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Northern Energy Innovation

Dr. Michael Ross
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Northern Energy Innovation
Yukon Research Centre

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awarded Yukon College this position to solve issues unique to the energy industry across Canada's North.

Dr. Michael Ross, the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Northern Energy Innovation, will work with the Northern Energy Consoritum (NEC) to foster technology development and innovation that helps achieve the highest standards in energy efficiency, cost reduction and enhanced environmental stewardship.

The Consortium represents the energy industry across the northern territories. It is comprised of Yukon Energy Corporation, ATCO Electric, Northwest Territories Power Corporation, and Qulliq Energy Corporation, who agree that the most effective way to find solutions for their common issues is to join together to combine knowledge and resources. With this collaboration, research results and knowledge transferring will occur between the northern colleges and members of the NEC, establishing relationships between contacts in the scientific community and industry partners to create a mutually beneficial partnership.

The applied research will be completed by the Chair who will focus his research around finding solutions to industry related challenges, as determined by the NEC members. The IRC will also be integrated in the teaching environment of Yukon College to help advance the skills development of students that will be the future work force in the energy industry.

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Dr. Michael Ross, Chair in Northern Energy Innovation (credit: archbould.com)
Emanuel DeRosa, President and CEO, Northwest Territories Power Corporation (credit: archbould.com)
Whitehorse Dam (credit: PR Services)