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Energy vs. Environment: Do we have to choose?

As Western Canada and the oil and gas resource sector look forward to what could be a turnaround after two years of fiscal restraint, a much heated debate is occurring over whether we can develop our resources in an acceptable manner for all.

The Alberta provincial government and Canada’s federal governing party have both promised changes that consider environmental improvements. Upcoming mandates on the reduction in methane emissions from oil and gas wells could cost the industry millions of dollars over the next several years.

Can these environmental objectives be met and still ensure a strong and viable energy industry that is so vital to our province and country?

At this upcoming Enbridge Research in Action seminar we will provide a perspective and showcase a Cleantech solution provider growing its presence and business over the past two years within the oil and gas sector while providing emissions control, social permission, regulatory support; all while offering its customers innovation at a lower price so that all stakeholders succeed

About the speaker:
Audrey Mascarenhas has worked in energy for over 30 years with Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. and Questor Technology Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Audrey served as a distinguished lecturer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers. She is a member of the Schulich Industry Engineering Advisory Council and an appointee to Alberta Government Small Medium Enterprise Export Council. Audrey was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Prairies Award for Cleantech and Environmental Services and received a national citation for Values-Based Innovation. She was chosen by Business in Calgary as a 2014  Leaders of Tomorrow. Audrey is a fellow of the Energy Futures Lab and serves on the Governor General’s innovation awards selection committee. Questor was recently recognized by MaRS Cleantech and the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) as one of Canada’s Top 10 Most Innovative Cleantech Companies.

Please register early, seating is limited.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Program will start at 12 p.m.
Civic on Third, 130 3 Ave SE

Dress code: business casual. No jeans, please.
Buffet lunch $30 per person (excluding University of Calgary students, faculty and staff)

General registration

University of Calgary students, faculty and staff registration

Registration deadline: Thursday, February 16, 2017

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February 22, 2017


11:30 am to 1:00 pm


Civic on Third, 130 3 Ave SE

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