On Monday, October 7 2019, Positive Energy will host a major national conference in Ottawa to examine and address polarization in Canadian politics, in particular its effects on energy decision-making, to share the results of cutting-edge research and engagement on polarization, and to identify promising avenues to address it. A marquee line-up of speakers from the energy, environmental, Indigenous, government, industry and academic sectors will focus on these crucial issues for the future of Canada.
The ISSP is delighted to announce that Brendan Frank will be Interim Research Director while Dr. Marisa Beck is on maternity leave. Brendan joins the ISSP as Senior Research Association for two years, the first of which will be as Interim Research Director.
Mr. Frank comes to the ISSP after three years as Research Associate at Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. His training is in science (Bachelor’s in Environmental Science, Queen’s University) and public policy (Master’s in Public Policy, University of Calgary), and he possesses strong research and knowledge mobilisation experience in the public, private and civic sectors. Brendan has worked previously with Natural Resources Canada and ATCO and works on a volunteer basis as Policy Director for the Youth Climate Lab in Ottawa.
Monica Gattinger, Director of the ISSP and Chair of Positive Energy and The Honourable AmarjeetSohi, Minister of Natural Resources Canada discuss how to move forward to continue to use our resources in a sustainable way.