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Successful 1st Canadian Geothermal Students’ Day in Québec City

Group photo with some of the participants and organizing committee (source: Geothermal Canada)
Alexander Richter 12 Dec 2019

The first Canadian Geothermal Students’ Days was successfully held at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Québec City, Canada, Nov. 21-22, 2019.

The 1st Canadian Geothermal Students’ Days was held at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Québec City, Canada, Nov. 21-22, 2019. This pan-Canadian event aimed to provide the growing number of young Canadian geothermal scientists with an informal platform of share knowledge, stimulate collaboration and discussion, and to offer career and networking opportunities. A total of 50 people were in attendance. Thanks to the INRS, students coming from outside of Québec City got travel grants through the Student Travel Assistance Program.

The event included 21 student presentations, a poster session, a discussion panel on the theme: “Future of geothermal within Canada’s energy portfolio: perspectives from academia, industry and government”, keynote sessions, and a field trip to Charlevoix.

Professionals from industry and academia accepted the invitation to talk about their geothermal experience in Canada and worldwide: Maurice Dusseault (University of Waterloo), Jonathan Banks (University of Alberta), John Molson (Université Laval), Kirsten Marcia (DEEP – Deep Earth Energy Production), Marc-Antoine Audy (Induktion Géothermie), Jasmin Raymond (INRS) and Lorenzo Perozzi (Geolearn and University of Geneva).

A renewable energy analyst (Norbert Dy, Association Québecoise de la production d’énergie renouvelable – AQPER) came to give insights about the different forms of clean energy produced and used in Québec’s province. AQPER organizes annually a student contest about energetic transition and solutions for Québec’s province. Application call was made during the 1st Canadian Geothermal Students’ Days.

Further details on the event via the link below.

Source: Geothermal Canada