Date:                 Tuesday Feb 5, 2019


Time:                 5:30 PM

Features:           Bus from U of C

Gourmet Dinner

Keynote Speakers


Round Tables

Open Networking Time



Location:           Silver Springs Golf & Country Club

                             1600 Varsity Estate Drive N.W.

                   Calgary, AB

Bus Transportation from U of C will be available

Tickets are $30 for SUE Members. Non-members may purchase the $35 ticket which includes a new membership.

Ticket Sales now closed.


Todd Hirsch is ATB Financial's Chief Economist. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he’s worked as an economist at Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary.

Todd wrote his first book, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline in 2012, and his most recent, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change, was released in 2017.

Todd recently received the U of A’s Alumni Honour Award and an honorary degree from Mount Royal University.

Todd spends most of his time connecting with people across the country through his many presentations and his media commentary. He also writes an economic update that is sent daily to thousands of subscribers. It’s called The Owl and you can subscribe at

Professional Guests

Alberta Securities Commision (ASC)

Lynn Tsutsumi

Lynn Tsutsumi joined the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) in July 2011 as Director, Market Regulation. In this role Lynn is responsible for the Market Regulation division, which provides securities regulation to the Alberta capital market by developing and administering rules and policies relating to exchanges, registrants and self-regulatory organizations.

Prior to joining the ASC, Lynn served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Finance for a number of companies, including Acumen Capital Partners, Tristone Capital Global Inc. and, most recently, AltaCorp Capital Inc. From 2003 to 2006, she was Manager, Financial Compliance with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. She commenced her securities industry career at the Alberta Stock Exchange in early 1995, with experience in both the Member Regulation and Listings departments.Lynn graduated, with distinction, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 1991 and received her Chartered Accountant designation in 1994.

RBC Captial Markets

Paul Vandersloot

Paul has in depth energy, investment, and international banking experience through his current role as Vice President, National Client Group at RBC Capital markets and as a Relationship Manager at HSBC Bank Canada. Paul also has experience in Energy Services at Amati Capital, and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Public Policy from Mount Royal University. Paul holds an MBA from the Australian Business Institute.

HSBC Bank Canada

Nelson Chan

Nelson currently works at HSBC Bank Canada as a Corporate Banking Analyst in the Energy Financing team. Prior to HSBC, Nelson worked at PwC as a Management Consultant. Nelson is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a major in accounting.

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

Andrew Wilkins

Andrew is currently the team lead in compliance monitoring at AESO, with a rich background in regulatory work previously at the Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA) and the Canadian Competition Bureau. He holds a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Calgary, and often returns to the institution as an enthusiastic sessional instructor.

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)

Maurice Cuny

Maurice is an Economist at the Alberta Energy Regulator, and an alumni of the Economics program at the University of Calgary. Prior to working at the AER, Maurice was a Junior Business Analyst at TransAlta.


Jim Bartlett

Jim received his undergraduate degree in Geology from the University of Calgary and worked as a Geologist. He later returned to the University of Calgary and received a Master’s in Economics. He has held various positions in TransCanada in the legal and regulatory departments and is currently the manager of the Regulatory Research and Analysis Group.

Marko Daljevik

Marko received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Energy Management) and Economics from the University of Calgary and continued onto further education to receive a Masters in Public Policy, specializing in regulatory economics. He currently works at TransCanada as a Regulatory Project Manager, managing and participating in regulatory tolling applications and hearings.

Ben Pike

Ben received a Bachelor of Geology from the University of Calgary after which he worked as a geological consultant. He returned to the University of Calgary and received a Bachelor of Economics concentrating in applied energy, he currently works at TransCanada in the Rates and Services Department.

Nicole Spronken

Nicole graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor in Economics, with a concentration in applied energy. She was hired by TransCanada as a graduate rotation student and currently works as a business analyst in Contracting and Credit.


Max Chan

Max Chan is the Vice President Treasury for Enbridge Inc. Chan is the group Treasurer for Enbridge and its subsidiaries. His team is responsible for all corporate finance, capital markets, cash management and other Treasury related matters. He has over 18 years of finance experience and has executed billions of dollars in financing transactions globally. Prior to joining Enbridge in 2012, Max enjoyed an 11 year career at BMO in various roles including Corporate Finance and with BMO Capital Partners. In addition to being a University of Calgary Economics undergraduate, Max also holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and completed the High Potentials Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School.

Jeffrey Stoy

Jeffrey holds the role of Senior Analyst, Cash Management and Banking at Enbridge Inc. Jeffrey also has experience at Newalta, Commonwealth Bank, and Penn West Exploration as a Cash Forecasting Analyst. Jeffrey is an alumni of the Economics program at the University of Calgary.


