Meghan Owen | Program Manager, Green Learning
Projects in Action Workshops (Saturday morning)
Meghan manages the design and development of educational materials at GreenLearning. With a background in biological sciences, love for engaging learners and a knack for finding the fun in any activity, Meghan has experience in teaching within traditional classrooms and informal education environments.
Ron Zieber | Lead Electrical Engineer, Hydro Operations, TransAlta
Offsite Tours (Saturday afternoon)
Ron started his career with TransAlta, and has worked in many different areas of the business over the years, including substation design, sustainable development, coal-fired and gas-fired generation, and most recently hydro. He is a subject matter expert on electrical safety.
Elizabeth Murphy | MSc student, Chemistry Department, University of Alberta
Innovation Gallery (Saturday 11:15-12:15)
Elizabeth Murphy completed her BSc in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario before moving to Edmonton in 2021 to pursue her masters. She is currently a second year MSc student in the department of chemistry, researching the conversion of atmospheric CO2 into useful fuel precursors using transition-metal catalysts. This research has a long-term goal of developing net-CO2-zero fuels by repurposing CO2 waste.
Murdoch McKinnon | PhD Student, University of Waterloo
Youth Environmental Action Panel (Saturday Morning)
Murdoch is a PhD student in Geography at the University of Waterloo. His research involves studying a new method to turn oil well pads back into peatland wetlands just outside of Slave Lake, Alberta. Accordingly, he spends much of his time knee-deep in peat, swatting mosquitoes, and pouring water out of his boots—all in the name of science.
He is also a member of the new Youth Advisory Council at Ducks Unlimited Canada, where he works as part of a team of young people from across the country to help improve wetland conservation programming for youth. When not out studying a wetland or in the lab, Murdoch can usually be found exploring the Canadian Rockies on foot or on skis.
Rachele Clewes | Pembina Pipeline Corporation