Q3 2020 Update

PROVIDING FACTUAL INFORMATION ON CANADA’S ENERGY RESOURCES November 23, 2020 CSUR’s Outreach program has been very busy this fall. We expanded our menu of presentations to include a new theme: “Energy Transitions – How Will we Power Humanity in the Future”, and it has been enthusiastically received. CSUR members viewed Energy Transitions earlier this year, and since then we have been updating continuously, and speaking to university groups, member organizations, Government, and other technical societies. This theme is critical to our industry’s future. Providing access to objective facts is what CSUR has always done. It is more critical

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Q2 2020 Update

Q2 2020 Update August 17, 2020 CSUR Outreach has been busy over the summer, researching and updating our core presentations and reaching out to potential audiences for the fall and winter. We have presented to three groups since the beginning of summer. On June 25th, Outreach Director Brad Hayes addressed a CSUR Non-Technical seminar on “Energy Transitions”. In early July, the U of C Masters of Sustainable Energy Development program also saw “Energy Transitions”, and engaged is a very lively and sustained discussion throughout and afterwards. Royal Roads University invited Outreach back in July for our third annual

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OERA Online Exchange

May 11, 2020 Like many other programs focused on education and personal interaction, CSUR’s Outreach program was profoundly interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel bans and shutdowns. We have used the pause to reflect on and update our 2020 planning.  For the near future, at least, we will focus on delivering presentations and discussions online.  We are updating our suite of presentations, looking at additional funding sources, and reaching out to both old friends and new prospects for delivering our messages. Our first “post-interruption” online session was hosted by Nova Scotia’s Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) Online

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Brad Hayes, the Outreach Director, delivers a presentation at the University of Calgary

February 27, 2020 CSUR Outreach Director Brad Hayes presented “Unconventional Energy – How it Changes the Game” to University of Calgary School of Public Policy graduate students in an Energy Transitions class session on February 24th. Students represented a broad cross-section of expertise, from newly-graduated technical people to mid-career and retired business people from AER, electrical distribution companies, and oil and gas.  Response was enthusiastic and discussion was prolonged – a presentation normally scheduled for one hour took more than two hours to complete. These are exactly the types of interactions that CSUR seeks out – we believe it

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