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Thu, Jun 20


Calgary Petroleum Club - Devonian Room

June Technical Session

Vanessa White, Executive Director of Clean Technology with Alberta Innovates will be speaking on "The Nuclear Renaissance in Canada".

June Technical Session
June Technical Session

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2024, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Calgary Petroleum Club - Devonian Room, 319 5th Ave SW, Calgary AB T2P 0L5

About the Event

June Technical Session

Featuring: Vanessa White, P.Eng., Executive Director, Clean Technology of Alberta Innovates.

Join us in person at The Calgary Petroleum Club - Devonian Room on Thursday, June 20 for our monthly Technical Session. Please arrive early to get settled before the presentation that starts at 3:30pm sharp!

**Technical sessions are for CWiE members and prospective members only. Our Mix & Mingler starts at 4:30pm after the technical session and are open to all industry professionals


  • 3:00pm - Doors open for new and prospective CWiE members
  • 3:15pm - Doors open for all attendees
  • 3:30pm - Technical Presentation
  • 4:30pm - Mix & Mingler

The Nuclear Renaissance in Canada

The topic of nuclear energy will be discussed at a high level, capturing details around public perceptions, the nuclear energy cycle, benefits and impacts of nuclear and Alberta initiatives, all supporting the concept that nuclear is experiencing a renaissance in Canada.

Vanessa White, P.Eng. Executive Director, Clean Technology 

Vanessa is the Executive Director, Clean Technology at Alberta Innovates. The Clean Technology team contributes to the advancement of grid modernization and small modular nuclear reactor development and deployment through ecosystem development. The team supports technology development in areas of Grid Modernization, Clean Heat and Power, Critical Minerals, Energy Storage, Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, and Hydrogen in Alberta.

Prior to joining Alberta Innovates, Vanessa spent more than 20 years in the upstream petroleum industry, where she drove innovation and developed her diverse background in project management, technology development and pilot operation.

Vanessa is passionate about energy literacy. In 2016, she founded a company informing elementary and junior high students about the value of diversity in the Canadian energy portfolio.

Vanessa is a Professional Engineer and past member of the Board of Directors for the Society of Petroleum Engineers Canadian Educational Foundation (SPECEF) where she was the founding chair of the organization’s Energy Literacy Committee. Vanessa’s is a member of Decentralized Energy Canada’s Board of Directors.

Alberta Innovates 

Alberta Innovates has been helping researchers, entrepreneurs and industries fuel, feed, and build our province for more than a century.

Today, we are looking beyond the horizon to drive innovations that will prepare Alberta for a digital, net-zero future.

Innovation has always played a significant role in Alberta. As the province’s most comprehensive research and innovation agency, we are uniquely positioned to propel great ideas forward and improve the lives of Albertans today and for generations to come.

**Our technical sessions are open to our members and prospective members only. 

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