U of S hosts conversation on renewable energy and northern communities

SASKATOON– Media are invited to join a panel of international experts as they discuss how their communities are meeting the challenge of transitioning to renewable energy, many with similarities to Saskatchewan.

This panel, features speakers from Sweden, Norway and Alaska, and is part of a larger initiative to advance research in renewable energy in Indigenous and northern communities.    

The event is being hosted by the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan.

Tuesday, June 20
9:30 am – 11 am
Room 144, Kirk Hall
117 Science Place, U of S campus

Panel schedule and speakers:

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

9:40 am – 10:20 am

  • Anna Krook-Riekkola, associate senior lecturer, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden (via WebEx)
  • Yngve Birkelund, Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • Dominique Pride, post-doctoral fellow, Alaska Center for Energy and Power

10:20 am – 11:00 am

  • Moderated question and answer session


For more information, contact:

Meagan Hinther
Communications and Development Specialist
School of Environment and Sustainability
University of Saskatchewan
office: 306-966-1019

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