D55 30600 1701 - North American Energy Resources in Global Context

Course Outline: Final - Archived
Revised: October 18, 2017
Course Number D55 30600 1701
Course Name North American Energy Resources in Global Context
Course Hours 12 hours
Dates - (6 classes)
Day Wed
Times -
Room 3M63
Instructor E. Schreyer
Instructor Contact

The Rt. Hon. Edward Richard Schreyer,  P.C., C.C.,  C.M.M., O.M., C.D. B.A. B.Ed., M.A., D.S.S., L.L.D. (h.c.)

Edward Schreyer is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canada. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature (historically its youngest member at age 22) in 1958 and re-elected twice. He lectured on International Relations at St. Paul’s College, then was elected NDP Member of Parliament for Selkirk (1965) and re-elected in 1968.  He became Manitoba New Democrats` leader 1969 and Premier of Manitoba 1969-77. He served concurrently as Minister Responsible for Manitoba Hydro precisely at the time major energy expansion was required, which in turn required policy decisions as between constructing major hydro works as opposed to a series of coal and gas thermal generating stations.  He served as: Governor General of Canada and Commander-in-Chief 1979-84. He was accredited as Canadian High Commissioner to Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Ambassador to Vanuatu 1984-88; and as Chancellor, Brandon University, Brandon, Canada 2003-08.  He serves in various capacities in a number of organizations including Habitat for Humanity International, The Canadian Shield Foundation, Sierra Legal Defense Fund, Hospital and Nursing Home care organizations, two Canada-based oil/gas exploration companies and a forest-products company. In the decade of the 1990’s, he was guest professor at universities in British Columbia and Nova Scotia in Canada and Europe—at the University of Kiel 1997; Trier 1998; Marburg 1999 and Dresden/Leipzig 2000.  The focus throughout centering on Resource Development; Energy Economics and Environmental Impact in Global Context. Mr. Schreyer also served since 2000 on the Vancouver Port Authority 2003-07; The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board 2003-10. He is a Founding Director and Chairman Pro Tem of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas (Canada) Inc. [ASPO Canada] and a Director of the Manitoba Geothermal Energy Alliance (MGEA). Mr. Schreyer has addressed many fora and professional conventions on various themes and subtopics relating to energy resource use and misuse and environmental impact since 1990. He is a frequent guest speaker at fundraising and other public events regarding energy and environmental concerns, and future policy obligations; multiculturalism and heritage preservation themes; affordable housing and “supportive” housing for persons with mental health issues.

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