The Network is starting a virtual lecture series on photovoltaics for our extended Network audience that will include lectures being given at universities across Canada throughout the year. We are considering using various formats such as filmed presentations, and live interactive webinars which will also be filmed for later review, as well as making on-line webinars that are already available, more accessible to you. Please Contact Us, or get in touch with us at if you are aware of any relevant upcoming lectures at your own institution, currently existing quality material, or if you have ideas of what you would like to see and learn, and if you would like to help coordinate filming of the lectures at your location.

Chris Turner1November 8, 2013 at McMaster University
Energiewende Tour 2013 – Ontario
featuring Chris Turner, Author
Talk Title: “Tracking the German Leap”

::Download Video::  Chris Turner is an author, speaker and strategist, providing Canada’s voice on sustainability and the global clean-tech boom.  His biography and abstract are included in the description section of the video post.  This is a business talk in promotion of his book entitled “The Leap”.

Tim JonesFebruary 6, 2013 at the University of Toronto
Lectures at the Leading Edge Series
featuring Professor Tim Jones, University of Warwick
Talk Title: “Organic Thin Film Solar Cells”
Introduction by Professor Tim Bender, University Toronto

::Download Video::  Dr. Jones is Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research (Science and Medicine), Knowledge Transfer, and Business Engagement at the University of Warwick located in Coventry, United Kingdom. This is an academic talk on organic thin film solar cells. His detailed biography and abstract are included in the description section of the video post.

Shawn QuSeptember 14, 2012 at the University of Toronto
ECE Entrepreneurship Series
featuring Dr. Shawn Qu, Canadian Solar Inc.
Talk Title: “From Canada to China: Building a Trans-National Solar Energy Company”

::Download Video::  Dr. Qu is a former PhD graduate student of Professor Harry Ruda (a Materials and Science Engineering (MSE) alumus)  and is now the CEO of Canadian Solar Inc., a high-profile photovoltaic technology manufacturing firm based in Guelph, Ontario, founded in Canada in 2001.  This is a casual business talk.  His detailed biography is included in the description section of the video post. He discusses how he built his company including challenges encountered and milestones reached along the journey.