May 11th.- Dr. Zhongwei Chen How to Make the Batteries We Use More Sustainable Presentation: The concept of sustainability, defined as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
Dr. Zhongwei Chen is Canada Research Chair (CRC-Tier 1) Professor in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy at the University of Waterloo, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Director of Waterloo Centre for Electrochemical Energy (WCEE), Associate Editor of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (ACS-AMI), and Vice President of International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES). His research interests are in the development of advanced energy materials and electrodes for fuel cells, metal-air batteries, and lithium-ion batteries. He has published 3 book, 11 book chapters and more than 400 peer reviewed journal articles with over 43,000 citations with a H-index of 114.He is also listed as inventor over 60 US/international patents, with several licensed to companies internationally. He was the recipient of the 2016 E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship, the member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in 2016, the fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2017, the Rutherford memorial medal from The Royal Society of Canada in 2017, which followed upon several other prestigious honours, including the Ontario Early Researcher Award, an NSERC Discovery Supplement Award, the Distinguished Performance and Research Award. Dr. Chen was ranked as the Global Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics in 2018-2022. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2019.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions
May 25th. 2023 Police Chief Cobey: Adapting Police Services to a Changing Society
“I want our community to be the healthiest, safest community in the province,” says Cobey. “I want our Service to lead by example when it comes to supporting our community and our members. We exist to serve the community, but we can’t do that if we don’t have healthy, resilient members.” That means having supports in place. But it also means ensuring the Service has adequate resources to meet the needs of a rapidly-growing community.
When Gord Cobey began his bachelor’s degree at McMaster University, he already had an idea of the career he wanted to pursue.“I applied to the RCMP a few weeks after starting university and was hired shortly after I completed my degree three years later,” he remembers. “Policing was something I was interested in from a very young age”.As a youth, many of Cobey’s football and hockey coaches were police officers and he liked the idea of “engaging in an interesting and meaningful career with many opportunities to serve and support the community.”After seven years in Manitoba, Cobey and his wife – who were high school sweethearts -- moved their family back to Ontario, settling in Guelph where his wife had attended university. They have three adult children. Cobey continued to work for the RCMP until early 2019, when he was hired to replace retiring Guelph Police Chief Jeff DeRuyter.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions.
Dr. Zhongwei Chen
Chief Gord Cobey
Meetings for June
June 8th. Annual AGM 9:30 am June 8th. - Tammy Adkin:Guelph Museum Director: Reconciling the Past. Reimagining the future.
June 22nd. - Chris LeBlanc: Cannabis Issues
Activities & Events
May 20th. "Beautiful" Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge See activities desk for more details
June 8th. Annual AGM–9:30am Speaker 10am Followed by our Annual Luncheon
July 15th. "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" St. Jacobs County Playhouse See activities desk for more details
May 4th. and May 18th.
Coffee/Breakfast RCMC Live Coffee Morning
9:30 am The Boathouse 116 GORDON ST.
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