Symposium on Renewable Energy in Remote and Indigenous Communities

September 5 & 6, 2017

Hosted at the U of S, we're bringing together international experts, government, industry, First Nations and community members to share best practices and challenges for implementing renewable energy in remote, rural, Indigenous and Northern communities. 

September 5: Symposium on Renewable Energy in Remote and Indigenous Communities

Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building, University of Saskatchewan.

Open to the public. Read the full agenda and reserve your spot at RenewEnergyUsask.Eventbrite.ca.  

September 6: Renewable Energy Initiative Workshop

Attendance at the workshop is by invite only. Industry, utility and Indigenous Communities that would like more information about the workshop can contact Michael Dawe, Project Coordinator at michael.dawe@usask.ca. 

Panel Tour - Calgary and Yellowknife

September 7, 2017

Public Panel on Renewable Energy in Remote and Indigenous Communities and the Potential for Northern Canada

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Museum Auditorium 

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

RSVP via Eventbrite

September 8, 2017

Invite Only Reception, Renewable Energy in Remote and Indigenous Communities and the Potential for Northern Canada

Calgary, Alberta

Panel Presentation, Renewable Energy: What's the North got to do with it?

On June 20, we hosted a panel presentation featuring speakers from Sweden, Norway and Alaska to talk about how these communities are meeting the challenge of transitioning to renewable energy in an environment with many similarities to Saskatchewan. Over 100 people were in attendance from government, industry, academia, First Nations and the community at large. 

A three-day working session in Northern Saskatchewan followed with a small selection of researchers from across campus and around the world who are at the forefront of renewable energy engineering, polytechnic education, policy creation and community engagement. 

Panel schedule and speakers:

9:35 am The Honourable Paul Merriman, MLA for Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland

9:40 am – 10:20 am

10:20 am – 11:00 am

  • Moderated question and answer session