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Wednesday, November 24 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
922: Can Innovation in Clean Energy Fuel the Economic Recovery in Canada?

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Organized by: Simon Fraser University

Canada is well-positioned to be a global leader in the clean energy transition. Innovations in the sector, a well-educated workforce and abundant natural resources have been identified as strengths in federal and provincial Clean Energy Fuel Strategies. Canada has the potential to take a leadership role within the emerging hydrogen economy as a global supplier of hydrogen fuel. However, to realize this future, climate policy must be strategically paired with innovation policy. Leveraging Canadian research innovation, in particular, our global strengths in the nascent hydrogen economy, will not only facilitate the vital transition to clean energy, it will also aid in post-pandemic economic recovery. In this panel, hear from experts - ranging from scientist entrepreneurs to industry and policy makers - who have helped move Canadian science innovations out of the lab and into the industries fueling a cleaner future.

Moderators
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Dr. Elicia Maine

VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Academic Director Mitacs i2I Innovation Skills Training, Simon Fraser University
Elicia Maine is the W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Beedie School of Business, Academic Director of the Invention to Innovation (i2I) Program, and Special Advisor on Innovation to the VPRI at Simon Fraser University. Within the SFU VPRI, she has oversight... Read More →

Speakers
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Sabina Russell

Principal and co-founder, Zen Clean Energy Solutions
Sabina Russell is a Principal and co-founder of Zen Clean Energy Solutions, a boutique Vancouver-based consulting firm specializing in hydrogen and fuel cells. She has over 23 years of experience working in the hydrogen sector in both technical and commercial roles. Sabina leads Zen’s... Read More →
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Dr. Sami Khan

Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Simon Fraser University
Sami is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in clean technology at SFU, and his multidisciplinary research group is particularly interested in clean energy... Read More →
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Dr. Benjamin Britton

Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Ionomr
Ben has a broad knowledge of alkaline anion-exchange electrochemical device operation, having participated in world-leading research in the application of membranes and polymers at Simon Fraser University under Prof. Holdcroft. Dr. Britton was part of initial cohort of scientist-entrepreneurs... Read More →
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Dr. Aaron Hoskin

Intergovernmental Initiatives, Fuel Diversification, Natural Resources Canada
Dr. Aaron Hoskin is Senior Manager responsible for Federal, Provincial and International activities within the Fuel Diversification Division at Natural Resources Canada. He has over 10 years of experience in fostering greater production and use of low carbon fuels across the economy... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual