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McNeil Centre for Applied Renewable Energy

McNeil C.A.R.E.

As a multi-disciplinary centre, McNeil C.A.R.E collaborates, communicates, and jointly advances the adoption of renewable energy technologies across Canada, with a primary focus on Albertan communities.

McNeil C.A.R.E and the Concordia Alumni Association are proud to present the Renewable Energy Seminar Series.

Renewable Energy Seminar Series

This seminar series aims to provide CUE members (students, alumni, faculty and staff) and the community in general, with an opportunity to:

  • explore renewable energy solutions
  • learn about the challenges faced by sustainable energy sector (industry, government and society)
  • learn about careers in the renewable energy sector
  • and interact with experts from across Canada and beyond.

Upcoming seminars

September 16, 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Green Energy Futures – Guest Speaker: David Dodge

October 21, 2021
Foresight Canada – Guest Speaker: Jeff Reading & Stephen Wilson

November 18, 2021
Municipal Climate Change Action Centre – Guest Speaker: Ronak Patel

January 20, 2022

February 17, 2022

March 17, 2022

Past seminars

April 15, 2021
Renewable Natural Gas at the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plan – presented by Derek Hollman, Senior Manager, Project Development (Sustainable Energy), EPCOR

March 18, 2021
Roadblocks to Renewables – presented by Bill Eggertson, co-founder of McNeil CARE, Founder of NetZero Plus

February 18, 2021
Alberta’s Coal Phase Out – presented by Tim Weis, Industrial Professor at University of Alberta

January 21, 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Feeding Two Birds with One Scone: Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems (BIPV), presented by Vedran Skopac, Principal, Manasc Isaac

November 19, 2020 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Climate Innovation Fund, presented by Mike Mellross, Alberta Ecotrust Foundation

October 15, 2020 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Building Blatchford, presented by Christian Felske, City of Edmonton

Interested in speaking at the Series?

Send your proposed topic and a brief description to Dr. Isha Katyal, Director, Industry and Innovation at isha.katyal@concordia.ab.ca

Speakers will be provided with an honorarium courtesy of the Concordia Alumni Association.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Management Training

Are you interested in a career in Energy Management? The McNeil Centre for Applied Renewable Energy and The Office of Extension and Culture are excited to offer a new professional development course intended to provide students with valuable and in-demand skills to succeed in our ever-changing energy industry: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Management!

Designed to meet the growing need for management skills in the field of renewable and sustainable energy, the course provides professionals with the tools and techniques necessary to manage, monitor, control, plan, and implement energy sources of all kinds for organizations.

Learn more about the course and register here:


Dr. Isha Katyal, Director, Innovation and Industry at isha.katyal@concordia.ab.ca.

President, Concordia Alumni Association at president@cuealumni.ca.