Events /

Let’s Talk Energy Week

February 17 - 24, 2018

February 17-24 is Talk Energy Week and Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is celebrating with a full week of Google Hangouts dedicated to women in energy. ​
Energy drives our everyday lives, and while North Americans are some of the highest consumers of energy, how it’s produced is often a mystery. Exploring both renewable and non-renewable energy sectors, join a number scientists and researchers in the field who will highlight the incredible variety of energy systems that power our daily activities.
​Book your camera spots now! Stay tuned, more events being announced daily!

How Can Classrooms Take Part?

There are three ways that classrooms can take part in the events:
1) Every hangout will have up to 5-6 classroom camera spots available. Classrooms joining on camera will be able to interact with the speakers and ask questions. To secure a camera spot, fill out the Google Form at the bottom of the page and we'll send you confirmation.
2) All of the Google Hangouts stream live via their YouTube page. Each event has a YouTube link below, follow it and it will stream live in your classroom at the start time.
3) The Google Hangouts will record directly to YouTube allowing classrooms to view the sessions that might not fit in with their school day. Use the YouTube link below each lesson anytime afterwards.
More times and speakers are being added daily! Any questions don't hesitate to reach out: ebtsoyp@gmail.com

The Google Hangouts:

February 20, 2018

10:00 am

Camera spots available: 0

Eryn Stewart is a Clean Energy Project Manager at Lumos Energy. In her role, she develops sustainable energy opportunities for Indigenous communities through community energy planning, renewable energy project development - hydro, wind, solar, biomass - and energy efficiency and conservation projects, while providing energy education opportunities for community members. Eryn is currently working with Gwich'in Council International to move forward a community energy planning toolkit for the Arctic, and with the Nunatsiavut Government on the implementation of their Energy Security Plan. Eryn also leads the 20/20 Catalysts Program - an interactive Indigenous clean energy capacity-building program.

February 20, 2018

12:00 pm

Camera spots available: 0

Janice has been a tireless advocate of community-owned power for more than decade. She played an important role in developing 17 solar power projects in Eastern Ontario with a total generating capacity of 1.7 MW. She has been with the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op since 2011 and has 10 years of experience in renewable energy. Janice Chairs the Ontario Federation of Community Power Co-operatives and is a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. She co-ordinated the Nova Scotia Sustainable Electricity Alliance and worked in wind energy with the community-owned Colchester-Cumberland Windfield. Her non-profit experience includes community organizing for Ecology Ottawa and promoting solar energy with the Ecology Action Centre. In her time as General Manager of OREC, Janice has been named as a 40 Under 40 business leader by the Ottawa Business Journal, and was awarded the 2017 Solar Woman of Distinction by Women in Renewable Energy.

February 21, 2018

11:00 am

Camera spots available: 0

Growing up in a small town in Manitoba, Tara never imagined having a career where she could talk about wildlife and habitat all day while making a difference in the responsible development of oil and gas resources in Alberta. Tara worked for a number of non-profit environmental organizations prior to entering the oil and gas industry. Now as a Professional Biologist at Encana, she works with the development teams (geologists, engineers, construction, etc.) to plan where their pipelines, roads, wellsites and facilities will be placed. In her talk, Tara will discuss the planning that goes into finding locations for these developments and how a biologist fits into this process! ​

February 21, 2018

2:00 pm

Camera spots available: 0

Norma has always been mindful of the changing climate and the need to help the environment. Growing up at a time where people were discussing acid rain, the depletion of the ozone layer and the benefits of recycling, her awareness gave her the insight and encouragement to continue to protect this blue planet that we call home into adulthood. Her decisions in life made her who she is now. For the past two and a half years, Norma has been employed at the Canadian Wind Energy Association as the Member Program Specialist where she engages with potential and current members and collaborates on a number of projects to provide knowledge to Canadians on the clean, affordable and beneficial aspects of wind energy within their community.

February 22, 2018

1:00 pm

Camera spots available: 0

A National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Leslie is co-founder and chief executive officer of Transatomic Power, a nuclear reactor design company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is developing the next generation of sustainable nuclear power plants. She received her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT in 2013, with a research focus on computational nuclear materials. She also holds B.Sc. degrees from MIT in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. Before starting her Ph.D., she worked for a robotics company in Cambridge, where she designed search-and-rescue robots and equipment for in-field identification of chemical and nuclear weapons. She was named a Time magazine “30 People Under 30 Changing the World, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

February 23, 2018

11:00 am

Camera spots available: 0

Cara is President and CEO of Plug’n Drive, a non-profit that is accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. In just over six years, Cara has taken Plug’n Drive from an idea to a thriving non-profit, recognized as a leader in the EV space. Cara has more than 20 years of experience working in the environmental and sustainability fields, including 12 years working at Ontario Power Generation, initially as OPG’s environmental lawyer and later in the role Vice President of Sustainable Development. Prior to joining OPG, Cara spent five years practicing environmental law with the Torys law firm. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall and a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University. Cara is the 2017 recipient of the Women in Renewable Energy’s ‘Woman of the Year’ award. She is currently @CaraClairman driving the 100% electric Chevy Bolt!

February 23, 2018

1:00 pm

Camera spots available: 0

Anna Adamek is the Curator, Natural Resources and Industrial Design at Ingenium: Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation. She is a historian of technology and has spent over 25 years working in the museums and public history environment. Most recently, she curated From Earth to Us exhibition that deals with the transformation of natural resources into products that we need and want in our lives. Anna will lead you through the main messages of this exhibition, and will show you some exciting artifacts - old and new - and interactives. During her talk, she will highlight the contribution of women to the natural resources sector, and various career options that these women chose.

February 23, 2018

1:00 pm

Camera spots available: 3

Marie-Pier Mathieu est guide-animatrice pour Hydro-Québec à la centrale hydro-électrique de Beauharnois depuis février 2017. Lors des visites guidées à la centrale de Beauharnois, elle permet aux visiteurs d’entrer au cœur de la production d’électricité au Québec dans une des plus grandes centrales du monde. Elle est étudiante au baccalauréat en administration des affaires aux HEC à Montréal. Elle prévoit graduer en avril 2019. Elle projette de devenir CPA, comptable professionnel agréé. ​Marie-Pier Mathieu has been a guide-facilitator for Hydro-Québec at the Beauharnois hydro-electric power station since February 2017. During guided tours at the Beauharnois power station, it allows visitors to enter the heart of electricity generation at the in one of the largest power plants in the world. She is a student in the Bachelor of Business Administration at the HEC in Montreal. She plans to graduate in April 2019. She plans to become CPA, Chartered Professional Accountant.

February 23, 2018

2:00 pm

Camera spots available: 5

Join in for a hangout with four amazing women in four very different positions in the nuclear industry. They will each share a little bit about their career paths, what they do and career opportunities in nuclear energy! Sara Dolatshahi – Shift Manager Pickering 058 Jane Liu - Lead Auditor - Nuclear Oversight Pam Dubois – Nuclear Security Advisor Sarah Masih – Senior Technical Engineer, Inspection and Reactor Innovation.