Welcome and thank you for joining us for our first-ever OSQAR live chat from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (MT) on Monday, October 1.
During our live chat we will have the following panelists available to answer your questions about oil sands development. A detailed biography for each of our panelists can be found below the live chat window.
- Gord Lambert, vice-president, Sustainability, Suncor Energy
- Ed Whittingham, executive director, Pembina Institute
- David Layzell, executive director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE) and professor, department of biology, University of Calgary
Over the course of the hour we hope to get to as many of your questions as possible. If your question is not answered during the chat, please watch future OSQARs for a response or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gord Lambert- Vice President, Sustainability, Suncor Energy
Gord assumed the role of vice-president, Sustainability at Suncor Energy in 1997. He is currently on the Boards of the Suncor Energy Foundation and Learning for a Sustainable Future. He is a former Canadian representative on the Joint Public Advisory Committee to the US, Canadian and Mexican Environment Ministers under NAFTA. He currently co-chairs the Coordinating Committee of the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative.
Ed Whittingham– Executive Director, Pembina Institute
Ed is the Executive Director of the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading energy and environment research organization. Pembina aims to advance sustainable energy solutions through research, advocacy and consulting, through 55 staff in seven offices across Canada working on a $5 million annual budget. In September 2011 Ed was named to Canada’s 2012 Clean50 list, which honours 50 outstanding contributors to sustainable development and clean capitalism in Canada.
David Layzell– Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE) and Professor, Department of Biology, University of Calgary
David came to lead the UofC's ISEEE in 2008 after a distinguished, 27-year career as a Queen’s University Professor, with appointments in Biology, Environmental Studies and Policy Studies. Between 1998 and 2008, Dr. Layzell established and led BIOCAP Canada, a national university research foundation focused on developing biology-based solutions to climate change and energy security.