Rapid Changes and Transformations: The Future of Canada’s Energy Transition

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In person breakfast at 7:00 am; Program start at 7:30 a.m. MDT
Downtown Calgary - University of Calgary Campus

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Rapid Changes and Transformations: The Future of Canada’s Energy Transition

Rapid changes and transformations: The future of Canada’s energy transition

This event is brought to you in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) 50th Anniversary Event Series, “What should be on Canada’s Policy Radar?”

Countries around the world are increasing their ambition on climate policy, and low-carbon technologies across a range of sectors are reaching maturity. This is creating the conditions for rapid change in the energy system and, as a major producer and exporter, Canada will be particularly impacted. Policy-makers must prepare for a period of volatility, as systems make the necessary transformation to a low-carbon future. While the end-state is becoming clearer, the transition will be marked by volatility in energy markets. It will require policies that can manage the legacy systems that dominate today as well as support the development of new energy systems.


This talk is part of the IRPP’s 50th anniversary event series, What should be on Canada’s policy radar?  Held throughout the spring and fall of 2022, these panel discussions will help us to identify the challenges that our decision-makers will face in the coming years, and examine ways in which Canada can promptly address these issues.

7:00 – 7:30am – Registration & networking breakfast (in-person only)
7:30 – 8:45am – Panel discussion followed by audience Q&A (in-person and online)


  • Thomas Snow, Stoney Nakoda Sioux First Nation knowledge speaker
  • Maggie Hanna, President, Innovation and Technology Scout, Energy Futures Lab
  • Doray Veno, Executive Director Lynks-Harvest Sky Services and Supports Society; formerly, Hanna Learning Centre


  • Sara Hastings-Simon, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy and Director, Sustainable Energy Development Program, University of Calgary