CEEA/ACEG 2014 ConferenceSpeakers

Welcomes and Jay Ingram - Guest Speaker

CEEA 2014 Keynote Speaker

June 09, 2014, 08:30 - 10:00

Jay Ingram, Science Broadcaster

Iconic broadcaster Jay Ingram is one of Canada’s best-known and most popular science personalities.  Ingram has hosted both the premier radio science program in Canada, CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, and its TV counterpart, Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet.  In 2010, Ingram was appointed as a member to the Order of Canada for a lifetime of service in science communication.  He has received several awards for his work, including honorary degrees from Carleton University, McGill University, McMaster University, King’s College and the University of Alberta.  A prolific author, Ingram has written 12 books – most recently, Fatal Flaws – most of which have been best-sellers.  His books have been translated into 12 languages.  Since 2005, he has been Chair of the Science Communications Program at the Banff Centre.  He is also co-founder and Chair of the arts and engineering mash-up called Beakerhead, which began in September 2013 in Calgary.

 

CEEA 2014 Keynote Overview:

People, corporations and governments are trying to figure out the elusive recipe for innovation - trying to make people and their professions ‘creative’.  Collaboration is key but there are flaws in the human psyche that make that difficult.  It’s also true that collaboration might not always take shape the way you’d expect.  Jay will present the case study of Watson and Crick, and Lennon and McCartney.  Why did they succeed brilliantly while thousands of their contemporaries failed?

Marlo Raynolds - Guest Speaker

CEEA 2014 Keynote Speaker

June 09, 2014, 13:00 - 14:00

Marlo Raynolds PhD, Vice President, Market Development, BluEarth Renewables Inc.

Prior to joining BluEarth Renewables, Marlo lead the Pembina Institute, a nationally recognized energy think-tank, as its Executive Director for seven years.  With over 15 years of experience in the energy sector, Marlo is responsible for evaluating, improving and expanding BluEarth’s markets.  Marlo is a Board Member of the Canadian Wind Energy Association.  He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering (University of Alberta), a B.Sc. in Systems Design engineering (University of Waterloo), and a Master's degree in management and leadership (McGill University).  He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sustainable Development at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary and was recognized as one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40" for 2008.  Marlo was awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.  Marlo is the father of two young children living in a solar powered home, and enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities.

 

CEEA 2014 Keynote Overview:

Dr. Marlo Raynolds will draw on his experience in both the non-profit and corporate sector within the Alberta energy sector to share his views on the need to rebuild public trust in order to gain acceptance to develop both our non-renewable and renewable resources nationwide.  He will both suggest and ask, what role do our future engineers need to play in rebuilding trust?  And how might that come about?

Twyla Hutchison - Guest Speaker

CEEA 2014 Keynote Speaker

June 11, 2014, 08:30 - 09:30

Twyla Hutchison, M.Sc., P.Eng. Acting Executive Assistant - Director's Office, Water Resources, City of Calgary

Twyla Hutchison is a Water Resources Engineer with Infrastructure Planning at the City of Calgary.  From mid-May to mid-July she is part of a team that monitors watershed conditions and coordinates with flood forecasters with the Government of Alberta and operators at the City's Glenmore Reservoir.  She is also involved with development of flood emergency response plans, hydraulic modeling, riverbank protection projects and land use planning in flood hazard areas.  She played an integral role during the response for the flooding in June 2013 and continues to be highly involved in the recovery and resiliency efforts.

 

CEEA 2014 Keynote Overview:

Interested in the largest natural disaster in Canadian history?  Twyla will be providing a general overview of how flooding occurs in the Bow and Elbow River watersheds.  Due to the challenges with flood forecasting and limited response times, it is essential for the City of Calgary to continually improve their emergency response plans.  Twyla will share some of the information embedded in the response plans and how this contributed to the City’s response during the 2013 flood event.  Just how large was the 2013 flood event?  What are some of the impacts it had on the rivers within the City?  There has been a large amount of work in this past year on recovery but also increasing resiliency throughout the City.  An overview of some of this work will be provided and a view of how much work is required moving forward.

Join us in Canmore, Alberta for the 2014 5th Annual Conference!

University of Calgary - Schulich School of Engineering

Calgary, Alberta

June 8, 2014 - June 11, 2014

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