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UOIT to host Canadian Energy Forums 2009

Energy leaders to determine Canada's role in global sector; prepare for World Energy Congress

OSHAWA, ON. - The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), in conjunction with the Energy Council of Canada, will welcome the most energetic minds in the province to campus next week as the university hosts a Canadian Energy Forum.

The half-day forum is part of Canadian Energy Forums 2009, a series being held in co-operation with the World Energy Congress taking place in September 2010 in Montreal. The international multi-energy forum will bring together over 2,500 world leaders from the energy field to help better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective.

The UOIT forum will focus on Ontario's role in the ever-changing global energy sector including energy production and efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Senior representatives from government, industry and the academic community will offer perspectives and planned actions to address current and future energy challenges from a regional, national and global perspective.

Panel discussion topics include Meeting Ontario's Energy Challenges; Energy Production and Distribution, which will be focused on ensuring energy demands are met in the best possible way, hydrogen as an energy carrier and nuclear energy expansion; and Energy and Climate Change, focused on acceptable energy systems, energy conservation, energy and transportation and electric vehicles. In addition, Colin Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Ontario Power Authority, will offer a keynote presentation titled Ontario's 20-Year Vision for Sustainable Electricity Supply.

Wednesday, May 6 from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Michael Angemeer, president and chief executive officer, Veridian Corporation and vice-chair, Durham Strategic Energy Alliance;
  • Colin Anderson, president and chief executive officer, Ontario Power Authority;
  • Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president, UOIT;
  • Pierre Charlebois, executive vice-president and chief operating officer, Ontario Power Generation;
  • Sean Conway, acting vice-principal, Advancement, Queen's University and chair, Centre for Energy, Ontario Centres of Excellence;
  • John Howe, general manager, Investment Strategy and Projects, Metrolinx;
  • Ken Kozlik, chief operating officer, Independent Electricity System Operator;
  • Dr. Richard Marceau, provost, UOIT;
  • Dr. Dan Meneley, acting dean, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, UOIT;
  • John Muir, vice-chair, Energy Council of Canada and director of Canadian Energy Policy, GE Energy Infrastructure;
  • Tom Odell, technology planning manager, General Motors of Canada Limited;
  • Dr. David S. Scott, vice-president for the Americas, International Association for Hydrogen Energy and founding director, Institute for Integrated Energy Systems, University of Victoria;
  • Paul Shervill, vice-president, Conservation, Ontario Power Authority; and
  • Dr. Murray J. Stewart, president, Energy Council of Canada.

Business and Information Technology building, Room 2080
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

Enter off Simcoe Street North and proceed to the Founders 1 parking lot.

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