Premier Rachel Notley and a respected voice from Alberta’s oil and gas industry will address teacher delegates at an October conference for social studies, Indigenous education, and environmental and outdoor education teachers.
Premier Notley will provide a response to an address from environmental activist Tzeporah Berman on the Alberta government’s efforts to work with Indigenous communities and address climate change while continuing to support Alberta’s oil and gas industry and advance the need for market access for Alberta oil.
Chris Slubicki, president and CEO of Modern Resources, will provide an address on the realities of energy and the environment in Canada and around the world. He will discuss how Canada’s unique combination of resources, policy and technology position our nation to continue be a leader in the future low-carbon energy landscape.
The three speakers will speak on Saturday, October 13 at the joint conference of the ATA’s Social Studies Council, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education Council, and Global, Environmental and Outdoor Education Council.
“I appreciate the opportunity to speak to our teachers about energy in our society and Canadian energy leadership” says Slubicki. “I have a passion for the subject of energy and I look forward to sharing my thoughts and observations on energy with the teachers of Alberta.”
ATA president Greg Jeffery is excited about the additions to the program.
“This will be an incredible opportunity for teachers to dig deep into one of the most critical issues facing Alberta at this time,” said Jeffery. “Teachers, as smart and thoughtful professionals, will be able to hear a range of perspectives and use that discussion to help inform the conversations that occur in their classrooms around these critical issues.”
The “Grounded in Truth, Soaring with Knowledge” conference will be held October 11–13, 2018 at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Enoch, Alberta.