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Recent Lectures & Presentations

Geography 205, Room 112, Otto Maass (Chemistry) Building, McGill University , Montreal QC , April 6, 2010, Nobody’s Fuel: Energy supply is more important than climate change.

Federal Liberal Party Canada at 150 Conference, John Molson Centre, Concordia, Montreal , March 27, 2010. One of five members of a panel on Energy, Environment and Economics.

Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers, Palais de Congrés, Montreal, November 20, 2009, Be Aware of Today’s Global Climate Challenges.

Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre, Room 426, Burnside Hall, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC. October 2, 2009, Fueling Our Adaptations to Climate Change.

Engineering Institute of Canada, 2nd Climate Change Technology Conference, May 12-15, 2009, McMaster University , Hamilton , Ontario , Canada . Presentation of two papers:
  1. What engineers and scientists should know about scales for measuring primary energy: why they are necessary and how to use them.
  2. A method for constructing scenarios of future world energy demand.
Retired Men’s Club, Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue, Toronto, March 19, 2009.

Canadian Society for Senior Engineers, Pointe Claire Quebec Branch (a member society of the Engineering Institute of Canada), Thursday, February 26, 2009, Topaze Restaurant, Pointe Claire, QC.

Montreal Council of Women/Le Conseil des femmes de Montreal, Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Les Jardins du Canada, 2700 Rufus Rockhead, Montreal.

Institute for Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London, England, March 12, 2008.

Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, 1001 Sherbrooke St. West #355. "Social Context of Business" class, November 6, 2007.

Westinghouse Electric Company, Energy Center, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, October 2, 2007.

Oakville Rotary Club, Oakville, Ontario, September 21, 2007.

Old Montreal Rotary Club, Holiday Inn Select Chinatown, September 14, 2007.

Montreal Rotary Club, Club St James de Montréal, August 7, 2007.

Geography 205, Room 112, Otto Maass (Chemistry) Building, McGill University, Montreal QC, April 3, 2007.

Slovak Nuclear Society, SES 2006/Secure Energy Supply, Bratislava, Slovakia, September 26 - 29, 2006.

Climate Change Technology Conference, Engineering Challenges and Solutions in the 21st Century, by the Engineering Institute of Canada, its Member Societies and other Collaborators, Ottawa Congress Center, May 10 - 12, 2006 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Presentation of two peer reviewed papers, “A Strategy for Adequate Future World Energy Supply and Carbon Emission Control” and “Nuclear Fission Fuel is Inexhaustible”.

Geography 205, Room 112, Otto Maass (Chemistry) Building, McGill University, Montreal QC, March 30, 2006.

Francis Scarpaleggia, M.P. Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis and Jeff Guignard, Executive Assistant, March 24, 2006, at his office 620, 1 Holiday, East Tower, Pointe Claire, QC  H9R 4N3.

Technical Session on Climate Change and Energy, Lorne Trottier Science Symposium, McGill University, Montreal, November 25, 2005.

Natural Resources Canada, Supply Analysis and Modeling Group, Ian Hayhow, Chief, Ottawa, October 12, 2005. Arranged by the Honorable R. John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada.

Macdonald College (McGill University) Food for Thought Annual Lecture Series, September 13, 2005.
Geography 205, McGill University, Department of Geography, April 7, 2005.

Ouranos, Consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change, 550 Sherbrooke Street West, West Tower, 19th floor, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B9, April 3, 2005.

Concordia University, Student organized seminar on Renewable Energies, Montreal. March 29, 2005
Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister for Native Affairs, January 26, 2005, at his office: 620 boulevard Saint Jean, Pointe Claire QC  H9R 3K2.
Americas Nuclear Energy Symposium, “Building Bridges to Greater Cooperation”, Deauville Beach Resort, Miami Beach, Florida, Oct. 3, 2004.

Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers, Palais de Congrés, Montreal, November 12, 2004.

Geography 205B, McGill University, Department of Geography, April 2004.

City of Dorval, Quebec, Library Public Lecture Series, November 3, 2003.

Aspen Global Change Institute Conference, Energy Options and Paths to Climate Stabilization, Colorado, July 6-11, 2003.

Geography 205, McGill University, Department of Geography, April 2003.

Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Beaconsfield, February 9, 2003.

UBC Mechanical Engineering Seminar, Vancouver, B.C., January 20, 2003.

Beaconsfield High School, Beaconsfield, QC, December 2002.

Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers, Palais de Congrés, Montreal, November 7, 2002.

National Academy of Engineering, Complements to Kyoto: Technologies for Controlling CO2 Emissions, Washington, D.C., April 23-24, 2002.

Canadian Nuclear Society, Climate Change 2: Canadian Technology Development Conference, Toronto, October 5, 2001.

Clarkson University Engineering Department Seminar, Potsdam, N.Y., September 2000.

Centre for Climate and Global Change Research, Speaker Seminar Series, McGill University, Montreal, September 2000.

University of Victoria Engineering Department Seminar, Victoria, B.C., February 29, 2000.

Other: The energy message was given at least half a dozen times in private homes to groups of one to ten.

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