Date:                Monday, Feb 3, 2020


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.


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Want to know who's going to be at industry night? Take a look below at the bios of the industry professionals we've invited. Also, read more about our keynote speaker Peter Tertzakian.

Keynote Speaker

Peter Tertzakian

Energyphile Photo Peter Tertzakian.jpg

Peter Tertzakian is the Executive Director of ARC Energy Research Institute and the creator of Energyphile.

Peter is an economist, investment strategist, advisor, author podcaster and public speaker on issues vital to the future of energy and Canada’s role in meeting evolving energy demand.

With over 30 years of experience, his holistic knowledge of physics, innovation, finance and economics allows him to give audiences thought provoking advice on how to think about pressing issues on the transition to sustainable energy solutions. 

An accomplished author, Peter’s two best-selling books, A Thousand Barrels a Second (McGraw-Hill, NY 2005) and The End of Energy Obesity (John Wiley & Sons, NY 2009) provide insight into the dynamic world of energy transitions through a thoughtful and highly readable examination of economic, environmental and geopolitical pressures.

In 2015 Peter was seconded to the four-person Royalty Review Panel for the province of Alberta – the world’s 8th largest producer of oil and gas – where he led the redesign of the fiscal policy.  In 2016 Peter was inducted into the Alberta Petroleum Hall of Fame.

2020 will bring the launch of Peter’s passion project Energyphile.  Part museum, part library and part business school, Energyphile shows how energy stories from the past can open our minds to the present and help inform discussion about our energy future.


You can learn more about Energyphile by visiting www.energyphile.org

Click here to subscribe to Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest’s podcasts

You can follow Peter Tertzakian on Twitter @PTertzakian

The Professionals

Hillary Bao
IHS Markit - Senior Analyst North American Gas

Hillary recently completed both her (Hons.) Economics B.A. and M.A degree at the University of Calgary. After successfully defending her Master’s thesis on electricity markets, she was hired as a Senior Analyst for data powerhouse, IHS Markit. In her current role, she contributes to supporting the narratives and outlooks for natural gas supply, demand, and prices for North America. Ms. Bao provides quantitative research on US’ and Canada’s natural gas markets and assists senior staff in creating deliverables. Hillary is a fresh graduate who can help you navigate your professional career post-graduation. Come hear her incredible insights on the gas industry, and her outstanding experience as both a graduate and undergraduate student here at UCalgary.  


Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hilarybao/

Chetan Sharma
RS Energy - Data Research Associate

Chetan recently completed both his (Hons.) Economics B.A and M.A degree at the University of Calgary. He recently defended his MA thesis on "Deforestation in Indonesia: The Politics of Land Use Change Post Suharto". As a student, he interned for Husky as a Business Development Co-op Student where he maintained and developed cash flow models for Husky's oil sands development. He also has experience in the green sector as an Economic Analyst intern for Proton Technologies Canada, where he targeted funding opportunities for innovative green technologies through Government of Canada programs. In his current role, he works as a data specialist for RS Energy, a leader in upstream energy data usage. Chetan is fluent in multiple data languages and can help students navigate the intersections between data science and economics. 


Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chetansharma94/

Afshan Mahmood
Enmax- Alberta Reliability Standards- Compliance Specialist

Afshan completed both her (Hons.) Economics B.A. and M.A degree at the University of Calgary. During her studies, she specialized in environment, policy and international trade, which helped her land consecutive internships at the Alberta Energy Regulator.  Her previous work experience includes being a Regulatory Analyst and Economist at the AER for approximately ten years. In this position, she provided consulting and analytical assistance on regulatory continuous improvement (CI) projects to improve the firm's regulatory efficiency. She’s is also an experienced data scientist, project manager, and professional speaker. Ms. Mahmood recently transitioned into her new role as a Compliance Specialist for Enmax where she develops and enhances procedures and plans related to Alberta Reliability Standards (ARS). As past president for SUE, Afshan has a strong understanding of the undergraduate experience and will be a great resource to students interested in electricity markets, data analysis, and regulatory economics.


Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/afshanmahmood/

Maurice Cuny
Alberta Energy Regulator - Economist

Maurice is an economist at the Alberta Energy Regulator and received his BA in economics from the U of C in 2015. He works on energy-related economic forecasts and models the economic impacts of various regulatory policies.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mauricercuny/

Shamus Hardie
Alberta Energy Regulator - Senior Economist

Shamus is a senior economist at the Alberta Energy Regulator. He holds a BA Honours in economics from the U of C, and recently completed his MPP from the School of Public Policy, with a specialization in energy and environmental policy.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shamus-hardie-298409171/

Afshin Honarvar
Alberta Energy Regulator - Chief Economist

Afshin is currently the Chief Economist at the Alberta Energy Regulator, and in the past has also taught economics courses at the U of C as a sessional lecturer. He has a passion for economic modeling and teaching, holds a BA and MA in economics, and received his Ph.D. in Energy Economics from the U of C in 2007.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/afshin-honarvar-363a372a/

Farah Al-Jammal
Enmax - Regulatory Specialist

Farah graduated from the University of Calgary in 2013 with a degree in Economics. Her experience includes working at Enbridge as a Senior Regulatory Analyst for 6 years, and as of recently in the field of Electricity as she recently began working at Enmax as a Regulatory Specialist. 

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/farah-al-jammal-ba67834b/

Kinsey Nickerson
Canada Energy Regulator - Market Analyst

Kinsey is a market analyst with the Canada Energy Regulator and has worked on projects in both energy markets and energy trade. She holds BA Honours in economics from the U of C as well as an MA in economics from UBC. As an economics student, she interned as an analyst with Amber Capital in New York.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinsey-nickerson-034a329a/

Steven Soto
Enbridge - Senior Regulatory Analyst

Steven is a Senior Regulatory Analyst at Enbridge. He graduated from the University of Calgary in 2016 with a dual degree in Economics and Finance with a minor in Health and Society. He has worked at Enbridge for 2 years, and previously held a role at CP Rail in their Financial Regulatory costing department. 

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-soto-748107129/

Houman Aminnejad
Enbridge - Senior Financial Advisor

Houman works at Enbridge as a Senior Financial Advisor in the Financial Planning  & Advising department, and has worked there since 2014. He graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Economics in 2012 and was a previous SUE Executive member. Houman also has completed his CFA designation, and is excited to share his knowledge of finance with students. 

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/houman-aminnejad-cfa-62388a48/

Will Bui
Shareworks - Data Migration Specialist

Will is a Data Migration Specialist with Shareworks by Morgan Stanley, a software platform for managing corporate equity programs. He holds a BA in Economics (2016) and Geography (2010) from the U of  C. As an economics student, he was SUE President and held positions with ConocoPhilips, the Water Resources department and Planning and Development department at City of Calgary.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-bui-56442287/

Matt Ayres
The University of Calgary - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Ayres is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and an Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy.  Matt has over 20 years' experience working as an economist, mostly within the area of electricity markets.  Matt worked Alberta Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA, an agency that monitors the Alberta electricity market for breaches in rules and anti-competitive behavior) from 2005 to 2017 in a variety of roles including Chief Economist, Deputy Administrator, and Chief Executive Officer. Matt returned to the MSA in 2018 and works part-time as Chief Economist. Matt has a BA and an MA in economics and a PhD from the University of Nottingham, U.K.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattjayres/

Hubba Khatoon
Calgary Economic Development - Economist

Hubba is an enthusiastic Economist and Calgarian with two great passions: understanding what is going in Calgary and how it impacts the economy, and helping ensure that that "what" is harnessed to benefit the millions of Calgarians who rely on the economy to make better lives for themselves.

Hubba joined Calgary Economic Development in 2017 and during her tenure has supported the creation and implementation of the city's new economic strategy, "Calgary in the New Economy." In Hubba’s diverse portfolio of work, she has lead research projects and initiatives that advance four key pillars that set the foundation upon which Calgary in the new Economy sits – Talent: Calgary being Canada’s leading destination for talent; Innovation: Calgary leading Canada’s business-to-business innovation community; Place: creating conditions that enhance place-making, making Calgary Canada’s most livable city; and Business Environment: Calgary being Canada’s most business-friendly city. Hubba does this by analyzing emerging sectors, industry ecosystems, and economic characteristics that make Calgary unique!

