Educating Energy Leaders for Canada and the World

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon

President & Vice-Chancellor

The University of Calgary

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon is the eighth president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary. Prior to her appointment as president, Dr. Cannon was dean of the Schulich School of Engineering, propelling it into the top ranks of Canadian engineering schools. Dr. Cannon is a Professional Engineer, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and an elected foreign associate of the National Academy of Engineering. Currently, she serves as the Chair of Universities Canada, as well as a member of the federal Minister of Industry’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council, the Business Higher Education Round Table, and the U15 Group of Canadian research universities. Dr. Cannon holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in mathematics from Acadia University as well as a BSc, MSc and PhD in geomatics engineering from the University of Calgary, and has received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Ottawa, Acadia University and the Université de Montréal.
The University of Calgary offers students a high-quality educational experience that prepares them for success in life, as well as research that addresses society’s most persistent challenges. Its creation and transfer of knowledge contributes every day to Canada’s global competitive advantage and makes the world a better place.

Main Topics Discussed

  • Educating future oil and gas leaders to succeed through the energy transition
  • Alberta and Canada’s competitive advantages in educating future energy leaders
  • R&D strategies to address the oil and gas industry’s most critical challenges
  • The most exciting area for oil and gas innovation in coming years
  • Accelerating the path from research to commercialization of new technologies

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