08:30a.m - 9:00a.m

Registration and breakfast

09:00a.m - 09:15a.m

Prof. Claudio Cañizares; WISE Executive Director

09:15a.m - 09:55a.m

Dr. Catherine Hickson; President of Geothermal Canada (keynote speaker)

Presentation title: Renewable energy in the north–where does geothermal fit in?

09:55a.m - 10:15a.m

Prof. Maurice Dusseault; University of Waterloo

Presentation title: Drilling for heat: Accessing deep geothermal energy

10:15a.m - 10:35a.m

Prof. Jasmin Raymond; Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)

Presentation title: Geothermal potential of remote northern communities: Research overview

10:35a.m - 10:50a.m

Coffee/tea break

10:50a.m - 11:10a.m

Dr. Randell Johnson; Acelerex Inc.

Presentation title: Geothermal: What, why, where, when, and how-much?

11:10a.m - 11:30a.m

Dr. Mafalda Miranda; Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)

Presentation title: Assessing the deep geothermal energy potential of remote northern regions–A value of information problem

11:30a.m - 11:50a.m

Prof. Kamelia Atefi-Monfared; York University

Presentation title: Coupled thermal-hydraulic-mechanical processes in geothermal reservoirs: Clogging and formation damage  

11:50a.m - 12:20p.m

Panel discussion

12:20p.m -13:20p.m

Lunch break and student posters

13:20p.m -13:40p.m 

Mr. Shawn Day (Barkley Project Group Ltd.) and Mr. Angus James Capot-Blanc Jr. (ADK Holdings Ltd.) 

Presentation title: Engaging northern and Indigenous communities

13:40p.m -14:00p.m

Mr. Andrew Wigston and Ms. Emma Wildeboer; Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Presentation title: Renewable Energy for Remote Diesel-Reliant Communities  

14:00p.m - 14:20p.m

Mr. Angus James Capot-Blanc Jr. (ADK Holdings Ltd.) and Mr. Shawn Day (Barkley Project Group Ltd.)

Presentation title: Community-focused geothermal development: A case study of Acho Dene Koe First Nation, Fort Liard, NWT

14:20p.m - 14:40p.m

Mr. Daniel Alonso Torres (Barkley Project Group Ltd.) and Mr. Robin Groat (Daylu Dena Council)

Presentation title: Geothermal energy development by Daylu Dena Council

14:40p.m - 15:00p.m

Coffee/tea break

15:00p.m - 15:20p.m

Prof. Alice Friser; Université du Québec en Outaouais

Presentation title: Understanding the social acceptability of geothermal projects in Canada’s north

15:20p.m - 15:40p.m

Dr. Stan Reitsma and Mr. Reaves Christie; GeoSource Energy Inc.

Presentation title: Improving technical and financial feasibility of closed-loop geo-exchange in northern communities

15:40p.m - 16:00p.m 

Mr. Jason Collard; Gonezu Energy Inc.

Presentation title: The realities and challenges of conducting research and developing renewable energy solutions for Indigenous communities within the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories

16:00p.m - 16:30p.m

Panel discussion



DAY TWO: FRIDAY, JULY 28 (In-person only)

8:30a.m - 9:00a.m


09:00a.m - 9:15a.m

Defining the working session, forming groups, receiving the questions

09:15a.m - 10:45a.m

Participants will be assigned to groups where they will discuss prepared questions (and can also pose their own) related to the advancement of geothermal energy for northern Canada and remote communities. Thoughts and recommendations for each group will be recorded by a secretary.

10:45a.m - 11:00a.m

Coffee/tea break

11:00a.m -13:00 p.m

Each group will present their recommendations and thoughts to the other groups, and discussion will be encouraged.


Workshop ends


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