Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association Conference

Fri., Nov. 1, 2013, 8:00am - Sun., Nov. 3, 2013, 5:00pm

Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association Conference
UQAM, Nov.1-3, 2013

The UQAM semi-node is pleased to support this conference.

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Energy and Society: An Energy Rich Canada in an Energy Hungry World

Economies rise and fall on energy sources. From the founding of Louisbourg and exploitation of its local coal fields, to the Le Grande Complex, to the oil sands, nuclear energy, to Arctic sovereignty, energy has been a constant focus of activity in Canada. Our northern geography and climate dictate an insatiable need for energy. Energy can pit provincial governments against each other, while federal energy policies can create additional tensions. Contemporary debates around climate change, carbon sequestration and “cap and trade” reflect the consequences of living in an energy-intensive world with an insatiable need for energy. Energy production in Canada has relied on discoveries, innovation and pushing boundaries.

This year’s Keynote Speaker will be H.V. Nelles, the L.R. Wilson Professor of Canadian History at McMaster University and Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at York University. Dr. Nelles is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has received numerous awards including the Newcomen Prize. He is currently working on a collaborative research project with Christopher Armstrong and fellow CSTHA member Matthew Evenden on an environmental history of the Bow River in Alberta.