National Advisory Committee
The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation's Energy National Advisory Committee (NAC) provides advice to the corporation with respect to the leadership of its initiative, Let's Talk Energy. This advice may be with respect to the plans, objectives, themes, and components of this national initiative, as well as the further development of the CSTMC's national energy-related collection, based on members' knowledge of the energy sector in Canada and its economic, social and/or environmental challenges and opportunities.
The NAC's advice will be valuable to CSTMC in key areas such as generating creative ideas and approaches, and defining goals, learning objectives and measures of success. CSTMC will carefully consider the advice provided by NAC members, as appropriate, in its internal decision-making processes. The committee is not a decision-making body, and consensus amongst its members is not required. CSTMC retains full responsibility for the content of its exhibitions, programs and marketing.
The Energy National Advisory Committee will generally meet three to four times per year. To the extent possible, meetings will be hosted in various locations across Canada to enable occasional face-to-face participation, but all meetings will be also conducted by teleconference (or videoconference if possible). In minutes of meetings, there will be no attribution of comments made to members. The committee may choose to strike smaller groups to meet outside the regular meeting schedule to consider advice that can be offered on specific questions and subsequently bring their ideas back to the full committee. Members may also identify individuals who are not committee members to participate in these groups. Examples of potential topics for consideration include:
- Building the energy-related national collection.
- Encouraging financial commitments from a broad spectrum of organizations.
- Developing and implementing media strategies.
- Communicating with Canadians about careers in the energy industry.
Composition of the energy national advisory committee
The NAC consists of approximately 25 persons: one from within the CSTMC (in addition to the Co-Chair) and the remainder from outside the CSTMC. All efforts are made to have a membership that is regionally representative. Members may be drawn from a number of fields, including:
- Non-Government Organization
The Co-Chairs are the President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation and one member of the committee confirmed as Co-Chair by the committee's membership. The member Co-Chair participates in the leadership of committee meetings, and may be called upon for advice between meetings; for example, to assist in maximizing the engagement of committee members. The CSTMC representative is the Director General, Energy Initiative, who also serves as Committee Secretary. Members hold a two-year term, renewable up to two times for a total of up to six years.
(Last update: 4 December 2014)
|Beth Diamond||Managing Partner, National Public Relations (NPR)|
|Bob Oliver||Chief Executive Officer, Pollution Probe|
|Brenda Kenny||President & CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)|
|Bruce Stuart||Associate Director / ADM, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)|
|Caroline Julien||President, CREO Inc.|
|Christina Tessier||Executive Director, Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM)|
|Corinne Craig||Executive-Director, SEEDS Connection|
|Ellen Pekilis||Executive Directory, Energy Exchange|
|Gareth Thomson||Executive Director, Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE)|
|Gerry Protti||Consulting, Protti Consulting & Alberta Energy Regulator|
|Jacob Irving||President, Canada Hydropower Association (CHA)|
|Jason Switzer||Director, Pembina Institute|
|Jeff Gaulin||Vice President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)|
|Jon Flemming||Vice-President, Sustainable Development Technology (SDTC)|
|John Barrett||President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)|
|Kali Taylor||President, Student Energy|
|Lorna Carlson||Vice-President, Imperial Oil|
|Micheal Cleland||Executive in Residence, Canada West Foundation|
|Michael Moore||Area Director, Energy & Environment Policy, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary|
|Michael Binder||President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission|
|Paula Dunlop||Director of Public Affairs and Strategy, Canada Gas Association (CGA)|
|Peter Calamai||Consultant, Calamai Associates, Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism, Carleton University|
|Pierre-Luc Desgagné||Vice President- Public and Government Affairs, Hydro Quèbec|
|Ralph D. Torrie||Managing Director, Trottier Energy Futures Project|
|Robert Hornung||President, Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)|
|Robert Slater||Adjunct Professor in Environmental Policy, Carleton University|
|Sam Shaw||Advisor, Manning Centre School of Practical Politics|
|Wanda Nyirfa||Vice-President, Saskatchewan Research Council|
Any member wishing to withdraw from the NAC may do so by advising the co-chairs.
Participation in the NAC is voluntary and is not remunerated.