Pablo Pina | Academic Chair, Sustainability, MacPhail School of Energy, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Innovation Gallery (Saturday morning)
Trained to understand how the earth works and how it supports life in areas of biological, physical, and earth sciences, Pablo Pina has pursued his passion for water and environmental sustainability through a career that has brought together research, consulting and higher education.
With a bioscience undergraduate degree, a master’s in environmental biology and a doctorate in water and land resources, Pablo has worked as a research associate at the University of Calgary and consulted with clients across the non-profit sector, industry and government. His research and presentations on it have taken him from Canada and the United States to Mexico and Central and South America, along with Switzerland and France.
Pablo joined SAIT in 2017, taking a role as the Academic Chair of Water Sustainability — helping SAIT develop and unveil the groundbreaking Integrated Water Management diploma program in 2019. In 2020, his role evolved as he was named the Academic Chair of Sustainability which has him contributing to the development of the sustainability portfolio through innovation, research integration and talent development.
MacPhail School of Energy, SAIT
Catherine Magnan | Manager, Thermal Technology, Canadian Natural
Round Tables (Friday afternoon)
Catherine Magnan is a hands-on leader and team builder with 25 years of experience working in the oil and natural gas sector. She currently leads Canadian Natural Resourcehttps://www.facebook.com/CanadianNaturals Limited’s Water Technology portfolio. Her team is responsible for developing new water treatment and steam generation technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water use.
Throughout her career, Catherine has led diverse teams in the search for solutions in the areas of capital deployment, regulatory strategy, and technology and innovation. She holds a degree from the University of Manitoba in Civil Engineering and is known for her passion for bringing people together to deliver business results.
David Huggill | Corporate Sustainability Specialist, AltaLink
Energy Tour Host (Saturday 1:15-4:15 pm)
David is AltaLink’s Corporate Sustainability Specialist, working to ensure his company - one of Alberta’s largest electricity transmission companies - develops energy infrastructure in Alberta in a responsible fashion.
David is also the Past President of Inside Education, has participated in previous Generate Youth Summits, numerous teacher professional development programs both in his role at AltaLink at previously at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (now Canadian Renewable Energy Association).
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.
Trina Innes | Executive Director, Sustainability Services, Alberta Municipalities
Future of Energy Panel (Friday 10:30-11:30)
Trina is Executive Director of Sustainability Services at Alberta Municipalities where she leads a portfolio of climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives including the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and Clean Energy Improvement Program. Trina was recognized by the Women in Energy Transition Series in 2022, and as a Clean16 honoree in 2020 for national leadership in sustainability. Previously she served as a Chief Sustainability Officer in higher education. Trina is a Certified Climate Change Professional (CC-P®), Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP™), and corporate director (ICD.D).
Municipal Climate Change Action Centre