November 2022

Fusion Energy: Fundamentals, Challenges, and Opportunities for Canada

Joint Virtual Event with Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) and the Victoria Branch

Status: Registration is now closed.
Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Time: 11 AM–1 PM Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Dr. Axel Meisen
Credit: Eligible for 1 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50

Non-Registrant Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50

Student Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50
Contact: For more information about this event, please contact the Victoria Branch.
Join the Victoria Branch and Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) for a presentation on fusion energy by Dr. Axel Meisen. Fusion energy is generated when the nuclei of light elements combines to form nuclei of heavier elements with an overal change in mass.

Event Schedule

  • 11:00 AM: Zoom Conference Log-in and Networking
  • 11:30 AM: Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) Meeting
  • 12:00 PM: Presentation and Q&A
  • 1:00 PM: Adjournment

Event Description

This presentation provides a fundamental, qualitative understanding of nuclear fusion and outlines the two principal approaches that are being pursued with the ultimate objective of commercial fusion energy production: magnetic and inertial confinement of plasmas. The key objective of achieving energy output, which exceeds energy input (i.e., to create the conditions of making fusion occur) over extended periods of time, has not yet been met, but success is close. The scientific and engineering challenges are identified, with a focus on areas that require important innovation and where Canada can play major roles.


Dr. Axel Meisen

Dr. Meisen advises boards and senior management in Canada and abroad on strategy development and implementation of major initiatives with long-term horizons. He has been involved in the conceptualization of fusion and fission energy strategies and applications for more than a decade. He was appointed Interim President of the Fusion Energy Council of Canada in January 2021 and President in September 2021.

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