Public lecture to discuss hydraulic fracturing and its implications for Western Newfoundland

Apr 6th, 2017

By Jackey Locke

Dr. Ray Gosine
Public lecture to discuss hydraulic fracturing and its implications for Western Newfoundland

In October 2014, an independent panel was appointed by the Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, to conduct a public review of the socio-economic and environmental implications of hydraulic fracturing in Western Newfoundland. The mandate of the panel was also to make recommendations on whether or not hydraulic fracturing should be undertaken in Western Newfoundland.

In this presentation, Dr. Ray Gosine, chair of the Independent Public Panel, provides an overview of hydraulic fracturing operations in the context of Western Newfoundland, discusses the review process developed by the panel, and presents the 2016 findings of the panel and its recommendations to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Gosine is vice-president (research) pro tempore of Memorial University. He holds degrees from Memorial and Cambridge University. Dr. Gosine was formerly dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial. He currently serves on boards of directors of the Health Research Ethics Authority and the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, and he served as chair of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers and a Fellow of Engineers Canada. 

His lecture will take place Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre, room EN-2006.

A reception will follow and free parking is available in lot 22

The Speaking of Engineering Lecture Series is co-hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The purpose of the lecture is to promote engineering in our province and raise awareness of engineering-related issues among students, the academic community and the general public.

 

Contact

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