Earth Month | Sustainable Energy and the Future Outlook

Join us for an evening of networking where our expert speakers will be exploring the world of Sustainable Energy


Date & Time

April 28, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Ron Joyce Centre
4350 S. Service Road
Burlington ON
L7L 5R8


Free. Registration Required


Chris Fitchett


We are living in a world whose future depends on the energy choices that are made today. Green energy. Clean energy. Renewable energy. What does this mean for industries and individuals making decisions that impact the future, and the commitment to sustainable energy sources?

Join our speakers, Dr. Goran Calic, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at DeGroote School of Business, McMaster Professor Dave Novog, and DeGroote alumni Bernadette Corpuz, BCom ’90, MBA ’91, General Counsel, OYA Solar and David Van Alstyne, MBA ’07, President, CleanTechonomics Energy Inc, for a conversation focusing on the sustainable energy industry. This engaging discussion will touch on:

  • Types of sustainable energy
  • New and emerging developments
  • Technological innovation
  • Consumer adoption
  • Regulations and policies
  • Future outlook

This event will feature an audience Q&A. You will have the opportunity to ask your question directly to the speakers, or you can pre-submit an anonymous question here. Pre-submitted questions will be accepted up until Monday, April 25, 2022.

This is an in-person event; however, a livestream option is available in the registration link.


Ron Joyce Centre
4350 S. Service Road
Burlington ON
L7L 5R8

(4350 South Service Road, Burlington, ON, Canada)



Dr. Goran Calic

Dr. Goran Calic is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management, with affiliate membership in Information Systems, at McMaster University. He is also the founder of The Clinic, and innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab at the DeGroote School of Business. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management and Post Doc in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience from Purdue University. Dr. Calic’s research focuses on understanding why some individuals are more creative and some organizations and teams are more innovative than others.


Bernadette Corpuz

Bernadette is a seasoned business lawyer with roughly 20 years of experience in the power sector gained in the national electricity market groups of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Gowling WLG. Bernadette’s experience holds particular focus in renewable power. She has acted in over 1000MW of renewable power transactions and has advised clients in all aspects of power projects, including power purchase and development agreements, government renewable procurements, mergers and acquisitions, financings and joint ventures. Bernadette holds LLB/JD degrees from the Universities of Windsor and Detroit Mercy, and an MBA from McMaster.

Dave Van Alstyne

Dave founded CleanTechonomics in 2012 and has over 20 years’ experience in Organization Development, Strategic Planning and Start Up Business activity. He has participated at the Executive level in over $1.2 Billion in M&A, capital raise and IPO activities. His prior work experiences include Vice President Asia Pacific for EcoSynthetix, President of DVA & Associates and Vice President Organization Development for ZENON Environmental.

David Novog

David is currently a Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster University, the Director, McMaster Institute for Energy Studies and a recognized expert in energy systems and nuclear power. He holds a Research Chair in Nuclear Safety and has been a professor at McMaster since 2006. He is the Principle Investigator of several projects related to SMR (Small Modular Reactor) deployments in Ontario and leads a federally funded program for advanced training in SMR technologies. Prior to 2006, he worked at Ontario Hydro, OPG, Nuclear Safety Solutions and AMEC in the areas of reactor physics, thermal hydraulics and reactor trip assessment. In 2018 he won the OPG Ignite competition for innovation in nuclear.

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