Hubba also loves to talk about Digital Transformation in Alberta that is securing $18 billion for industry and the economy by 2022.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hubbakhatoon/

Chad Bobrosky
RBC Capital Markets - Investment Banking Analyst

Chad is an Investment Banking Analyst at RBC Capital Markets. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2015 with a Degree in Economics and was also apart of the USC Varsity Swimming Team, and Team Canada Swimming. He has an extensive background in Financial Markets and is excited to share it with other students interested in the career of Finance.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobrosky/

Gurleen Gill
National Bank - Investment Banking Analyst

Gurleen graduated from the University of Calgary in 2019 with a Degree in Economics and Health Sciences. She was a previous SUE executive and currently works at National Bank as an Investment Banking Analyst. She has previous experience working at the ASC and HSBC Corporate Banking.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/-gurleengill/

Megan Festival
National Bank - Investment Banking Analyst

Megan has been working as an Investment Banking Analyst at National Bank since 2018 focusing on Energy Investing. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Finance and was apart of the Women’s Volleyball Team during her time at UBCO.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-festival-567868104/

Jackson Cornelius
Advisory Lead - Urban Analytics

Jackson is currently the Advisory Lead for Urban Analytics in which he leads business development efforts for their consulting and advising business for Alberta. He previously graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Economics and was a previous SUE Executive. Jackson has also held roles with Avison Young and Inter Pipeline.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackson-cornelius-82b13b86/

Adam Wyonzek
TC Energy - Regulatory Analyst

Adam graduated from the University of Calgary with BA Honours in Economics in 2019. He was the previous SUE President for 2018-2019 and currently works at TC Energy as a Regulatory Analyst in the Regulatory Research & Analysis department for natural gas. He is excited to share his knowledge about both school and work with other students.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-wyonzek-92376b144/

Marko Daljevic
TC Energy - Regulatory Project Manager

Marko is currently the Regulatory Project Manager for TC Energy’s gas assets, and previously served as a Regulatory Economist. He holds a BA in Economics and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Calgary and is excited to be joining Industry Night for a 2nd year in a row.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marko-daljevic-5843a370

Benjamin Pike
TC Energy - Commercial Collaboration (Eastern Assets)

Ben currently works in Commercial Collaboration for TC Energy’s Eastern Assets, and has worked at TC for almost 4 years. He graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Calgary in 2017, and also has a degree in Geology.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-pike-399ab543/

Nicole Spronken
TC Energy - Business Analyst

 Nicole currently works as a Business Analyst for TC Energy in their natural gas nominations department. She has previously held roles in Contracting & Credit, and Regulatory Research & Analysis. She graduated from the University of Calgary in 2017 with a degree in Economics and is excited to return to Industry Night for her 3rd year as a professional guest.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-spronken-4035a6143/

Austin Thompson
Treasury Board and Finance,
Government of Alberta - Ministerial Assistant

Austin did his undergraduate degree at U of C in Economics and Development Studies and was a previous SUE executive. Immediately afterward, he completed his masters at the U of C’s School of Public Policy, where he focused on fiscal policy (including co-authoring the 2017 Tax Competitiveness Report with Jack Mintz). After graduate school, he began working as an analyst (civil servant) at Finance Canada in their G20 and emerging markets team – and had a dual role of (i) research and analysis of emerging market economies (principally India, Korea, Turkey, and China), and (ii) supporting the finance minister during his participation in G20 Meetings. This summer, Austin returned to Calgary and now works as a ministerial assistant (political staffer) in the provincial finance minister’s office.

Here is a link to their LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adthomps/

Eric Westrum
Suncor - Senior Advisor Sustainability Reporting

Eric currently oversees reporting of Suncor's sustainability reporting metrics on indices like the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. He also provides support on strategic project evaluation and oil & gas issues management. He was also previously an environment consultant with Stantec. He is a graduate of the Masters of Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary.

Sydney Zacharias
Suncor - Advisor Environmental Policy

Sydney is currently an advisor emerging environmental policies impacting the oil and gas industry, including policies relating to: air and water quality, water return and tailings, reclamation, land and biodiversity, GHG and climate mitigation. She has a bachelor's in Environmental economics and policy from the University of Alberta.