SFU Postdoc Research Day to showcase cutting-edge research & technology

SFU’s Postdoc Research Day to showcase cutting-edge research & technology  SFU postdoctoral fellows are inventors, philosophers, writers, scientists, teachers, engineers and designers. To celebrate their accomplishments, SFU will host Postdoc Research day on March 31 at the Burnaby campus. It’s a full day of conversation, networking and discovery with postdocs who are changing the world. SFU alumna Jennifer Gardy,… Read More

Using Computing and Engineering to Tackle Sustainability Problems with Energy Consumption

Today I giving a technical seminar to the BCIT School of Energy faculty and students. My understanding is that a will be a large number of  people RSVP’ed. I will give a 40 minute presentation with a 10 minute Q&A session. My main focus will be on how faculty, students, and researchers for both computing and… Read More

Why There Is Nothing Smart about the Current Smart Home and Smart Meter

Today I gave a seminar to the BCIT Building Science Graduate Program faculty and masters students. It was a one hour presentation with a half-hour discussion session. Here is the abstract: Home automation is often seen as the cornerstone of the smart home and the smart meter is often heralded as the key component supporting energy displays… Read More

SFU Lightning Talks: Sustainability

If sustainability is your passion check out this event. I will be a panelist member. “This event launches “Lighting Talks“, which is a new project organized by the Learning Commons and the Graduate Student Society aimed at the gathering of graduate students from a variety of disciplines to share their research and methodologies around a common theme.” The… Read More

Climate Delusions

Today the Royal Society of Canada invited Dr. Mark Jaccard, Professor with the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University to talk about climate change modelling. He presented a very good talk about how and why we will not be meeting any of the emission reduction targets. Abstract: Two decades of research into the… Read More

Are we just a bunch of ecopaths?

Last night I was privileged to be invited to a dialog sponsored by SFUs Burnaby Mountain College called Are We Just a Bunch of Ecopaths? A Dialogue on Our Environmental Paradox. William Deverell (famous author) and Buzz Holling (eco-complexity scientist) were the honourary guess. Elizabeth May (Green Party Leader) was also invited but could not… Read More