Kurtis Wenzel

Kurtis received his Bachelor of Economics from the University of Calgary he worked as a Co-op student for Husky in their Analytics and Reporting Department. He currently works as a Finance Analyst for Husky Energy.

GLJ Petroleum Consultants

Michael Morgan

Michael is a reservoir engineer specialized in evaluating tight gas properties in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. His clients, though mostly large independent oil and gas exploration companies and trusts, include small private startups. Michael received his PhD from the University of Calgary in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

Dragan Ridic

Dragan specializes in the technical analysis and economic evaluation of petroleum reserves for the purpose of regulatory filings, creditor financing, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as potential resource studies in his role as Reservoir Engineer at GLJ Petroleum Consultants. He is a CFA Charterholder, and graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Oil and Gas Engineering.


Martin Lokanc

Martin is an energy economist, finance professional and international development professional. He received an MSc in Mineral Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and a PhD in Mineral and Energy Economics from the Colorado School of Mines (USA). He has worked for De Beers, the World Bank and most recently at Suncor where he focuses on issues related to policy development and strategy. He brings a wide range of international policy experience as well as in the formulation and execution of corporate strategy. Martin has published works in the following topics: extractive industry governance for the World Bank (“The Extractive Industries Sector: Essentials for Economists and Public Finance Professionals”) including economic briefs; the political economy of resource ownership; and finally on supply dynamics of rare minerals used in green technologies.

Patrycja Drainville

Patrycja is a UofC Economics graduate who started out in trading and midstream marketing. While in that role, she was excited learn of a robust Corporate Social Responsibility department at an energy company, focusing on stakeholder engagement, environmental, regulatory and policy issues.In her current role as Senior Advisor, Strategic Issues & Risk at Suncor, she leads an enterprise-wide issues management process facilitating a holistic view of environmental and social policy and stakeholder activity, and contributes to the integration of sustainability efforts across the company. She is also a recipient of the 2018 Young Women in Energy Awards.

BP Canada

Constantine Zakrasov

Constantine graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Economics and International Relations. He held a summer internship position at BP Canada in Product Control. Since then he has held various positions at BP: Commodity Risk Analyst, Trade Analyst, Market Analyst, and is currently a Gas Scheduler.


Danielle Grover

Danielle is currently Assistant Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel at ENMAX. Prior to this role, Danielle was Senior Legal Counsel in Market Regulation at the Alberta Securities Commission. Before joining the ASC, Danielle practiced securities law at McCarthy Tetrault LLP in Calgary and London, England. Danielle was also Senior Manager of Listed Issuer Services at the Toronto Stock Exchange and Legal Counsel of a derivatives exchange and clearing house in Alberta. Danielle has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta. Danielle was called to the Alberta bar in 2006 and admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales in 2010.

School of Public Policy

Matt Ayers

Matt Ayers has over 20 years experience in electrical system operations and electricity markets. He received his Master of Economics from the University of Essex and PhD from the University of Nottingham. He was the previous CEO and Chief Economist of the Market Surveillance Administrator and currently works as a consultant and executive fellow at School of Public Policy.

Jen Winter

Jennifer Winter received her Masters and PhD in economics from the University of Calgary. She has worked in many roles concerning energy and environmental policy and is currently the Scientific Director of the Energy and Environmental Policy research division at the School of Public Policy.

Bev Dahlby

Bev received his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. He worked as a professor at the University of Alberta for over 30 years specializing on tax policy and fiscal federalism. He served as a policy advisor to federal and provincial governments, he also advised the IMF and the World Bank in Brazil. He currently is a Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Tax and Economic Growth division at the School of Public Policy.

Ted Morton

Dr. Morton is currently an Executive-in-Residence at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and Senior Fellow, Energy and Environment, at the Manning Foundation. In 2013, he was appointed by the Federal Minister of Industry to the Board of Governors of the Council of Canadian Academies. He recently served as Minister of Energy for the Government of Alberta (2011-12). Prior to that, he was the Minister of Finance (2010) and Minister of Sustainable Resources Development (2006-2009). In 2001, he was the Director of Policy and Research for the Office of the Official Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons. Dr. Morton is known for his expertise in the energy-environment interface in Alberta and federal-provincial relations. Prior to his public service, Dr. Morton taught political science at the University of Calgary since 1981. His publications include five books and over 50 scholarly articles. Dr. Morton holds a B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Colorado College and MA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto.

C.D. Howe Institute

Grant Bishop


Grant has experience in law, economics, and geological engineering. He has worked at McKinsey & Company, the Federal Court of Appeal, TD, the World Bank, and currently works as the Associate Director of Research at the C.D. Howe Institute. He completed his undergraduate in geological engineering and economics at Queen’s, Masters in Economics from UBC, and J.D. from the University of Toronto.