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McNeil-C.A.R.E Call for Advisory Committee Nominations

Posted on: May 13, 2022

The McNeil Centre for Applied Renewable Energy (McNeil-C.A.R.E) was established at Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) in December 2019 and is housed in the BMO Centre for Innovation and Applied Research (BMO-CIAR). It is a multi-disciplinary centre that will collaborate, communicate, and jointly advance with the members in government, industry and community the adoption of renewable energy technologies across Canada with a primary focus on Albertan communities.  


The objectives of the McNeil-C.A.R.E are to:  

1. Provide Albertan communities (urban and rural) with information on best practices, resources for technical assistance, and stakeholder consultations for the adoption of renewable energy technologies 

2. Organize and conduct renewable energy workshops – both educational and industry oriented to educate end-users, assist in adoption of renewable-energy based technologies and connect industry with the end-users 

3. Develop programs (credit and non-credit) based on industry needs to train high quality personnel in the field of renewable energy 

4. Assist with renewable energy planning in specific areas based on the needs of community and in consultation with stakeholders (government, private industry and community members) 

Call for Advisory Committee Nominations 

McNeil-C.A.R.E has issued a call for qualified candidates to serve the Advisory Committee. We are seeking 1 industry/community leader and 2 CUE representatives (1 CUE community member and 1 CUE student). These individuals will have a range of experience and skill sets to advise and assist with the centre’s strategic vision planning and implementation, establishing policies and objectives and representing McNeil-C.A.R.E within the Greater Edmonton community.  

The Advisory Committee will include members who have knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas with focus on the renewable energy sector: business development, technology commercialization, development of customized training opportunities and community engagement.

These volunteer positions will have an initial appointment of 1 year with the possibility of renewal for an additional 1 year.

Advisory Committee meetings will occur twice per year at CUE. Potential start date will be June 14, 2022. 

Please send a copy of the nominee’s CV and a letter of interest with explanation on how your expertise aligns with the objectives of McNeil-C.A.R.E to isha.katyal@concordia.ab.ca.  

About CUE: 

CUE is a dynamic and forward thinking university. Its 100-year history makes it one of the oldest  post-secondary institutions in the province of Alberta. Building on a rich tradition of excellence, CUE is dedicated to becoming Canada’s pre-eminent small university: A responsive and nimble institution, connected to the community, and dedicated to applied research and innovation that has impact.