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Thinking about your career path? Make it Sustainability!

Date: April 5th, 2023 | Time: 5:30 - 8:00pm | Location: McGill Engine Centre | Free Event 

This Fireside chat event is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a career in sustainability to gain insights and expertise from a seasoned professional like Dr. Bruce Lourie. Sustainability is an emerging field that offers various prospects across different industries, ranging from environmental engineering to sustainable architecture and design.

During the presentation, Dr. Lourie will highlight the importance of sustainability in shaping the future and discuss how engineering, design, and planning professionals can contribute to a sustainable future. This event will provide valuable information on various career opportunities in sustainability and help attendees navigate the challenges that come with pursuing a career in this field.

Whether you are a student or a recent graduate, attending this event will give you a better understanding of sustainability and the role you can play in creating a sustainable future. Plus, you can enjoy some free pizza and soda while learning!

cartoon pizza and sodaPlus, you can enjoy some free pizza and soda while learning!



Bruce LourieDr. Bruce Lourie, PhD  

President, Ivey Foundation

Over his career, Dr. Lourie has played a central role in several of Canada’s most significant sustainability achievements, including the phase-out of coal-fired power plants in Ontario, creating one of the world’s largest urban zoning protections with the Ontario Greenbelt, and advancing the understanding of pervasive chemical use and human health. He has contributed to building many of the organizations driving sustainability research and analysis, policy, and business and NGO leadership in Canada, including the Transition Accelerator, the Canadian Climate Institute, the Institute for Sustainable Finance, Efficiency Canada, and the Sustainability Network. 

Dr. Lourie’s current research efforts are focused on supporting Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy, specifically through electrification of the global economy, with a focus on three major areas of policy work needed to support the sustainable design and engineering of a future low-carbon society, specifically 1) the massive expansion of electricity; 2) the decarbonization of electrical power supply; and 3) reducing end-use energy demand and making more sophisticated the connection between energy supply and end-use energy demand.  

Dr. Lourie will be working with TISED on i) exploring technologies that can play major roles in electrifying and decarbonizing the global economy but that are not yet part of the mainstream conversation on energy sustainability ii) considering the policy framework that can aid the implementation of those technologies with the goal of achieving sustainable energy and net zero efforts at scale in Canada and iii) the technology and policy intersection of large-scale deep building retrofits. 


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