magnitude and energy conversion efficiency has doubled. This seminar will explain what is likely to happen in the future with respect to solar panel cost, production volume and efficiency.

Impact on Society of Life Without Oil: online seminar

What better way to end the series “Living Without Oil” than to hear from an Albertan who has spent his life in the industry? Energy Policy Analyst and Oil & Gas Writer David Yager will bring a perspective grounded in the history of the industry and offer a viewpoint on how we will be challenged living in a world without oil. What is the vision for society as we move away from oil, and hydrocarbons in general?

Industrial symbiosis: a key plank in a circular economy

Timo Makinen, of the National Industrial Symbiosis Program (NISP) Canada, discusses themany benefits of the NISP model for delivering industrial symbiosis, including waste reduction, improved resource efficiency, less materials sent to the landfill, fewer GHGs and air pollutants, andmore.

Spirit Walks

Drop-in, and enjoy fresh air, conversation, and walking meditation. Meet outside the Multifaith Centre rain or shine. Please bring a face mask for when social distancing of 2 m can not bemaintained.

Statistics Seminar: Geo-dependent individual-level models for infectious disease transmission

Speaker: Rob Deardon, University of Calgary
Location: via Zoom
Event type: Statistics seminar

Zoom - Grief Support Group

The death of a loved one can be overwhelming. Loss is a universal event, yet grief is an individual experience. The purpose of this group is to explore the role grief plays in our healing process. * Group participation requires a referral from a counsellor.

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences Seminar

Cecilia Bitz, Professor
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington