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UAlberta at the Global Petroleum Show 

Join UAlberta for an engaging panel discussion, followed by a mixer, at the 2018 Global Petroleum Show!

Dynamics of Energy Governance in North America to Address Global Challenges & Advance Economic Opportunities


Tuesday, June 12, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Arabian Room (2nd Floor)
BMO Centre, Calgary, Alberta


Tuesday, June 12, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Mustang Room (2nd Floor)
BMO Centre, Calgary, Alberta

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UAlberta Panel

Canada, the United States, and Mexico are nations built on a federal model in which governance is delegated and shared with sub-national jurisdictions.  Historically, the three countries have endeavored to work together trilaterally through NAFTA and bilaterally through a wide range of governance bodies to solve common issues and advance a shared vision of prosperity.  In many cases, the relations between the countries have been advanced at the sub-national level, particularly when federal initiatives have been constrained by consideration of regional differences. The same is true within each country, where states and provinces have had to assert their rights to move forward on projects and policies related to energy resources and climate change mitigation in the absence of, or sometimes in disagreement to, federal directives, which themselves may be responses to over-arching international agreements.

At what level is responsibility and authority for energy governance found, and does this allow for effective action to surpass limitations?  Why work with other jurisdictions – and in what way?

The issues discussed, and the solutions proposed, will be relevant to stakeholders from all geographic regions. Therefore, we welcome everyone with an interest in energy governance and policy to attend our panel. 


•   The Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Minister of Energy for the Province of Alberta
•   His Excellency, Mr. Dionisio Pérez Jácome, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada
•   Ms. Susan Riggs, Consul for Political and Economic Affairs with the U.S. Consulate General in Calgary
•   Mr. Gordon Lambert, President and Chief Executive Officer of GRL Collaboration for Sustainability Inc., and Suncor Sustainability Executive-in-Residence at the Ivey School of Business
•   Ms. Monica Gattinger, Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, and Chair, Positive Energy, University of Ottawa 

Moderated by:

•  David Percy, Q.C., Borden Ladner Gervais Chair of Energy Law and Policy, Professor and Former Dean (2002-2009), UAlberta Faculty of Law 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Arabian Room (2nd Floor)

UAlberta Mixer

After the panel, join us at the UAlberta GPS Mixer!  Get a chance to chat with other participants and explore opportunities for cross-sector collaboration with local and international players from the public and private sectors. We invite you to discover more about what UAlberta offers in the fields of energy and the environment.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Mustang Room (2nd Floor)

For more information:

Sean Malden
Events Coordinator
University of Alberta International