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Virtual Networking Meet-Up w WiRE Vancouver: Turning Innovation into Impact

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Join discussions that focus on building skills and networks for jobs and roles in the energy sector.

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For this virtual networking meet-up with WiRE Vancouver, we'll be learning from Shannon Bard of UBC's Climate Venture Studio about turning innovation into real impact. After her featured presentation, we'll also have some (virtual) casual networking time to reconnect and meet fresh faces with other women and allies in the sector from across Canada.

This event consists of two parts:

1. Presentations,

and

2. Interactive, which includes:

  • Q&A with our guest speaker, and
  • virtual networking through small conversation groups.

This virtual event will take place through Zoom. For joining on Zoom at the time of the event, attendees can either log in to Eventbrite to be directed to the Zoom event or can access it by following instructions that will be emailed to registered attendees ahead of time.

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Guest Speaker Biography

Dr. Shannon Bard is the co-lead of the Climate Venture Studio at the University of British Columbia, working to accelerate the translation of climate solutions research to impact. The Climate Venture Studio addresses UBC’s declared climate emergency via facilitating faster feedback loops and better communication between academic researchers and the broader market (industry, governments, civil society and consumers) to create impactful Climate Solutions. To accelerate the successful commercialization and scaling of Climate Ventures, the team facilitates commercial scale pilots with industry or government collaborators, engage with regulators and policy makers to create regulatory pathways for adoption of climate-smart solutions, and engage with governments, corporations, and other large entities to create scalable procurement opportunities.

Shannon has over 30 years experience in innovation and R&D in climate solutions, environmental sustainability, and ecosystem and human health. She was previously the global Director of Innovation for the environmental consultancy Hemmera and parent engineering firm Ausenco. She developed and launched a global corporate Innovation Program for >2000 staff to undertake industrial-academic-government R&D collaborations to develop and commercialize new science and engineering services to solve sustainability issues. She oversaw a Board-directed innovation incubator to invest in applying new technologies and approaches, including renewable energy and cleantech, data analytics and machine learning, VR/AR and digital solutions, and biological and genomic tools to reduce the environmental footprint of industry activities. Formerly, Shannon was a professor of Environmental Science at Dalhousie University, Director of the Marine Ecotoxicology Laboratory and co-winner of the Senate Environmental Award. She is a graduate of Stanford University (BS, Biological Sciences), Université de Nantes (DU, Marine Biochem & Biotech), MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (PhD, Biological Oceanography).

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