2023-09-19 Designing and Implementing Indigenous-led Clean Energy Projects

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CapCHI is back! Join us to kick off the 2023-2024 season and learn more about the design and implementation of transformative indigenous-led clean energy initiatives from Chris Henderson.

Topics include:

  • Creating foundations for reconciliation-centered relationships
  • Building an army of indigenous clean energy champions
  • Digital platforms for land based clean energy projects

DATE TIME: Tuesday September 19, 2023, 6:00-9:00 pm.

LOCATION: In-Person Event at Mulligans Golf Bar at 201 Queen St, Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C9, 3rd Floor.

  • COVID-19 safety measures: Event will be indoors!

REGISTRATION: (Free!) https://www.meetup.com/CapCHI/events/295872003/

Chris Henderson is a Canadian eco-entrepreneur and environmental innovator. Chris is particularly known as a Strategist, and for his outstanding skills in designing and implementing transformative energy policies, financing innovation, and kick-starting large-scale, high-impact projects essential for a low emissions electrification economy. He has led and is passionate about catalyzing ground-breaking environment, sustainability and clean energy initiatives that have had pan-Canadian and global resonance. His first book Aboriginal Power was published in 2013 and he is authoring a trilogy of books presenting ground-breaking energy transformation ideas for fostering just and impactful national and global collaborations.


Post-Event Resources

Additional resources shared by Chris…

1. Short documentary about hydroelectric project to replace diesel in community of Inukjuak: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/inuit-community-leads-arctic-shift-to-clean-energy-hydroelectric-project-to-replace-diesel-1.6126078

2. Brief video that gives a sense of what Indigenous Clean Energy does: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4FPOcalGbQ

3. Lots of other project videos and information about Indigenous Clean Energy: https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/

4. Another Video profiling Indigenous clean energy leadership: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRHoien-Zmc

5. A video about Indigenous Youth Programs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e850xjYMVBk

6. Link to the podcast series “Decolonizing Power”; The podcast has a strong international focus, and the Global Hub team, including Chris head to AU and NZ mid-October to share their experiences with Indigenous peoples in those countries: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decolonizing-power/id1568793236

7. Link to the ICE Network – everyone is welcome to join: https://www.icenet.work/home


Our Sponsors

We are extremely grateful to these organizations for their generous support of CapCHI and the local UX community.

Carleton University Master of HCI


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The Master of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) degree offers students an opportunity to explore their native discipline in more depth while also gaining insight into the language and constraints under which specialists in other disciplines in the HCI field work.





We’re an exceptional team of highly experienced behavioural researchers and design strategists. We apply a fundamental understanding of human behaviour, strategic design and human-computer interaction to deliver product and service design value.


Human-Centred Design Lab

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Jumping Elephants

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About CapCHI

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. 

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