14th Annual SIGNALS Banquet – Jan. 22, 2016

Early bird tickets for the 14th Annual SIGNALS Banquet are now on SALE!

We are incredibly excited to announce that our keynote speaker this year is Tom Rand, Cleantech Venture Capitalist, Senior Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District and author of Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis. 

Tickets are available at the early bird price of $40 for students and $50 for professionals. Get them here or at the “Signals Banquet” link in the menu above. And hurry, these early bird prices will disappear in only a few weeks’ time and will include a FREE copy of Tom’s publication Waking the Frog.

The Banquet will be held this year on January 22, 2016, at the Sala San Marco Banquet & Conference Centre from 6pm-10pm. Save the Date!

For more information on the event, check out our poster here: 14th SIGNALS Banquet

Happy Holidays!

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100% Possible – Climate March – November 29th

A message from our friend – Michael Van Aanhout, Chairman of Stratos Inc.

Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues,

2016 is a watershed year for Global Climate Action, and it’s imperative that the next Paris Conference of the Parties (COP) move the World and the Planet forward to truly catalyze substantive and enduring action on climate and the reduction of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions: building a clean energy future.

Now there is an opportunity to add to people power for climate here in Ottawa on Sunday, November 29th, 1-4 pm on Parliament Hill, just before the Paris COP meeting begins. The Ottawa March is the focus for the country, and particularly for Eastern Canada.


To get more info, and hopefully commit that you can join the 100% Possible Climate March, click:


To a cleaner, 100% renewable energy future.

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New SIGNALS Executive

Hello everyone, we would like to take a moment and introduce the SIGNALS Executive committee for the upcoming 2015/2016 year!  There are several returning members this year and we’re glad to have some new ones: Chahal Amandeep, Zak Jacques, Stephen Malesevich, Marc Quintaneiro, Elizabeth Carmichael, and Monika Szpytko; welcome to the team!  Below are the members of the committee:

President – Christopher Ling
Banquet Coordinator – Sean Baker Nauth & Laura Jamieson
Treasurer – Dave Cherniak
Communications – Matt Brady, Stephen Malesevich, Monika Szpytko
Faculty Advisors – Stephan Schott, Alex Mallett
Rachel Watterson
Kevin Force
Chahal Amandeep
Kyle Gasper
Zak Jacques
Marc Quintaneiro
Elizabeth Carmichael

We would also like to thank outgoing members for their contributions, especially the outgoing president John Stwora for all the hard work and dedication.
We certainly appreciate the work you have done!

Christopher Ling


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ISEMA 2015 Launch Event

SPPA and its Sustainable Energy Policy program would like to invite you to join us in launching the most recent publication of ISEMA: Perspectives on Innovation, Science and the Environment. The student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal is celebrating its landmark 10th anniversary edition, which showcases some of the very best work from SPPA’s ISE/Sustainable Energy Policy’s 2014/15 courses. Hard copies of the journal will be available at the Launch Event, however e-versions will also be available online (https://isemajournal.wordpress.com). 

Event details
Date: Thursday, November 5th    
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Maxwell’s (2nd floor) 340 Elgin St, Ottawa

Light refreshments will be served. Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at the bar. 
Click here to RSVP or use Facebook to let us know you’ll attend

ISEMA 2015 Launch Event
Thu Nov 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm
We hope to see you there!

The 2015 ISEMA Editorial Board
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Join Us for the Annual SIGNALS Barbeque!

The SIGNALS Executive would love to invite you out to an evening of complimentary food and drinks and great conversation (and some trivia!) on Friday September 11, from 5:30 – 8 pm. Food will be served at 6, with trivia kicking off at 7 sharp!

As a special twist, SIGNALS is proud to feature a number of previous Delphi Group Graduate Scholarship in Environment and Sustainable Development Public Policy and Entrepreneurship winners to share a few words of wisdom over the evening.

We would like to extend thanks to SIGNALS Exec Kevin Force for offering us his hospitality for the evening. The venue will be the backyard of his house at 1071 Bronson Place (across the street from Carleton University). Feel free to bring any extra food, drink or guests.

Come join us to both welcome a new Sustainable Energy cohort and celebrate the end of the summer in style! If possible, please indicate attendance on the facebook event page or RSVP to outreach@signalsnetwork.ca

1071 Bronson Place


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Internship Opportunity with Stratos

Our friends at Stratos Inc. have forwarded us a great opportunity for this fall! See the attached pdf for more details:

Stratos Fall Intern Position_for Sept 2015


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An exciting year ahead in 2015!

Please stay tuned for important updates on upcoming SIGNALS events in 2015.

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Banquet Ticket Deadline Extended!

Tickets Sales Extended!

We are in our final few days to buy tickets for the 13th Annual SIGNALS Banquet. Tickets sales have been extended until noon on Tuesday, January 20th.

SIGNALS hopes you can join us and Gord Miller at the Banquet on Friday the 23rd!

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About Gord

With just under two weeks to go until the 13th Annual SIGNALS Banquet (buy tickets here!), SIGNALS invites you to learn more about our exciting keynote speaker: Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario.

Gord has been the ECO since 2000. When he was appointed, the Premier of the province was still Mike Harris. Gord has, therefore, served as ECO throughout the Ernie Eves and Dalton McGuinty regimes, from the restructuring of Ontario’s electricity sector, to the passing of the Green Energy Act and the completion of the coal phase out.

Before he was appointed as ECO, Gord for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for 14 years as a scientist, manager of training and development, and as a district manager. He received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Guelph in 1976 and a Master of Science degree in Plant ecology in 1978.

As ECO, Gord has released numerous reports detailing the progress (or lack thereof) of the Ontario government’s actions on environmental issues. Two of his most recent reports include Smart from Sunrise to Sunset, which provided a primer on Ontario’s evolving electricity grid, and Looking for Leadership, a scathing report on Ontario’s recent progress towards its climate change goals.

Want to see Gord in action? Check out this youtube video of him discussing Canada’s energy strategy.

SIGNALS hopes you can join us and Gord Miller at the Banquet on Friday the 23rd!

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Banquet History Now Online

And so the SIGNALS site keeps on growing: we’re now happy to tell you about our new Banquet History page. Ever wondered what speakers we hosted in years past? Now you can.

All this to say, don’t forget to get your tickets for SIGNALS Banquet 2015! Early bird prices are available for only one more week!

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