Open Forum with Senate of Canada Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

TISED hosted, for the first time ever, this Senate of Canada Committee on February 8, 2017! Learn more about the committee here

The Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has undertaken a sector-by-sector approach to examining Canada’s transition to a lower carbon economy. Overall, the committee’s goal is to understand the scope of the issues, identify key questions and considerations, and make recommendations to the federal government on how best to achieve Canada’s emission reduction commitments in a way that is sustainable, affordable, efficient, equitable and achievable.

When they visited TISED, the committee learned about our carbon neutral activities, our role in the community and understood our research projects relating to the environment and natural resources. The senators welcomed this as an opportunity to interact with students and the community to better understand the challenges, efforts and opportunities involved in transitioning to a low carbon economy. 

Welcoming the Committee

Presentations to the Committee by TISED Members

 

Senate Committee Visit

Open Forum with Senate of Canada Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

Photo of Senators touring the Alternative Fuels Laboratory with TISED's Associate Director, Jeff Bergthorson (Mechanical Engineering)

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Students and community members had a chance to give their input and ask important questions in an Open Forum with the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources!

Senator Neufeld, Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

Senators getting a first-hand view of the Alternative Fuels Laboratory experiment and testing site!

Discussions between the community and a panel of Senators in the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

Senator Masicotte, Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Hon. Senator Neufeld and Hon. Senator Galvez engaging with students and community members during the Open Forum

TISED Member, Prof. Boulet, engaging in discussion with senators 

TISED member, Prof. Boulet, giving his talk on "Pathways for Canada’s transition towards electrification and sustainable Transportation"

Senators visiting TISED member, Prof. Bergthorson's lab

Prof. Bergthorson presenting "Alternative Materials and Processes for a Low-Carbon Economy"

TISED Member, Prof. Bouffard, presenting "The Flexibility Challenge"

The Hon. Senator Griffin replying to audience questions

TISED member and Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Jim Nicell, giving opening remarks

Professor Jim Nicell engaging in discussion

The Hon. Senator Galvez engaging in discussion

Senators participating in an open forum with the McGill Community

The Hon. Senator Neufeld 

Senators at discussion

The Hon. Senator Masicotte attending a session organized by TISED

TISED Member, Prof. Shao, presenting on "Low Carbon Concrete Productions"

TISED Director, Prof. Subhasis Ghoshal, giving thank you note.