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The Question of Climate Change and Energy Management: A Response to the 2021 IPCC Report
The recent International Panel on Climate Change report (August 2021) indicates: “the scale of recent changes across the climate system… are unprecedented…”.

Our panel poses these key questions:

*What are the most important findings of the 2021 IPCC report?
*What are the least understood conclusions?
*What are our recommendations for future energy management strategies?
*And what is the importance of climate change? What can we do in the energy management field? What are funding priorities?

Join our Panel for the discussion and Q &A on Tuesday, October 26.

Oct 26, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Julia Christensen Hughes
President @Yorkville University
Dr. Julia Christensen Hughes, President of Yorkville University, will introduce this topic and event. Dr. Hughes (BComm, MBA, PhD), is an Academic, author, innovator, change maker and former (founding) dean, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. Dr. Hughes is a frequent keynote speaker, having addressed numerous global audiences, including at the United Nations General Assembly. Dr. Hughes is experienced at strategic planning; executive development/coaching; helping organizations, family business, and individuals articulate purpose and achieve strategic goals through leadership, audacious goals, and system alignment. She is a regular commentator on the need to promote responsible business and social enterprise and transform higher education.
Peter Love
Professor @Yorkville University
Professor Peter Love is Moderator of the panel. Peter teaches courses on energy policy and programs at Yorkville University. Based on his career in energy policy, he recently wrote a free on-line textbook on energy efficiency policy and programs that includes case studies of energy efficiency in BC, Alberta, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. Peter also provides strategic advice to public and private clients, serving on several corporate and non-profit boards. Peter’s previous roles have included co-founder of two private energy service companies in the 90s which have been thriving since the 90s and two energy policy advocacy organizations. Previous roles have included Chief Energy Conservation Officer of Ontario and member of the team at Pollution Probe in the 70s that developed the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Dr. Amit Kohli
Professor @Yorkville University
Dr. Amit Kohli, Professor at Yorkville University BC Canada, achieved a Ph.D. from India and a Post Doctorate in Research from the University of Arizona, USA. He was bestowed the Best Teacher Award and Young Scientist Award. Dr. Kohli teaches Energy Systems Operations at Yorkville University. The topic of his dissertation was “Reducing Operating Costs in an Engineering Industry through Energy Audit”, a case study conducted at a forging unit located in the northern Indian state of Punjab to show the effectiveness of energy audit. Dr. Amit Kohli has published research about “Analysis of Carbon Credit Trading (CCT) Practices: A Study of Manufacturing Organizations in British Columbia, Canada” in the International Journal of Energy Sector Management (July 2021).
Dr. Rita Onolemhemhen
Professor @Yorkville University
Dr. Rita Onolemhemhen is a Professor at Yorkville University where she teaches Energy Management and Energy Policy. Rita achieved her first and second degrees in Petroleum Engineering and her PhD in Energy Management from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Wales, United Kingdom. She is a Certified Energy Manager and a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in the United States. She is also a member of the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) and the United Nations Volunteer Organization on Energy-related issues. Rita has been in academia for over seven (7) years and has published various energy policy-related papers. Her research interests are energy management, energy economics, and climate & energy policies.
Andrew Pape-Salmon
Professor @University of Victoria
Professor Andrew Pape-Salmon is a full-time Commissioner with the BC Utilities Commission and adjunct professor with the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Victoria. Andrew developed and taught courses for the Energy Management Certificate at Yorkville University from 2017 to 2019. Andrew has worked as a professional engineer on topics of energy policy and economics, resilient communities, super-efficient building construction, deep-energy retrofits of existing buildings, and renewable energy resources. In 2019 Andrew was a co-founder of the Canadian Academy of Engineering initiative to develop a roadmap to resilient, ultra-low energy buildings with deep integration of renewables. Andrew has degrees from University of Waterloo Systems Design Engineering and SFU Resource and Environmental Management.
Dr. Jill Cummings
Associate Dean Faculty Development @Yorkville University
Dr. Jill Cummings is facilitator of this event. Jill is responsible for faculty development programs and scholarly activity projects at Yorkville University (Canada) as Associate Dean Faculty Development. Jill achieved her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the University of Toronto. Her current research is related to developing communities of inquiry using technological enhancements and blended and online teaching and assessment. Her publications include this recent book: “Teaching in the Post COVID-19 Era” (October 2021), co-developed and edited with Dr. Ismail Fayed, and published by Springer.
Ali Alnaggar
Professor @Yorkville University
Professor Ali Alnaggar is a professional in the Energy Management field currently working as the Corporate Energy Manager at a local municipality. He has worked in various energy management sectors and projects in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. Ali's background is in Electrical Engineering. He holds a Master’s in Clean Energy Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He is also a Certified Energy Manager and Project Management Professional. Ali is passionate about learning, teaching, and sharing experiences. In his downtime he enjoys reading and the outdoors. Professor Alnaggar teaches Energy Policy, Legislation, and Social Environment and Energy Future Transitions courses at Yorkville University.