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SIGNALS 20th Anniversary Gala

January 27, 2023 at 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location:Lago Bar and Grill, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa

You are invited to the SIGNALS 20th Anniversary Gala on Friday, January 27 from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. at Lago Bar and Grill. 

The SIGNALS Gala is an annual celebration of excellence and achievement in the energy transition. Since 2007, network members and affiliates have gotten together for good drinks, great food, stimulating conversation, and to hear from industry leaders.

This is an amazing networking event for current students to have the opportunity to meet alumni from their programs and to meet industry professionals who provide co-op and future career opportunities within their departments and organizations. Connections made at this annual event will last throughout your career.

The 2023 Scholarships will be announced at the Gala.

Dress Code: Semi-formal
Tickets: $80 for students; $90 for alumni and industry professionals

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The guest speaker for the 20th anniversary gala is Mary McKay.

Mary McKayMary McKay is the Director General of the Regulatory Coordination, Crown Consultation Advice and Indigenous Economic Inclusion Branch in the Nòkwewashk Sector of Natural Resources Canada. In this role, Mary is responsible for policy and program development of approaches to better harmonize the regulatory and permitting systems for key projects, provide advice and support Crown consultation coordination for certain projects and create policy options that support meaningful Indigenous economic inclusion in the natural resource sector. Mary is also responsible for the remaining accommodation measures and their status in relation to the TMX project. Prior to this role, Mary spent the past two years working at Infrastructure Canada as the Director General of Alternative Finance, where she was responsible for the portfolio oversight of crown corporations, including the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Mary has also been the Director General of Strategy at Shared Services Canada, where she was responsible for strategic planning, legislative and policy authorities for the department and helping the Public Service to be ready for remote work throughout the pandemic. She also led the stabilization of funding for the security and safety of the people, information and infrastructure of Canada’s missions abroad as Senior Director Transformation at Global Affairs Canada.

Mary is a proud Haligonian and holds two degrees from Dalhousie University and graduated from the Certificate Program for Public Sector Leadership and Governance at the University of Ottawa in 2021. She is a mother of two humans and two furry non-humans and is a dedicated fitness nut and podcast listener.

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