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.

Ticket Sales Now Open.

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

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

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 degrees at the University of Calgary. After successfully defending her masters 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. 

Chetan Sharma
RS Energy - Data Research Associate

Chetan recently completed both his (Hons.) Economics B.A and M.A degrees in Economics at the University of Calgary. Chetan Sharma successfully passed his MA Thesis Oral Candidacy Examination with his paper, "Deforestation in Indonesia: The Politics of Land Use Change Post Suharto". As a student, he worked 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.

Afshan Mahmood
Enmax- Alberta Reliability Standards- Compliance Specialist

Afshan completed both her (Hons.) Economics B.A. and M.A degrees at the University of Calgary. During her studies she specialized environment, policy and international trade, which helped her land internships at Alberta Energy Regulator.  Her previous work experience includes Regulatory Analyst and Economics for the Alberta Energy Regulator for ten years. She provided consulting and analytical assistance on regulatory continuous improvement (CI) projects to improve the firm's regulatory efficiency. She’s an experienced data scientist, project manager, and professional speaker. Recently transitioned into her 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.

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.

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.

Will Bui
Shareworks - Data Analyst

Will is a data analyst with Shareworks by Morgan Stanley, holds both a BA in economics and a BA in geography from the U of C, and is a former SUE president. He also has experience in building econometric models and working with large datasets at the City of Calgary.