SWITCH Screening and Panel

Feb 19, 2013 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Ryerson campus, Library Building, Room 72

*Note: This event has been moved to February 19, 2013

Ever thought about how your lights turn on? Or where your energy will soon come from?

Join us for this enlightening documentary that shows how we will move away from coal and oil to emerging energy sources in the future. After the film, an expert panel will shed some light on how this applies to Ontario and discuss the many challenges we face as a province.

About the film:
Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes. And overall, we’re gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow.

This sweeping transition is the subject of Switch. But rather than advocate for how it should happen, Switch travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen.

Switch is also about a changing energy conversation. Today, it’s polarized and unproductive. Switch focuses on practical realities and encourages a balanced understanding.

Finally, Switch is about changing the way we use energy, to realize the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency.

About the panel:

  • Moderator: Tyler Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Knights Magazine (TBC)
  • Panelists: Peter Love, President, Love Energy Consultants
  • Tom Rand, Managing Partner, Cleantech Fund, MaRS Discovery District
  • Jim MacDougall, Distinguished Research Fellow, Centre for Urban Energy
  • Dr. Philip Walsh, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Ryerson University


  • 6:00 p.m. Refreshments and Registration
  • 6:15 p.m. Welcome by the Environmental Applied Science and Management Graduate Students Association and Dr. Dan McGillivray, Executive Director, Centre for Urban Energy
  • 6: 20 p.m. Introduction by Ontario Ministry of Energy (TBC)
  • 6:30 p.m. Switch screening
  • 8:15 p.m. Panel talk
  • 9:15 p.m. Q&A

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