Events of Interest

Events of Interest

  • Monday, January 15 - Special reception hosted by the Energy Futures Initiative


    Attend a special reception hosted by the Energy Futures Initiative, part of Resource Works, on January 15. Hear from BC pollster Mike Witherly about energy and climate perspectives in BC, and learn from Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal of Resource Works about the initiative. RSVP to .

  • Tuesday, January 16 - Northern Communities, Climate Action, and Sustainable Development

    Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

    Time: Lunch at noon, program begins at 1:00pm

    Northern communities are feeling the effects of climate change and are inspired to act to ensure their sustainability. Even though they have ideas, opportunities, and a can-do spirit, individual communities often feel they have limited capacity to make a difference.

    This event prior to the start of the BC Natural Resources Forum will feature inspiring stories of success, provide opportunities for networking and relationship-building, and open doors to organizations that provide support and capacity related to energy, community development, and climate action.

    What are some examples of local low-carbon initiatives that have been successful? What can we learn from them and from each other? What are the organizations that can help? These are the questions we’ll aim to answer together on the traditional, unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh.

    Who is encouraged to attend?
    •    Elected officials and senior staff from municipalities, First Nations communities, and regional districts who are interested in implementing local solutions that reduce – or eliminate – carbon emissions, boost local energy security, enhance local quality of life, and attract new opportunities.
    •    Staff with responsibility for community economic development, energy, resource management, and climate action.
    •    Organizations that provide financial and/or technical support to communities to enhance their resiliency and foster implementation of climate solutions, as well as those that provide education and training.

    Register today. Space is limited: 

    The low-carbon leadership initiatives preceding the 2024 BC Natural Resources Forum are presented by the Northern BC Climate Action Network, Lheidli T’enneh, Northern Development Initiative Trust, the City of Prince George, the New Relationships Trust, UNBC, Fraser Basin Council, Tourism Prince George, the Northern BC Tourism Association, Community Energy Association, and the BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy.

  • Tuesday, January 16, 17, 18 - NALS Lab Tour and Presentation

    Date: Janury 16, 17, 18, 2024

    Time: 1 – 4:30 PM

    Location: Northern Analytical Lab Services, NALS, Room # 4-234, UNBC, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9

    The Northern Analytical Lab Services, NALS, is offering free lab tours and presentations to the participants of the BC Natural Resources Forum on January 16-18, 2024. The planned lab tour and presentations will give the participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the environmental research, development and testing capacities provided by the NALS in the North for the North.

    RSVP: To attend the Lab Tour & Presentation, please RSVP by emailing the provided contacts below. Each lab tour can accommodate up to 10 people, however, 20-25 people can attend the presentations at once. During your registration, please specify if you are interested in either the presentation or the tour or both. The Lab Tour & Presentation will be provided on three consecutive days, from January 16 to January 18. Depending on the number of registered people, they will be accommodated in one of the planned time frames, and be informed in advance.

    Contact Person 1:
    •    Dorna Sobhani (Analytical Lab Specialist; Project Management)
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    •    250-960-5713
    Contact person 2:
    •    Dr. Hossein Kazemian (Director of the Northern Analytical Lab Services at UNBC)
    •    250-960-5168

    A brief introduction to the NALS:
    The Northern Analytical Lab Services, NALS, (and the newly established Northern BC’s Environmental & Climate Solutions Innovation Hub) is a commercial Standards Council of Canada accredited (ISO/IEC 17025:2017) laboratory located within Canada's Green University, UNBC. The NALS shares UNBC's commitment to minimizing environmental impact and energy consumption, making it a sustainable choice for your laboratory needs.

    NALS offers a wide range of analytical testing services to the community, including the analysis of environmental samples, such as waters (drinking water and wastewater), soil, air, plant tissues, and wood. Also, materials characterization, including the determination of elemental composition, particle size distribution, microstructures, mineralogical structure, surface area and pore size distribution, thermal analyses, etc. are other capabilities of NALS. 

    NALS is also actively working on various R&D projects, including but not limited to Sustainable Bio-based Materials (e.g., production of biodegradable plant-based foam packaging for food industries), Nutrient Management and Decontamination of Natural Waterbodies (e.g., treatment of lake eutrophication), Wastewater Treatment and Hydrogen Production, Solid Waste Management, Soil Decontamination, Industrial Hygiene and Workplace Air Quality, and CO2 Capture and Conversion using Novel Metal-organic Framework (MOF) materials.
    General Information about NALS can be found at: 

    View NALS Brochure

  • Wednesday, January 17 - Breakfast with Kevin Falcon

    Join us for a breakfast at the 21st Annual BC Natural Resources Forum where BC United Leader Kevin Falcon, will share insights on the future of British Columbia’s natural resources sector and how the provincial government can playa key role in fostering industry innovation and stability, encouraging sector investments, and supporting resource-dependent communities throughout the province. 

    Network with MLAs from the Official Opposition and industry leaders. 

    Register Here

  • Wednesday, January 17 - ICBA & CAPP Reception

    Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2024

    Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm 

    Location: Ramada Plaza Hotel
    444 George Street
    Prince George, BC
    V2L 1R6

    Cost: Free