Canada Ocean Lecture Series
Tuesday, June 29, 7-9 p.m.
Memorial University is set to be the new host institution for a prestigious national public lecture series.
Accomplished business leader, academic and Memorial alumna Dr. Sue Molloy, M.Eng.’01, PhD’07 – the president of Nova Scotia-based Glas Ocean Electric – will be delivering the 2021 Canada Ocean Lecture Series.
This year’s lecture is titled Sustainability and systemisation in the ocean sector.
To RSVP for the free virtual session, please see here.
Initiated in 2006, the Canada Ocean Lecture Series is a joint initiative between the registered charity Shorefast, Memorial University and other partners.
The aim of the lecture series is to create awareness of Canada’s vast marine environment and its importance to Canadians. To date, lectures have been held on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in central Canada.
Dr. Zita Cobb, an honorary degree recipient from Memorial, established Shorefast in 2004 to build a resilient community on Fogo Island.
Previously, Simon Fraser University has acted as the home institution for the series.
To learn more about the Canada Ocean Lecture Series, please see here.
About Dr. Sue Molloy
Dr. Sue Molloy, PhD, P.Eng., is president and CEO of Glas Ocean Electric (GEO) and adjunct professor at Dalhousie University.
She holds a PhD in Naval Architectural and Ocean Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland and holds undergraduate degrees from Concordia University and the University of Waterloo.
A Canadian immigrant from Ireland, Dr. Molloy has lived in five different Canadian cities and has made her home in Halifax, N.S.
Dr. Molloy is founder of GOE, an award-winning company that is seeking ways to electrify marine assets to reduce emissions during operation and provide vehicle-to-grid opportunities. GOE has won multiple awards for building projects in the clean technology space. In 2021, the company received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Engineering in Nova Scotia for converting a fishing boat to electric propulsion while measuring the emissions and underwater impacts of electrification.
Dr. Molloy specializes in sustainable ocean engineering research and education. Her academic research has included studies on tidal power and turbine/fish interactions. She is a former elected council member of Engineers Nova Scotia and former co-chair for Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant program.
Dr. Molloy is an active reviewer for the U.S. Department of Energy, Canadian national funding programs, and many journals. She won the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) 1906 award in 2020 for her contributions to the development of international standards.
She is a chair and member of standards committees in the IEC and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Dr. Molloy is currently the Canadian chair of ISO TC 8, Ships and Marine Technology, and is the international convenor for the IEC committee focused on river turbine performance.
Dr. Molloy has been an invited speaker, panelist and moderator on ocean engineering topics for many industry, academic and outreach events over the years. Throughout her work in industry and academia, Dr. Molloy enthusiastically supports women in engineering and energy fields.
Presented by Office of the Vice-President (Research); Shorefast