December 2015

The Global North by Year 2050: Implications for Actions Now

Organized by the APEGBC Victoria Branch and the Canadian Society for Senior Engineers

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Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 
Location: Oak Bay Recreation Centre - Sports View Lounge, 1975 Bee Street Victoria, BC V8R 5E6
Presenter: Dr. Axel Meisen C.M., P.Eng, EurIng, FCAE, FCIC, FIEI
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $25 for Members, Guests and EIT/GIT's
$10 for Student Members 
Please join the APEGBC Victoria Branch and Canadian Society of Senior Engineers for a joint presentation on The Global North by Year 2050: Implications for Actions Now by Dr. Axel Meisen P.Eng., CM, Past President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. For more information on this event please click below.

Dr. Meisen explores the multi-factoral forces that are impacting the future of the North with a look to the next 35 years. This vision formed the Jasper Innovation Forum Summary Report of 2011. Environmental issues including Climate Change, Demographics, Resources and Politics all have in influence on future development of the North. Infrastructrure, Transportation, Technology and Communications, Environment, and Social considerations combine to affect the portential to develop World Scale enterprises that need to be headquartered in the North. The North will likely become increasingly important to the South; however, the Northern development by Northerners in partnership with Southerners is likely the most sustainable.  

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Networking
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM - Buffet Lunch
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Presentation 

About the Speaker
Dr. Axel Meisen is a strategic consultant and advisor to both private- and public-sector clients.  He focuses on the identification and interaction of fundamental forces that shape the long-term future of organizations and communities in Canada and abroad.  This work creates novel insights that guides organizational strategies and their implementation.  Major areas of investigation included ‘The Nexus of Water, Food and Energy’, ‘The Future of Communities’, ‘Improving the Health of Canadians’, ‘The Future of Digital Learning’, and ‘The Global North in 2050’.

He recently completed a four-year term as President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and now serves as past-President and member of the Commission’s Executive Committee.  He was President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2009/10 and is a member of the Board of the Council of Canadian Academies.  The Council is a tri-academy organization focused on the assessment and review of major public policy issues facing Canada.

His previous appointments included the Chair in Foresight at Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures, President of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Dean of Applied Science at The University of British Columbia, and Technology Advisor to Methanex and other major international companies.

He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Chemical Institute of Canada, and the Institution of Engineers if Ireland.  In 2008, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions to post-secondary education and the engineering profession in both Canada and abroad.

He holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from McGill University (Ph.D., 1970), the California Institute of Technology (M.Sc., 1966) and the Imperial College of Science & Technology (B.Sc., 1965).  He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering by the University of Waterloo in 2008.

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